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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Nursing student wins cancer essay award 

CQU Bundaberg first-year nursing student James Ukena has won a $100 merit award for his essay submitted to the Queensland Cancer Fund's Alf Kretschmar Award.

PhotoID:1785 Invited to submit an essay about 'Caring for the Cancer Patient - A Positive Experience', James wrote about the inspirations for his nursing career and his interest in helping cancer patients.

"My job ... is to make that difficult therapeutic journey less traumatic and support them in every opportunity to keep on living their lives," he writes.

"I must remember that while the cancer patient is receiving therapy, even long term, there is a life before, during and hopefully after cancer that defines the sum of their existence.

"With that in mind, it may be easier for both patient and nurse to achieve the health status goals that would satisfy them both."