Campaign Events

Vancouver - Monday 6 May 2019

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Creating change together: saving the world’s reefs

Monday 6 May 2016, Skidmore Room, Level 2, Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, 6.30pm for 7.00pm-9.00pm


The University of Queensland invites alumni, donors and friends in the Vancouver area to join us to hear special guest Professor Bernard Degnan, Director, Centre for Marine Science, UQ, explain how the University is helping to save coral reefs and other marine environments globally.

The Great Barrier Reef and coral reefs worldwide are under enormous threat. With their demise is the loss of untold biodiversity. By unlocking secrets held in this biodiversity, we show that coral reefs are of unfathomable value to all the world’s citizens, not just those living in the tropics. Instructions for next-gen materials and batteries and scalable methods to biocontrol one the reef’s biggest threat, the crown-of-thorns starfish, are now being deciphered. This understanding not only contributes to emerging sustainable bioeconomies; it restores and protects our reefs.

Professor Peter Høj AC, President and Vice-Chancellor, UQ and event co-host and alumnus, Dr Roslyn Hendriks, Chief Executive Officer, C-Suite Corporate will also talk about the Not if, when campaign.The Not if, when campaign represents the University's most comprehensive philanthropic campaign in our 109-year history and aims to create change throughout society, with transformative student scholarships, life-changing research and pioneering teaching initiatives.