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November 20, 2017

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USQ experts and staff members are available to comment on the below topics:

White Ribbon Day (November 25)
Carl Rallings (Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Students and Communities) can discuss USQ’s efforts to prevent and respond to violence against women which earned the University the title of ‘White Ribbon Accredited Workplace’.

Lowering student textbook costs
Carmel O’Sullivan (Director of Library Services) and Adrian Stagg (Manager of Open Educational Practice) can talk about how students can save on textbook costs after USQ became the first Australian university to be represented on the Open Textbook Network (OTN).

Upskilling maths teachers
Linda Galligan (School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences) is an Associate Professor in Mathematics and has expertise in mathematics education. She can talk about how upskilling teachers can help address the ‘maths crisis’ in high schools and ensure school students are able to learn the skills necessary for jobs of the future.

Media contact: Griffith Thomas, Email:, Phone: 07 3470 4027

Upcoming events:

November 21 (Toowoomba) & November 22 (Springfield)
Maths Teachers Professional Learning Days
School teachers, educators and pre-service teachers will take part in a series of workshops designed to encourage teachers to promote mathematics to school students in novel and exciting ways.

November 22
Voices of the Australian Migrant and Minority Press: Intercultural, Transnational and Diasporic Contexts
The conference is timed to mark developments in Australia’s migrant and minority printed press since 1967.

In case you missed it:

Japanese Garden wins Bronze at Qld Tourism Awards
USQ’s Japanese Garden has been recognised as one of the most outstanding, dedicated and successful locations in Queensland’s multi-billion dollar tourism industry.

Gold medal for Ellipsis Media’s 3D Printing expertise
USQ’s print and design company Ellipsis Media has taken out the top gong for 3D printing at the 2017 Queensland Print Industry Craftsmanship Awards.

London Calling: The BBC and origins of international broadcasting
University of Bristol, Professor of Modern History, Simon J Potter will discuss the role of international broadcasting, past and present, at a public lecture in Toowoomba.

Media contact:
USQ Corporate Communication and Public Relations, Email:, Phone: 07 4631 1163

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