Hi I’m Errol, I’m a Bioengineering PhD student from Swinburne University of Technology and National President of CAPA for 2021. CAPA has a long lasting legacy for over 40 years. The opportunity to carry the torch and its legacy into 2021 is a humbling experience to say the least.
My start in student representation began in HDR and research related policies and remains as one of my areas of interest. However, 2020 has been a difficult year for coursework students and universities and that’s where my sights are set for 2021.
Universities should be about engaging in meaningful debate and discussion to develop new ideas and independent thinking, through critical thinking and problem solving. It should be more than a transactional pathway to develop technical skills for a job and 2020 reforms gives off a lot of those vibes.
Prior to 2021, I was the HDR representative at the Swinburne Student Union in 2019. Last year i was CAPA’s Policy & Research Advisor and filled in for Vice-President and General Secretary for the 2nd half of 2020.
My research is in Aerosol Jet Bioprinting for bioengineering and biomedical engineering applications.
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My name is Anushka Kapoor and I’m the new media and communications officer for 2020. I am looking forward to coming up with exciting new strategies for the media releases and social media. I have completed my bachelors in commerce with computer programming, a masters in fashion luxury brand management and am currently completing a double masters in marketing. As a creative and results-oriented individual with a solid academic background in marketing, PR and software, I possess a breadth of knowledge and skills that will allow me to contribute efficiently and effectively to this role. I am looking forward to this year with an amazing team at CAPA.
Hi everyone, my name is Saira Khan and I am studying a Master of Urban and Environmental Planning at Griffith University. I am a third-term Board member with the Griffith University Postgraduate Students Association (GUPSA), where I hold the role of Coursework Officer. I am excited to serve as the Board Chair for CAPA in 2020, and look forward to working with the Board to strengthen CAPA’s governance framework.
Hi I’m Peter and I am currently a 4th year PhD student studying Chemistry with a deep passion for the empowering nature of education and firm belief in its equitable access. I have extensive experience working within university structures as a student advocate in my past roles as the 2018 President of the Postgraduate Students’ Association of UWA and as a Western Branch President of CAPA. I have led multiple clubs and societies having held positions in both the UWA Science Union, UWA CHeMnBiO Club and through my involvement in PROSH. I join the Board with training from the AICD and as a current member of the St Thomas More College Council and with a desire to build the foundations on which CAPA can continue to grow long into the future.
Hello… My name is May Majimbi and I’m excited to be a member of the CAPA 2020 Board. Having served on the Board in 2019, I’m particularly eager to build upon the governance work that we presented to affiliates. CAPA works tirelessly to improve the quality and experience of post-grads Australia-wide and it’s an honour to be on the team.
Hi everyone, my name is Sharlene. I am a proud Gadigal, Guringai, Darug, Wiradjuri woman. I have a PhD in Management from the University of Newcastle, a Bachelor of Business (Hons) from University of Newcastle and a Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Research and Leadership from University of Melbourne. I am currently enrolled in a Masters of Tertiary Education Management with the LH Institute at Melbourne University.
I am the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Association (NATSIPA) appointee to the CAPA Board. I have extensive experience as a student advocate and leader, having previously been president of NATSIPA, was NATSIPA Liaison Officer to CAPA for 6 years, Former president of NUPSA (University of Newcastle) and Welfare officer at NUSA (University of Newcastle). In addition, I have served as an elected officer of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) for over 10 years, holding various roles.
I have extensive experience in corporate governance, workplace relations, strategic management, human resource management and finance, having used these skills in student organisations and Aboriginal associations. I am happy to be able to bring this knowledge to my work on the CAPA board.