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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.