CQUniversity’s Head of Department – Transport, Emergency and Safety Sciences, Associate Prof Yvonne Toft is also a CQUni alumnus. Her passion lies in the world of the safety sciences and this week she has been particularly busy coordinating CQUniversity’s Transport, Emergency and Safety Science Conference at the Rockhampton campus, bringing together academics and students from around the world to discuss research in occupational health and safety, risk management, accident forensics and transport.
If there’s one thing she’s passionate about, it’s marketing! Originally from Ingham and now based in Townsville, CQUni Marketing Assistant (Student Recruitment) Hannah Carr loves nothing more than helping people find the right pathway to their dream career.
Physiotherapy student Munyaradzi Muchinguri moved with his family from Zimbabwe to Gladstone when he was in primary school. Now a Capricorn College resident in Rockhampton, Munya’s own cross-cultural experience has inspired him to help people through creating better community connections. Recently appointed as a Change Champion with the Office of Social Innovation, Munya also has a passion for rap music and hopes to one day make a name for himself on the big screen.
Engineering alumnus Jack Frame built himself a future at CQUniversity. After gaining entry to the Engineering course via STEPS, Jack was a recipient of several scholarships throughout his study journey including the Equity Technology Scholarship, Sugar Research Institute Scholarship and the Equity Accommodation Scholarship. Jack is now a Junior Site Engineer for a telecommunications company in Toowoomba and believes the opportunities and support he received during his time at CQUniversity Mackay was the cornerstone of his success.
Recently appointed as one of CQUni’s five new Change Champions to promote social innovation, Mackay Laws student Caitlin Petersen has plenty of experience being an ambassador for her community. She’s been a Global Voices delegate to the UN Climate Change Conference in Morocco, is a Queensland Youth Parliament representative, volunteers with a range of local organisations, and is passionate about how social innovation can invigorate rural and regional areas.
New Change Champ and Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) student Kathryn Yost moved from Tasmania to Brisbane to start her CQUni journey with STEPS in 2015. Kathryn’s family is South African and her husband is Chinese. She believes good social innovation should take inspiration from a range of cultures to create more collaborative and sustainable communities.
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