Cindy, a Ngugi woman and descendent of the Quandamooka People of Moreton Bay, is the UQ Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Education) and head of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.
She is passionate about the importance of education and the life-changing benefits it brings to the lives of students, families and local communities.
Cindy shared many personal stories from her life as an Indigenous woman getting an education in Australia. Her message was very moving and left many of the girls feeling empowered to be all they can be.
Year 11 student Kate said it was very interesting to hear Cindy’s stories.
“There’s a lot of power in education. We take it for granted when so many don’t have the opportunities we have,” she said.
“As individual women, we can make a difference and we all have the chance to look around ourselves and make a change.”
Principal Helen Sinclair added to the presentation by encouraging the girls to remember the focus goal for 2013 of social awareness impelling to action.
A short bio of Cindy can be found on the UQ website - http://www.uq.edu.au/about/pvc-ie