Indigenous Engagement

A Guidance Through Time by Quandamooka artists, Casey Coolwell and Kyra Mancktelow. The complete artwork represents reconciliation at UQ and elements champion UQ values and connections between Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous peoples.Our work is underpinned by a recognition of the enormous contributions that Indigenous peoples and perspectives bring to universities and an understanding of the transformative power of higher education for individuals and communities.

This work encompasses all of the University's operations - teaching and learning, research, engagement/enrichment and its physical and operating environments. The Division seeks to engage and activate the UQ leadership and community in a commitment to Reconciliation and to achieve the University's strategic goals.

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Uniquely Australian Foods

Celebrating Australia's unique food identity

Australians love their food. But how do we get the rest of the world to fall in love with Australian foods and flavours? The ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Uniquely Australian Foods aims to change the way Australians – and the world – thinks about Australia’s cuisine and food products, by partnering with and supporting Australia's First Nation's people, the traditional custodians, of native foods and plants. We are collaborating with First Nations communities across Australia, food industry entrepreneurs with a research team spanning law, engineering, food science and the social sciences, to promote research and development on uniquely Australian foods.

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Recent QAAFI Indigenous Events

On 17 May 2023, the QAAFI Operations team traveled down to Native Oz Bushfoods in Ropeley for a one-of-a-kind cultural immersion day tour.
Staff and students from the Uniquely Australian Foods centre were excited to welcome fifteen Indigenous year 11 and 12 school students from Acacia Ridge’s Aboriginal and Islander Independent Community School, ‘Murri School’, for an engaging and hands-on day at the UQ Elkhorn facility.