2017 Thanksgiving Ceremony

The University of Queensland’s (UQ) Thanksgiving Ceremony provides an opportunity for the staff and students of the School of Biomedical Sciences and the wider University community to honour our body donors, and to recognise the support provided by donor families in making this decision. 2017 marks the 90th Anniversary of UQ’s Body Donor Program and this year’s Ceremony acknowledges the significant impact the Program has made, and continues to make, towards the advancement of teaching, training, scientific studies and research in Queensland.

Since its inception in 1927, the UQ Body Donor Program has received overwhelming support from the general public and over 17,000 Queenslanders have registered their intent to donate. To date, nearly 4,800 donors have been accepted into our Program. Our donors come from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds but all are united in their selfless gift, which underpins the learning of future generations of Queensland health professionals and researchers.

The School of Biomedical Sciences, which operates the UQ Body Donor Program, provides a pathway for thousands of students each year to exciting career opportunities in medicine, science and industry as well as more advanced study, research and collaboration abroad. Our students learn foundation and specialised knowledge in how the human body works, what effects disease can have on the body, and how to apply this knowledge to develop new treatments or procedures.

Families and friends of Body Donors, students and staff are welcome to register for this event. Registration is essential and closes at 5.00pm on Monday18 September.

2017 Thanksgiving Ceremony

Thu 5 Oct 2017 5:30pm7:30pm


Union Road, St Lucia Campus
UQ Centre (27a)