UQ alumni awards for 2018

The University of Queensland’s 2018 Alumni Awards have recognised a broad range of leaders who have made exemplary contributions in fields ranging from science to social enterprise.

10 August 2018

It’s double the celebration for University of Queensland researchers Brandon and Claire Wainwright, who were both appointed Members of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for their significant service to medicine.

12 June 2018
UQ Sportsman of the Year Michael Mercieca, and UQ Sportswoman of the Year Gabi Simpson

Australian netball vice-captain Gabi Simpson and national gymnastics champion Michael Mercieca have been named The University of Queensland’s Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year.

24 April 2018
Dr Peter Simpson

More breast cancer patients could benefit from treatments currently used only for patients with a faulty BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, an international research collaboration has shown.

14 March 2017
Celebrity chef Ben Milbourne to be awarded Distinguished Young Alumni Award.

​The head of Uniting Care Queensland and a Reserve Bank of Australia board member are among a distinguished line-up celebrated in The University of Queensland’s 2016 Alumni Awards.

15 August 2016
An LNP billboard on the Captain Cook Highway, Cairns. Picture: Margo Kingston, via Twitter.

Driving back to Brisbane from my childhood home of Nambour, I saw the most extraordinary political billboard. In monumental black and white, it simply said: Hung Parliament. Chaos.

2 February 2015

Thousands of Australians suffer communication and swallowing disorders for various medical reasons that make the field of speech pathology more complex than ever before.

21 June 2013

60 University of Queensland (UQ) professional staff members have been recognised as “Miracle Workers” at a special ceremony today, August 27.

27 August 2012

BHP Billiton chair Donald Argus, AO, and the first Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands the Right Honorable Sir Peter Kenilorea, KBE, PC, are among 10 recipients of University of Queensland honorary doctorates this year.

26 November 2008

UQ’s newest brain disorder research lab was opened this afternoon in honour of the self-made millionaire Peter Goodenough who lost his life to motor neuron disease (MND).

19 March 2008

The University of Queensland has topped the latest round of grants from the nation’s peak university funding council.

23 June 2005

The University of Queensland recognised some of its best teachers last night at the 2004 awards for Excellence in Teaching, Research Higher Degree Supervision and Enhancement of Student Learning.

16 November 2004

A Brisbane artist who has sculpted more than 300 works into the sandstone cloisters of The University of Queensland’s Great Court will tomorrow receive an honorary degree from the University.

18 December 2001

The forests of the Philippines - dangerously under siege in the past 50 years - are set to expand as a result of a $4 million, 10-year project involving Australian and Filipino forestry scientists.

26 July 2000