Be Winter 08 features marine and coral ecologists' work off the Capricorn Coast to save the Great Barrier Reef as well as stories about the mining boom and environmental sustainability, the hidden epidemic of domestic violence in rural Australia, the staging of the Olympics and more.
Subscribers to the hard-copy magazine can also read about what energises the CEO of Energex, and hear from a few inventors and entrepreneurs, entertainers, wildlife rescuers, a high-powered editor who traded in the race-track for the classroom and others who are benefiting from their relationship with CQUniversity. Readers, as well, have a chance to win a free holiday in the Whitsundays, thanks to Rydges.
Here are a few Be Winter 08 feature stories:
The Life Aquatic
Almost a million international tourists travel each year to the Great Barrier Reef‚ just off the coast of Queensland. Given that this magnificent natural wonder - the largest area ever afforded World Heritage listing - is home to a myriad of fish‚ coral and other marine life‚ and is almost unimaginably beautiful‚ its popularity isn't surprising. And a few extra guests hardly seems important. Except these travellers don't arrive by plane or yacht. They swim.
Meet the Innovators
After cutting his hand yet again whilst opening a glass ampoule during a medical procedure‚ emergency nurse Glen Riverstone decided enough was enough. Colleagues told him to get used to it; these glass vials of drugs - and their perils - were all part of the job. But natural-born entrepreneur Riverstone - who had been out of university just one year - decided there must be a better way to do things. And so began a long‚ challenging and rewarding process that would ultimately lead to changing the way doctors and nurses do their work.
After a whirlwind career that has seen him perform for musical mogul Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and work for Cameron Mackintosh in London's West End‚ Kevin Purcell is intent on delivering CQUniversity students a heady cocktail of opportunity.
These are just three among 50-plus storiesin Be Winter 08, which is only available on campus or by free subscription. If you or your organisation would like to subscribe to Be magazine, please send an email with your complete name, address and phone number.