First Keynote: Anas Ghadouani BSc MSc PhD
Professor and Programme Chair for Environmental Engineering
Editor, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences | Water MDPI | Frontiers in Marine Science
Anas is Professor and Program Chair for Environmental Engineering at the University of Western Australia. He is passionate about education and research in Water Engineering, Sustainable Cities and infrastructure, in addition to nature-based solution design and implementation. In his teaching practice, Anas uses the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to frame student learning activities through use of multimodal and multimedia platforms. Find out more about Anas’s passion for creating sustainable, water-sensitive cities; his thoughts on the important contribution of universities to long-term resilience and change in the post-COVID world; and his innovative and engaging response to moving teaching online, so as to sustain the vital work of knowledge-sharing with students during the pandemic and beyond.
Closing Keynote: Professor Susan Page
Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of Technology Sydney
Professor Susan Page is an Aboriginal Australian academic whose research focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ experience of learning and academic work in higher education and student learning in Indigenous Studies. Susan has held a number of leadership positions including Associate Dean (Indigenous Leadership and Engagement) and Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney, Head of the Department of Indigenous Studies at Macquarie University and she has lead a university-wide Indigenous graduate attribute project at UTS. In July, 2021 Susan will commence as Director of Indigenous Learning and Teaching at Western Sydney University. Susan has collaborated on a number of competitive research grants, has received a national award for Excellence in Teaching (Neville Bonner Award) and is well published in the area of Indigenous Higher Education. From 2015-2018 Susan was an elected Director of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Consortium and she is currently an appointed Indigenous representative for the Universities Australia Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic committee. Susan recently co-edited a special edition of the journal Higher Education Research and Development, Ōtāt.ou reo, Na domoda, Kuruwilang birad: Indigenous voices in higher education. In 2020 Susan worked with an amazing multidisciplinary team to develop her first micro-credential, Supervising Indigenous Higher Degree Research.