Associate Professor Judith Fordham

An International Women’s Day adventure

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Where were you on International Women's Day last year?

I was in Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, invited by the Business and Professional Women's Club (BPW) to speak to Papua New Guineans and expatriates.

What I learned has stayed with me, reinforced by meeting women living and working in PNG.

Professor Geoff Gallop

The Enduring Value of The University of Western Australia: Professor Geoff Gallop

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Writing for the Institute of Advanced Studies in 2006 Emeritus Professor Laksiri Jayasuriya described The University of Western Australia (UWA) as a "civic university".

Hugh Mackay

A Conversation with Hugh Mackay: Part Two

Thursday, 2 December 2010

UWA Business School
In part one of our conversation, Hugh Mackay spoke about the rapid pace of modern society and the need to make allowances for others less fortunate than ourselves. Now in part two, he talks about ethical business, the hung parliament, and the future of generosity.

Business and the Big Furphy

Winthrop Professor Carmen Lawrence

Mind the gap – between policy and research

Monday, 18 October 2010

As a former politician and as a student of psychology, I continue to be surprised by the dearth of interplay between leading edge developments in the social sciences and decision-making in government, despite the vast potential payoffs in forging links between theory and practice.

Winthrop Professor Kadambot Siddique

Thought for food

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Maintaining adequate global food supplies at a time of rapidly rising population, significant economic growth, increasing food and stockfeed demand, changing climate, declining natural resources, trade liberalisation and regional disturbances is a critical issue for mankind.

To meet this life threatening challenge, we must adopt scientifically sound and sustainable agricultural practices.

W/Prof Ray da Silva Rosa

Australia’s Real Deficit is in Higher Education: Finance Expert

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Forget the budget deficit. Forget the current account deficit. Australia's real problem, says The University of Western Australia Business School Accounting and Finance Professor Ray da Silva Rosa, is a brains deficit.

Winthrop Professor Dennis Haskell

Winthrop Professor Dennis Haskell on UWA graduate Randolph Stow

Thursday, 3 June 2010

One of Randolph Stow's poems is titled "The Land's Meaning", and all his work might be interpreted as searching for this, suggests Winthrop Professor Dennis Haskell, of UWA's School of English and Cultural Studies. Professor Haskell is also Chair of the Australia Council Literature Board.

Asst/Prof Mark Pegrum

From Socrates to the Digital Education Revolution

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

One school of thought says internet-enhanced learning is the best thing since Socrates. Another says today’s students are so obsessed with virtual friends, virtual networks and virtual worlds that they have no idea who Socrates is. Some, according to Assistant Professor Mark Pegrum of UWA’s Graduate School of Education, say it doesn’t matter anyway, because they can Google him. Ah, say others, but how can they judge the value of the information that turns up in the popularity contest that is the world wide web?

Carmen Lawrence

International Women's Day addresss by Carmen Lawrence at UWA

Thursday, 25 March 2010

It is true that with the resources we now have, we could feed, clothe and educate every one of the nearly seven billion people living on this planet.  And it is patently obvious that we are not doing so, argues Winthrop Professor Carmen Lawrence in her International Women's Day 2010 address at The University of Western Australia.