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Expressions of interest for Student–Staff Partnership projects are now open. Submissions are welcome from all staff and students from all faculties and units across St Lucia, Gatton and Herston campuses and close 10 August.

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UQ is seeking feedback regarding your experience with the services provided by Campus Travel to assist in informing UQ's future travel management strategy. If you have not already, please complete the survey now before it closes at 5pm on Tuesday 19 June. Click to complete the survey.
Share your ideas about the future of entrepreneurship at UQ. Consultation forums for all members of the UQ community will be held at Herston, Gatton and St Lucia campuses from 26–27 June 2018 and an online survey is available. Click to learn more and register to a session.
Join us to celebrate the official opening of Margaret Cribb Early Learning. The opening will be held on Saturday 30 June from 9–11am at 324 Sir Fred Schonell Drive, UQ St Lucia. Please RSVP by Monday 25 June 2018.

 

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Enroll your child in a UQ Sport Kids’ Term 3 coaching program today, with our Tennis and Athletics programs running from 16 July to 23 September! Click to learn more and register.
This episode features UQ PhD student Jordan Debono, who is working with “Venom Doc” Associate Professor Bryan Fry in UQ’s Venom Evolution Laboratory. Jordan and Bryan explain how some of the world's deadliest snakes are becoming the unlikely heroes in the fight to treat disease and save lives. Listen to the podcast on the ChangeMakers website.
The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers scholarships to the United States for Australian citizens to undertake training or research across all career stages, from postgraduate to professional. Application tips can be found on YouTube. Applications must be submitted directly through the Fulbright online submission system by 15 July 2018.
Want to know more about the innovative, game changing research UQ’s PhD students are undertaking? Find out in three minutes! School and institute heats now on. Everyone is welcome to attend the heats. Click to learn more, or email 3mt@uq.edu.au.
Receive a free extra shot with any coffee purchase at UQU outlets until 22 June. Available at Darwin's Cafe, On a Roll Bakery, Physiol Cafe and Pizza Caffe.
Did you know that UQ now recycles soft plastics? Soft plastics – which include any plastic that can be easily scrunched into a ball – can present a problem for council kerbside recycling, as they often get caught in the recycling machinery. UQ now offers soft plastics recycling. For more information, and to organise collection from your work area, email recycle@pf.uq.edu.au.
UQ Travel, in collaboration with Finance and Business Services, is pleased to announce the new International Travel Allowance is now available via the UQ Expense Management System (EMS ProMaster). For more information regarding the new International Travel Allowance and what will happen with Travel Cards, visit the UQ Travel website.
Share your ideas about the future of entrepreneurship at UQ. Consultation forums for all members of the UQ community will be held at Herston, Gatton and St Lucia campuses from 26–27 June 2018 and an online survey is available. Click to find more details and register.
The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and supporting guide has been released. The researcher responsibilities remain unchanged, the definition of research misconduct has been simplified, relevant policy review is well-progressed and the implementation and integration of the new Code and Guide in UQ policy by the end of 2018.
During May, UQ was full of life as 27 live pop-up performances entertained over 2000 students, staff and the wider Brisbane Community at the first of its kind “UQ Theatre Festival”. Keep an ear out as the UQ Theatre Festival highlights the beginning of many more exciting events and actives to come in the near future.
Expressions of interest for Student–Staff Partnership projects are now open. Submissions are welcome from all staff and students from all faculties and units across St Lucia, Gatton and Herston campuses and close 10 August. Submissions close 10 August. Click to learn more and to submit a project proposal today!
On 20-21 June, changes to the P&F website will be going live. A new Campuses website will provide information for staff, students and the community about transport, facilities, maps, building works, and more. Improved staff information about property and facilities will move to the Current Staff website. Click to learn more.
Shout out for Expression of Interest to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander artists – are you interested in designing UQ’s reconciliation artwork? Click to learn more and to apply, or contact Enterprise Procurement at procurement@uq.edu.au.
Join us to celebrate the Official Opening of Margaret Cribb Early Learning, which will be held on Saturday 30 June, 9–11am, at 324 Sir Fred Schonell Drive, UQ St Lucia. Please RSVP by Monday 25 June. Click to learn more, and to RSVP.
Senate Members, Graduates, Staff, or Students (with the endorsement of a member of one of the previous categories) are invited to submit a nomination for one of the following honorary awards: Honorary doctorate, UQ Fellowship, Distinguished Service Medal. The nomination form should be returned to John Montgomery (john.montgomery@uq.edu.au) by 31 July 2018. Click to access the nomination form.
Boxes of original bound publicans of The National Times are available to give away. The National Times was a weekly newspaper published by Fairfax News from 1971 to 1986. Interested and want to found out more, contact Dolores Element at d.element@uq.edu.au (07 3365 2609).
Communication requires the imparting or exchanging of information by speaking, writing, or using other mediums. The UQ Speech clinic offers accent modification programs to identify strategies to develop your articulation and communication skills.
To find out more, please contact the clinic on 3365 2232 or healthclinics@uq.edu.au
The Phonological Awareness for Literacy (PAL) Holiday Intensive program is a fun way to boost your child's literacy skills. Children receive 20 hours of group and individual therapy over 4 days working with student clinicians under the supervision of an experienced Speech Pathologist. Suitable for children aged 8–13. To learn more, contact healthclinics@uq.edu.au or 3365 2232.
Submissions are invited to the review of the School of Civil Engineering, which will be conducted by the Academic Board during 10-13 September 2018. The terms of reference for the review are available via the Academic Board website. Submissions should be sent to the Review Coordinator at academic.board@uq.edu.au by 31 July 2018.
Submissions are invited to the review of the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, which will be conducted by the Academic Board during 17–20 September 2018. The terms of reference for the review are available via the Academic Board website. Submissions should be sent to the Review Coordinator at academic.board@uq.edu.au by 3 August 2018.
The University of Queensland will replace 46 high-risk trees on the St Lucia campus over the next six months.
The Queensland Brain Institute has launched a campaign to raise awareness of concussion in sports and the need for more research. QBI has a ground-breaking longitudinal study into concussion and needs athletes involved in contact sport to volunteer. Click to learn more, or email communication@qbi.uq.edu.au.
Footballers are celebrated for their ability to take a hit. But what happens when they take one too many? Former AFL star and UQ student Justin Clarke tells us about his experience with concussion and a new QBI study in the latest episode of UQ ChangeMakers. Listen to the podcast on the ChangeMakers website.
UQ Sport's Kids Winter holiday programs are now open! Take a load off this winter and let us entertain the rug rats with a choc-a-block activity schedule any child would love. Click to learn more.
From 26 June, staff will be able to access their 2017/2018 Payment Summary via MyAurion. Printed Payment Summaries will only be available where staff have left the University, or have formally notified that they will soon be leaving UQ or where staff, such as casuals, have not received a salary payment since 1 April 2018. Click to learn more.
Anchor is a lively and energetic little girl who enjoys her play toys, human friends, high perches to sit on, and loves to live the solo life. Anchor comes vaccinated, microchipped, de-sexed, wormed and flea treated! If you would like to meet Anchor, call the UQ Gatton Clinical Studies Centre on 5460 1868, or click to learn more.
Don't mind a little mischief or play? Then Bagel, the brown tabby, is the cat for you! Consider giving this little cheeky boy a home today. Click to learn more about Bagel, and to enquire about adoption, or call the UQ Gatton Clinical Studies Centre on 5460 1868.
As of Friday 1 June 2018, the University travel suspension to Bali has been removed; however, restrictions on the nature and extent of travel Insurance available to areas affected by volcanic activity continue. For any enquires, email UQ Travel at travel@uq.edu.au.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals research funding program is seeking novel early stage research that underpins therapeutic strategies in their areas of interest – neuroscience, gastroenterology, immunology (in neuroscience and oncology), regenerative medicine. Click to learn more and view the application form.
UQ is proud to receive a Bronze Award in the national Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI). The AWEI is the definitive national benchmarking standard for LGBTIAQ+ inclusion in the workplace. The award positions UQ in the top ten Australian universities in regards to LGBTIAQ+ inclusion.
Congratulations to Courtney Wilson from Pizza Caffe who put in a very strong performance at the Tertiary Access Group Conference in Melbourne! In this annual search for the best coffee specialist on Australian campuses, she took the title of 2018 National Barista of the Year. Click to learn more.
As part of the UQ Digital Transformation Program, changes will be made to UQ staff websites in May and June. These changes will consolidate and improve content from the Health, Safety & Wellness and Property & Facilities websites into the Current Staff website, making the information easier to find and use. Click to learn more, or contact content@its.uq.edu.au.
UQ begins a major project to improve air-conditioning and services in the Campbell Road precinct of the St Lucia campus from 21 May – 31 August 2018. Work between the Social Sciences building, and the Central Chiller Plant Room will mean traffic and parking changes. Click to learn more.
The UQ ChangeMakers podcast shares stories and discoveries from influential members of UQ. Tune in and get to know our amazing UQ community on the ChangeMakers website, or subscribe through iTunes.
Staff that hold a permit for a UQ car park must ensure that vehicles driven to campus are selected as 'active' via their online permit, or will be issued an infringement if they fail to activate their permits. For enquiries, contact PF Assist (pfassist@pf.uq.edu.au or 07 3365 2222).
Lunchtime express yoga classes are now available at St Lucia every Monday from 12.30pm at the Global Climate Change Institute. The cost is $69 for 5 classes, and a yoga mat for only $5 when you pay for classes. Contact Dr Vivek Mitter at OmYoga@hotmail.com to register, or for other regular yoga classes.
Nominations for the Women in Technology 2018 awards are now open! If you know an outstanding women and want to recognise her achievements nominate her for an award. Applications close 30 June. Click to learn more on UQ’s SAGE Pilot of Athena SWAN website.
UQ Wellness is helping the University become smoke-free from 1 July 2018. UQ is committed to demonstrating best practice policy by creating a healthier campus environment. Support options for smokers wishing to quit, together with responses to a range of FAQs are available. For enquiries, contact hsw@uq.edu.au.
From 23 May, staff will be able to request a change of work hours or days through my.UQ. The online forms can be accessed anywhere, anytime and you can track the progress of your request online. Click to access training resources. For enquiries, email your HR Professional Services team.
Like to spend time playing hard games of fetch and tug-of-war and don't mind giving away a corner of your couch? Then Woodstock wants to be your dog! Woodstock is desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, and up-to-date with worming and flea treatment. Contact the UQ Gatton Clinical Studies Centre on 5460 1868 to make an appointment to meet Woodstock.
Submissions are invited to the review of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, which will be conducted by the Academic Board during 20-23 August 2018. The terms of reference for the review are available via the Academic Board website. Submissions should be sent to the Review Coordinator at academic.board@uq.edu.au by 20 July 2018.
UQ is a major sponsor for Women in Technology (WiT), one of Australia’s leading technology industry associations for women that aims to create a diverse technological community. UQ staff can apply for free membership and benefits under WiT’s corporate membership.
Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity – this program offers UQ staff members (and their families), the flexibility to attend a broad range of fitness facilities for one low price! For enquiries, contact Health Safety and Wellness: hsw@uq.edu.au.
TEDxUQ announces ‘i am [ ]’ as its 2018 theme. Encapsulating the ideas of innovation and diversity, the theme is particularly relevant given the dynamism of current social movements. This year, TEDxUQ encourages people to find their own voice and individual path. Click to learn more or email hello@tedxuq.com.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for the 2018 UQ Awards for Excellence. A total of 89 nominations were received, which acknowledged the achievements of our colleagues across five award categories. Nominations are now live on the UQ Awards for Excellence website. For enquiries, email awards@uq.edu.au.

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