IFE Grand Challenge Lecture: Backing Australia’s Research Ecosystem

Join us at the next Grand Challenge Lecture as we hear from Professor Margaret Sheil AO, QUT Vice-Chancellor, who will discuss effective models, strategies, and example breakthroughs of a successful national research environment. Read more.

Event details:
Friday 25 May, 4-5pm
The Kindler Theatre (P 421), Level 4, P Block
QUT Gardens Point Campus

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Research Showcase – QUT Women in Leadership

QUT’s Women in Leadership Committee invites you to a special event to celebrate the achievements of some of our mid-career women researchers who are making an impact in their respective fields.

A number of QUT PhD alumni will be speaking at the event, including Dr Glenda Caldwell, Associate Professor Moe Wynn, Dr Lisa van Leent and Dr Rowena Maguire.

Read more about the presenters (PDF 723KB).

Event details:
Thursday 14 June, 12-2pm
Gardens Theatre Foyer, QUT Gardens Point Campus. Light lunch provided. RSVP.

Event contact: Kym Mapleston.

Art-making, Machines and Creative Learning

This research seminar hosted by Associate Professor Sandra Gattenhof and the QUT Creative Lab will look at how machine learning and digital tools are remaking the way in which arts engagement and arts learning is taking place in contexts as diverse as schools, workplaces and cultural organisations.

It will investigate how arts and machine learning can challenge notions of delivery around art-making and art for social or health outcomes.

Presentations by Bridgette van Leuven, Michael Dezuanni, Ellen Marie Saethre-McGuirk, Manuela Taboada and team, Greg Jenkins and Steph Hutchison. Read presenter bios and a description of each session.

The seminar celebrates UNESCO Arts Education Week at
QUT Creative Industries.

Event details:
Tuesday 22 May, 2pm-6:30pm
QUT Kelvin Grove Campus, Creative Industries Precinct, Building Z9 Level 6
Free but registrations are essential. Register by Friday 18 May.

Koficon – where people and ideas connect

KofiCon brings together QUT higher degree students, doctoral graduates and researchers from all disciplines. It’s an opportunity to share ideas, connect and collaborate in a relaxed setting.

Free, and all welcome.

 

Event details:
May 10, 10am on “The Terrace”, Level 5, R Block (Library)
QUT Kelvin Grove Campus.
Register.

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Research Data Training – a course for HDRs & Early Career Researchers

A new, free training course for QUT researchers (including doctoral students, recent graduates and early career researchers).

In this 2 hour session, you’ll consider your data across the whole research lifecycle – from planning and collecting, to curating and publishing. At every stage, we’ll point you to resources, tools, and opportunities to learn more.

The session will be delivered as a series of lightning talks and multimedia. You’ll hear from a range of experts and academics. We’ll provide you with an introduction – the big picture – of research data at QUT.

Places are limited so sign up now.
Session 1: Monday 14 May 1pm-3pm, Gardens Point (P419)
Session 2: Tuesday 15 May 1pm-3pm, Kelvin Grove (IHBI seminar room – Q430)

A light afternoon tea will be provided.

This training was developed by QUT Library, the Office of Research Ethics and Integrity, and eResearch.

Catapult – launching transdisciplinary research for industry impact

QUT’s Institute for Future Environments introduced the Catapult research funding program to help support short term, higher risk transdisciplinary research projects that deliver industry outcomes.

All QUT academic staff and QUT doctoral alumni are eligible to apply.

Catapult funding is aimed at enhancing the technology readiness levels of transdisciplinary research ideas – ensuring QUT’s research is able to move along the continuum from creative discovery and successful application… through to adopted innovation by our end user partners in industry and government.

It’s launch time: find out how to apply.

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The Cube Artist in Residence Program – call for EOIs

Are you a professional working in visual art, interactive design, science communication, digital storytelling, software engineering, data visualisation or games design?

Do you want to push the boundaries of your practice and develop an innovative project on one of the world’s largest interactive display spaces?

If answered ‘yes’ to the above – it is time to start your application for The Cube’s 2018 Artist in Residence program!

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A Room for Research – Paper Performance Presentation by Marit Ulvund

“Who am I as a researcher, female writer, theatre practitioner, and may I be all three at the same time? Can I research my own identity and perform my findings with credibility?”

Virginia Woolf once wrote: The human frame being what it is, heart, body, and brain all mixed together, and not contained in separate compartments as they will be no doubt in another million years, a good dinner is of great importance to good talk (Woolf.1928:21).

In this paper performance, 2013 QUT PhD alumnus Marit Ulvund will explore and perform her role as a female performative, writing and researching subject. The performance is based on her reflections from the last 10 years gathered in a document called Thoughts, and which is free writings related to her PhD process, herself, and later work. Moreover, it refers to performances and other texts in papers, articles, and with reference to other writers.

Music composed and played by Stein Helge Solstad (guitar).

Event details:
Tue. 15 May 2018, 1pm – 3pm
QUT Creative Industries Precinct, Room Z9-321, Building Z9
corner Musk Avenue and Gona Parade

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QUT bluebox Robotics Accelerator Information Session

Find out about the what the 2018 QUT bluebox Robotics Accelerator offers, what opportunities are available, and what software you can use.

Open to all Queensland residents, the QUT bluebox Robotics accelerator is a 3 month intensive startup development program designed to assist new robotics ventures in accelerating their entry into the marketplace.

 

 

THE ACCELERATOR WILL GIVE YOU ACCESS TO:

  • world class robotics experts and connections
  • highly experienced industry mentors
  • cutting edge entrepreneurship education
  • $15,000 in funding Winning teams will receive opportunity to fly to Japan/U.S

Event details:
Tuesday 1 May, 5:30pm-6:30pm
QUT Gardens Point Campus
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IFE Grand Challenge Lecture Series: Wayne Denning from Carbon Creative

Wayne DenningWayne Denning, a proud Birri Gubba man and QUT alumni, left a successful career in Federal Government to form Carbon Creative, a full service creative agency with a difference. Determined to give a positive voice to Indigenous Australians, Wayne set about creating innovative, engaging design and strategy for children’s television and the corporate arena and hasn’t looked back.

Join us on on Friday 4 May at 4.00pm as Wayne delivers an IFE Grand Challenge Lecture. His topic is: Provoking intergenerational change – empowering a generation to close their own gap. To find out more and register, go to our Eventbrite listing.

All Grand Challenge Lectures are free and open to the public. You can attend in person at the Kindler Theatre (GP-P421) in P Block on QUT’s Gardens Point campus or watch via livestream.