CQUniversity Australia

Engaging Indigenous people within Higher Ed

CQUniversity's Office of Indigenous Engagement recently hosted a visit from the Oodgeroo Unit of Queensland University of Technology (QUT), at Rockhampton Campus.

Professor Anita Lee Hong, Director of the Oodgeroo Unit, and Lone Pearce, Project Officer, met with Office of Indigenous Engagement staff to discuss employment issues and best practice models for engaging Indigenous people within the higher education sector, including governance matters.

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Midmore among top 'experts' in university sector 

CQU Professor of Plant Sciences David Midmore has been listed among the top experts in the Australian university sector, based on inquiries to the web-based Expertguide resource.

.Central Queensland University was the founding university member of Expertguide which is now attracting more than 50,000 visitors per month.

PhotoID:5485, Professor David Midmore
Professor David Midmore

CQU researchers not already registered can join Expertguide for free.

Top experts, university sector, as quoted in the latest Expertguide update:

- Global warming and mining expert Ian Plimer (University of Adelaide), and University of Technology, Sydney psychology expert Sarah Edelman both had more than 210 views apiece and were the top two most-viewed experts.

- Honorable mentions also go to RMIT University's alternative medicine expert Marc Cohen, QUT's James Page (peace education expert), CQU's David Midmore (water efficiency expert), ECU's John Howard/politics expert Peter van Onselen, and Damien Kingsbury from Deakin University (East Timor). All of the people with honorable mentions have had their profile viewed more than 130 times so far this year.

Top keywords so far of 2008

So far this year, the environment, global events, and politics at home have dominated the searches being performed on Expert Guide. The top keywords that visitors have searched for are:

  1. Climate change
  2. Indigenous issues
  3. Education
  4. Psychology
  5. Pakistan
  6. Obesity
  7. Aviation
  8. Politics
  9. East Timor
  10. Sustainability