Griffith to host historic GC2018 Queen’s Baton Relay celebrations

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Queen’s Baton Relay’s (QBR) 388-day journey through the nations and territories of the Commonwealth will see it arrive at Griffith’s Nathan campus at 12.20pm on Easter Saturday afternoon (March 31) and the Gold Coast campus at 11.16am on Wednesday, April 4, before it proceeds to Carrara Stadium for the Opening Ceremony of the Games.
At Nathan, two of the university’s most respected and renowned academics will have the honour of carrying the Queen’s Baton on the same campus where Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited the Brisbane Commonwealth Games Village in 1982.
Professor Emeritus Alan Mackay-Sim (left) and Professor Emeritus Colin Mackerras AO have each been inspirational in their research and engagement endeavours for more than a generation and will be most fitting batonbearers.
Alan Mackay-Sim is a world-leading spinal cord injury researcher at the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery and was 2017 Australian of the

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