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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Plenty of food for thought at Student Residences dinner 

Around 90 CQUniversity students took part in the inaugural Mackay Student Residences Professorial Lecture and dinner recently.

The evening gave students the opportunity to take a break from their study, to network with peers, campus staff and the local community, and to enjoy a night of learning.

CQUniversity's departing Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & Research) Professor Jennelle Kyd presented a professorial lecture on ‘Why my child cannot hear the dragonfly'. The lecture discussed research into why Aboriginal children are 10 times more likely to suffer from ear infections than non-Aboriginal children.

CQUniversity's Vice-Chancellor Professor Scott Bowman and Mackay's Head of Campus Professor Pierre Viljoen were also in attendance.

CQUniversity's Business and Residential Life Manager Kay Brodel said the event was a first for the Mackay Student Residence.

Ms Brodel said the Professorial Lecture and dinner will continue to be an annual event.

"The Professorial lecture and dinner is a wonderful opportunity for students to take a well-deserved break from their studies and to learn from a world-renowned researcher."