Chris Wheeler

  • PhD student and committee member

My involvement on the Conference Organising Committee has been rewarding in both the short-term and long-term. In the short-term, my involvement has enabled me to meet and work with a wonderful group of fellow PhD students from other disciplines whom I might not otherwise have had an opportunity to interact with on a regular basis. In the long-term, I know the valuable insights about various academic, professional, and non-professional networks gained from my committee involvement will make me better prepared to assess where my expertise can be put to use in the future after completing my PhD. Finally, as an international PhD student, I cannot emphasise enough the importance of getting involved for the reasons mentioned above, as well as those highlighted by my fellow committee members.