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Alumni award recipients
2019 Creative Industries Faculty Outstanding Alumni Award winner. Joseph Kwan has provided expert advice on accessibility design and audit services for numerous industry and government bodies, including the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and the World Bank.
Sarah Moran and Lisy Kane
2018 Young Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award winners. From left, Sarah Moran and Lisy Kane from Girl Geek Academy and are on a mission to teach one million women how to get into the tech industry and launch their own start-ups by 2025.
2018 Creative Industries Faculty Outstanding Alumni Award winner. Archie Moore, a proud Kamilaroi man, is one of Australia’s most significant contemporary artists. His work has been exhibited around the world, including his flag installation, United Neytions, on permanent display at Sydney International Airport.
2017 Creative Industries Faculty Outstanding Alumni Award winner. Peter Greste is an award-winning journalist, recipient of the Australian Human Rights Medal and a devoted campaigner for freedom of speech. After incarceration by Egyptian authorities, widely condemned as a travesty of justice, Peter has been an advocate for journalists who have been imprisoned around the world.
2016 Creative Industries Faculty Outstanding Alumni Award winner. Kate Miller-Heidke is an award-winning singer-songwriter traversing contemporary pop, folk and opera genres. She has released four albums, achieved multi-platinum status and has represented Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest.
2015 Creative Industries Faculty Outstanding Alumni Award winner. Leigh Sales is an award-winning broadcast journalist and recipient of the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) known for her contributions to the democratic health and welfare of the Australian community. She has been the host of ABC Television's flagship news and current affairs program 7.30 since 2011.
2021 marks the 20th anniversary of QUT becoming the world’s first university to establish a dedicated creative industries faculty. Now encompassing a rich tapestry of creative disciplines, many communities that form part of the Creative Industries Faculty have had the opportunity to celebrate a number of achievements and milestones over this time.
In 2019, we celebrated 100 years of teaching architecture on the site of QUT. The Centenary launched with the John Gollings: History of the Built World Exhibition. Industry guests, alumni and academic staff of the School of Design hosted a panel discussion about the future of architectural education later in the year. The year's celebrations closed with a Gala Dinner, inviting TV and radio presenter, comedian and passionate architecture and design advocate, Tim Ross, as a guest speaker.
Beginning in 2017, the QUT Design Festival is an annual showcase of the final-year projects of the QUT School of Design. Distinguished guests, industry and alumni are invited to see, interact and be inspired by works from more than 1,000 emerging designers.
First coinciding with the historic opening of Building Z9 and the addition of other facilities surrounding the Creative Industries Precinct in 2016, CreateX festival brings together emerging and professional creatives, researchers and industry partners in an immersive festival of performances, exhibitions, screenings and panel discussions.
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While the rest of the nation was in lockdown, Journalism students at Queensland University of Technology were busy preparing content for their new magazine Q-KURV.
The closure of theatres and other venues due to COVID-19 has resulted in catastrophic loss of income for performance companies and artists. Spare a thought though for those behind the scenes, who work to make a production sing.
QUT has been named Australia’s best young university in the Times Higher Education rankings announced tonight (24 June 2020).
COVID-19 has been hard on the creative industries but 63 QUT student filmmakers have managed to make an eight-part web series featuring documentaries exploring how the pandemic has affected a range of people.
Designs by QUT students for a waterway transfer and launch system that makes it easier for people with limited mobility to go kayaking has been applauded by Seqwater and Spinal Life Australia.
The Jane Pitman Design Scholarship aims to provide scholarship opportunities for aspiring and talented interior design students to realise their goals in interior design.
The true story of one of the most dramatic, yet now forgotten chapters of Australia's early maritime history, Hell Ship is a tale of hardship and heroism; of survival and love.
As Australia's first culinary queen, Margaret Fulton long reigned supreme in the country's kitchens as she taught our growing nation how to cook.
Peg and Cliff Small are a suburban middle-aged couple who once happened to be prize-winning ballroom dancers.