A new Master in Professional
Archaeology course at UWA, launched
with support from BHP Billiton Iron
Ore, aims to build the knowledge base
within the heritage profession through
advanced archaeological training.
The Square Kilometre Array is global science’s biggest project
and UWA’s Vice-Chancellor says it is already having
a transformative effect on Western Australia.
“Australia’s success in the SKA project should not be underestimated,”
says Professor Paul Johnson.
“This project has the potential to inspire a nation
and excite future generations of scientists.”
Coral expert and isotope geochemist
Professor Malcolm McCulloch was
the only WA academic to receive an
Australian Laureate Fellowship recently.
Australia’s most prestigious research
fellowship will enable him to advance
global understanding of the coral reefs
that store vital signals on changes in
ocean chemistry, sea levels and climate.
Having managed the
successful 2012 launch
of UWA’s new curriculum
Professor Ian Reid has now
launched his second novel,
which evokes an era of promise and
hardship that began with momentous
events in 1912.
Dr Ian Godfrey had no idea that his UWA
studies would lead him to the windiest
place on earth and a prefabricated hut
that symbolises the heroic spirit of the
first Australians to explore Antarctica.
As the nation celebrates the centenary
of Douglas Mawson’s epic expedition,
Dr Godfrey talks to Trea Wiltshire about
his own trips to the frozen continent.
John Inverarity, first-class cricketer,
coach and educator, was considering
his future after six years as Warden of
St George’s College when invited to
apply to become Cricket Australia’s