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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Rocky hosts fresh eye for the 'clean tech' sector 

CQUniversity is helping to foster innovation in the local sustainability and clean technology sectors, with two events to be facilitated by the recent CEO of the Australian Institute of Commercialisation, Dr Rowan Gilmore.

Next Tuesday, October 11, the University's Institute for Resource Industries and Sustainability (IRIS) will target small and medium enterprises to take part in a dinner workshop.

This workshop will explore ways to engage local research capacity to understand and solve challenges facing local business and industry in these sectors. Ideally, this exploration will lead to joint initiatives which will benefit project partners and the wider CQ region.

The following day, October 12, IRIS researchers will gather on Rockhampton Campus to focus on challenges and opportunities relating to research projects involving regional business and industry.

Dr Gilmore has only recently stepped down from his role as CEO for the Australian Institute of Commercialisation, and is now concentrating on his own high-tech companies which design, manufacture and export satellite and microwave telecommunications components and systems. He also serves on several government advisory committees and has published widely on the topics of innovation, commercialisation and industry-research collaboration.