EAIT Celebrating Philanthropy

Last Thursday 11th October 2018 took place the ‘Celebrating Philanthropy’ event hosted by the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology at The University of Queensland.

The objective of this event is to celebrate achievements from Early Career Researchers and the generous support of industry partners and philanthropic donors who contribute significantly to the careers of students and Early Career Researchers within the Faculty.

This event brings together scholarship and prize recipients, research students who are funded through philanthropic means, donors, industry partners and alumni who have personally volunteer their time to support students of the Faculty to celebrate and thank each stakeholder for their contributions.

Dr Juan P. Hidalgo had the opportunity to present the outcomes of one of the research projects awarded a ‘Philanthropic Grant’ in 2016, which enabled to impulse further the research on the fire-safe use of mass timber construction in the built environment, currently developed by PhD student Carmen Gorska.

The ceremony was chaired by Professor Vicky Chen, Executive Dean from the EAIT Faculty. The event also included speeches by undergraduate student Miss Rhianna Cardamone and UQ Alumnus and donor Mr Cameron Manifold.

Photos from the event can be seen here.

The Philanthropic Grant scheme is a strong supporter of the research developed by the Fire Safety Engineering Research Group – Dr Maluk was awarded this Grant in 2015 and Dr McLaggan, most recent incorporation to UQ Fire, has been awarded this Grant in 2018.

We would like to thank the donors for the ongoing support towards Fire Safety Engineering research.


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Dr Hidalgo presenting at the ‘Celebrating Philanthropy’ event and with donor Mr and Mrs Hull.

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