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Each year UQ celebrates the diverse achievements of our alumni with a suite of awards to recognise those who have accomplished outstanding success in their fields and made exemplary contributions to their communities. For enquiries, email UQ Alumni at uqalumni@uq.edu.au.

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ITS are looking for UQ staff and students to complete a short online survey to assist in improving the usability and findability of content across UQ's websites. This survey involves answering questions about where you would go to find information on a website. For enquiries, email content@its.uq.edu.au.
UQ is encouraging all staff members (casual and continuing/fixed term) to take advantage of the free UQ Staff Flu (Influenza) Vaccination Program. Book your appointment through the UQ Wellness website. For enquiries, contact the UQ Staff Flu Program at hswflu@uq.edu.au.
Explore your global study options and come to the Global Experiences Expo this Wednesday 18 April. Speak to returned students, host university representatives, and more. For enquiries, contact Jan McCreary at jan.mccreary@uq.edu.au


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The Pfizer Centre for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) call out is for UQ proposals for small molecule or biotherapeutic drug discovery and development in the areas of oncology, inflammation/immunology, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, and rare diseases. Non-confidential pre-proposals due by 23 April 2018 to pfizer@uniquest.com.au. Click for more information and pre-proposal template.
Don't mind a little mischief or play? Then Bagel's the cat for you! Consider giving this little cheeky boy a forever home today by contacting UQ Gatton's Clinical Studies Centre. Click to learn more about pets in the adoption program.
Expressions of interest (EOI) for the 2018 UQ Excellence in Learning &Teaching Awards are now open and close Friday 28 May. To find out more about the awards, register to attend the "Applying for a UQ Teaching and Learning Award' information session on Tuesday 24 April. For enquiries, email teaching.awards@uq.edu.au.
Each year UQ celebrates the diverse achievements of our alumni with a suite of awards. These awards recognise the achievements of alumni who have accomplished outstanding success in their fields and made exemplary contributions to their communities. Click to learn more, or email uqalumni@uq.edu.au.
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.
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.
Start your weekend at Loud Art: After Hours – Staff Edition! Join us on 19 April for a night of art, music, food, crystal making, and more! Registration is free but places are limited. Click to learn more and register.
ITS are looking for UQ staff and students to complete a short online survey to assist in improving the usability and findability of content across UQ’s websites. This survey involves answering questions about where you would go to find information on a website. The survey closes Friday 20 April. For enquiries, contact the ITS Digital Content Team at content@its.uq.edu.au.
UQ ChangeMakers is a new podcast series that OMC has just launched, which features interviews with some of the most influential members of the UQ community. Listen to the first episode on the ChangeMakers website, or subscribe through iTunes. Click to learn more, or email changemakers@uq.edu.au.
Hosted by UniQuest at Customs House from 17–18 April, and organised by AusBiotech, TTS Australia 2018 brings together innovators, licensing, R&D and biotech executives to advance activities to commercialise life science research. Meet industry representatives and start-up companies to discuss the translation of research. Click to learn more.
Nominations for the UQ Foundation Research Excellence Awards (UQFREA) are now open. This scheme is a means by which UQ recognises demonstrated excellence and promise of future success in research, and the leadership potential of individual young researchers in their respective fields. Click to learn more.
UQ Idea Hub Startup LeadHers seeks to empower UQ women to be future change-makers and leaders in innovation. Open to all UQ female staff, students and alumni, this five-week program lets you gain an entrepreneurial mindset and cover topics from ideation, design thinking and business modelling, and more. Applications close 16 April.
Are you an early- and mid-career researcher looking to improve your data skills and become more effective at using data for your research? Expressions of interest are open to participate in the Research Data Science Winter School on 12–15 June. Applications close 8 April. To learn more, email laura.navarro@science.org.au.
The 2019 round of the New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mobility Grants is now open. NCP is a flagship initiative of the Australian Government with two components – a mobility grants program and a prestigious scholarship program – both designed to encourage Australian undergraduates to engage with the Indo-Pacific region.
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.
What will the mining and minerals sector look like in 2040? Developed by the Sustainable Minerals Institute and UQx, a free online course on the future of mining was launched on March 6th and explores the risks, challenges and opportunities facing the mining industry over the next few decades.
UQ is again offering all staff members (casual and continuing/fixed term), the convenience of participating in the UQ Staff Flu Vaccination Program. This offer does not extend to UQ students. Book your appointment through the UQ Wellness website! For enquiries, contact hswflu@uq.edu.au.
Consent Matters is an online course on Blackboard designed to help students and staff understand sexual consent and promote positive change in the University community. For any enquiries, email the Sexual Misconduct Support Unit at sexualmisconductsupport@uq.edu.au.
The Red Cross is running a friendly competition between universities and TAFE providers across Australia to drive much needed blood donations and promote new donor interest. Click to learn more.
Did you know that the UQ Speech Pathology Clinic offer assessments and therapy to children aged from two to adolescent? Our students are supervised by Certified Practising Speech Pathologists and work with children with speech, language and literacy difficulties. Email healthclinics@uq.edu.au or call 3365 2232.
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 ohs@uq.edu.au.
Applications are now open for the Churchill Fellowship, which offers travel grants to researchers. An information session will be held on 19 February. Submit applications directly to the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust by 27 April. Click to learn more.
Join the UQ Twilight Run on 22 April to help raise money and awareness for Guide Dogs Queensland. Enter as an individual runner or as a team to participate in half marathon, 10km, 5km or 1km kids events. Use the code: S-uqsprt18trf for your 20% discount when registering. Click to learn more.
The summer 2017 edition of Contact magazine is out now. Read about how UQ scientists are offering hope to people living with dementia, hear from members of UQ’s Indigenous community 50 years after the 1967 referendum, get to know netball sensation Gabi Simpson, and much more.
The Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education (UQ-ICTE) has opened a new English language test centre. The PTE Academic computer based test centre allows participants to demonstrate language skills for university, professional and migration applications. Click to learn more, or email enquiries@icte.uq.edu.au.
The SafeZone app now has new features, including an after-hours timer for those wanting to work late with confidence they will be monitored to reach their transport safely; and real-time campus safety bus tracking to allow people to time their exit to coincide with the arrival of the safety bus. Download the free app.

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