Monday, April 22, 2013

Two good news stories in one afternoon

As a national university it is important to celebrate the achievements of our staff and students across all of our campuses, research centres and study centres and today we have been treated with two good news stories in the space of an hour.

To begin with two of our international students at CQUniversity Brisbane, have been named by Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor, Graham Quirk as 2013 Brisbane International Student Ambassadors. Azadeh Faaliyat from Iran and Edward Kasamba from Uganda will be among 33 new international student ambassadors.

As part of their new roles, Azadeh and Edward will act as advocates for international students living in Brisbane and will also help to promote Brisbane as an international study destination. As part of their role they will also have the opportunity to further explore Brisbane and experience some of the attractions including a Broncos game, Moreton Island and touring the upcoming Ekka. Well done Azadeh and Edward! I am sure you will be great ambassadors for not just Brisbane but CQUniversity as well!

Finally, I am also excited to announce that Ron Bishop (Senior Lecturer, Aviation) and Matthew Rockloff (Associate Professor, Psychology) have been named in the UniJobs Lecturer of the Year Top Ten list. This is a fantastic result for Ron and Matt, with the national honour based on votes received from students and colleagues. A well-deserved honour for both Ron and Matt as I know they go above and beyond in their teaching duties and community involvement.

Ron Bishop and Matthew Rockloff 

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