Pursuing Reconciliation and achieving improved outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is a major priority for Australia as a nation. As a publicly funded university, USQ is committed to using its resources to supporting this goal in ways that are appropriate, effective and relevant to the local communities. As such, the Vice-Chancellor has sought to have in place an advisory mechanism on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander matters to assist in informing her decision-making in this important area of the University’s operations.
The Elders and Valued Persons Advisory Board (EVPAB) provides high-level strategic advice to the Vice-Chancellor to assist her in positioning the University to pursue Reconciliation and the improvement of outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through the activities of the University.
Membership to EVPAB is made by invitation from the Vice-Chancellor from individuals who have respect within their local community. The current membership of the EVPAB is as follows:
- Uncle Darby McCarthy OAM (PDF 1MB)
- Mr Wayne Fossey (PDF 357KB) (Chair)
- Ms Sharon Kinchela (Deputy-Chair)
- Uncle Mal Collinge (PDF 360KB)
- Aunty Lurlene Henderson (PDF 398KB)
- Dr Mark Copland