"Always Was, Always Will Be" recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. Their adaptation and intimate knowledge of Country enabled them to endure climate change, catastrophic droughts and rising sea levels.
During this webinar, Engineers Australia will put a lens on indigenous engineering and the relevance of its input into current processes, highlighting the importance of collaborating with indigenous communities for diversity of best practice outcomes.
Grant Maher FIEAust CPEng NER | Founding Director, Jabin Group | Chair, National Indigenous Engineers Group, Engineers Australia
Grant is a proud descendant of the Gumbaynggirr and Biripi nations of Northern NSW.
Working across a wide range of projects and disciplines within the engineering field with extensive experience in Façades, ESD, Design Management, and Procurement and Fabrication. Grant’s gained experience in both contracting and consulting roles whilst working on local and international projects within government, aviation, defence, residential and commercial sectors.
Further to his professional work, he helps to mentor young Indigenous engineers and hopes to develop the Indigenous Engineers Group into a group that provides support, networking and developmental opportunities for current and future Indigenous Engineers.
Eric Vanweydeveld FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus) | Program Manager, Power and Water Corporation
Eric is a Program Manager with Power and Water Corporation. He has an engineering degree in urban and rural water management and has fifteen years’ experience in the water industry.
Eric has worked on numerous projects in Morocco, France, Reunion Island and Australia.
As Remote Services Planning Program Manager Eric is responsible for developing a water and wastewater infrastructure investment program for 72 remote communities across the Northern Territory, increasing security and reliability of supply to support $1.5billion investment in remote housing. Developing a pipeline of priority water infrastructure projects necessitates a holistic approach that considers technology, risk, strategic priorities, community aspirations and sustainability.
Courtney Ryder PhDc CF BScBEng(Biomed)(Hons)
Courtney Ryder is a Senior Lecturer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Public Health at Flinders University and Nunga woman from Southern South Australia.
Ryder’s research is focussed on understanding the nuanced ways in which health inequity manifestations impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. In this work, Ryder employs a weaving process for Knowledge Interface Methodology, which engages with Indigenous knowledges (knowing, being and doing), Indigenous research methods, public health knowledge and quantitative research methods, work which is published. She is also a world leader in the area of Aboriginal health education and has spent over a decade revolutionising Aboriginal health education at Flinders University.
Ryder has designed and coordinated large and complex topics, both internal and online, pertaining to Aboriginal health and social health sciences in the Doctor of Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery, Health Science and Public Health programs at Flinders. Work which has transformed student learning in this space, and been recognised nationally and internationally, through keynote addresses, congress papers, best practice case studies and a Churchill Fellowship.
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- Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
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