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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A spring of wellbeing bubbles through Bundy Campus 

A spring of wellbeing has been bubbling through CQUniversity Bundaberg, thanks to some enthusiastic staff members who have been encouraging others to relax and stay healthy.

STEPS Lecturer Dr Wendy Davis was inspired to start a workplace singing group called MusiCQUe, after attending a Happiness and its Causes conference in Brisbane. Wendy has been contributing her experience as a professional pianist and choral accompanist and the group has been meeting weekly.

PhotoID:11187, Images showing the netballers, choir members and the 'Bundy Well' logo
Images showing the netballers, choir members and the 'Bundy Well' logo

"The benefits are immediately visible. It's a great opportunity for staff from various working areas to get away from their computers and phones and spend an hour together as a community in wellness while having a great time," Wendy says.

Meantime, Bundaberg Campus has started a mixed social netball team for evening competitions and health promotion lecturer Dr Wendy Madsen uses a 'Bundy Well' newsletter to promote other wellness activities on campus, including relaxation classes and meditation sessions.