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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Family tragedy sparks Louise's interest in the caring professions 

Louise Thurecht has had a passion for helping people as long as she can remember and a family tragedy focused her decision to study Occupational Therapy at CQUniversity...

PhotoID:14215, Louise Thurecht on Rockhampton Campus
Louise Thurecht on Rockhampton Campus

As a young girl she witnessed her father's battle with terminal cancer and observed the care and support of the medical professions.

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"It was during this time that my career aspiration of becoming an occupational therapist grew and the goal of helping people in need and rehabilitating those after sickness and trauma became something of great importance to me," Louise says.

Despite facing challenges during her schooling at St Ursula's College in Yeppoon due to her father passing away, Louise got involved in her school and community life through Anzac Day marches, Clean-Up Australia Day, charity drama events, debating, cross-country running, and the Rotary Club secondary schools' quiz. She also won a senior school Oratory Competition.

Louise also succeeded in getting a high OP score and is progressing into University studies this year with the support of the Vice-Chancellor's Merit Scholarship.