On Sunday 12th of June, 2016 George Vivian Roberts was posthumously acknowledged as a Queensland Great along with people as diverse as cricketer Allan Border AO; human rights advocate The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO; music conductor and mentor John Curro AM MBE; Indigenous athlete, barrister and philanthropist Lloyd McDermott; rugby league legend Mal Meninga AM; and Queensland’s oldest, largest and leading animal welfare charity The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) Queensland.
So what does this mean for us at JCU and as residents in North Queensland? Well in the @JCU article it states George "placed great importance on providing tertiary education beyond the capital cities...". The impact of having dedicated research and teaching facilities in the northern tropical areas aids with providing development momentum in our regional northern areas in the form of conferences, research and professional graduates. There are many resources in our library collections dedicated to these local topics including:
- Regional economic development through creative industries: a research project and partnership between Townsville City Council and James Cook University
- Design Implications from the Preliminary Results of a Telemedicine Patient-Technology Interaction Study
- Teaching driving research: a case study using a novel microsporidium found in western king prawns off the Townsville coast