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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CQUni showcases research during Capricorn Innovation Festival 

CQUniversity has staged research exhibitions during the Capricorn Innovation Festival open days held on May 25-26 at the Chameleon Group site, south of Rockhampton.

This event was organised through a collaboration between Capricorn Enterprise, the CQ Innovative Regions Centre, CQUniversity, the Australian Institute for Commercialisation, state and local government, and the generosity of local businesses. CQUniversity showcased its:

PhotoID:12318, CQUniversity Adjunct Professor Ross Quinn was MC for the festival launch
CQUniversity Adjunct Professor Ross Quinn was MC for the festival launch

 'Sustainability Precinct' concept;

 Renewable Energy research;

 Cement-fibre Boards;

and Biodiesel Initiatives.

The festival business lunch and workshop was sponsored by the Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health (SEH) and the Institute for Resource Industries and Sustainability (IRIS), and was dedicated to forming iBEN - the Innovative Built Environment Network. At CQUniversity, it's not just about education; it's about connecting, partnering and building relationships with local people to achieve great things.

Festival visitors were able to explore innovations across renewable energy, water, construction and R&D, to witness cutting-edge building, design, construction and sustainability services, to tour the Chameleon site and meet local innovators, to discover products and services, and to learn about government assistance programs.

PhotoID:12518, The launch was held undercover due to wet weather
The launch was held undercover due to wet weather

The free festival was hosted by Chameleon Research & Development (Australia) Pty Ltd. The event was aimed at those interested in displays on green living, renewable energy, low-carbon products, sustainability research and recycling.

Visitors could:

  • Get a guided tour of the ‘Chameleon' construction site - an award-winning local business that designs and manufactures modular concrete buildings;
  • Test drive an electric car - with the added novelty of having this powered from the wind turbines on the property;
  • See displays of new research being conducted by CQUniversity staff and students;
  • Get information about the products and services available from local businesses to help make our built environment more sustainable.

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