Master of Conservation Biology Program Director Ross Strong and Associate Professor Ian Tibbetts farewell graduates Nora Allan, Kayla Blincow and Danna Bowers.
Master of Conservation Biology Program Director Ross Strong and Associate Professor Ian Tibbetts farewell graduates Nora Allan, Kayla Blincow and Danna Bowers.

The School of Biological Sciences has fare-welled the first cohort of the new Master of Conservation Biology program.

The 16 graduates were presented with their testamurs on 22 July 2014 by UQ Chancellor John Story.

Dr Berndt van Rensburg, Coordinator of the Master of Conservation Biology, congratulated the inaugural cohort of the program and impressed upon them the significance of the skills they have developed for their future careers in government, consulting and research.

The 2014-2015 program will build upon the success of the first year with 25 students enrolled from 8 countries.

Head of the School of Biological Sciences, Professor Mark Blows, welcomed the new students to UQ.

"The program is intensive and designed to provide future conservation professionals with the important skills required by employers,” he said.

The Master of Conservation Biology is a one year intensive program which includes over a month of fieldwork at locations including UQ's research facilities on Heron and Stradbroke Islands and National Parks throughout Queensland.

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