Dorina Pojani attends Cultural Diversity and Innovation panel discussion
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Dorina Pojani attends Cultural Diversity and Innovation panel discussion

The Leadership Council on Cultural Diversity organized a panel discussion and networking event on Cultural Diversity and Innovation. Respect for cultural diversity and innovation is crucial for Australian planners, who are serving an increasingly international population base. Moreover, it has been proven that diverse workforces lead to better decision-making in business and government. Also, cultural … Continue reading

UQ hosts the 2017 Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG) conference
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UQ hosts the 2017 Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG) conference

This July, nearly 300 geographers and planners came to UQ to attend the 2017 Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG) conference. This year’s conference theme was ‘Geography Counts’, stressing the role of geography in informing policy from a holistic, global perspective. The diversity of keynote speakers reflected the interdisciplinarity of the conference. IAG 2017 Conference Chair was … Continue reading

Public lecture: The world in Guangzhou – Africans and other foreigners in South China’s global marketplace
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Public lecture: The world in Guangzhou – Africans and other foreigners in South China’s global marketplace

Guangzhou is today the most multi-cultural city in China, not least because of its large African and Arab populations. Unlike most Europeans and Japanese, some Arabs and Africans seek to stay in the city and make it their home, marrying Chinese and having children. But can they ever be fully accepted, not as foreigners but … Continue reading

Dr Dorina Pojani and Dr Teresa Ubide attend “In conversation with Elizabeth Blackburn”
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Dr Dorina Pojani and Dr Teresa Ubide attend “In conversation with Elizabeth Blackburn”

UQ is working to improve gender equity in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. In this ambit, an exclusive opportunity was offered to two SEES lecturers, Dr Dorina Pojani (planning) and Dr Teresa Ubide (volcanology) to hear Australia’s first female and 11th Nobel Laureate, Professor Elizabeth Blackburn AC, discuss gender equity and diversity issues in … Continue reading