Addressing food security in the face of climate change is an important goal for Shona Wood who graduates with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours) on July 24 and is Valedictorian at that ceremony. Shona has made a career transition from being a chef to an agricultural scientist, with a common interest in food in both careers. Shona came to UQ as a mature age student, attracted by its reputation for great research in agriculture.
There are a wide variety of scholarships available to new and continuing students studying within the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences. Many have already been awarded to students within our school for this year. Students are encouraged to view the available Scholarships for Semester 2, 2015 and if eligible, apply. Applications open 20 July 2015.
The inaugural Scholarship and Prizes Award Ceremony for the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences was held on 19 May in the Hamon Centre, Gatton Campus. Donors and recipients, together with School staff, attended the ceremony. Representatives of the donors who attended the night presented awards as did Professor Neal Menzies on behalf of other donors and the School. The evening was compèred by Associate Professor Jim Cavaye.
Sunflower competition winners, Downlands College, regained the title by winning both the heaviest and tallest sunflower prizes with a 2.69 metre tall sunflower weighing in at 3.54 kilograms. Downlands College held the title in 2012 and 2013.