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From the Vice-Chancellor - Nov - Dec - 2022

November - December 2022

With 2022 soon drawing to a close, it is the perfect time to reflect on the many wonderful things that the University of Southern Queensland achieved this year, including:

  • being named as one of the Federal Government’s six Trailblazer Universities for our Innovative Launch, Automation, Novel Materials, Communications and Hypersonics (iLAuNCH) program; a $180 million project working in support of Australia’s sovereign launch capability;

  • achieving an overall 5-Star rating in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Stars University Ratings; and

  • being ranked in the Top 350 (301-350 band) of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023, improving our ranking position for the third year in a row. You can read more about these outstanding results later in this newsletter.

These are several among many key milestones achieved this year, all of which were made possible because of the hard work, commitment and professionalism of our wonderful staff and students.

In October, we celebrated our alumni at the 2022 UniSQ Alumnus of the Year Awards. Please join with me in congratulating all of our winners, and in particular our Alumnus of the Year Jennie Waters and Young Alumnus of the Year Simon Playford. Be sure to read more about their outstanding careers later in this issue. 

Graduart, the annual exhibition of the work of our Visual Arts students who have completed their studio practice courses, will be on display until 16 December.  The exhibition will be held across the A Block and B Block art galleries at the Toowoomba campus, with a range of artworks across ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, painting and drawing. This is a wonderful opportunity to view the work of our talented students.

As this is the last Alumni Newsletter for the year, I would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you the very best for the upcoming holiday season, and for an exciting and fulfilling new year ahead.

Kind regards

Vice-Chancellor Professor Geraldine Mackenzie