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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Paramedic students start a 'bloody' good tradition 

CQUniversity Paramedic students have started what they hope will be an annual 'Bloody June' tradition, donating blood and funds to the Australian Red Cross.

Event organiser Cheniel Steinscherer said 'Bloody June' raised $194 from T-shirt sales and prompted 13 donations of blood and blood products.

PhotoID:14980, Event organiser Cheniel Steinscherer and (inset) the event T-shirt
Event organiser Cheniel Steinscherer and (inset) the event T-shirt

"As a combined effort, CQUni student paramedics have potentially saved the lives of 39 Australians, as well as donated funds to an organisation that provides support for countless Australians and their families each year," Cheniel says.

"The dengue fever outbreaks in FNQ somewhat hampered our efforts as they would not accept donations of whole blood, only plasma, and to donate plasma you must have a donor history with the Red Cross. But this only makes us more excited to know everyone who was turned down to donate this year, will hopefully participate next year and make it an even more successful event."