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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Wolfs packs, returns to power projects at CQUni 

One of CQUniversity's pioneering researchers, Professor Peter Wolfs has returned to Rockhampton Campus after almost four years as Western Power Chair in Power Engineering at Curtin University.

The 20-year veteran of CQUniversity is directing a research program in the power engineering space. This is of vital importance as Australia seeks innovation for competitiveness, environmental benefits, and a balance between reliability and cost to customers across a range of energy sectors.

PhotoID:13682, Professor Peter Wolfs
Professor Peter Wolfs

His focus areas include:

- Smart Grids - Prof Wolfs is the 'knowledge manager' for the Research Working group of Smart Grids Australia;

- Distribution engineering - especially power supply for regional and remote areas; integrating renewable energy into the networks and bushfire safety for electrical assets;

- Power electronic applications in distribution engineering and renewable energy;

- Electrical engineering applications in railway systems;

- Energy efficiency in the built environment

Professor Wolfs was this week welcomed back by CQUniversity's Institute for Resource Industries and Sustainability (IRIS).