University of Queensland

CHapter leadership

Jaskamal Gill

Jaskamal is a second-year medical student at the University of Queensland. She grew up in Vancouver, Canada and completed her undergraduate degree at McGill University. Jas swam competitively in high school and then transitioned into training and competing in powerlifting throughout her undergrad. Currently, she spends a lot of my time on her road bike and swimming. Being active is an integral part of her life and helps her remain mindful. Jas is eager to be a part of MiM and help build a community centered around movement and wellness. 

Savanna Smoker

Savanna is a 1st year medical student from Colorado. Living actively has always given her the clarity and balance she needs to challenge herself in other areas of her life. She looks forward to providing the platform for other to do the same in addition to promoting overall wellness, service, and community through Medicine in Motion.”

Liam Long

Liam is a second-year medical student studying at the University of Queensland. He attended Louisiana State University and graduated in 2018. Liam is a lifelong skier and has played a number of sports over the years, and he strongly believes in the positive role that fitness plays in mental health and wellness. He is excited to help build a global community dedicated to improving the physical and mental well-being of medical students.

Linda Zhang

Linda is a first year medical student here at University of Queensland. Originally from Utah, she went to University of Utah for undergrad studying exercise physiology. She grew up dancing and loving all things mountain related, including hiking, skiing, climbing, biking. Linda is excited to be a part of an organization that is actively working to shape and improve the local Brisbane community.

EVENTs

Beach Day

February, 2019

Medicine in Motion at the University of Queensland held their inaugural event in February, 2020. The group of students hiked around Burleigh Head National Park in the Gold Coast before an afternoon of swimming, football, volleyball, and spikeball. Overall the group had a fun day and hope to build off this event to draw even more interest from the UQ students in their future events this year.

•Website to register: https://app.racereach.com/event/tdd-5k/register

•Team name: Kelley Kangaroos

•Password: Kellyhouse

Promise Run

September 20, 2020

On September 20th, UQ-Medicine in Motion hosted their Promise Run, a 4.34 km run/walk in memory of the 434 Aboriginal Australians who have died in police custody since 1991. Over 30 students turned out for the event and raised over $400 for Inala Wangarra, a nonprofit organization that provides recreational and educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Brisbane area.

Move Campaign

August 8, 2020

On Saturday, August 8th, 2020 our Medicine in Motion chapter hosted their inaugural Move Campaign event. They teamed up Studio99 Fitness in West End, Brisbane to conduct 4 high intensity interval training sessions. Over 60 students and 20 gym members attended, helping raise $1330 for a local nonprofit, Inala Wangarra. Inala Wangarra supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders by providing them opportunities to participate in a variety of sport, recreation, education, and art programs. The money raised from UQ-MiM’s event specifically funded two of Inala Wangarra’s Yakka Mular “Hard Work of Men” and Bangargu “Strengthen Women” group activities that focus on health and fitness.

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