Assistant Professor Ram Pandit from the School of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UWA has won research collaboration funding for his project ‘Forests, ecosystem services and communities: Lessons from Nepal Himalaya’, in collaboration with the University of Leeds and the University of York in the UK. The funding will take Assistant Professor Pandit to Nepal, as well as to the UK, to conduct his research.
UWA shares a common purpose with the Australia Council: to
achieve international excellence. A recent review of the Australian Council
endorsed ‘excellence' as the basis of its grants and claimed that due to the Council's
funding "Australia now punches far above its weight on the international arts
A sundial created by Academy Award-winning graduate Shaun Tan; a weekend full of alumni celebrations; a spectacular light and sound show; and Faculty contributions to the community will all be part of our centenary celebrations in 2013.
Phil Hancock is Winthrop Professor of Accounting and Associate Dean Teaching and Learning in the Business School. He has been teaching for 39 years at university level, 20 of them at UWA. He has taught the breadth of the accounting curriculum to more than 6,000 students.
Paul McGurgan is an academic obstetrician/ gynaecologist with research interests in teaching, medical professionalism, evidence-based medicine and simulation training. He is a keen advocate of medical student-led research. His goal in teaching is to fulfil his compatriot WB Yeats' idiom that ‘Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire'.
Author and UWA graduate Julian Cribb provides specialist
consultancy in the communication of science, agriculture, food, mining, energy
and the environment. He was formerly scientific editor of The Australian and
Director of National Awareness for the CSIRO and is a Fellow of the Australian
Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. His book The Coming Famine queries whether we can
feed humanity through the mid-century peak in population. In a letter to the
journal Nature he made the case for... Re-naming the human race: by Julian Cribb