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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Engineering Precinct wins construction award 

CQUniversity's Engineering Precinct on Rockhampton Campus has won a Master Builders Central Queensland Housing and Construction Award, in the 'Refurbishment/Renovation over $5 million' category. The award went to builder Paynter Dixon.

The $10.7 million refurbishment project was launched recently by Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche.

LINK also to Dean builds bridges, promotes 'visibility of engineering'

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New facilities within the Engineering Precinct include labs for fluids, thermodynamics, thermofluids, geotech, concrete and structures, and electronics. There is also a new lecture theatre, a postgraduate area, a materials-testing area, an acoustic test cell, a soils store, and a multi-purpose project-based learning lab.

The new Precinct will also feature an Alumni Walk, which allows past graduates to purchase pavers and be recognised for their donation to the University.

The refurbished facilities have paved the way for further developments in Engineering at CQUniversity, such as the new Bundaberg Campus offering in 2013 and the proposed precinct to be constructed at Mackay Campus.

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