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Architecture student selected for youth summit



12 July 2010

Bachelor of Design in Architecture student William Chan was recently selected for the Brightest Young Mind summit held at the University of Sydney in July.

The Summit brought together 100 of the country's most talented, dynamic, creative young people from all disciplines to meet in Sydney for six intensive days. At the annual Summit, delegates share dialogue around some of the most crucial issues facing society. Throughout the course of the week, these enthusiastic young delegates are exposed to internationally-respected social entrepreneurs, and socially responsible corporations, who give them the tools to turn their passions into tangible initiatives.

The summit is an initiative of the Brightest Young Minds Foundation, an organisation that attracts young people that are passionate about exploring, demonstrating and implementing ideas and alternative solutions to the current problems confronting humanity.

William drew on his extensive community and social work when applying to be part of the Summit. "My application focused on my leadership involvement in connecting architecture with social and environmental sustainability. This includes engagement in Global Studio, Architecture for Humanity and in representing architecture students for the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and Australian Institute of Architects. My initiative aims to advocate for a more socially-concious architecture profession in Australia through the development of local humanitarian-based architecture projects."

William "I'm honoured to have been selected as I will be using my passion in architecture and creativity to develop groundbreaking projects. Through working with 100 of the most innovative young Australians, I hope our ideas will empower youth to be socially responsible."

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