Okay, this race report is late, but – excuse me – I have been busy. Busy with eating to be precise. Let me start this story at the week before the race. I ran that week.
As we boarded the bus at Mt Gravatt station, the chatter subsided and silence descended on the group. As I looked around, determination was etched in the faces. Some fidgeted with their hats while others gazed out the window, the sun just breaking through over the horizon on a perfect Brisbane Spring day.
Music, Mayhem and Change was the inaugural student led symposium held at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University (QCGU). The theme was inspired by the 50th anniversary of The Beatles touring Australia. When we designed the theme, we considered what The Beatles and this tour represented for music. That one group could have such a widespread effect that is still felt 50 years on made us pause to consider other changes, big and small, that impact on music and how these changes have impacted on society. And so the concept for Music, Mayhem, and Change was born.
The Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Awards, which were held last night, celebrate the University’s research achievements and acknowledge the achievements of outstanding individual researchers and research groups. We take great pleasure in congratulating the winners in each category and commend the far-reaching benefits and diversity of their research. Their dedication to advancing scholarly knowledge is helping to transform our world.
More than 2,000 people have gathered in Brisbane for a march and candlelight vigil in memory of murdered French student Sophie Collombet.
GUPSA is looking back on yet another highly successful event: hundreds of people – ranging from postgrads to senior academics – attended our three-day symposium at the Queensland College of Art last week.
GUPSA’s long-awaited reception with Griffith University Vice-Chancellor Ian O’Connor at Griffith’s Southbank campus – on 19th June – has attracted more than hundred post-grad students and as well as many other attendees.