Griffith University will put on four lectures during 2018, exclusively for
U3A clubs on the Gold Coast. The topics are varied but always interesting.
No Lecture in March due to
Commonwealth Games preparations
Friday 4th May
Friday 6th July
Friday 7th September
Friday 2nd November
The first Griffith University lecture for U3A members for this year will be held on Friday, 4 May 2018 at Griffith University.
There are two presenters lined up, Emeritus Professor Graham Jones AM and Dr Danielle Stanisic who will speak about the Malaria Vaccine project. Please find below a mini bio on both presenters.
Emeritus Professor Graham Jones AM, was the foundation Director of the Gold Coast College of Advanced Education (GCCAE) which became a University College of Griffith University in 1990. Professor Jones took a leading role in the development of the GCCAE, focusing on courses that met the needs of the local community such as business, education and hospitality.
Following the reforms to the tertiary sector of the late 1980’s, Professor Jones played an instrumental role in the amalgamation of the GCCAE with Griffith University and was appointed as the inaugural Pro Vice Chancellor and Director of the University College. In 1991, Professor Jones left the University to become a Professor of Mathematics Education at the Illinois State University.
The “Graham Jones” building was named after him in 1998, in recognition of his contributions to the development of the Gold Coast campus. Graham continues to support the University today. He now serves as the Chair of the Rotary Glycomics Malaria Vaccine Project committee and was recently made an Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Glycomics.
Dr Danielle Stanisic is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Glycomics at the cutting edge of malaria research. Eradicating malaria is in Dr Danielle Stanisic’s blood – literally, so it’s no wonder she chose a career in malaria research. Danielle a member of Southport Rotary Satellite Club Griffith University, contracted malaria while in Papua New Guinea doing malaria research. She currently manages the Malaria Vaccine Project in particular the Phase 1 clinical trial.
The lecture venue is the usual room, G34_1.05/1.06 and the schedule will be:
2:00pm Tea, Coffee, Water and Biscuits/ Muffins provided
2:10pm: Welcome & Lecture Introduction by Dr Andrew Bode
2:15 pm Presentation by Guest Lecturers
3:00pm Question time
3.15pm Close of lecture
For those new to these lectures here are a couple of tips:
Although the timetable provided by the university above says the lecture starts at 2.15 pm they usually start closer to 2 than 2.15.
The best way to get to the lecture, if practical for you, is to take the tram to the Gold Coast University Hospital stop. Take the stairs or lift from the platform and Building G34 is to your right. If you need to come by car, check out the university website for parking options.
Please let me know if you plan to attend so I can let the university people know numbers for catering purposes. Regards
Jo Holman (0421 851 626)
how to get there
catch the tram to the terminus at Gold Coast University Hospital. Take the escalator to street level and cross at the traffic lights to enter the University precinct.
The Chancellery, Building G34
Marked with a red dot on the map below.