Conferences and seminars
The USQ Multicultural Centre endeavours to organise meaningful and relevant conferences and seminars with contemporary global issues relating to language, culture and diversity.
Twelfth Asia-Pacific International Conference on Education and Culture 2011
USQ Multicultural Centre hosted the Twelfth Asia-Pacific International Conference on Education and Culture 2011, which was organised by The University of Asia and the Pacific and co-hosted by the University of Southern Queensland held from 1 to 3 December 2011 in the Philippines.
Eleventh Asia-Pacific International Conference on Education and Culture 2007
USQ Multicultural Centre hosted the Eleventh Asia-Pacific Conference on Education and Culture 2007, which was organised by The University of Asia and the Pacific and held from 15 to 17 November 2007 at USQ..
Tenth Asia-Pacific International Conference on Education and Culture 2004
USQ hosted the Tenth Asia-Pacific Conference on Education and Culture 2004, which was organised by The University of Asia and the Pacific and held from 18 to 20 November 2004 at USQ.
- "Current Relations Between Australia and the Philippines", delivered by Mr Alan Grummitt, Consul General ad honorem of the Philippine Consulate on Thursday, 16 August 2012.
- Seminar, "The Tradition of Non-Violence in Indian Civilisation", delivered by Professor Sarva-Daman Singh, former Honorary Consul of India on Wednesday, 4 July 2012.
- "The Germans in Queensland - the past and future", delivered by Mr Detlef Sulzer, Honorary Consul for the Republic of Germany on Tuesday, 26 June 2012.
- Research seminars by visiting scholar Dr hab. Jan Lencznarowicz, Associate Professor of the Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland:
- “Political myths and social cohesion in an emigrant community: the case of the Polish Post War II emigration in the West” seminar took place at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba Campus on Tuesday, 14 February 2012 from 12:30 to 1:45PM; Lecture Theatre Q501;
- “Immigration, politics , ideology and reality: A historical perspective on the Polish Diaspora” seminar took place at the University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, on Wednesday, 15 February 2012 from 12:30 – 2:00pm, lecture theatre, room E302, Forgan Smith Building.
China's Minority Nationalities: the Example of the Uyghurs
This seminar in the global issues seminars series took place on Wednesday 4 November 2009. The speaker was Dr Abduresit Jelil QARLUQ, Associate Professor, The School of Ethnology and Sociology, Central University for Nationalities Beijing, China. Dr QARLUQ was introduced by USQ Professor Donald Hugh McMillen from the School of Humanities and Communications.
The seminar presented information about the Uyghurs and China's ethno-national affairs, mainly focusing on their history, culture, civilization and some current events. The People's Republic of China (PRC) is a multinational and multicultural country. There are 56 official ethnic groups/nationalities in China. The largest, the Han, make up 92% of the population and so each of the other ethnic groups consitutes a small percentage (8%) of China's population. Eight percent of China's population is not an insignificant number, given the PRC's total population of over 1.3 billion. All minorities number 120 million. The Uyghurs are one of China's largest and most important minority groups and are the native peoples of today''s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).
International Seminar on the Social Teaching of John Paul II
The Multicultural Centre in co-operation with the University of Asia and the Pacific, Philippines organised an international seminar on contemporary social issues in the teaching of John Paul II held on 4 and 5 December 2008 at USQ.
Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Symposium
For more information please contact William Conwell, Manager, Multicultural Centre, telephone +61 7 4631 1678.