Good morning. Last week I was in Canberra and Melbourne to meet government and sector leaders, including the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Arthur Sinodinos, CSIRO Chief Executive Larry Marshall, and the Federal Shadow Minister for Education Tanya Plibersek.
Good morning. It’s PROSH Day, one of the most iconic dates on our student calendar. PROSH is a WA institution and for 86 years students have volunteered their time to engage with the community and raise money for local charities. You can make a donation and pick up a copy of the paper at the Guild Student Centre, Boost Juice, Hackett Café or order online.
Good morning. Last week we celebrated Western Australia’s leading business entrepreneurs at the 40under40 Awards. It was inspirational to hear about the impactful work the winners perform throughout our State and special congratulations to UWA’s five nominees who were all recognised on the night for their contribution to the future of WA.
Good morning. It is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is Be Bold For Change. While we should all be proud of what UWA has achieved we must continue to be bold in this area, which is why our participation in Athena SWAN is so important.
Good morning. I was delighted to experience a real buzz about the University last week with many students on campus taking part in O-Week activities. Thank you to all staff for the efforts you have made to welcome new members to the UWA community. These events are a wonderful introduction to university life for our students as they begin their journey of discovery which we hope will lead them to exciting new knowledge, new friendships and fulfilling careers.
Good morning. Sixty years ago UWA opened Western Australia’s first medical school and we have been educating tomorrow’s medical pioneers and leading medical advancements ever since. We are excited to build on this proud history of medical teaching and research excellence by investing in new facilities and technologies that meet the changing needs of our students and the communities we serve.
Good morning. The new academic year is almost upon us.
In earlier editions of UWA Forward I have hinted at some exciting plans for 2017. The Executive and other Senior Leaders have taken the opportunity during January and early February, as we do annually, to revisit the University's strategic plan. Consideration has been given to UWA's core business, focusing on how we want to be known, how we interact with each other and the external environment.
I am delighted to announce the UWA Business School has had its international accreditation renewed.
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is one of three leading international bodies that accredits business schools around the world, and our reaccreditation reflects the School’s strong global standing and outstanding quality of its staff and students.
Good morning. This week hails a cultural celebration on campus with both the Perth International Arts Festival and the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery’s 2017 season openings.
Founded by UWA in 1953, PIAF is a tremendous source of pride for our University and is now WA’s premier cultural event. Over the next month the campus and other venues across Perth will come to life with world class musicians, writers and actors all showcasing their talents for us to enjoy.