TRI Auditorium & Atrium
12 Jul 2024 2:00pm3:00pm


NAIDOC Week (7-14 July 2024) is a time to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Our OneTRI community will come together to host a special NAIDOC Week event on Friday 12 July, with a wonderful program thanks to the UQ Frazer Institute’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion team.

Experiences of First Nations Australian Doctors: Successes and Challenges honours the theme for NAIDOC Week 2024, Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud. The theme recognises the unyielding spirit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and invites all to stand in solidarity, amplifying the voices that have long been silenced.

Our OneTRI event aligns with this theme, providing a platform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to share their stories.

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Waveney Yasso (proud Yuwi Burra and South Sea Island descendant) will open the event with an Acknowledgment of Country.

We will hear from trainee paediatrician Dr Kimberley Male (proud Dharug woman) and Australia’s only Indigenous ophthalmologist Associate Professor Kris Rallah-Baker (proud Yuggera and Biri-Gubba man), as they share their insights into Indigenous health in Australia, and their positive experiences and hurdles throughout their careers.

This is sure to be a fascinating and thought-provoking event not to miss. Register now to secure your place. 

Date: Friday 12 July 2024
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm followed by bush tukka treats in the Atrium
Location: TRI Auditorium & Atrium
RSVP: Register to secure your place