Uncle Gregory Egert

QUT Elder in Residence

QUT is proud to introduce Mr Gregory Egert, known to the community as Uncle Cheg. Uncle Cheg is an Aboriginal man from both Yugara and Gorenpul country with considerable experience in the education sector and strong engagement with several Indigenous Australian community organisations. Uncle Cheg commenced his engagement as Elder-in-Residence in September 2019. Since this time, he has delivered a number of significant Welcomes to Country and also participated in selected committees, school engagement and cultural mentoring. Uncle Cheg provides an important link to the countries upon which QUT resides and a knowledge base for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian students and staff at QUT.

Uncle Cheg, works closely with Ms Angela Barney-Leitch, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy). His work includes activities at both campuses as well as off-campus support with selected school engagement activities.

We are grateful to have Uncle Cheg join us for the Welcome to Country on Thursday 13 February