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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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Miranda Kerr pips dingo but CQUni researcher still covered with glory 

A stunning Grazia cover featuring a patriotic Miranda Kerr as Australia's Wonder Woman has been hailed as overall winner of The Maggies: Magazine Cover of the Year 2012.

Another finalist was a dingo cover photo for Australian Geographic, taken by CQUniversity dingo researcher Dr Bradley Smith.

PhotoID:13728, The Maggies announces the cover winners
The Maggies announces the cover winners

Far from feeling deflated about losing out to Miranda, Dr Smith is elated that his image won the Science, Tech & Nature category.

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According to The Maggies, "this evocative image by ecologist Dr Bradley Smith ... is a window into the soul of this young Fraser Island dingo".

Dr Smith is based at CQUniversity's Appleton Institute for Behavioural Sciences in Adelaide. He has been on several research trips to Fraser Island, where he took the awarded photo.

PhotoID:13729, Dr Brad Smith's category-winning image (courtesy Australian Geographic)
Dr Brad Smith's category-winning image (courtesy Australian Geographic)

"Australian Geographic approached me to see if I had any pictures for the cover. I think they asked me because I had a previous story about my research on their website, and they had a gallery of some of my photos," he said.

More details about the awards are via http://www.themaggies.com.au/ or link HERE or HERE to see more of Brad's photos.