Inspecting a University isn’t something everyone does on a Sunday afternoon, and it’s not too often that Professor Euan Lindsay, Professor of Engineering at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Bathurst, has a retired military general asking him questions about engineering.
However, that will be the case this coming weekend when His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK, MC, (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, visits the University and inspects the new engineering building.
CSU Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann (pictured above), accompanied by Professor Lindsay, is looking forward to the visit and will host the Governor-General during his time on campus.
“As Vice-Chancellor and as a civil engineer and former engineering consultant, I’m thrilled to be showcasing the state-of-the-art engineering building to the Governor-General,” Professor Vann said.
“It’s an honour for our institution to be hosting a Vice-Regal visit. That the Governor-General has sought to learn more about the world-class courses we offer and see the first-class facilities first-hand is a wonderful acknowledgement of the hard work of our engineering program.”
Professor Lindsay said that Governor-General’s visit was highly anticipated and that he is looking forward to showing off the award-winning facilities (pictured left) that foster the dynamic learning approach of CSU Engineering.
“Together the University and the Federal Government invested $14.3 million into the purpose-built engineering facilities, and it is certainly money well spent given the growing interest shown by students and the increased level of industry engagement with our engineering program,” Professor Lindsay said.
The Governor-General and official guests will tour the CSU Engineering building on Sunday 18 February as part of a full program of events in Bathurst over the weekend.