JCU Events JCU Inspiration on Tap

JCU Events

Thu, 20 Jun 2019

JCU Inspiration on Tap


When: 20 June 19, 6:30pm -- 8pm

Where: Heritage Exchange, 151 Flinders Street, Townsville City

Come along and be inspired as JCU’s top researchers and academics share their expertise with the local community outside of the lecture theatre.

There will be two topics presented on the night. These include:

From Backyard to Baggy Green (and Gold): The Development of Elite Athletes in North Queensland

This presentation will discuss a number of crucial factors that underpin a young athlete’s sporting development. Targeting parents and coaches, this talk will be based upon the personal stories of two elite sportsmen who grew up in Townsville, as well as contemporary scientific literature on talent identification, development, and the importance of sport diversification.

Presented by Dr Jonathan Connor

A Practical Response to Resilience in the Tropics

JCU's Cyclone Testing Station combines leading edge research and latest technology to advance our ability to respond to cyclones and severe weather events in the Tropics. This presentation showcases practical learnings and solutions that have been applied to significantly improve disaster resilience for individual dwellings and the communities in which they are located.

Presented by John Doolan

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Contact details:

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