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

R U OK Day at SEES
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R U OK Day at SEES

On Thursday 14 September, The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences will be hosting an event all about inspiring that simple but important question “are you ok?” That’s because we support not-for-profit organisation R U OK?, whose vision is a world where we’re all connected and are protected from suicide. Conversations that are geared towards … Continue reading

Citizen Jane is coming to Brisbane
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Citizen Jane is coming to Brisbane

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City – the movie about Jane Jacobs – is coming to Brisbane as part of the Brisbane International Film Festival. Jane Jacobs’ urban planning approach came from the perspective of interaction and community, not isolation and expediency. In a titanic struggle, with the streets of New York City as the … Continue reading