$2.3M raised for Harry Perkins women's cancer research

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Congratulations to all the UWA staff that took part in this year’s Weekend to End Women’s Cancers 60 kilometre walk. The two-day event raised funds for the Centre for Women’s Cancers at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, a key partner of UWA’s.

A number of staff from across the University took part in this year’s walk, spending many long hours training and fundraising, including hosting a number of events such as morning teas, burger lunches, raffles, sausage sizzles and selling fundraising chocolates.

Students learning about politics from those most in the know

Monday, 11 April 2016

Students enrolled in Political Science course Australian Politics have been spending the semester schooling up on how our political system works. The course covers a lot of material in 13 weeks however a series of guest lectures is bringing the subject matter to life the way no textbook can.

“Throughout the course, MPs, senators, shadow ministers, and ministers from across the political divide are speaking to the students about life as politicians," says tutor, Ash Jones. 

In the Pines 2016, Somerville Auditorium - sound check and concert

Monday, 11 April 2016

The annual RTRFM: In the Pines music concert is taking place in the Somerville Auditorium on Sunday 24 April, 11:00am-10:00pm, with sound checks scheduled to take place on the Sunday morning

Please be advised that If you were intending to work on Sunday 24 April you may find the music volume to be disruptive, particularly if your office is located on the northern end of campus.

UWA Choral Society performs Stabat Mater

Friday, 8 April 2016

The UWA Choral Society, together with four prominent guest soloists (Katja Webb, Ileana Rinaldi, Perry Joyce and Andrew Foote) and a full 38 piece orchestra conducted by Christopher van Tuinen, perform Dvorak’s haunting oratorio, Stabat Mater

The history and future of the Berndt Museum

Friday, 8 April 2016

Dr Vanessa Russ, the Berndt Museum’s first Aboriginal Associate Director, certainly isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. With a collection that encompasses more than 11,500 objects and 35,000 photographs, the museum’s archives also represent an amazing asset in itself, making the Berndt the envy of other universities.

The art of slowing down

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

What did you do while you queued up for your coffee this morning? Do you remember the colour of the cafe's walls or the barista’s apron? If not, you aren’t alone. In an increasingly hectic world, most of us find ourselves too busy to pay attention to such detail, instead we automatically pull out our mobile devices. 

However as part of a series of events to encourage people to slow down, the Cultural Precinct is hosting a special tour at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

University Medical Centre Flu clinics are open

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Vaccination against influenza is now available and the ideal time to get vaccinated is well before the winter season starts.

Influenza (flu) is a highly contagious viral infection that is responsible for major outbreaks of respiratory illness around the world, usually in the winter months. Unlike the common cold, influenza can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications such as pneumonia and bronchitis, which often require hospitalisation.

If you wish to be vaccinated at the UWA Medical Centre:

UWA Uniswim makes their biggest splash yet

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Shortly after the School of Sport Science, Exercise & Health’s expansion of its swimming coaching programs (Uniswim), 22 participants recently competed in Adelaide at the 2016 Georgina Hope Australian Age Championships as representatives of the newly formed UWA-West Coast Swimming Club.

The team swam their way into 8th position in the country from a pool of more than 1700 competitors from 296 clubs. Ten of the athletes were first-timers at Nationals. Spearheading the team’s success was SSEH Head Coach, Michael Shaw.

2015 Students' Unit Reflective Feedback survey

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Dear colleagues,

As you would know, SURF (Students' Unit Reflective Feedback) is the evaluation instrument used by the University to gather feedback on students’ educational experiences in their units. Since 2013, SURF scores have been available to all staff and students for viewing and more recently it has been possible for students to add qualitative comments about each unit.

I am extremely pleased to share with you that at the University level, the SURF scores from 2015 are the highest recorded since 2005. 

Celebrating Chemical Engineering accreditation

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

The Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics’ Master of Professional Engineering: Chemical Engineering specialisation has received full accreditation from the Institution of Chemical Engineering (IChemE), the peak body representing chemical engineering education and training, for a five year period.