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What's Next? In Bloom 2021

What's Next? Ideas in Bloom

Come along and see what’s next for you at UQ.

An opportunity for you to engage with the UQ community, take in the knowledge and success of our academics and alumni, and consider the advantages of postgraduate study for you.

What's involved

  • Program of keynote speakers from a variety of UQ postgraduate programs
  • Networking opportunity for members of the UQ community
  • Advice on postgraduate study pathways available at the event
  • Catered refreshments and finger foods.

Who should attend

  • UQ undergraduates
  • UQ alumni
  • Industry professionals.


Mathew Townsend is a graduate of UQ's Master of Environmental Management. In 2017 Matthew founded Nature Freedom, an organisation dedicated to providing employment training and social opportunities to young people with disabilities or mental health challenges. Mathew won the 2018 Healthy Land & Water's Volunteer of the Year Award and the Outdoor QLD 2020 Encouraging Government Award.

Dr Tony Heynen is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Chemical Engineering and is the Program Coordinator for UQ's Sustainable Energy postgraduate programs. Tony is also a member of UQ's Energy & Poverty Research Group which is examining issues around access to modern, reliable and affordable forms of energy.

Vindhya Barwal graduated from UQ's Master of Communication specialising in Strategic Communication, and now teaches four communication courses within the School of Communication and Arts. Vindhya has combined her communication skills with her interest in video games to create a growing career in Esports, and is currently undertaking research and academia at UQ at the intersection of communication and gaming.

Victor Gallegos Rejas completed a Master of Public Health at UQ and is working on a PhD in telehealth, cardiovascular disease, health equity and cardiac rehabilitation. He previously worked in the remote Cusco region of Peru as a doctor for an elite sports facility. His desire for a world class Master's program drew him to Brisbane, but he still maintains his link with Peru through the Adamantium Project - a mentorship and consultancy service focused on physical activity and healthy lifestyles.

Dr Allan Hernandez-Chanto is a Lecturer of Economics at UQ, and received his PhD from Arizona State University in 2017. His fields of interest are market and mechanism design, and information and financial economics. Recently his research has focused on the study of security-bid auctions, the analysis of centralized college (school) choice, and the application of information design in corporate finance and education.

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