Graduates shine at dual CQUniversity Brisbane Graduation Ceremonies

26 August 2022

Almost 500 students have forged new paths for the future at dual CQUniversity Brisbane Graduation Ceremonies on 26 August.

The events were held at the Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Centre and included a cohort from CQU's Indonesian university partner' Bakrie University and nine Doctoral graduates.

Graduands heard from two guest speakers' Bakrie University Vice-Chancellor Professor Sofia Alisjahbana and Queensland Police Superintendent Graham Coleman.

At the morning ceremony' Professor Alisjahbana congratulated Bakrie University's graduates during her speech alongside their CQU counterparts.

"This graduation is particularly gratifying for me personally because some of the second cohort of the Bakrie University/Central Queensland University MBA program in Indonesia are among you graduating here today. Allow me to congratulate Ningsih' Jolanda' Gisella and Indah'" she said.

"A small number perhaps as the other half of the cohort had chosen another venue and time for their graduation. But as they say' a journey of a thousand kilometres starts with a single step' and with the early commitment and persistence already shown' we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership between our two institutions."

Among the graduands to cross the stage were nine who received a Doctor of Philosophy:

- Amelia Britton who co-produced a story of a learner-centred alternate model of education for remote Aboriginal adolescents

- Ivan Cikara for his thesis on systemic investigations needed to improve safety in the heavy vehicle transport industry

- Jamel Fani for his thesis on the effects of agronomic practices on the yield' composition and quality of ginger

- Monique White for her thesis examining the influence of a neuroeducational buoyancy program on student buoyancy

- Lisa Woodman for her thesis on the lived experience of the person at home following the admission of their spouse into an aged care facility

- Dean Miller for his thesis on sleep measurement tools' circadian strategies' and dietary factors pertaining to sleep in athletes and non-athletes

- Hannah Thorne for her thesis on gambling' extended wakefulness and alcohol consumption

-Darren Turnbull for his thesis into an exploratory study of enablers' barriers and challenges of learning management systems in Australia and China and;

- Amy Wallis for her thesis on the lived experience of adolescents and young adults with cancer

The Outstanding Alumnus of the Year Award was also presented to Dr Marjad Page for his contributions as a recognised thought-leader and active industry advocate in the Indigenous Health Space. VIEW PHOTOS