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Roderick Distinguished Lecture with Peter Baynard-Smith
11 May, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join the Council for Civil Engineering on Thursday 11 May 2017 for the first Roderick Distinguished Lecture for 2017 in which the CEO of Engineers Without Borders, Peter Baynard-Smith, will present an insight into the activities of EWB and opportunities available therein for civil and other engineering graduates.
EWB is a member-based, community organisation that creates social value through engineering. Through partnership and collaboration they have focused on developing skills, knowledge and appropriate engineering solutions for over 13 years.
EWB is partnering with the University of Sydney’s School of Civil Engineering to help deliver projects in the new Humanitarian Engineering Major, the first of its kind in Australia.
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About the speaker
Peter Baynard-Smith is a senior international development strategist, intrapreneur and change leader who is passionate about using innovation to create positive change for people, organisations and communities.
After completing a degree in mechanical engineering and French, Peter began his career as a volunteer in Tanzania. He has over 20 years of international development experience, and arrived at EWB from World Vision Australia where he led specialist teams across a variety of disciplines including economic development, WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), health, food security, gender and child protection and research and evaluation.
Peter believes technology and engineering are crucial in developing solutions to the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. “EWB Australia serves a unique and vital role in harnessing and connecting the Australian engineering sector with opportunities for development, innovation, entrepreneurship, learning and leadership development.”