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NewsFeed: 23 – 27 May 2022

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Good afternoon, you’re with USQNews. We’re Media and Communications with this week’s media roundup.

Monday

G’day mate! How’s it goin’?
• The University celebrated its international cohort with a homecoming celebration at the Toowoomba campus. It certainly was a night to remember, and one you can re-live by viewing our Facebook post.

We built this city: Youth for(u)ming decisions of tomorrow.
• As featured across our @usqedu channels and Mirage News, the funded and supported Queensland Government initiative under the Youth Research Grants Program provided a platform for people under 25 years of age to discuss future research decisions and projects. Rock’n’roll indeed.

Tuesday

There’s a new buzz on campus!
• We were flying high as drone racer champion Ben Mortenson was front and centre for the Science and Engineering Challenge, putting his talents on display for an educational show for school students. Read more via USQNews.

After the votes had been cast and counted…
• It was Emeritus Professor John Cole OAM who was flying across the airwaves talking about what the election meant for regional Australia. Listen to it via ABC Australia Wide.

Wednesday

Turns out this magazine is our best Defence.
• Our #TrailblazerTrifecta was featured in the Australian Defence Magazine, including quotes from our Vice-Chancellor. We’re kind of a big deal.

‘Twas time to stress less – and we aren’t *kidding* around.
7 News were amongst the many Zen students at out Stress Less events this week, covering the benefits of the day (and even got to cuddle a super cute albeit super loud goat, Oreo).

A tasty treat for the region’s medical hopefuls.
• Toowoomba high school students took their first steps along the Darling Downs–South West Medical Pathway with a ‘Taste of Medicine’ event held on campus. You can read all about it via USQNews (of course!).

Thursday

#Sorry
• The University paused to remember, commemorate, and acknowledge the past and ongoing mistreatment of First Nations peoples who have been forcibly removed from their families and communities. You can also watch Pro Vice-Chancellor (First Nations Education and Research) Professor Tony Dreise and Vice-Chancellor Professor Geraldine Mackenzie in this heartfelt video.

Friday

R.I.P Comet
• Fragments of a dying comet might put on a spectacular show next week – or pass by without a trace. Well, then. While Professor Jonti Horner has us hanging on the edge of our seat to find out, you can read why this might happen via The Conversation.

We’ll have more news, this time next Friday.

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