Kuala Lumpur Info Day program and speakers



Date: Saturday 19 October 2019
Time: 1pm to 5pm
Venue: Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Address: 3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, 50470

UQ Information Day participants can take advantage of exclusive accommodation and travel deals.

1:15pm - 1:45pm

Mock lecture: Invasive Beasts and Where to Find Them​

Dr Gurion Ang, Associate Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences

This short lecture will introduce you to the effects of introduced species and the plight of some of Australia’s most iconic animals. It will also showcase the UQ research underway to protect vulnerable species from extinction.  

2pm - 2:30pm

Knowledge Making in the Classroom

Professor Deborah Brown, Professor of Philosophy and Director of The University of Queensland Critical Thinking Project

What do students need to do to do thrive at university and be competitive on the job market once they graduate? What do employers say they look for when hiring people? It is widely acknowledged around the world that the answer is ‘the capacity for critical and innovative thinking’. But what is critical and innovative thinking? Why is it the ultimate ‘21st century skill’? And what does it take to become a critical and innovative thinker? In this presentation, Professor Deborah Brown outlines some of the steps to becoming a critical and innovative thinker and why it is important for students to be trained in critical thinking. 

2:30pm - 3:45pm

Networking session

3:45pm - 4:30pm

Careers Workshop: Skills for the Future

Daniel Capper, Head of Careers Services

We exist in a world of change with significant digital disruption from the Internet. Robotics and artificial intelligence in the very near future will allow any of us to easily and quickly find answers, create products or accomplish tasks, simply by expressing our desires. This is something that has never been possible before. In this workshop, Daniel Capper will look at the effects of digital disruption.

4:30pm - 5pm

Student Services and Alumni Panel

Hear from our Alumni about their experiences at UQ and in Brisbane​.

Meet our keynote speakers

1:15pm - 1:45pm | Invasive Beasts and Where to Find Them​

Dr Gurion Ang

Dr Gurion Ang

Associate Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science

Dr Gurion Ang is an academic-professional hybrid. In his role as an academic with the School of Biological Sciences, he optimises student learning, performance and assessment in undergraduate biology courses. He teaches first year evolutionary theory for psychology students, second year entomology for our UQ Study Abroad students, as well as second year ecology and zoology.

He is also a part of the Faculty of Science Engagement Unit and in this role, he delivers unique workshops internationally. His suite of workshops includes an exploration of biology in popular culture, palaeontology, food security, and conservation science.

Gurion completed a zoology degree followed by his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in 2017 at UQ.

2pm - 2:30pm | Knowledge Making in the Classroom​

Deborah Brown

Professor Deborah Brown

Professor of Philosophy and Director of The University of Queensland Critical Thinking Project​

Professor Deborah Brown has coordinated a wide range of projects focused on helping students acquire the knowledge and thinking skills they need for the 21st century. In partnership with schools and government departments she has helped many students from disadvantaged backgrounds succeed at school and transition to university. 

Deborah holds a Bachelor of Arts from UQ and a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Toronto. 

3:45pm - 4:30pm | Careers Workshop: Skills for the Future

Daniel Capper

Mr Daniel Capper

Head of Careers Services

Daniel Capper heads the Careers Service at The University of Queensland (UQ). Daniel equips others with personal and educational tools that allow them to excel in multiple areas of their lives, connect with people who can support their journey and motivate individuals to believe in and value themselves.

Daniel holds Masters degrees in Business, Arts and Applied Economics as well as a Bachelor of Science. He is internationally trained in coaching and mentoring and uses his skills in work at private colleges and the university sector both in Australia and internationally.

Accommodation and travel specials

UQ approved student accommodation specials for Info Day participants:

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Travel specials for Info Day participants:

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As well as accommodation specials, you'll find plenty of local activities in Brisbane (PDF, 1.4MB) that offer student discounts. 

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