Posts by: MichaelAhillen

Bribie Island

Bribie Island

  I was finally able to accept John & Diane Oxenford’s invitation to return to Bribie Island. They have a beautiful home built with sustainability in mind. Diane is an environmental activist in the community, so I learned a lot…

The Outback

The Outback

Watching the sun rise and set in the Outback is something I won’t ever forget.

Final Presentation

Final Presentation

I gave my 27th and final presentation last night to the Rotary Club of Kippa-Ring, my host club. I loved sharing my experiences from the past ten months with them, discussing the beauty, friendliness, and service I have encountered along…

Digital Presence

Digital Presence

  The job hunt sure isn’t what it used to be. Numerous planners have told me that successful job candidates have had a robust digital presence. I’ve been preparing for my upcoming job search by developing an online cover letter,…

Surfing

Surfing

Amin and I went to Gold Coast for the day, and I had my first opportunity to ride some waves. I loved it so much that I’ve decided to spend a few days at Hoa’s once my research project wraps…

Peace Fellows’ Seminar

Peace Fellows’ Seminar

  I attended the Rotary Peace Fellows’ Seminar, the conclusion of the fellows’ year and a half of study. The scholars represented more than ten countries, and their presentations exhibited their diverse backgrounds. We can expect great things from this…

Congrats! (Again)

Congrats! (Again)

    The community of Cascade Locks has won another award for their work on¬†Connect Cascade Locks: A Recreational Trails Plan for Economic Development. The Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association honored the project with the Student Achievement Award….

Rotary Redcliffe Sunrise

Rotary Redcliffe Sunrise

  Colin Scobie invited me to speak at Rotary Redcliffe Sunrise. They meet on Wednesday mornings at a cafe overlooking the bay. I met Colin at the first club meeting I went to last year. In addition to being an…

Beulah Rock Festivus

Beulah Rock Festivus

On Thursday night, James, Hoa & I set out for the Beulah Rock Festivus, an Easter weekend bouldering festival in New South Wales. Enjoy these photos! ¬†  

UQ Article

UQ Article

    UQ’s Department of Geography, Planning & Environmental Management wrote an article about my research and the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. Great publicity for Rotary!