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Key metrics, achievements and initiatives

  • A number of significant alumni engagement events occurred throughout 2019 including a 65 year Occupational Therapy reunion; Dental Alumni reunions in Sydney and Melbourne; 30 and 50 year Reunions for Pharmacy; plus a Faculty Alumni event in Toronto (coincident with an interprofessional education event).
  • The first HaBS Alumni Newsletter was distributed in mid-October to 25,813 alumni.
  • A number of alumni were also connected through their involvement as health partner employees in one or more of the various IPE workshops and community of practice events held throughout the year.
  • The Faculty’s capacity in advancement and alumni relations has been enhanced by (i) the appointment of a HEW 7 Senior Events and Alumni Relations Coordinator to assist the Faculty’s Director of Advancement (Inma Beaumont, appointed in 2017) and (ii) the appointment of Prof Louise Hickson as Associate Dean (External Engagement) to provide academic and strategic oversight of the Faculty’s Advancement and Alumni activities, among other duties.  Discussions have also occurred throughout 2019 with the PVC (Advancement), the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and the Director of QBI for a more coordinated approach to fund raising in the health and medical sciences.
  • A Global Leadership Series event on microplastics in the environment was held in September and a symposium on Behaviour Change for Better Health in December.  Six GLS proposals featuring Faculty staff as speakers have been submitted for 2020 events.
  • An event to announce the Queensland Aphasia Research Centre and the significant ($1.5M) in philanthropy that enabled it was held at Customs House in early September as part of National Stroke Week.
  • Bursary funding has been attracted to support students undertaking rural placements with a mental health focus.
  • A HaBS Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) implementation group has been formed under the leadership of the AD(EE), Professor Hickson.
  • Multiple alumni events and dinners.
  • Scaled up international and domestic prospective student engagement.
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