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The Surveyors Trust is partnering with the Surveyors National Congress - Come and see us at the Cocktail Party - wednesday 16th June 2021
"For the first Surveying Residential School of 2021 the University awarded 18 grants to students to help them with their travel and other costs associated with attendance at the School." says Stephen Holden, Director of Development at USQ .. " and we expect that subsequent bursary rounds will be larger as word spreads to more students in need"
"Thank you to the Surveyors Trust and all the surveyors whose work has contributed to this funding for this generous support for our students."
This exciting new project will study the digital disruption of the surveying industry and the subsequent effects on Plan IP & Copyright by addressing the following:
We look forward to sharing regular updates on this research.
"Since the High Court of Australia’s decision of 2008 which determined that surveyors owned the copyright of survey plans, there have been significant advances in surveying technologies and the ubiquitous integration of spatial data. The digital information collected, processed and managed by surveyors is now, more than ever, critical to their business models. The Surveyors’ Intellectual Property and Copyright Research Project will identify future challenges and opportunities for surveyors to maintain and leverage the value of their information in this digital age."
says Professor Kevin McDougall from USQ School of Civil Engineering & Surveying
She Maps Managing Director, Paul Mead, says
" The support from The Surveyors Trust has enabled us to build some amazing support services for primary schools and STEM initiatives for inclusive learning outcomes"
Lighthouse Schools Program
Our Lighthouse Schools Program has been developed under the partnership with The Surveyors' Trust in 2021. This is built on the foundation of resources we have developed over the last four years for teachers to use in schools from Prep to Year 12.The program is designed to build a stronger link between schools,industry, and Universities and is based on the Queensland Government's Gateway to Industry Schools Program. This positions the program to seek further funding from the State Government and other corporates, by aligning it with government initiatives. To date,we have achieved the following milestones for this project:
•We have employed a Senior Teacher at 0.6 FTE, who has extensive geography teaching experience at the High School level, to manage the program. She is based on the Gold Coast.
•We have run an application process to select Lighthouse schools in each of the seven school regions of Queensland. We received 43 initial expressions of interest, 23 nal applications, and have selected 10 schools to participate as Lighthouse Schools. We are also providing support to an additional six schoolsas Pathway Schools.
•The Lighthouse Schools will be provided priority access to face to face PD, 1-1 teacher mentoring, face to face student programs, an individualised school development plan to develop capability in the geography and digital technology curriculum areas, and financial support for regional schools to attend professional development in Cairns or Brisbane. Support will also be provided to build local links with the geospatial industry and universities. Pathway Schools will be provided group support, with some individual support if available.
•The number of schools originally proposed to be supported through the partnership was seven schools.Due to the large amount of interest in the program we have increased this and provided some additional internal resources to support this increased number of schools.
•A two day professional development program is being run in Cairns on 17/18 May, and in Brisbane on 20/21 May for all the Lighthouse Schools, with some places also provided to the Pathway Schools.
A big thanks to The Surveyors Trust for helping make this happen !
"The Surveyors Trust has been using your royalties to fund future focused industry projects for many years.” We have saved our contributors (members) tens of thousands of dollars through access to buying plans on Plan Exchange.” We need your feedback about how we can best promote the future of cadastral surveying, and funding the future of Cadastral Surveying. We want your feedback on the future projects that are relevant to tomorrows challenges.”
Working alongside Optimum Contact you will soon receive a call to have a quick chat about what we are doing, and what else we can do to fund future projects for the industry.
We would appreciate your feedback, so we can better shape how the Surveyors Trust can help the industry.
After Optimum Contact finish these calls, we will provide an overview of the feedback you have given us, and the board will be weaving this into our strategy for the next 2 to 3 years.
We would appreciate you taking a few minutes to talk with the Optimum Contact representative so that we can better understand what you think we can do to help the industries future.
The Surveyors Trust
The Surveyors' Trust were honoured to have Raynuha Sinnathamby, Managing Director, Springfield City Group, present to the members and guests of the Trust's End of Year Networking Event.
You can watch Raynuha's interesting presentation and hear about the vital role that surveying had in the development of Springfield by clicking here.
A solicitor by trade, Raynuha holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law degrees and also a Masters in Business Administration.
In February 2013, Raynuha was appointed Managing Director of the Springfield City Group. Over the years, Raynuha has been closely involved in the building of the Greater Springfield City, now the fourth fastest growing statistical local area in the country.
Greater Springfield is an award winning project encompassing six suburbs and home to over 45,000 people.
Over the years, Greater Springfield has won numerous State and National awards.
In November 2019, Greater Springfield received the UDIA Qld Awards for Excellence 2019 - Queensland’s Best Development of last 25 years (25th anniversary award).
Paul and Karen Joyce, Directors of She Maps, (proudly supported by The Surveyors' Trust) have put together some wonderful case studies showcasing the fun and variety that can be found in the surveying profession.
Click here to meet Georgia Rooney, who is a Land Surveyor based in Sydney. See the 3D fly-through and detailed floor plan that Georgia created of the Powerhouse Museum to maintain the building's structural integrity long-term.
Click here to meet Lauren Holland, a Land Surveyor who is based in the UK. Lauren's favourite project to date is scanning Wilston Churchill's Old War Office.
For more information on She Maps, visit: https://shemaps.com/.
The Board of The Surveyors’ Trust has appointed Simon White as the organisation’s first Chief Executive Officer.
Simon has a background in international project management and strategy consulting in rapid growth, tech-based companies, and development of membership based organisations.
Simon holds a Bachelor of International Business, Bachelor of International Law and an MBA. He is qualified in Governance and Framework development in Cyber Security Risk.
Alongside the Board of The Surveyors’ Trust, and in conjunction with industry peak bodies, Simon will advance the national footprint of the organisation and expand the Trust’s involvement in strategic projects to strengthen the spatial sector.
Simon can be contacted via:CEO@thesurveyorstrust.org.au.
The Surveyors’ Trust is recruiting a newly created General Manager position in collaboration with Holly Tattersall at Digital Talent Co.
This marks an important moment in the organisation’s history as we further invest in the expertise and sustainability of Australia’s surveying and spatial industry.
Should you have any questions or wish to apply please contact Holly directly on 0400 356 656 or email@example.com
Or click here for more information on this exciting role.
In this informative interview with Dr Karen Joyce from She Maps we discuss:
She Maps started in 2016 as a result of a presentation that Karen did at the local schools as part of Science Week. At the primary school level there was a huge level of engagement, but at the high school level Karen noticed no girls were attending the drone events.
Karen and her husband Paul put on a drone day for girls only and it attracted 60 girls and became two half day sessions. Word spread and other schools wanted the same program and She Maps was borne from the demand of the teachers and students.
How is She Maps different?
All of the She Maps programs replicate real world applications and students experience a "day in the life" of a geoscientist.
Typically students will use drones to capture environmental or disaster data that mimics what drones are used for in real life while imparting vital skills and knowledge and developing problem solving skills.
As the programs continue to rollout, we are starting to see girls choosing geospatial work experience opportunities in greater numbers than noted previously.
She Maps is expanding with 12 people trained to run programs in other countries. We will continue supporting our trainers, empower people in other countries to share our vision and to introduce more girls to STEM opportunities.
The Surveyors' Trust has supported She Maps with free drone and spatial training for Queensland teachers.
For more information visit www.shemaps.com.
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