Celebration of a Career in Coastal Engineering
On Friday evening the UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering sponsored a ‘Celebration of a Career in Coastal Engineering’ networking event held at the University's CBD campus, attended by more than 80 professionals from across the government, industry and university sectors.
Five eminent leaders in the field of coastal and port engineering spoke candidly about their own career pathways, highlights and lessons learnt. Coinciding with the recent retirement from UNSW of Associate Professor Ron Cox, each of the speakers also took the opportunity to touch on Ron’s influences as a teacher, mentor and colleague.
Hosted by the School’s Water Research Laboratory Director, Professor Ian Turner, guest speakers included the Chair of Engineers Australia National Committee on Coastal and Ocean Engineering Ms Tanya Stuhl; NSW Ports CEO Ms Marika Calfas; and member of the newly-established NSW Coastal Council Mr Angus Gordon OAM. Associate Professor Ron Cox also addressed the audience, reflecting on his 50 year association with the University, School and WRL.