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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Bundaberg hosts 21 teams for Secondary Robotics Challenge 

CQUniversity Bundaberg recently hosted 21 teams for the Secondary Robotics Challenge, including entries from Gin Gin High, Bundaberg North High, Bundaberg High, St Luke's and Shalom College.

There were some independent teams made up of students across different schools, as well as some Year 7 teams from Branyan, Moore Park, and Bundaberg East state schools.

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Robotics challenge participants

The annual competition was organised by Dr Rosie Thrupp from Bundaberg Campus with help from graduates Peter Feerick (now an IT specialist) and Donna Edmunds (who now manages an After School Care facility). The judges were Tony Nguyen from MicroAir, various Learning Management students and academics Ron Bishop and Marg Flanders.

Dr Thrupp said "some brilliant and creative thinking was evident" throughout the day.

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Robotics challenge participants
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Robotics challenge participants