USQ Harmony Day Coordinator and Manager of USQ's Multicultural Centre, William Conwell, said the Campus will come alive with international food stalls, live music, a fashion show and ethnic dancers.
'Harmony Day is an initiative of the Commonwealth Government to encourage people to say no to racism, reaffirm our shared values as a community and celebrate Australia's advancements as a multicultural society," Mr Conwell
Mr Conwell said USQ is recognised as one of Australia's most multicultural universities and has received a number of awards for fostering an inclusive, non-racist and diverse student and staff community.
In 1999, USQ
won the National Marketing Award from the Ethnic Affairs Commission of New South Wales
for its success in attracting foreign students and in 2000 scooped the Queensland Premier's
Multicultural Service Award.
The most recent USQ recognition in the area is the Queensland Multicultural Award 2008 in Business Category Large Business.
'We also extend an invitation to the wider Toowoomba community to come out and join us for some food, music and fun as we celebrate the richness of our cultural diversity on campus,' Mr Conwell