What can you do in August to become a better researcher?

better_researcher

You can attend our series of Higher Degree Research (HDR) Workshops. They are targeted to support you through all stages of the research lifecycle.

All staff and students are welcome to attend these workshops but preference will be given to HDR candidates. Once you have registered you will receive an email confirmation, please select add to the calendar.

Week 5 (31 July – 4 August)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Tue 1/8 1:00pm Endnote G10 2.04 Gold Coast
Thu 3/8 9:30am Online research survey tool N53 1.50 Nathan
Fri 4/8
1:00pm
Academic writing expectations at the HDR level S07 2.18 South Bank

 

Week 6 (7 August – 11 August)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 7/8 10:00am Endnote S02 3.13 South Bank
Wed 9/8 1:00pm Managing information resources and writing your literature review G10 2.25 Gold Coast

 

Week 7 (14 August – 18 August)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 14/8 10:00am Build and leverage your research profile N53 1.49 Nathan
Fri 18/8 10:00am Strategic publishing G10 2.04 Gold Coast

 

Week 8 (21 August – 25 August)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Tue 22/8 10:00am Endnote N53 1.50 Nathan
Wed 23/8 1:00pm Developing your academic argument G10 2.25 Gold Coast

 

Week 9 (28 August – 1 September)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 28/8 1:00pm Endnote G10 2.04 Gold Coast
Thu 31/8 10:00am Managing information resources and writing your literature review
N53 1.51
Nathan

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: the biological basis

Researchers from the National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases (NCNED) have discovered a cell receptor which could be a key contributing factor to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).

And we have the lead researchers presenting their findings at our upcoming Friends of the Library event on 10 August.

Come along to the Gold Coast campus to hear Professor Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik and Professor Don Staines discuss their groundbreaking research, as well as immunological, cell signalling and genetic features in CFS patients.

They will also talk about the challenges with CFS diagnosis, clinical presentation, and treatments.

CFS is a debilitating disorder characterised by extreme fatigue or tiredness that doesn’t go away with rest. It can also be referred to as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).

Around 400,000 Australians are believed to be affected by CFS, many of whom are house bound or bed bound.

Following the presentation, Friends of the Library members will be invited to join us for a cocktail reception and the opportunity to network with industry colleagues and our presenters.

It’s an event not to be missed! Register now.

Friends of the Library membership

You will have the option to become a Friends of the Library member when you register for this event. A Friends of the Library membership includes:

  • Invitations to a range of events featuring national and international guest speakers
  • Friends-only cocktail receptions
  • Access to exhibitions and displays in our libraries
  • Friends of the Library e-newsletter
  • Discount on University Library borrowing
  • 20% discount on Griffith Review subscription

Event details

  • What
    Presentation on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • When
    10 August 2017
    5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Where
    Leneen Forde Chancellery (G34)
    Gold Coast campus
    Griffith University

Artists’ books exhibited at QCA Library

Artists’ books exhibited at QCA Library

The Artists’ Books Brisbane Event was held in July this year. As part of this event, the Queensland College of Art (QCA) Library exhibited books from the Centre for the Artist Book.

The Centre for the Artist Book is a collection of over 650 artists’ books, multiples, and ephemera by international and Australian artists held at grahame galleries + editions.

The opening of the exhibition was attended by approximately 60 international, interstate and local conference delegates, including curators and librarians from cultural institutions and universities, QCA staff, students, and artists.

Guests included German book artists, Ulrike Stoltz and Uta Schnieder, as well as the Journal of Artists’ Books, Editor, Brad Freeman.New England Art Museum, Director, Robert Heather officially opened the exhibition.

New England Art Museum, Director, Robert Heather officially opened the exhibition. He acknowledged grahame galleries + editions, founder, Noreen Grahame’s substantial contribution to the development of artists’ books practices, print culture and contemporary art in Australia.

A documentary video about Noreen Grahame and selected works from the exhibition is being produced by the Griffith Film School, Live Lab industry engagement program.

A bibliography and descriptive catalogue of the works were produced for the exhibition and are now available at QCA Library.


What can you do in July to become a better researcher?

better_researcher

You can attend our series of Higher Degree Research (HDR) Workshops. They are targeted to support you through all stages of the research lifecycle.

All staff and students are welcome to attend these workshops but preference will be given to HDR candidates. Once you have registered you will receive an email confirmation, please select add to the calendar.

Week 1 (3 July – 7 July)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Thu 6/7 1:00pm Endnote G10 2.04 Gold Coast

 

Week 2 (10 July – 14 July)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Tue 11/7 10:00am Managing your research data G10 2.09 Gold Coast
Fri 14/7 10:00am Academic writing expectations at the HDR level N53 1.51 Nathan

 

Week 3 (17 July – 21 July)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 17/7 10:00am Endnote N53 1.49 Nathan
Wed 19/7 1:00pm Academic writing expectations at the HDR level G10 2.25 Gold Coast

 

Week 4 (24 July – 28 July)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Tue 25/7 9:30am Online research survey tool G10 2.04 Gold Coast
Wed 26/7 10:00am Developing your academic argument N53 1.51 Nathan
Thu 27/7 1:00pm Build and leverage your research profile G10 2.09 Gold Coast

What happens in Vegas

Las Vegas is synonymous with glitz, glamour and gambling.

But in July, Sin City will be the destination for the best and brightest students from colleges and universities around the world.

And one of those is our very own Michael McGuinness – a Project Manager and Business Analyst with eResearch Services.

For three fun-filled days, Michael and fellow members of the Golden Key International Honours Society will attend the 2017 Golden Key International Summit (GKIS) in Vegas.

Membership into the Golden Key Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements.

With over 2.3 million members worldwide, the society has 430 chapters at colleges and universities in ten countries: Australia, Canada, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, New Zealand, South Africa, The Bahamas and the United States.

Michael was invited by the Vice Chancellor to join Golden Key in 2015 and has attended many of the networking events run by the prestigious society.

Golden Key events have taken him to places such as the Gold Coast, Arizona, and Sydney. And very shortly, to the Glitter Strip in Nevada, USA.

Michael won a travel grant to present his workshop on Digital Anxiety at the GKIS in July.

The International Summit brings the brightest and most passionate members together from across the globe for three days. The event will feature workshops, speakers, community service opportunities and more.


What can you do in June to become a better researcher?

better_researcher

You can attend our series of Higher Degree Research (HDR) Workshops. They are targeted to support you through all stages of the research lifecycle.

All staff and students are welcome to attend these workshops but preference will be given to HDR candidates. Once you have registered you will receive an email confirmation, please select add to calendar.

Study Week (29 May – 2 June)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
1/6 10:00am Copyright, plagiarism and publishing integrity G10 2.25 Gold Coast
2/6 1:00pm Track, measure and demonstrate impact G10 2.09 Gold Coast

 

Exam Week 1 (5 June – 9 June)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
7/6 10:00am Endnote G10 2.04 Gold Coast

 

 Student Vacation (19 June – 23 June)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
21/6 10:00am Endnote N53 1.49 Nathan

Learn and engage with open data

Open Data Institute

Open data is data that is made available by organisations, businesses and individuals for anyone to access, use and share. It has the power to transform and create a better future for everyone.

The Open Data Institute (ODI) Queensland aims to connect, equip and inspire Australians to innovate with data. Established in December 2014, ODI Queensland’s mission is to catalyse open data for the benefit of everyone.

Do you want to be a part of the open data movement? Attend these Open Data Institute (ODI) Queensland events in June.

ODI Connect – Queensland Globe
Thursday 15 June 2017, 4:30-6pm
Stair Stadium, The Precinct:  Level 2, TCB, 315 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

Steve Jacoby, Executive Director, Land and Spatial Information, Department of Natural Resources and Mines will share cutting edge insights into the new features of Queensland Globe, one of Queensland’s most inspirational examples of the power of open data. Augmented reality and virtual reality will be used to show the ways in which data can be combined and synthesised for use in the real world. Bring your device and be part of a live demonstration using the HoloLens! Register now.

Data to drive innovation and advance business
Friday 16 June 2017, 9-12pm
The Precinct, Level 2, TCB, 315 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley.

The Queensland Government has asked us to help identify high-value government data sets in key industry areas: agriculture, tourism, mining, construction, education and training, technology and research, health and justice. This is a golden opportunity for you to let the Queensland Government know which of its public data will deliver most value if published. Come and have your say! Register now.