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Visiting Experts Program

Business Liaison Association

Wendy Finegan 01 June, 2022 Visiting Experts Program

Australian Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year Dr Renae Jones

Australian Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year Dr Renae Jones     Three days, 550km and 7.5 hours of driving, 7 custom workshops, 6 schools, one massive adventure! People and students often question, why did I leave the lucrative career of business consulting? The fact is, I love working with Teenagers, I love the way they think, I love their ‘recklessness’, their ability to take risks, dream big and be creative. I always find them respectful of my experience, my teachings, approach and stories. I am so happy to say that the Tablelands teenagers ticked off all these qualities and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with them...

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Wendy Finegan 01 June, 2022 Visiting Experts Program

Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders     No Students:27 Yr7+8) While the presenters were not teachers, they were very professional and enthusiastic and each of them made it a point to connect with various students who were really engaged or those that I pointed out, as enjoying the coding IT design side of learning.  A very good visit.  We had to rush the challenge a little, but the students have a much better understanding of what engineers actually do.  It may have helped one or two of our more able maths/science students think about an alternative pathway. Thank you again for the...

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Wendy Finegan 01 June, 2022 Visiting Experts Program

Wonders of Science Ambassador - Adam Hines

Wonder of Sciences Ambassador Adam Hines     It was my absolute pleasure and privilege to be asked by Wonder of Science to be involved in a visit to Far North Queensland to talk and discuss careers in STEM and my own research. A huge thank you to both Wonder of Science and the Business Liaison Association for organising and funding the visit. A particular thanks to Angela Toppin for making contact with schools, myself, and providing invaluable insight to the different regions of Cairns and beyond for the trip. My visit included going to 8 high schools both state...

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Wendy Finegan 04 August, 2021 Visiting Experts Program

Professor Anthony Gray Workshops

Professor Anthony Gray Workshops Sponsored by Business Educators Assn of Qld and Supported by Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning     Smithfield State High School  Prof Gray BLA Report.   On the 26 July 2021, 45 Year 11 and 12 Legal Studies students from Smithfield State High had the privilege of attending a morning with  Prof Anthony Gray.  Prof Gray presented an engaging and thought-provoking presentation on Human Rights and Negligence which covered a variety of contemporary topics. Some of these included the Voluntary Assisted Dying, Conscientious Objection, Transgender Rights, Notion of Consent in Criminal Law...

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Wendy Finegan 14 July, 2021 Visiting Experts Program

Visiting Expert - Scott Millar Entrepreneur

SCOTT MILLAR VISITS SCHOOLS   A visit from Scott Millar is always a highlight for students in the Far North.  Scott's engagement with the students through entrepreneurial challenges provides students the opportunity to consider new products and markets.  Even the BLA staff got to catch up this visit. The content was very thought provoking.  Scott had a very short timeframe at our school due to our schools’ timetable only 55 mins) so we were not able to gain as much from his presentation as other schools may have. Scott is most welcome to return to our school at any time...

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