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2021 Study Queensland Alumni Award

Celebrate the Success of Australian Alumni in China

Study Queensland Alumni Award

This Award recognizes the significant achievements of Queensland educated alumni in China. This Award celebrates all-round distinction in work, life and community service and aims to recognize an alumna/alumnus who has demonstrated excellence in her/his professional career and/or charitable activities, has supported to strengthen the Australia-China relationship and has potentials to influence and inspire others. 

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Joy Lin
JUDGE’S COMMENDATION
Wuqi Qiu
JUDGE’S COMMENDATION
Jing Sun
WINNER
Sophie Yao
JUDGE’S COMMENDATION
Peter Xiao
JUDGE’S COMMENDATION
Winmas Yu
JUDGE’S COMMENDATION
Ms Joy Lin | 林晓雨 女士 JUDGE’S COMMENDATION

Griffith University
CEO, Gapper International
 
格里菲斯大学校友
盖客旅游咨询(上海)有限公司创始人和首席执行官


Shanghai
 

Joy Lin is the Co-founder and CEO of GAPPER INTERNATIONAL which offers a variety of volunteer programs in over 20 developing countries, helping local communities to find out a way to develop in long-term sustainability.
 
Joy studied Tourism management in University of Queensland, then she acquired Master of Commerce in Griffith University. After served as an International volunteer in Nairobi Kenya during her gap year, she tried to solve the problem of regional inequalities through tourism arrangement, therefore she founded GAPPER International in 2012, using the concept of “Make a difference on the Way” to encourage China youth to get involved with local community of being volunteers while traveling.
 
So far around 35000 volunteers has participated, and more than 35 NGOs are supported in Gapper program. In China, Gapper implemented serving location in over 15 villages, including Child Care, Animal Care, Environment Conservation, Village Education, Intangible Cultural Heritage Experience, and so on.
 
Meanwhile, Gapper offer CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) service for companies or organizations who are aimed at raising the welfare of its workers, consumers and the environment.
 
GAPPER is awarded the Excellent Business of Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Shanghai Science and Technology Commission, the Top 20 National Youth Federation One Belt, One Road Youth Entrepreneurship, and Forbe China Under 30 social enterprise.
 
 
Joy Lin 是 GAPPER国际义工旅行的联合创始人兼首席执行官,致力于在20 多个发展中国家通过志愿者项目来帮助当地社区实现长期可持续发展。
 
Joy 曾在昆士兰大学学习旅游管理,随后在格里菲斯大学取得商科硕士学位。间隔年的一次前往肯尼亚内罗毕做志愿者的公益经历,让她开始尝试通过“旅游服务”来解决各地区资源分配不平等问题。因此她于2012年创立了GAPPER国际义工旅行,以“Make a Difference on the Way”的口号,提出并发扬公益旅行的理念,为中国青年人提供更多探索世界的服务。
 
9年来,GAPPER通过公益研学服务,让超过30000名年轻人通过旅行实践公益并实现自我成长,为国内外超过35个NGO和社会组织提供自我“造血”方案,在中国建立15个乡村建立志愿者服务站,提供的项目包括儿童关爱、动物保育、环境保护、乡村教育、非物质文化遗产体验等。与此同时,GAPPER致力于为公益组织、商业公司及个人提供社会公益影响力解决方案及活动策划服务,积极推动民间公益行动,助力商业向善。
 
GAPPER曾荣获上海市科委创新创业优秀企业奖、全国青年联合会“一带一路”青年创业20强,以及福布中国30岁以下精英社会企业等荣誉。
 
“在成长的路上,无论是在澳洲留学,还是在世界旅行,我遇到了很多善良的人也被很多人的帮助,唯有将这些善意通过公益的形式传迪下去,回馈社会,才会让这个世界更加美好。”

Mr Wuqi Qiu | 邱五七 先生 JUDGE’S COMMENDATION

Griffith University
Director, Public Health Strategy Research Office and Department of Research and Education, Institute of Medical Information/Centre for Health Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College

医学信息研究所公共卫生战略情报研究室主任,科研教育处长 中国医学科学院/北京协和医学院


Beijing

As the Director of Public Health Strategy Research Office, Institute of Medical Information, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Dr. Wuqi Qiu has been actively involved in leading research projects of national importance, from developing strategies to address key population health challenges, such as the early diagnosis and treatment of cancers, the prevention and control of pandemics, and policy research to improve medical information and public health management systems. While contributing to several key public health areas in China, it is Qiu’s timely and important research on risk communication and the emergency management of pandemics that has caught the world’s attention in the context of COVID-19. Qiu was able to demonstrate how important risk communication is for the effective emergency management of pandemics. His many publications about pandemics in international high ranking journals have been widely read. Among them, the most popular article entitled, “The Pandemic and its Impacts”, has been read more than 90,000 international scholars according to Research Gate. He has won over 50 project grants, produced over 120 journal articles, edited and contributed chapters to 12 books, and received 17 academic and professional awards.
 
作为中国医学科学院/北京协和医学院医学信息研究所公共卫生战略研究室主任,邱五七博士从发展人口健康战略到应对重大挑战,积极参与国家重大项目研究,例如癌症的早诊早治、疾病大流行预防控制及改善公共卫生管理体系等政策研究。在为中国公共卫生若干关键领域做出贡献的同时,他在新冠肺炎疫情对疾病大流行应急管理风险沟通的及时而重要研究,也引起了世界的关注。他的研究论述了风险沟通对疾病大流行有效应急管理的重要性。他在国内外高质量的学术期刊上发表的关于疾病大流行与公共卫生应急管理的多篇文章被广泛阅读。据Research Gate统计,其中最受欢迎的文章《The Pandemic and its Impacts》已被超过9万名国际学者阅读。共承担各类科研项目资助50余项,发表学术论文120余篇,编著专著12部,获各类学术及职业奖项17项。

Ms Jing Sun | 孙婧 女士 WINNER

University of Queensland
Associate Professor, Tongji University

昆士兰大学校友
同济大学副教授


Shanghai

A/prof Jing Sun obtained her Ph.D degree from the University of Queensland, Australia in the field of Environmental Engineering and joined Tongji University, China in 2015. Her research works focus on wastewater collection and treatment engineering, mainly including developing economical and environmental-friendly technologies that guarantee the safety of wastewater collection systems and recovery energy and resources from wastewater and sludge. She is also a pioneer in wastewater-microplastics research. A/Prof. Sun has held 11 competitive research grants, such as the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Similar to the ARC), as a Chief Investigator (CI). She has over 70 high-quality research papers, including 54 SCI journal papers and 2 authorized patents. Her H index is 23 and over 90% of her publications are in the top 10% journals (according to SciVal). Based on her research outcomes, A/Prof. Sun received over 10 international, regional, and institutional awards as a team member or individual, such as the International Water Association Global Project Innovation Awards (only winner, as a team member). She has also been a lecturer in several undergraduate and postgraduate courses. She developed MOOC on Industrial Wastewater Pollution Prevention with her colleagues, which is the first MOOC on this subject in China and attracting 10000 people from universities, industries, and communities. She was awarded as “Excellent University Course in Shanghai (provincial level)” and “Tongji University Teaching Achievement Award (First Prize)”. She is a management committee member of the International Water Association (IWA) Specialist Group, a scientific committee member of three high-level international conferences, and the editorial board member of three SCI journals, such as Environmental Research (IF=6.498) and Scientific Reports (IF= 4.379).
 
孙婧副教授博士毕业于澳大利亚昆士兰大学,于2015年入职同济大学环境科学与工程学院。她的研究聚焦污水收集与处理系统,主要包括排水管网安全保障与优化运行、污水及污泥中能源与资源的回收等。作为首席研究员,主持及参与国家自然科学基金等十多项科研项目,发表论文70余篇,其中SCI论文54篇,授权发明专利2项。H指数为23,且90%的论文发表于领域内前10%的期刊(据SciVal数据库)。获得国际水协会全球创新项目奖等团队或个人奖项10余项。讲授6门本科生或研究生课程,开设全国第一门《工业废水污染防治》慕课,吸引了10000多人参与。教学方面获得上海市精品课程、同济大学教学成果一等奖。担任国际水协会专家组管理委员会委员,2届国际会议学术委员会委员,以及Environmental Research (IF=6.498)和Scientific Reports (IF= 4.379)等多个SCI期刊编委。

Ms Sophie Yao | 姚晓菲 女士 JUDG’S COMMENDATION

University of Queensland
Managing Director, Pegasus Tech Ventures
 
昆士兰大学校友
天马科创投董事总经理


Chengdu

Sophie Yao is a well-recognized entrepreneur as the Managing Director of Pegasus Tech Ventures (China). She has more than 11 years of experience in investment, corporate management, and open innovation at Fortune 500 companies such as Intel and Microsoft.
 
Sophie specializes in global investment with a focus of cutting-edge technologies such AI and robotics. She has invested in over 30 startups worldwide including SpaceX, Robinhood, Tamr, and Osaro.
 
Three years ago, Sophie Yao started the Pegasus Tech Venture’s business in China, with the goal of letting innovation go beyond boundaries, she has built a strong team of 30 to provide funding and incubation services to help the global startups to grow and expand. Her team has successfully helped 40+ international startups to land and grow business in China, and incubated over 300+ up-and-rising tech startups. Also, Pegasus Tech Ventures China has held five Startup World Cup (one of the largest startup events worldwide) Regionals in Chengdu, Xian, Beijing, and Hong Kong respectively, with 1000+ participating startups, two thirds which get funded after the events. She has been invited as guest speaker at many gender equality events like UN Women Conference, China Female Leadership Summit, and International Women’s Day Event by Australia Consulate. She has also worked with many start-up communities and Consulate such as the Austrade Launchpad to help international companies enter the Chinese market and promote Sino-Australian exchanges.
Mr Peter Xiao | 肖佳 先生 JUDGE’S COMMENDAITON

University of Queensland
VP HR, NEXANS ISP Business Group, NEXANS
 
昆士兰大学校友
耐克森全球工业解决方案及项目业务集团人力资源副总裁


Shanghai

Shortly graduated with an Mt Eliza MBA from the University of Queensland, Peter had an accelerated career promotion to HR Director of Ericsson Enterprise BU Greater China in 2002. Over nearly 20 years, Peter excelled in his HR career with different multinationals across Asia, first as APAC HR Director in 2010 and now Global HR VP for French MNC Nexans. He is the first and only Asian HR VP in Nexans’ global leadership team and supports an over 1 billion Euro business with 20 factories in the US, Europe, APAC and Africa. Nexans share price increased 72% in the past year.
1) Translated the corporate ambition of reaching carbon neutrality by 2030 into a series of targets in energy and water conservation, waste reduction and health and safety. The targets were incorporated into the annual incentive plan of all managers.
2) Launched the Gender Equality and Diversity Program: Under Peter’s leadership, the first female operator began working in Suzhou, China in 2019. Now, 20% of operators are female.
3) Supporting rural education. Working with non-profit organization ERGC (Educating Rural Girls in China), supported girls in Gansu Province in China to finish their secondary education.

Peter 2002年毕业于澳洲昆士兰大学,在近20年的职业生涯中,从爱立信人力资源总监的职位,晋升到亚太区及全球人力资源副总裁职位,支持10亿欧元的业务,领导国际团队管理欧美亚洲20多家工厂的人力资源工作。 在耐克森公司2030碳中的目标中,Peter积极推动水电节省,废品管理及安全管理工作。 领导了性别平等和多元化项目,使中国苏州工厂女工从2019年0% 上升到2021年20%的比例。同时与公益组织合作推动甘肃贫困地区女生失学救助项目。

Mr Winmas Yu | 余睿章 先生 JUDGE’S COMMENDATION

Queensland University of Technology
Lead Digital Content Producer, Cantonese Radio Program, SBS Radio
 
昆士兰科技大学校友
SBS电台广东话节目网上内容总制作人


Sydney

My name is Winmas Yu, the Lead Digital Content Producer for the Cantonese Program of the Audio and Language Content division in SBS Australia (“SBS Radio”). I graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with the Bachelor degree of Creative Industries in 2015, and the Master coursework degree of Media Practice from the University of Sydney in 2016.
Since young, I have been very interested in journalism and multimedia productions. The two university courses helped shape my career, so that I could deliver news content and up-to-date information to the Chinese community in Australia utilising my skills and knowledge, particularly those who do not pursue adequate English language skills to understand reports on mainstream media. It is especially in these past 18 months when Australia was affected the Covid-19 pandemic, that our role has never been more important, as we deliver critical public health messages to the community, which has been very well received and appreciated by community members, who expressed their gratitude via different means.
I am grateful that I was given the precious opportunities to live, study and work in Australia, and I wish to continue serving the Chinese-Australian community and the wider Australian society in the future.

本人余睿章,現職澳洲SBS電台廣東話節目網上內容總製作人。我2015年於昆士蘭科技大學修畢創意媒體學士課程;2016年於雪梨大學修畢媒體學碩士課程。
我透過從中所學的知識及技能,為澳洲華人社群提供最新新聞資訊。特別是澳洲遭受新冠病毒肆虐的近18個月,更能清楚反映我們所發揮的作用,提供重要的公共衞生資訊。
我慶幸自己能得到在澳洲生活、學習及工作的寶貴機會。我希望能在未來的日子,繼續為澳洲的華人社區以至普羅社會作出貢獻。