A novel fund-finding solution

A crowdfunding appeal sponsored by the author of the Game of Thrones books and TV series, George R. R. Martin, invites people to pay the ultimate price, fictionally speaking, to help ensure a wolf sanctuary in New Mexico is able to continue its work.

The fundraising campaign was launched on the Prizeo website early in . . . → Read More: A novel fund-finding solution

Vet set to cross Antarctica with ‘boob-sled’

Geoff on the ice.Greencross Robina vet Geoff Wilson will swap the latex gloves for three inch-thick gauntlets when he sets off on a gruelling 3300 kilometre trek across Antarctica next month.

Geoff is attempting to become the first Australian to cross the Antarctic continent solo and unassisted – a journey which he plans to complete dragging a giant pink “boob sled” with the aim of encouraging women to be “breast aware”, and with the hope of raising $1 million for the McGrath Foundation.

The idea for the mission, dubbed the Pink Polar Expedition, came about when Wilson’s long-time friend, Kate Carlyle was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time at just 34 years old.

“I have known Katie for 15 years, since I started looking after her Jack Russell cross Pugs – and now that the Pink Polar Expedition has come about, I joke that I’ve been looking after her jugs for a very long time,” Wilson said. Continue reading Vet set to cross Antarctica with ‘boob-sled’

New era of service for UQ

Picture Jon Linkins

After years of detailed planning and fundraising, Queensland University’s $100 million-plus Veterinary Science complex has opened at the university’s Gatton campus.

Blair Federal MP Shayne Neumann, opened the state-of-the-art facilities at a function attended by industry, academic and community leaders.
Veterinary Science Dean Jonathan Hill said relocation of the school to the university’s 1068-hectare Gatton campus was an exciting development for veterinary education for Queensland and Australia.

“This complex is the most modern in the southern hemisphere and the most comprehensive animal research and teaching centre in Australia,” he said.
“The development unites the school in a setting suited to learning and discovery in veterinary science. Continue reading New era of service for UQ