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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Nepal Golf Day raises $225 to help needy 

A recent Nepal Golf Day fundraiser arranged to assist needy Nepalese people has raised $225.

This event was the brainchild of second-year student Sherrie Lee, who will be among Nursing and Midwifery students heading to Nepal for three weeks in November.PhotoID:11036, Sherrie Lee
Sherrie Lee

The 4 Ball Ambrose event was created to raise funds so Sherrie can purchase toys, baby clothing, medical supplies and hygiene equipment to assist Nepalese locals.

"In Nepal, we will be visiting hospitals, a leprosy hospital, schools, universities and orphanages. The trip will aid in our cultural learning as well as expand our skills," Sherrie says.

The keen student has experienced a range of workplaces since leaving school in Cootamundra NSW. She started as an accounting clerical trainee before helping out at her family's motel.

Moving to Yeppoon, Sherrie worked in a range of resort hospitality jobs and trained as a coffee shop barista before enrolling for the Bachelor of Nursing degree last year.

She has already experienced clinical placements at the Hillcrest Private and Capricorn Coast hospitals and will work at Rockhampton Mater soon before heading to Nepal.

Longer-term Sherrie plans postgraduate study leading to midwifery and possibly a nursing education career.

Sponsorship/support came from:

Yeppoon Golf and Country Club;


Peter Boodle Meats;

James Street Butchery;

Spar Supermarket - Yeppoon;

WDS Mining and

Capricorn Coast Mirror