The Swinburne Sarawak Green Club and the Swinburne Sustainability Society, Melbourne Campus co-organised an Orang-utan Talk and two-campus student get-together via Zoom, on 21 November.
In a first between the two student groups, the talk drew more than 20 students from both campuses interested in the conservation of the iconic endangered species. Open to the public, the audience also included students from Universiti Malaysia Sabah and Sunway University.
2014 Whitley Award for Conservation in Ape Habitats winner, Swinburne Sarawak Adjunct Professor Dr Melvin Gumal presented on orang-utan conservation efforts in Sarawak and engaged with the students in a lively Q & A session.
Green Club President Elwin Chan Kok Wei said that apart from learning about orang-utan conservation, the collaboration enabled students from both campuses to interact and learn about each other’s campus life. Elwin hoped that this would be the first of many collaborations.
The students started off with a getting-to-know-you session, culminating in a series of fun Kahoot Quizzes prepared by the Swinburne Sarawak Green Club for the club’s monthly Kahoot Day quizzes.