The Humanitarian Journey: Doing Good with your Degree
13 August, 2015
Ross Lecture Theatre in the Physics Building of UWA
Engineers Without Borders
We’ve all heard about Doctors Without Borders, and the legal profession is well known for its pro bono work. But what about engineers? What part can – and do – engineers play in humanitarian efforts?
Come on a journey to explore what it means to be a humanitarian engineer, with a screening of the documentary "The Humanitarian Engineer", by EWB WA's very own Sheena Ong.
In part one, meet four humanitarian engineers working in emergency/disaster relief, community development, disability support and biomedical engineering and hear stories from the individuals and communities impacted.
Part two explores the idea that engineering is inherently humanitarian, improving society and human wellbeing – both by accident and by intention. So who are the real humanitarian engineers? And how can we measure the value of intention?
The Humanitarian Engineer is a celebration of engineering, its diversity and its power to enrich the human condition.
The screening will be in the Ross Lecture Theatre, ground floor of the Physics Building. So we can get an idea of numbers, please register your attendance here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TDiw5QBay6LWaCCbm3BELXjbsSJqm8a9FlmK9-HM950/viewform?usp=send_form
In addition to the screening we will also be holding a Q&A session with Sheena herself, so get thinking about those questions!
This event signifies the beginning of EWB UWA's #WeEmpower initiative, aimed at helping students with all levels of their personal development. Stay tuned throughout the semester for more ways to keep involved!