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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Noel Edge - biographical details 

Noel Edge BCom, MInfoSys Qld, PhD Bond, FACS, MAICD commenced as the Executive Director of Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) in October 2010.  In this role Noel is responsible for the strategic and operational management of GCA's Australian Graduate Survey and the Graduate Opportunities Directories, and for the general management of the not-for-profit government/universities funded company.

Noel was previously the Director of Business and Development for the School of Population Health at the University of Queensland, where he managed major funding grants from the federal government and international funding bodies for public health research projects in the Asia-Pacific region.  He was also actively involved in the recruitment of international research higher degree students.  He spent several years working in the information and communications technology field as a systems and business analyst, designer, developer, project manager and Director and also operated a freelance information technology consulting practice in local government, primary industry and various other business environments.

In 2002 Noel joined Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates as a Professor of Information Systems and was appointed Associate Dean for the Information Systems College in Abu Dhabi and Director of Zayed's Institute for Technological Innovation, where he led information communication technology outreach programs involving UNESCO (Cairo) and Emirati government ministries.

In 2006, as Director of International Partnerships for the Southbank Institute of Technology in Brisbane, he led an international partnership program in China and the Middle East.

In recent years, Noel has worked as a senior consultant with DMR Consulting (Asia and Pacific) and Unisys Australia for government and industry clients.

In 2003 he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) in recognition of his service to the computer industry.  Noel is also a non-executive Director of several organisations including HeartKids (Australia), a charity which raises funds to research the causes of heart disease and offers support to families of children with heart disease.