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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CQUni geologists keen to identify rare minerals 

CQUniversity's geology team is baffled by an assortment of minerals and specimens that were brought to the University by Volle Posa, a travelling fossicker who is based inland from the Sunshine Coast.

Volle, originally from Croatia, says he has been fossicking for 66 years.

PhotoID:14800, Volle Posa` and CQUniversity's Dr Andrew Hammond with rare minerals.
Volle Posa` and CQUniversity's Dr Andrew Hammond with rare minerals.
Dr Andrew Hammond, Senior Lecturer in Geoscience said he would be interested to see what is picked up when he takes the specimens down to CQUniversity Rockhampton to use x-ray florescent technology (XRF) on the minerals.

"We will be able to find out the elemental compositions of these minerals using our XRF equipment," Dr Hammond said.  

"These minerals have been created in very unique geological environments and are very rare so it will be very interesting to see what their geochemical compositions are and postulate as to how they were created."

Dr Hammond said it will also be a good opportunity to seek other expert advice from geologists from across the region when the combined Bowen Basin Geologists' Group and Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP) Conference is held at CQUniversity Mackay in June.