Speaker Date Topic
Dr. Daniel Vankov Dec 07, 2020 12:30 PM
Supporting Young Social Entrepreneurs Globally
Supporting Young Social Entrepreneurs Globally

A Past President of the Rotary Club of Brisbane, Dr Daniel Vankov is a proactive, self-motivated, and energetic social entrepreneur. Backed by a PhD and the prestigious Cambridge MBA, his 20+ years of international experience have a strong emphasis on cross-cultural organisational performance and successful transformation delivery. Within his work, Daniel has established prior experience in the implementation of non-formal education programs for young people. These programs had incorporated ICT tools and communication strategies to reach out to young people in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
In recognition of his achievements, amongst others, Daniel has received a Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award, a Rotary District 9600 Alan Ward Memorial Shield for outstanding activities in vocational service, a Rotary International President's Citation, a QUT Student Leadership Award, and an Australian Endeavour Leadership Award. 

Topic introduction:

Brisbane Rotary is embarking on a one-of-a-kind journey to support young social entrepreneurs globally. Over the next two years, alongside local Rotary Clubs, the Rotary Club of Brisbane will work in partnership with not-for-profit social enterprises from Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, China and Romania within the "Youth Employment and Social entrepreneurship" (YES) project. The project is supported by the European Union Erasmus+ Programme, forming the backbone of a second partnership for transforming the way young people are engaged in entrepreneurship. This partnership is between the Rotary Club of Brisbane and the Queensland University of Technology's Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research. Join the meeting to hear from the source about the international opportunities we are about to open.

Leigh Chantelle Feb 15, 2021 12:30 PM
Cyberpsychology, Digital Wellbeing, and Digital Communication

Leigh Chantelle is an author, speaker and Consultant and will be talking about her vegan work and 10 minutes digital wellbeing.

Norm McGillivray Mar 01, 2021 12:30 PM
Beddown: Everyone deserves a bed to sleep in.
Beddown: Everyone deserves a bed to sleep in.

Originally from the UK, Norm’s background has seen him work in the Automotive Industry for Jaguar and LandRover. In Australia, Norm has worked in Industry, Government and the Not-for-Profit sectors. Now Norm is challenging conventional thinking to address the massive social issue of homelessness here in Australia as he looks to implement his vision through Beddown of ‘We believe everyone deserves a bed to sleep in.’

Professor Christel Middeldorp Mar 15, 2021 12:30 PM
Integrated Care for Children and Parents with Mental Disorders
Integrated Care for Children and Parents with Mental Disorders

Christel Middeldorp is a professor in child & youth psychiatry, this is a conjoint position with the University of Queensland and Children’s Health Queensland Hospital Service. Her research focuses on identifying factors influencing outcome of mental disorders in children and developing treatments targeted at the children in highest needs. One group in high need are children with parents who also have mental health issues. Prof Middeldorp will explain how parental and children’s symptoms are associated and why integrated care addressing the child’s and the parent’s needs may improve the outcomes for both of them.

Greg Ellevsen - RSL Queensland Mar 29, 2021 12:30 PM
How COVID19 brought Queenslanders closer together to remember those who fought for freedom