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Newsroom Releases 2012 September Come help celebrate research at JCU

19/09/2012
Come help celebrate research at JCU
North Queenslanders are invited to help experience and celebrate JCU's achievements in research during a special program of events beginning next week.

First published 19 September 2012

North Queenslanders are invited to help experience and celebrate James Cook University’s achievements in research during a special program of events beginning at the end of the month.

“Celebrating Research” 2012 will include workshops and demonstrations on both Townsville and Cairns campuses to showcase what research at JCU has achieved and the potential for future discoveries.

Professor Chris Cocklin, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor at JCU, said the events were designed to share JCU’s experiences and recognise the University’s achievements.

“The JCU community is committed to its role as a research-intensive university,” he said.

“Celebrating Research was introduced in 2009 with a view to improving the profile of research, of recognising excellence and helping to build institutional capacity.

“Each year the program is designed to shine the spotlight on research and research training as a way of emphasising the importance of these activities to the institution’s mission; to acknowledge and reward excellence in research and research training and to build capacity.”

Events are free and all are welcome.

TOWNSVILLE PROGRAM

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Launch, Awards and Finals

My Research in Three Minutes (Incorporating Advisor of the Year)

Venue: Medical Lecture Theatre, Building 45:002

Time: 4:00 pm till 7:00 pm

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Workshop “Creating Research Opportunities for Yourself and How to Network for Success”

(Prof. Jane Farmer Head of School, La Trobe Rural Health School, Bendigo)

Venue: Endeavour Room, University Halls

Time: 1:30pm till 3:30 pm

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Seminar “Communicating Research”

(Dr Liz Tynan, Graduate Research School, Townsville)

Venue: Endeavour Room, University Halls

Time: 10:00am till noon

Friday, 5 October 2012

Closing event: Panel Discussion - Biosecurity

Venue: Museum of Tropical Queensland

Time: 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm

If members of the public would like to attend any event, or for more information, contact Clare Gregory on (07) 4781 6531 or email clare.gregory@jcu.edu.au

JCU Media contact: Caroline Kaurila (07) 4781 4586 or 0437 028 175