Monday, February 7, 2011

QUT dekat dihati

i was here for 3 years studying engineering. that was around 15 years ago. bila tengok pics masa queensland dilanda banjir tu, macam syahdu la pulak. btw for my note, just now dapat this email dari QUT alumni.

Dear QUT Alumni and Friends,

I am writing to update you on the recovery from recent floods affecting Brisbane and QUT’s operations.

QUT’s Gardens Point campus sustained some damage from the floods to the car park levels of our buildings closest to the river. The QUT Printery at Milton and Margaret Street offices remain closed. The recovery of operations in three affected buildings at Gardens Point campus is well underway and summer classes have resumed at Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove.

QUT is operating as business as usual. The major student accommodation buildings used by QUT students were not affected by the flood and we are already welcoming students for the first semester of 2011.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who contacted the University to offer your concern and support. Your messages were appreciated through a challenging time.

On behalf of QUT, I would like to express sincere condolences to those families who lost loved ones in this tragedy which has impacted so much of Queensland and Australia. The scale of the disaster has touched us all. So many people have lost their homes, businesses and personal memories to the floods.

In our own QUT community, staff have given generously to help their QUT colleagues, with more than $40,000 pledged to staff whose homes were severely impacted. QUT is also providing financial and other support to students who have been significantly affected by the floods.

As a university, we have a tradition of playing our part in supporting communities in distress. The fact that this disaster has occurred so close to home makes the University’s decision to provide assistance to victims even more poignant.

To this end, QUT has made a contribution to the flood relief effort of $50,000.

We join the many people across the nation who have rallied together on a tremendous scale, volunteering their time and money to bring Brisbane back on its feet.

The wonderful spirit of Brisbane means that the city is getting back to business as usual.

Thank you again for your support as we move quickly towards a more positive start for 2011.

Peter Coaldrake

Professor Peter Coaldrake Vice-Chancellor
QUT 2 George Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 GPO Box 2434, Brisbane QLD 4001
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