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Students and staff are invited to the UQ Ally Network Picnic to recognise Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) on 26 March. TDOV is recognised internationally to celebrate transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide.
The UQ School of Languages and Cultures Korean program welcomes to Brisbane Professor Chung-in Moon, Special Advisor to President Moon Jae-in of South Korea for Foreign Affairs and National Security. Professor Moon will present 'North Korea's Denuclearization: Now and Future' on Wednesday 20 March. For more information, contact events@languages-cultures.uq.edu.au.
Submissions for semester 2, 2019 Student-Staff Partnership Projects are now open. Staff members who have a project idea that will help enhance the UQ student experience are encouraged to apply. Submissions close 25 May. All suitable projects will receive funding for student partner grants. Visit the Student-Staff Partnership Projects web page for more details.
Academic promotion recognises our staff's significant contribution to their discipline, our students, the University and the broader community. UQ offers its congratulations to the academics who have been promoted from 2019. Click to view the 2019 academic promotions.

 

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Ready to take your startup journey overseas? Idea Hub is flying out to Shanghai and Singapore. Get ready for a mind altering adventure find all the eligibility guidelines and apply today. Click for more information.
Congratulations to all award nominees for the 2019 Awards for Excellence – a record 121 nominations were received and are available to view on the 2019 awards web page. Thank you to all those who nominated outstanding UQ staff.
All staff are invited to participate in the Pride in Diversity Australian Workplace Equality Index survey on LGBTIAQ+ inclusion at UQ. This survey is open to all UQ staff, regardless of how you personally identify. For enquiries, contact ideals@uq.edu.au.
Registrations are now open for the UQ Twilight Run on Sunday 28th April. Run under the stars in a half marathon, 10km, 5km or 1km event. Use the code 'S-uqsprt19trf' to get 20% off. Click to learn more and register.
As a valued partner of Netball Queensland and the Queensland Firebirds, UQ staff are entitled to 10% off tickets to the Queensland Sports Collective Forum. This is a half-day conference held on Saturady 30 March, for the leading minds in sport across the state and national level. If you have any interest in sport, this is certainly not an offer to miss. Email James Macleod to book your discounted ticket – james.macleod@netballq.org.au

Registration for the Idea Hub Autumn Unlimited program is now open – network and learn from mentors to gain the knowledge required to think and act like an entrepreneur. This program is open to all UQ students, staff and alumni. For more information, contact ideahub@uq.edu.au.
Congratulations to the winners of the double passes to World Science Festival Brisbane: Alex Pudmenzky, Clayton Thompson, John Lee, Rocio Vargas Soto, and Dagmara Laukova. All are still welcome to experience the festival, starting Wednesday 20 March. Click to learn more.
Do you need feedback on an initiative or services? Require student opinion on a development in your course, or for focus groups? If so, please get in touch with the Student-Staff Partnerships team and we will help coordinate the opportunity for our students to get involved. For enquiries, contact Dr James Forde at j.forde@uq.edu.au.
Staff and students are invited to celebrate Harmony Day at the UQ Harmony Day Symposium on Thursday 21 March. The symposium will feature a panel discussion with some of UQ's diverse staff around the theme 'Everyone Belongs', and how we can better create a welcoming and inclusive University for culturally diverse staff and students. RSVP is essential.
This major event will bring all faculties and services together in one central location to showcase UQ programs, workshops and services to all students. A number of amazing prizes are up for grabs. Click to learn more.
UQ's biggest trivia night is back! Find out which faculty will bring glory to UQ! Join the battle over free pizza on Tuesday 26 March. Click to learn more and register.
Did you know the Student-Staff Partnerships team can help staff recruit and train student representatives for their committee? Add value to your committee by recruiting student representatives today. For further information, contact Dr James Forde (Student Partners Representation and Voice Coordinator) on j.forde@uq.eud.au.
Submissions for semester 2, 2019 Student-Staff Partnership Projects are now open. Staff members who have a project idea that will help enhance the UQ student experience are encouraged to apply. Submissions close 25 May. All suitable projects will receive funding for student partner grants. Visit the Student-Staff Partnership Projects web page for more details.
This month UQ alumnus Simon Cleary has released his new novel 'The War Artist' through UQP. A timely and compelling work, Cleary's third book explores the legacy of war, the power of art and the possibility of atonement. Click to learn more.
Become a My UQU Rewards member for 2019 and save! UQ Staff get 10% off all purchases at UQU outlets PLUS over 100 external offers like up to 50% off at Mantra and Wyndham Hotels. Click to learn more or contact UQU reception at 3377 2200.
Students and staff are invited to the UQ Ally Network Picnic to recognise Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) on 26 March. TDOV is recognised internationally to celebrate transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide.
Expressions of Interest for the UQ Teaching and Learning Awards are now open. Be acknowledged for your teaching excellence and contributions to student learning. Submit your application by 1 May 2019. Click to learn more.
Do you need feedback on an initiative or services? Require student opinion on a development in your course, or for focus groups? If so, please get in touch with the Student-Staff Partnerships team and we will help coordinate the opportunity for our students to get involved. For enquiries, contact Dr James Forde at j.forde@uq.edu.au.
Help UQ win back-to-back cups in the Red Cross Tertiary Blood Challenge. Register online if you don't have a donor account and join the Red25 group and select 'University of Queensland'. Book an appointment to donate by 31 May. Click to learn more.
The UQ Protein Expression Facility will be holding the Protein Australia 2019 national scientific meeting and networking event from 16–18 July, featuring internationally renowned scientists from academia and industry highlighting recent advances in protein research. Click for more information and to register.
The UQ Fitness Passport Program offers staff and their immediate families access to a wide range of fitness facilities for one low price! Join now for a chance to win a prize. Click to learn more, or contact hsw@uq.edu.au.
There are currently a few vacancies at UQ-based child care centres. For information about vacancies contact the child care centres directly. Further details are available on the UQ Child Care web page. Click to learn more.
Get up to scratch with a UQ Sport First Aid and CPR Short Course. Open to all students, staff and public, and taking enrolments all year round – it's never too late to get certified. Click to see upcoming dates and enrol today.
Submissions are invited to the review of the Queensland Brain Institute, which will be conducted by the Academic Board during 18 – 20 June 2019. The terms of reference for the review are available via the Academic Board website. Submissions should be sent by 13 May 2019 to the Review Coordinator at academic.board@uq.edu.au.
UQ is transitioning to a new booking system, UQ Book It. From Monday 4 March, central meeting and training rooms can be requested via this new system whilst learning spaces will remain on the Web Room Booking system. Central learning spaces will transition later in 2019 as will other local spaces.
Submissions are invited to the review of the School of Social Science, which will be conducted by the Academic Board during 13–16 May 2019. 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 8 April 2019.
As one of Australia’s most experienced Apple Authorised Service Providers our industry certified service team are here to offer you the best advice and support for your Apple product. From providing general service and maintenance for your Apple products to Apple warranty and out-of-warranty repairs – we’ve got you covered. Visit The School Locker.
The Churchill Trust Fellowship funds overseas projects to inspire new ideas, innovation and excellence. Submit applications directly to the Trust between February 1 and April 30 2019. Click to learn more.
UQ Answers for current students will be merged into my.UQ in mid-February, giving students more seamless access to information and support options. For more information, contact the ITS Digital Content team – content@its.uq.edu.au.
This process concluded on 14 February, with approximately 270 responses received. The University would like to thank staff for taking the time to share their views and suggestions. A summary of the responses will be shared with staff once careful analysis is completed.
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.
Did you know that you can recycle your old CDs and DVDs via UQ's e-waste recycling stream? Find out how on the Sustainability website.
UQ staff and students who wish to quit smoking are able to access support options – full details are available via the website. For more information and enquiries, contact hsw@uq.edu.au.
Fulbright offers scholarships for Australian citizens to undertake training or research programs across all career stages, from postgraduate to senior scholar and professional, in the United States. Applications are to be submitted through the Fulbright online submission by Monday 1 July 2019. Click to learn more.
In case you missed it, 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. Keep up-to-date with P&F news and initiatives by reading the latest edition and subscribing to future editions.
A new year means a new look and new menu at Pizza Caffe. Check out our new look and our new menu featuring new pizzas, chips, garlic bread subs, salads and more! Visit us or order online: pizzacaffe.com.au
On 1 February 2019, the name of the Social Sciences and Humanities Library (located in the Duhig North Building) will revert to "Central Library" as it was known from 1973 until 1997. In addition, the Library is undertaking a major upgrade in 2019.
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.
UQ is taking another step in its commitment to sustainability, and are installing an Envirobank Smart Pod on campus. 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.
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.