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The photograph shows the late Mrs Krystyna Wareing
at her work desk.



  23 March 2021

We have received a sad news from Mr Nial Wareing that Associate Editor of the WIETE journals and WIETE Member, Mrs Krystyna Wareing, based in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, UK, passed away on 23 March 2021 suddenly and unexpectedly, leaving us all in a state of shock, disbelief and mourning.

As a professional, freelance and feature writer, communicator, journalist and editor, course developer and sessional lecturer in journalism, and many more, Mrs Wareing contributed to the fields she represented in a profound and extraordinary way. As a faculty member of The Management School London, she was a highly qualified and experienced professional with a number of achievements to her credit, for which she was recognised with several awards, such as the Service Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Journalism (Thomson Business Publishing).

Krystyna’s association with the WIETE Director dates from the late 1980s, when she was assisting him, on a casual basis, in developing publications and promotional materials for the Electrical Engineering Education Research Group (EEERG), in the School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. The main research activity of the EEERG in the early 1990’s was to develop the course structure for a Graduate Diploma in Engineering Education (GDEE), and this task was carried out as part of a large project entitled Continuing Engineering Education for Electrical Technology sponsored by the then New South Wales Education and Training Foundation. Krystyna’s qualities and experience provided a valuable contribution to this project.

Krystyna was also involved in the administration of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE), the International Liaison Group for Engineering Education (ILG-EE) and the Australasian Journal of Engineering Education (AJEE), all then based in the School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, under the leadership of the WIETE Director.

Krystyna was also helpful in the early stages of the development of the UNESCO International Centre for Engineering Education (UICEE), when the WIETE Director launched the Centre at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. In 1995, she was offered an appointment there as a professional officer and associate editor within the UICEE, but was unable to accept the position due to family reasons and her return to the UK.

Fortunately for us all and for the development of the WIETE in its early stages, Mrs Krystyna Wareing, an independent communications consultant, joined the WIETE as an associate editor and member on 22 January 2010, and over the past 11 years had provided invaluable experience and contribution to the WIETE international community of engineering and technology education, through the assistance in the publication of the Global Journal of Engineering Education (GJEE), and the World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education (WTE&TE).

With her passing, we have lost a loyal, exceptionally talented, experienced and dedicated collaborator, and a reliable colleague and friend. We wish to offer our sincere condolences to her husband Mr Nial Wareing and family.

Farewell Krystyna, we will always remember you!