Make a difference to Chemical Engineering students and honour a great teacher

We believe our graduates are among the best Chemical Engineers in the world, and we’re recognised as the best School of Chemical Engineering in Australia.

As part of this community, I am calling on you today to join me in honouring a man who dedicated his time to helping students reach their full potential.

For over four decades, Gus Wiles – a man who many regarded as the heart and soul of our School – dedicated himself to the students of chemical engineering at UQ.

Gus’s passing in 2014 gave cause to reflect on what a truly inspiring man he was and how we can continue to honour his legacy by supporting the endeavours he championed.

Gus was more than a great teacher; he was a mentor, inspiring students to seek opportunities outside of the classroom. His vision for each and every one of his students was for a well-rounded education, encouraging them to undertake semesters overseas to broaden their knowledge and work with engineering professionals from around the world.

To mark the centenary we would like to achieve our target to raise $500,000 for the RJ ‘Gus’ Wiles Scholarship Endowment Fund and provide three students each year with an opportunity to expand their horizons, for the next 100 years and beyond.