Indigenous first among UQ’s six Fulbrights

18 Dec 2018

An Aboriginal writer who ‘gained a second chance at life’ following treatment for a rare cancer has become the first Indigenous recipient of the Fulbright W.G. Walker scholarship.

Creative writer and scholar Graham Akhurst is one of six University of Queensland alumni and academics awarded Fulbright Scholarships for study in the United States next year.

Recipients include senior law lecturer and accessibility advocate Dr Paul Harpur, who became blind following a train accident at the age of 14, physicist and Science Demo Troupe member Sam Cree, nanotechnology researcher Liam Brownlie, pain researcher David Klyne and biomedical graduate Hyab Mehari Abraha.

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