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Nominations for the 2019 UQ Awards for Excellence open on Monday 4 February, which provide an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of colleagues whose commitment and hard work underpin UQ's continued success. For more information and enquiries, contact awards@uq.edu.au.

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Join us at the Phil Walker Memorial lecture on Wednesday 6 February with guest speaker, Dr Robert Truog, a Harvard Medical School Ethics Professor, as he discusses the ethical and legal foundations governing organ transplantation, persistent problems and possible solutions.
Ever dreamt of giving a TEDx talk to share game-changing ideas and change perceptions? TEDxUQ 2019 is seeking speakers who want to share how they are researching, discovering and uncovering amazing things within UQ and the wider Brisbane community. If you have an idea worth spreading, apply to speak at TEDxUQ! Applications close Monday 11 February 2019.
Interested in gaining international accreditation for your educational leadership? All staff who support teaching and learning are invited to attend a HEA@UQ information session (21–23 January). EOIs close 22 February. Click to learn more, or contact the HEA@UQ team at hea@uq.edu.au.

 

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Students of the one-year capstone ITEE course "Computing Studio 3" are looking for mentors from UQ and external organisations. Anyone needing a web database, phone app or an "Internet of Things" device developed should explore having students assist with this task. Students will gain valuable experience in dealing with a real client. Click to learn more.
Nothing is more frustrating than getting injured when you start a new fitness regime. Come have a physiotherapy consultation to guide your recovery and fitness progression. For more information and to book an appointment, contact the UQ Health and Rehabilitation Clinics at 3365 2232 or email healthclinics@uq.edu.au.
Kick-start the new school year with UQ Sport Kids’ Term 1 programs! There’s tennis and athletics classes to suit all children of all levels, aged 3–17. Plus, Kids Learn-to-Swim sessions run year-round – sign up once, and swim month-to-month! Click to learn more, or contact kids@uqsport.com.au.
UQ Sport are proud to say that their Kids Learn-to-Swim programs are one of the most comprehensive aquatic education programs in the state. Find out why this Summer with their January intensive programs. Enrolments now open!
UQ's Property & Facilities Division (P&F) has launched P&F News, a quarterly newsletter which will provide an insight into P&F's many services, sustainability efforts and major projects across our campuses.
UQ recognises that while the holiday period affects most normal activities on campus, it is necessary to ensure the campus continues to provide services for those staff and students working over the end of year period. Click to view the holiday trading hours for UQ campus retail outlets.
The 2018 edition of Game Changers is out now! Read about UQ Healthy Living – an age-inclusive facility tackling health issues for Brisbane's over 50s, find out how UQ is making advances in interprofessional education, and discover how we are addressing the maldistribution of health professionals in rural areas.
UQ/UniQuest invites UQ researchers to explore potential research alliance opportunities for innovations in therapeutics, vaccines and complementary spaces with leading animal health company, Zoetis. Click to learn more.
As part of the UQ Unwrapped initiative Merlo coffee has become the first Plastic Free Champion. From Monday 26 November, takeaway cups and lids picked up from any Merlo Coffee store will be fully compostable. Click to learn more
UQ is a step closer to becoming the first university in the world to offset 100 per cent of its electricity needs from its own renewable energy asset. Click to learn more.
Marly and Spot have been together all their lives, but were never raced. They are easy going and don’t need a lot of exercise, but appreciate a good race around the backyard and a rowdy wrestle with each other. Marly is more boisterous in and around home, but Spot is the more confident one when out and about – they balance each other out and would like to stay together. Call the UQ Clinical Studies Centre on 5460 1868.
UQ is taking another step in its commitment to sustainability, and are installing an Envirobank Smart Pod on campus. Click to learn more.
Summer Mixer is a suite of exhibitions curated by students that features works from the collection. The Summer Mixer exhibition will run from December 2018 to May 2019. Click to learn more.
Two Library upgrades at St Lucia will create more space and better facilities for students to study and collaborate. The projects will affect the Social Sciences and Humanities Library and Dorothy Hill Engineering and Sciences Library. For more information, contact the Library.
The Summer 2018 edition of Contact magazine is out now. Read about UQ's connection to Game of Thrones, find out what goes on at UQ's Heron Island Research Station, and get to know one of Australia's oldest and most respected shipbuilders.
Keep cool while working out this summer with the perfect cool down – Aqua Aerobics! UQ Sport have recently added this fun, 60 minute, low-impact session to their schedule so drop by the pool and give it go. Suitable for any fitness level and gentle on the joints.
The EASE program are rolling out class sign-on in mySI-net via a mobile device ready for summer semester. The solution will deliver a sleek new user interface for students that can be accessed anywhere. This new mobile-friendly class sign-on user interface will be introduced from Monday 29 October 2018.
UQ submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) to explore a possible partnership with The Ramsay Centre on Friday 12 October 2018.
From today, UQ's new brand guidelines are available. A style guide and templates are available on the OMC website for staff to use. Contact brand@uq.edu.au for more information.
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.

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