Aboriginal dancers

Footsteps lead to higher education

FOLLOWING in her adored grandmother’s footsteps with higher education has Kelly McBride of Nikenbah bursting with pride. “I’ve got big shoes to fill,” Ms McBride beamed at yesterday’s NAIDOC Week celebration at University of Southern…

Aboriginal students beat study blues

LEARNING has rarely been so much fun for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students who attend semi-weekly study sessions at University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Fraser Coast. USQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor…
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Islands and outback inspire nurses

NGAIRE Willis’s ambition to work as a nurse in the Torres Strait Islands received a boost this week with the presentation of the Lucy Harris Award at University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Fraser Coast. The Lucy Harris Award of $1000…

Young leaders score in NAIDOC awards

USQ Fraser Coast students Tor-quaisia Robe-Broome and Kassandra Waia have been honoured in the 2015 Fraser Coast NAIDOC Week Awards. Ms Robe-Broome, who completed the Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP) in Semester 1, 2015,…

Knowledge a key to Reconciliation

  “Knowledge is power. If we’ve got the knowledge we can discuss anything we wish.” Those were the words of University of Southern Queensland’s Elders and Valued Person Advisory group representative Uncle Ian Wheeler as the…
Aboriginal father and son

This land is our land - federal court declares native title

CHEERS and tears of jubilation filled a temporary federal court room on Fraser Island yesterday (October 24, 2014) as Justice Berna Collier officially recognised the Butchulla people as the island's native title holders. It was an emotional…

Proud moment for 52-year-old graduate

IT WAS a proud moment for Annette Seymour of Maryborough when she graduated from the Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP) at University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Fraser Coast in February 2015 “I’m very excited about…

USQ student ambassador digs archaeology

FROM Australia’s Arnhem Land to Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, the world will become one big digging patch for University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Student Ambassador Elli Tonscheck after she completes her Bachelor of Arts (Archaeology)…

Discovering a new career in Maryborough

DIGGING into a social media web site has unearthed a promising future for Annette Seymour of Maryborough. The 52-year-old mother of four, is excited about becoming an archaeologist thanks to her friend’s Facebook comments about experiences…

Bound for Vanuatu

USQ Fraser Coast student Samala Cronin is among 10 Australian Indigenous youth leaders selected to help build a school in Vanuatu next month. “I've just found out that I’m going to Vanuatu for seven weeks on a volunteer program at a…

NAIDOC recognition for USQ

UNIVERSITY of Southern Queensland’s contribution to the Fraser Coast Indigenous community and culture has been recognised in this year’s NAIDOC Week Awards announced yesterday (July 7) at the Flag Raising Ceremony in Hervey Bay. USQ Fraser…

Emu feathers keep little fingers busy

MAKING emu feather skirts and traditional head dress kept little fingers busy over the school holidays when University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Fraser Coast and Koorawinga Vacation Care partnered to run workshops at Scrub Hill, Hervey Bay. USQ’s…

Chantel's journey of discovery

EXPLORING the finer details of her family’s history was an unexpected bonus for a Fraser Coast Butchulla student as she embarked on her higher education journey at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). Now in her second year of…

Time for reflection and healing at USQ

USQ Fraser Coast staff, students and traditional indigenous owners the Butchulla people came together on May 29, 2013, to commemorate National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week. Indigenous dancer Richard (Joe Joe) Gala opened…