UWA Business School Globalisation has brought the world to our doorstep. Trade with Australia's top five partners alone is worth almost $250 billion. International trade is vital to the Western Australian economy with Western Australia contributing 35% of total Australian exports - more than any other state. As a world-class business school located in the growing Asia Pacific region, we must look outwards and proactively build relationships across borders to build global influence and to equip our students with the skills and experience necessary to operate internationally.
UWA Business School Homelessness is on the policy agenda in Western Australia and this issue is being tackled in a collaborative, innovative and integrated way, according to the Innovations in Homelessness Policy and Services in Western Australia forum presented by the UWA Business School's Centre for Social Impact and Social Innovation in Western Australia (SiiWA) in May at The University Club of Western Australia.
UWA Business School Graduates are no longer interested in making an impression, but instead in making an impact, according to UWA Business School Visiting Professor Tina Dacin who presented a number of public and academic lectures during her week at UWA as a guest of the Stan and Jean Perron Visiting Professor program.
The UWA Business School's Centre for Social Impact and the Western Australian Department for Communities, welcomed Canadian social innovators Al Etmanski and Vickie Cammack to Perth in May to share their experiences during a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia.
The UWA Business School's International Week 2011 concluded in style last Friday when Sweden/Norway defeated Singapore in a penalty shootout, earning first place in the School's five-a-side soccer tournament.
The exciting match capped off a week of new ideas and increased cultural awareness, in which students and staff were challenged to learn more about other cultures, think beyond generalisations and stereotypes, and expand their boundaries.
UWA Business School This May, The University of Western Australia will host the second meeting of the Greening Organisations and Work (GROW) Network.
The GROW network brings together researchers and academics from various disciplines to ask: How can we encourage individuals to act in more environmentally sustainable ways not only in the home, but also at work?
I would like to welcome new and returning students and staff to the Business School for 2011. The start of a new academic year always brings a sense of energy and enthusiasm and our building is abuzz with activity. I look forward to another year of outstanding achievement as we have many exciting projects in the pipeline.