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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Expert promotes physics to high school students 

The Australian Institute of Physics has engaged young people in physics through its free Queensland  Youth Lecture Tour 2013, held at CQUniversity Rockhampton and video linked to CQUniversity Mackay.

Aimed at year 10 to 12 students and science teachers (and open to other interested participants), the one-hour lecture was supported with practical demonstrations by Professor Christian Langton.

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Professor Christian Langton
Professor Christian Langton (from the Queensland University of Technology) developed the technique of broadband ultrasonic attenuation (BUA) for the assessment of osteoporosis. His presentation described how Quantitative Ultrasound Imaging and Characterisation R&D within Queensland is enhancing medical diagnosis and treatment.

Professor Langton was awarded a DSc in 2007 for his extensive research contributions to the science, technology and clinical utility. He has been awarded a number of Professional Fellowships including Australian Institute of Physics, Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine, Institute of Physics, Institute of Physics & Engineering in Medicine, and American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, along with being made an Affiliate of the Royal College of Physicians.