Staff Hub

With the mass transition to work from home arrangements for staff, we have introduced a new wellness and support webpage for staff to access the latest announcements and resources while we work from home.

Operational  

Considerations for transferring hazardous chemicals

The attached safety note has been shared by Faculty of Science and should be reviewed by anyone considering transferring hazardous chemicals – a chemical transfer is where a hazardous chemical is provided to a different group and a change in ownership takes place.

Mandatory Online Training Modules

We hope you’re all looking forward to returning to campus. Before you arrive back, please take the opportunity to check that you’re up to date with your online mandatory training modules. To check your training records and access most of the training modules (except Equity, see below) please use this link and follow this process:

  • Select the “Online health and safety training (staff login required)” – students can also log in at this point
  • A summary of your training can also be viewed by selecting “My Training Record” on the left hand panel, so you can work out what you need to do.
  • Access the training modules you need to do, located on the left panel. Select your module to begin the training. You may need to return to the assessments link in the left hand panel at the completion of the training module presentation to do your assessment.
  • Once an assessment is completed, a certificate of completion will be sent to your email, and your completion will be registered in the UQ Reportal database.

If you need to complete or renew your Equity training, please go to this link here.

New phone numbers for Ipswich Clinical Unit

Please note the new numbers for staff at Ipswich Clinical Unit below:

  • 3381 2801 / Ext 12801: Mardelene Grobbelaar - Student Coordinator, Ipswich Clinical Unit
  • 3381 2802 / Ext 12802: Reception - Ipswich Clinical Unit
  • 3381 2805 / Ext 12803: Thomas Nathow - Head, Ipswich Clinical Unit
  • 3381 2804 / Ext 12804: Judy James - Team Leader, Ipswich Clinical Unit

Upcoming data centre changes affecting printers

ITS is migrating the management of all UQ printers to a new data centre. The UQ-managed printers for all of the Faculty (excluding UQDI) will be migrated Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 July. During the migration the printers will be offline for a period of time, varying between 10 minutes to the full two days. Copying and scanning functions will not be affected during the migration however if a print job is submitted and not collected prior to the outage, it will need to be resubmitted after the migration. Following the upgrade, staff may need to reset their default printers and in some cases re-install the printer queue if there had been manual mappings.

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People and culture 

Celebratory video for graduates

Please help us to celebrate our 2020 graduates by filming a congratulatory video (no speaking required). Join us on Tuesday 14 July, 2-2.30pm in front of the Mayne Medical School. You'll be filmed clapping as part of a group of people. Sign up online.

Anonymous donors fund UQDI equipment

Thanks to some very generous anonymous donors, UQDI will be able to purchase a MaxCyte ST platform and additional Nanoassemblr. This equipment will be used across a number of research groups and helps ensure our teams’ technological competitiveness in funding opportunities. To find out more, contact Nic Zanyat via med.advancement@uq.edu.au.

$82,000 to support better outcomes for babies

Our heartfelt thanks go to an anonymous donor, who through a family experience understands the importance of Professor Paul Colditz’s neonate stem cell research. This gift gives Paul’s UQCCR team vital financial backing in their efforts to improve outcomes for babies born with neurodevelopmental issues so they can live the best life they can. Contact med.advancement@uq.edu.au for more information.

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Teaching and learning

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Professional development 

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Research

Visit the Faculty Research Alert page

Capture full length transcripts and build complete transcriptomes with the new Sequel II

UQ is proud to announce the arrival and commencement of operations of the AGRF-UQ PacBio Sequel II into its research ecosystem.

This is the latest long read sequencing platform in the market, and the first for Australia. The Sequel II uses long read sequencing technology for whole genome de novo assembly, RNA and targeted sequencing, variant discovery and detection, resolving of complex populations as well as applications within the epigenetics field. As such, the Sequel II can help researchers make impact in the human biomedical research, plant & animal research, and microbiology and infectious disease research areas.

The instrument provides high throughput long reads at scale and UQ researchers will receive discounted pricing. The instrument is based at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience and supported by our sequencing experts. Please email or visit the website  for more information.

Volunteers for research study

Are you a curious person who wishes to know the answers to challenging questions? Do you like technology? Do you like to witness how great ideas unfold in the field of education? Do you want to be a part of a study that looks into developing top-end pedagogies?

A team of enthusiastic academics in the Faculty of Medicine is looking into developing tools and platforms to enhance the learning of anatomy. This could be your opportunity to be a part of a history-defining moment and contribute to the learning and education of generations that follow. If you are interested and can spare about 2 hours of your time, please contact Saleem on 0404627101 for further information.

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Social and emotional wellbeing during the COVID-19 lockdown and the re-emergence of #BLM: The leadership and experience of Indigenous women

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance (NATSIWA) and the University of Queensland’s School of Public Health invite you to a webinar on Thursday 9 July 2020 at 1pm featuring the Healing Foundation, 1800Respect and two professional Aboriginal women in their fields of work. The panel will discuss self-caring and the importance of looking after health and wellbeing during difficult times for our women. Visit the webpage for further information and to register.

Indigenous Research: who is it really for and who benefits?

Join our panel of experts as they discuss how research in some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities doesn’t recognise culturally appropriate healthcare solutions and the implications of this failure. They will consider how research can be designed to work with and benefit Indigenous communities, deliver results that can be translated into policy and ultimately make an impact. 13 July 2020, 5.30–6.30pm. Register now.

3MT Faculty of Medicine Heats

The Graduate School has made the decision to move the 2020 UQ Three Minute Thesis Competition to a virtual format (video submission) in the best interests of public health. Please come along and support the UQ Faculty of Medicine HDR students as they present their thesis in 3 minutes.

UQ Diamantina Institute Seminar Series

UQDI guest speakers Professor H. Peter Soyer and Dr Brigid Betz-Stablein will present Australian Centre of Excellence for Melanoma Imaging and Diagnosis (ACEMID) and first results of the “Mind Your Moles” Study. Wednesday 15 July, 9.30-10:30am, via Zoom: https://uqz.zoom.us/j/94901773934 Email Jessica Iannotti for the Zoom password. 

UQ Diamantina Institute Seminar Series

UQDI guest speakers Associate Professor Rick Sturm will present A 4-decade odyssey in scientific research: from genes to dermatology, and Dr Mitchell Stark will present Mutational signatures in benign neoplasms of the skin. Wednesday 22 July, 9.30-10:30am, via Zoom: https://uqz.zoom.us/j/93993920579 Email Jessica Iannotti for the Zoom password.

3MT Faculty of Medicine Final

The Faculty of Medicine 3MT Final has been scheduled for 5 August 2020, at 1pm. Register online.

Science Media Savvy online workshop

Wednesday 19 August, 9.30am–12.30pm 

Presented by Dr Joe Milton, Senior Media Officer at the Australian Science Media Centre.

As the lines blur between traditional media and social media, there has never been a more important time to make sure your digital footprint is up to scratch. The Science Media Savvy workshop is designed to increase your confidence and give you the knowledge and media skills to help you engage more effectively with the wider public through the media, both social and traditional. You will learn what makes a story, what drives the news agenda and what journalists need from you. We will also provide top tips on planning and preparing for media interviews, and lessons for developing a story that can be applied to improving stakeholder engagement, funding applications, public talks and outreach, and social media. In addition, we will explore the potential benefits and pitfalls of scientists getting social, the different platforms available, how to build a career-boosting online presence, and how to deal with online trolls. This online session will be delivered via Zoom. Register your attendance here. Zoom details will be sent out closer to the event.

Milestone Seminars

UQ’s milestones are designed to provide HDR students with an opportunity to articulate their research to colleagues and receive feedback and guidance. There are three milestones – Confirmation, Mid-candidature Review, and Thesis Review. View a list of upcoming Faculty milestone seminars

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Upcoming events

Get involved by attending CHRC and other seminar series and events listed here.

 

 

View archived announcements from CHRC

Aged Care Data Compare project commences

The ‘Aged Care Data Compare’ project, which began last month, will help to improve access and exchange of information used to measure the levels, quality and results of services provided to residents in aged care facilities across Australia. Project outcomes include developing a technical data specification for the healthcare data shared by residential aged care facility (RACF) providers, and building a prototype data hub so providers can exchange data, and benchmark the care they provide. Visit the project webpage for more information. You can also register for the project commencement webinar on 17 July 2020.

Telehealth in lockdown meant 7 million fewer chances to transmit the coronavirus

Since March, when Medicare-funded phone and video consultations with doctors and other health workers were made available to all Australians, millions of appointments have been delivered remotely. Read the article written by Professor Anthony Smith, Associate Professor Liam Caffery and Dr Centaine Snoswell on The Conversation.

Upcoming events

Get involved by attending CHSR and other seminar series and events listed here.

Building digitally-integrated networked biobank infrastructure in Queensland

Biobanking is fundamental to research that aims to understand, prevent, diagnose and treat disease. Design and development of systems for a digitally-integrated networked biobank serves to enhance visibility and access by investigators to quality biospecimens linked to health data. This forms essential state-wide research infrastructure for COVID-19 and other conditions contributing to the Queensland research translation ecosystem. Visit the event page to register. Tuesday 28 July, 12.30-1:30pm via Microsoft Teams.

 

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Ochsner Journal

The current issue of the Ochsner Journal (OJ) includes a section on the Ochsner Clinical School’s response to COVID-19. UQ-Ochsner students, based in New Orleans, were directly involved in the response to some degree and many played a vital part in setting up testing laboratories, screening patients and manning phone lines. Their contributions prompted several articles that were submitted and now appear in the current issue, with 30 medical students now having a co-authored, (some are first authors) peer-reviewed journal article. The attached PDF is the journal issue where our medical students are highlighted in yellow.

 

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Important Information for researchers

Find out more about the ethics and governance review processes at Mater Research, how the Mater Clinical Trials Unit can assist with your clinical research activity, what is support available for researchers as well as all the necessary forms, guidelines, key contacts and resources needed to conduct research projects at Mater Research. 

Support services for researchers

Mater Research provides a range of administrative, funding and development services to support Mater researchers, enabling them to wholly focus on their research. Learn more.

 

From the Head of School

In conjunction with Stephen Anderson and Lesley Lluka, I wish to thank academic staff for the extra efforts they have put into the examination process for our students this semester. We know that the use of the ProctorU service for invigilation for those exams which are usually invigilated in person caused several issues. Firstly, there were initial problems with that service.  Karen Benson assured us that all student concerns were investigated and addressed, with every student being sent a personal response afterwards.  Secondly, there were concerns expressed by some students prior to their exam about the extra stress they felt in case technical issues arose. These concerns were sometimes sent to course coordinators and sometimes directly to me. We tried to alleviate these concerns by a personal response from the course coordinators or from me, with an attachment written by Stephen. Fortunately, it appears that the initial technical issues were addressed appropriately and the ProctorU service improved considerably during the examination period. Nevertheless, we do understand staff concerns for their students.   

For information only, the final SBMS HERDC results for 2020 show an increase on 2019 research income of $110,267. Our HERDC income in 2019 was $744,358 greater than in 2018. This increase in funding bears well for our future research outcomes.

Date savers

23 July
School Staff Meeting, Zoom (details TBA)
31 July
Morning tea, 10am, Otto Hirschfeld Building, Level 4 tearoom
23-24 November
Postgraduate Symposium, UQ Centre
30 November
School of Anatomy All Hands Annual Training Session (venue details TBC)
4 December
SBMS Awards Night

Morning tea

Come and join us for another delicious morning tea in the level 4 tearoom, Otto Hirschfeld building from 10am Friday 31 July. Please bring along a donation with all proceeds going towards the 2020 SBMS Awards Night.

Equipment repairs

Please be reminded that under section 18 of the Electrical Safety Act 2002 (the Act), a person who performs electrical work in Queensland must have an electrical work licence authorising the work. This includes simply opening up equipment to take a look. Aside from being illegal, unlicensed and DIY electrical work is dangerous for whoever does the work as well as for the users or anyone else who subsequently comes into contact with the unsafe electrical installation or equipment. Furthermore, DIY electrical work has penalties of up to $40,000 for individuals. A breach that exposes an individual to a risk of death or serious injury or illness attracts a maximum penalty of $600,000 for an individual or five years imprisonment.

Equipment decontamination form

As per University policy, all equipment requiring repair, servicing, relocation or disposal needs to be rendered safe when accessed by external contractors or P&F personnel. To this end, equipment and or the area must be decontaminated according to Australian Standard AS2243.3. A laboratory decontamination form will need to be completed to document that this requirement has been undertaken - a copy is attached. Property & Facilities also have their own PF306 Decontamination form, which will also be used across the School specifically for P&F tradespeople.

Cryogen facility - PPE

Please be reminded that every time you access the facility you must:

  • Wear PPE provided, or bring your own – cryogloves, face shield, safety glasses, lab coat, apron, fully enclosed shoes. 70% EtOH spray is available in the facility for you to sanitise the goggles/face shield before and after use;
  • When decanting, open the roller door to increase ventilation;
  • Do not ignore alarms, exit facility immediately when an alarm sounds, wait for the alarm to stop and then carry on with your task.

If you have any questions relating to the Cryofacility or wish to arrange training please contact the Facilities Staff

Annual workplace inspections

The FOM OHS Team have recommenced their annual audit program again, Otto Hirschfeld and Macgregor occupants should expect a visit soon. Please ensure that any outstanding Action Items are actioned ASAP before the next round of audits begin.

Hygiene/PPE products available

The UQ Science Store has good supplies of hygiene products and maximum quantities have been removed from everything except Microshield 4, which is still in very short supply. 

Otto Hirschfeld autoclaves now on UQ BookIt

The autoclaves on levels 5 and 7 of the Otto Hirschfeld building are now listed as resources on the UQ BookIt online booking system. Please ensure that you book the autoclave to ensure it is available for your use.

Pest baits in laboratories

OGTR regulations requires that all PC2 laboratories have effective pest prevention strategy in place. The School fulfils this requirement by installing pest baits in all PC2 laboratories, which are checked and refilled every 3 months. If you find clear or black plastic baiting stations on the floor in corners of the laboratories, please do not discard them. Further information about pest control management in the School can be found in SOP0015.2020 Pest Control in Laboratories.

Card reader installation

A number of laboratories within the School are scheduled for new swipecard reader installations at the door entryways. This includes the below listed rooms. The installation work has begun - impacted research groups will be contacted in due course to organise swipecard access onto personnel cards.

Bld
Level
Room
Otto Hirschfeld 81
5
528
Otto Hirschfeld 81
5
528
Otto Hirschfeld 81
6
611
Otto Hirschfeld 81
6
612
Otto Hirschfeld 81
6
612
Otto Hirschfeld 81
7
713
Otto Hirschfeld 81
7
713
Skerman 65
4
402
Skerman 65
4
406
Skerman 65
4
409
Skerman 65
4
412
Macgregor 64
3
316
Macgregor 64
4
410

Altmetric Explorer for Institutions

Highlighting Altmetric Explorer for Institutions, a resource provided by the Library to monitor online activity surrounding your research, including mentions in social media, news articles, public policy documents, patent citations and Wikipedia. Useful for demonstrating your research impact beyond academic research, for grant applications and promotional documents. To search click on Edit Search in top tool bar/ type your name under Verified Author / Click on Run Search bottom right /Scroll down and explore activity (e.g. latest mentions, etc.) or click on tabs Research Outputs or Mentions / Export data into a spreadsheet by clicking on Export this Tab. Further assistance contact your Liaison Librarian, Juliette Grosvenor.

Library online drop-ins for July

Half an hour demo on an information resource to assist study or research, followed by an opportunity to ask questions on any library related topic.

Wednesday 15 July, 9.15am – 10.15am, PubMed: Searching effectively and the new PubMed interface

Wednesday 29 July, 9.15am – 10.15am, Overview of Altmetric Explorer to discover online activity surrounding your research

Zoom https://uqz.zoom.us/j/94622698316  Meeting ID: 946 2269 8316

Social soccer

Every Wednesday from 4pm the elite and inexperienced alike are invited to a round of social soccer at the William Dart Park – just a 5min walk from SBMS. It’s the perfect way to run off some steam and wrap up hump day. Keep an eye out for Declan Gorman or email him.

Three Minute Thesis viewing

The 3MT Faculty heats are coming up! SBMS participants will be competing on Friday 17 July and SASS is inviting you to watch this together from 10am via Zoom. We will meet at the Executive Board Room (Skerman, level 3) and depending on numbers move onto a larger space, as necessary. Hope to see you supporting your fellow SBMSers!

Fundraising chocolates

Just a friendly reminder to pay for your choccies if you’ve taken from the fundraising boxes around the School. So far SBMS has gobbled up 394 chocolates, but only $267 has been paid, meaning that $127 worth of chocolates haven’t been paid for. If you think you might have forgotten to transfer for a couple of choccies please do so:

BSB: 064 158

Account No.: 1084 2124

Acc. Name: Society Cheque Acct

Upcoming events

Get involved by attending SBMS and other seminar series and events listed here.

 

View archived announcements from SBMS

SPH staff updates

Congratulations to Professor Elizabeth Eakin who has been selected as the next Head of School, School of Public Health. Liz held a number of roles with SPH before moving to the Faculty as Associate Dean (Research). Well Done Liz on your appointment and we look forward to welcoming you back to the School.

Welcome back to Dr Ellen Leslie Wessel, Lecturer who has returned from Parental Leave after welcoming her first child Finn. Ellen will be working from Tuesday to Thursday each week.

Academic appraisals

It as noted in the last SPH Update that appraisal documents were due to Libby Kelly for HOS approval by 30 June. Please note that this deadline has been extended until October for standard annual appraisals. Promotion and End of Probation appraisals should have been completed by the 30 June deadline.  

5 minutes with Bronwyn Scanlan

Thanks Bron for offering responses to some new questions.

Position: Teaching and Assessment Support Officer
How long have you been with SPH? Just over a year  
What energizes you at work? Working with great people and finding/developing innovative ways to do things better!
What’s the best advice/quote you were ever given? Who was it from?  “No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.”… This is from the 45 Life Lessons Written by Regina Brett
What’s your go-to karaoke song?  Mr Jones by Counting Crows after a few wines of course …
If you could only eat one item for every meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Tricky one! Beef Massaman curry and chips  

Teaching news

UQ has a VPN for students affected by the travel ban. You can find the student instructions on how to install and configure a VPN here. Please promote this resource to your international students located in China in Semester 2.

Research update

Congratulations to Professor Gita Mishra, Professor Annette Dobson, Dr Nirmala Pandeya, Associate Professor Leigh Tooth, who have had two NHMRC funded projects chosen as ‘Impact Case Studies’.

FoM 3MT Competition Heats
Join in and support our HDR student cohort who will present their thesis in 3 minutes. Winners will proceed into the Faculty Final Competition. Register your attendance to receive the zoom information.

For more information on 3MT, visit the 3MT website.

Professional development opportunities

SAGE Research Methods Online - Register here

Upcoming events

Get involved by attending SPH and other seminar series and events listed here.

 

View archived announcements from SPH

From the Director’s Desk

Today, UQ is calling the majority of its employees back into the workplace after four months of working from home. This week, most of us will now be coming back into the UQCCR building to undertake our employment, but now at a COVID-appropriate physical distance. This means that some staff and students will be working in rotation between being in the building and being at home. We will still have restrictions to the number of occupants possible in our 02 meeting rooms (no more than 7) and the auditorium (no more than 24).

I ask that everyone is particularly aware of their health – please do not come into the building if you are feeling unwell. I am certain that nobody will mind if you work from home if you are slightly under the weather, but please be sure to let your supervisor and colleagues know of your plans. Of course, if you are unwell, you shouldn’t be working anywhere!

Each of us has had their own personal responses to the COVID pandemic, and I ask that everyone is mindful that others may be more concerned with returning to the building than you. Please respect everyone’s right to their 1.5m of physical distance, particularly in the lifts and tearooms. The weather is so pleasant, perhaps taking your lunch outside is a good option.

This week we received some news from the UQ Graduate School. Two of our former PhD students, Patrick Harris from my group and Stephanie Miller from the Bjorkman group, have each received a Dean’s Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis, from 2018. A huge congratulations to both Stephanie and Patrick for excellent work!

Hayden Homer has been in the news lately, with the publication of a Nature paper showing that the quality of a woman’s eggs is significantly dependent on NAD+. The media release can be found here. Well done Hayden.

Finally, congratulations to the 40 walkers and runners from UQCCR who participated in UQ’s 10,000 steps per day challenge. 74 teams took part in the challenge across UQ – I am pleased to report that UQCCR’s two teams ranked numbers 1 and 2 out all of UQ! Congratulations to all of those who took part!!

Dates for diaries

Date
Event
July 13th
Planning meeting for 2021 Honours – please contact Sarah Piper for details
July 15th
Welcome Back lunch – contact Sarah Piper if you didn’t receive an invite
July 16th
UQCCR Executive committee meeting – agenda items to Lisa Dingwall
July 22nd
UQCCR Seminar
July 27th
UQCCR Research committee meeting – agenda items to Lisa Dingwall

Heart Health Clinics – July

Regular health checks can be a great way to get a snapshot of how healthy you are, and the next round of heart health clinics for staff are being provided at several UQ sites - St Lucia, Herston, Gatton, PACE and Long Pocket.

Appointments are limited and tend to get snapped up quickly, so book your appointment now!

Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity

UQ’s Cultural Inclusion Council is seeking to develop UQ’s inaugural CALD Staff Inclusion Strategy.

In order to learn the wider UQ communities’ expectations from the strategy and key deliverables, the Council has prepared a brief form, to capture community feedback. Responses will be accepted until 31 July 2020.

Australia New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) Updated

The Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC 2020) is the collective name for a set of three related classifications developed for use in the measurement and analysis of research and experimental development (R&D) undertaken in Australia and New Zealand. The three constituent classifications included in the ANZSRC are: 

  • Type of Activity (TOA); 
  • Fields of Research (FOR); and
  • Socio-economic Objective (SEO).

The ABS released an updated ANZSRC on 30 June 2020. More information about the ANZSRC and changes between the ANZSRC versions 2008 and 2020 is available on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website.  The ABS data files for TOA, FOR and SEO classifications can be downloaded here.

UQ R&I will provide further advice once commencement dates for the use of the research classifications have been provided. 

Paper of the Month – June

Congratulations to Mohd Abdul-Aziz (who we know as Hafiz) for his paper published in the June 1st edition of Intensive Care Medicine. This article provides a practical guide on how therapeutic drug monitoring for antimicrobial medications can be applied in routine clinical practice to improve therapeutic outcomes in critically ill adult patients. Well done Hafiz for this publication, it has received the UQCCR paper of the month award for June.

Sustainability

The June photocopier report is in, and printing levels are creeping back up as more staff and students return to working in the building, however the total number of pages printed in June (19,785) is still less than the monthly average for the year to date (23,653).

 
May
Year to Date
Total printed pages
19,785
141,917
Total printed sheets
12,026
85,821
B&W : colour
2.07
 
Duplex : simplex
3.64
 

Pages printed per level are as follows:

Level
# pages printed
% of total
6
4,208
21.3
8
4,008
20.3
7
2,688
13.6
5
2,586
13.1
4
2,494
12.6
3
2,214
11.2
2
725
3.7

Research development 

The new UQ procedure on Research and Consultancy Costing and Pricing PPL 4.10.2 is effective now. All overheads are now costed at the flat rate of 40%, unless an exemption applies. This applies to both research and consultancy.

To avoid issues, engage early with your RDO/RDM on costing your budget appropriately, and ensure you use the UQ template to ensure your overheads are applied under the policy.

There are transition arrangements available – consult with RDO/RPM if your current budget/application predates May 2020.

Toolbox Talks

We hope you are enjoying the Toolbox talks, which is a series of an informative presentations aimed at increasing the knowledge and skills of participants for wide-ranging topics relating to research, career development and associated subjects.

Recordings of some talks are now available on the UQCCR intranet under ‘research resources’.

If you have a topic that you would like the series to tackle, or if you are a subject matter expert who would like to deliver a talk, please get in touch with the series convener, Sarah Piper.

Seminar Series

Thank you to all recent speakers in the UQCCR seminar series. Some seminars have been recorded and are available for viewing via the links on the Centre intranet.

Upcoming events

Get involved by attending UQCCR and other seminar series and events listed here.

 

 

View archived announcements from UQCCR

Appointment of UQDI Institute Manager

Jill PenridgeJill Penridge will commence with UQDI on the 13th July as our new Institute Manager.

She has been with the University of Queensland since 2009. Jill started her career as a lawyer with a strong background in intellectual property and commercial law, particularly in the research sector. Since joining UQ she has undertaken a number of leadership roles across the university including with SMI, AIBN, ITaLI and QBI. Jill’s experience supporting research includes strategic plan development and implementation, optimisation of professional services delivery and relationship building with a wide range of stakeholders to enable the research mission of UQ.

Please join us in welcoming Jill to UQDI as she settles in. Greg and Jill will be working closely together over the next few weeks to ensure a seamless transition and Greg will also continue to support UQDI in his broader Faculty role. Please contact Jill (di.institutemanager@uq.edu.au) if you need assistance on operational matters.

Suggestions / Feedback for the UQDI Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Do you have any suggestions or feedback for the UQDI ED&I Committee? They would like to hear from you. Please get in touch here

Note: Any comments received will be anonymous unless you add your name and contact details.

Animal Ethics Committee August 2020 deadline for UQDI

The UQDI deadline for submission of animal ethics amendments, extensions, adverse events and breeding applications for consideration at the HS AEC August 2020 meeting is 10am Wednesday 5 August  to Kylie Hengst. Full project applications (and renewals) must be submitted by the UQ deadline of 5pm Thursday 6 August using the online form. All information and documentation can be found on the UQ Animal Ethics Website.

Upcoming events

Get involved by attending UQDI and other seminar series and events listed here.

 

View archived announcements from UQDI