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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Sydney students branch out for Planet Ark's National Tree Day 

Ten of our CQUniversity Sydney students recently joined Associate Director Student Services Susan Robertson to participate in Planet Ark's National Tree Day.

Our students, varying in nationalities, joined with local residents from the inner city and inner west of Sydney to plant trees and native grasses in Tempe Recreation Reserve on the Cooks River foreshore.

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Upon arrival, the CQUniversity volunteers were quick to select their shovels, gloves and other equipment required and began planting immediately.

Staff from Marrickville Council were also on hand to give advice and instruction on the best way to plant. The event gave the students an opportunity to contribute to the environment and to get to know one another.

The students volunteered their time, made new friends, interacted in the Australian community and participated in a good cause.

The revegetation will contribute to the development of the Cooks River as a wildlife corridor, providing habitat for different types of wildlife, particularly small birds.  All the plants were supplied by the Marrickville Community Nursery and will help maintain a healthy native seed bank for the future.

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