How we celebrated our Centenary
Throughout 2010, UQ celebrated its Centenary with a wealth of events and activities and we thank all of you around the world who joined in the celebrations. Reports, still images and video footage from some of the events are linked below.
You can also view the full Calendar of Events in which alumni, students, staff and the community participated.
Centenary Publications and Merchandise
Eight special publications, as well as other mementos, were produced for the Centenary.
Final 2009 UQ Senate meeting
UQ’s 31st Senate held its final meeting for 2009 on Thursday 10 December.
Alumni reunions were held throughout Australia and around the world in UQ's Centenary year.
Her Excellency Dr Penelope Wensley AO
Centenary Oration 10 March 2010: Her Excellency Dr Penelope Wensley AO, UQ alumna and Governor of Queensland
Professor the Honourable Gareth Evans AO, QC
Centenary Oration 31 March 2010: Professor the Honourable Gareth Evans AO, QC, former Australian Foreign Minister
Student and staff celebrations
Each of UQ's four campuses celebrated the Centenary.
Dr Tony Haymet
Centenary Oration 14 April 2010: Dr Tony Haymet, Director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USCD
The juxtaposition of old and new was celebrated in two Centenary exhibitions featured at the UQ Art Museum in 2010.
Centenary Celebration Day
Thousands staff, students, alumni and members of the general public converged at UQ's St Lucia campus on 18 April to celebrate the UQ Birthday.
Jack Manning Bancroft
Centenary Oration 21 April 2010: Jack Manning Bancroft, 2010 Young Australian of the Year Finalist.
Mrs Irina Bokova
Centenary Oration 2 May 2010: Mrs Irina Bokova, Director-General UNESCO.
Reginald Heber Roe Tree
On 22 June, a commemorative tree was planted to honour Reginald Heber Roe, the first person to hold the title of Vice-Chancellor of the University.
Alumni Reunion Weekend
On 2 - 4 July, thousands of Alumni returned to the St Lucia campus for the UQ Centenary Alumni Reunion Weekend.
Prof. Jim Bell
Centenary Oration 14 July 2010: Professor Jim Bell, astronomer, planetary scientist and lead scientist for the colour cameras on the Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity.
Prof. Joseph E. Stiglitz
Centenary Oration 26 July 2010: Professor Joseph E Stiglitz, Nobel-prize winning economist.
State Government Reception
On 25 October 2010, the State Government hosted a reception at Parliament House to celebrate the Centenary of the University.
In 2010, the University commissioned a new artwork commemorating one of its first and most significant benefactors, Dr James O'Neil Mayne.
Dr Andrew Liveris
Centenary Oration 22 November 2010: Dr Andrew Liveris, UQ alumnus and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company.
Professor Michael Stratton FRS
Centenary Oration 7 December: Professor Michael Stratton, cancer genetics expert and discoverer of the breast cancer gene.
Senate Dinner 2010 and Commissioned Music
The 10 December Senate Dinner was the last corporate event of the Centenary, held exactly 12 months after the inauguration function.