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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Kim Kirkman at the 'harp' of debut album 

CQUniversity music lecturer Kim Kirkman has helped produce a new debut album as one half of Sunbird Duo, which also features soprano Cheryl Fiedler.

Based at the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music at Mackay Campus, Kim says the album entitled Rich and Rare is a delightful collection of folk songs and classical favourites.

PhotoID:11865, Kim Kirkman with soprano Cheryl Fiedler
Kim Kirkman with soprano Cheryl Fiedler

According to the album website, Cheryl is 15 years old and has been learning singing for four years. For many of those years, her mum drove her to Mackay from Prosperine, one and a half hours away, for her weekly lesson with Kim.

Kim reports enjoying the calming effect of harp playing.

More background and ordering details are via http://bakkstudios.com/richandrare.html