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The challenge that blew his mind: Tim Kuiper

The challenge that blew his mind: Tim Kuiper

As a newly-minted undergrad, Tim Kuiper took a seat in his first class of mechanical engineering at Deakin University. Little did he know, it was a unit that was about to blow his mind. It was 2007. Lizzie Brown, EWB’s Education Officer at the time (who later became...

Using human-centred design tools in community

Using human-centred design tools in community

Feature image: EWB Technology Development Lead Mitch Horrocks at a participatory design workshop in Darlau, Timor-Leste in May 2022.  Over 3,500 people have directly benefited from new, appropriate technology that EWB has been involved in implementing in Cambodia,...

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Stellar EWB involvement leads to donation

Stellar EWB involvement leads to donation

One day in 2018, while spending part of her gap year volunteering as a teacher in Cambodia, Charli Fell’s career aspirations changed completely. Charli had always wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. She thought the best way to do so would be to become...

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Meet our Futur-neers: David Sea

Meet our Futur-neers: David Sea

Pictured: David on-site in NSW in his role as an undergraduate process engineer with Metso Outotec in 2022. Growing up in Cambodia, David Sea never imagined he would one day be teaching children in rural Australia how to build floating houses like those on the Tonle...

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Futur-neers Forum 2022 – the wrap

Futur-neers Forum 2022 – the wrap

The Futur-neers Forum was a welcome and long overdue in-person reconnection of EWB’s Chapter network after a two-year, lockdown-riddled hiatus. Over 50 EWB staff and Chapter volunteers - representing 16 of the 19 active EWB Chapters dotted right across Australia -...

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Meet our Futur-neers: Chelsea Hayward

Meet our Futur-neers: Chelsea Hayward

Feature image: Chelsea picking coffee beans in Railaco, Timor Leste during her time volunteering as a mentor on a Humanitarian Design Summit trip in July 2018. Nurse. Farmer. Social worker. Athlete. Biomedical scientist. These were just some of the many careers that...

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Creating opportunity for migrant and refugee engineers

Creating opportunity for migrant and refugee engineers

​​The professional qualifications of migrants and refugees arriving in Australia are often buried by the obstacles that come with settling in a new country. EWB’s NSW Chapter and Metro Assist are creating opportunities to address these challenges. English as a foreign...

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Stories from the field – Vinicius Guim

Stories from the field – Vinicius Guim

Former Uruguayan President Jose “Pepe” Mujica was once described as the world’s poorest president. Serving until 2015, Mujica was known for his modest attitude on life; emblematic of his famous refusal to live in Uruguay’s Presidential Palace. These values of...

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On Yirrganydji Country with Dawul Wuru

On Yirrganydji Country with Dawul Wuru

Pictured: EWB Chair Gavin Blakey's Irukandji district badge from his time as a Cub and Scout in Cairns. Each year, EWB Australia partners with universities and a different community-based organisation to develop and deliver the EWB Challenge. First-year university...

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