Visiting scholar from Israel to present seminar on environmental education

Monday, 24 April 2017

How does environmental education influence sense of place, and nature attachment among primary school students in the Bedouin Arab community in Israel? 

Join us on Tuesday May 23 between 2.00pm and 3.00pm when Associate Professor Orit Ben-Zvi Assaraf from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev will present this seminar on environmental education.

This will take place in the Faculty of Education Conference Room, Nedlands Campus.

University Theatres: In the Pines 2017, Somerville Auditorium – sound checks & concert

Thursday, 20 April 2017

The annual RTRFM: In the Pines music concert is taking place in the Somerville Auditorium on Sunday 30 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 30 April you may find the music volume to be disruptive, particularly if your office is located on the northern end of campus.

Strategically saving coral

Thursday, 20 April 2017

The problems facing coral reefs today are well documented. It’s an issue close to home for all Australians with the Great Barrier Reef’s ecosystem coming under pressure from a number of threats.

Elevated sediment volumes are a key stressor to coral reef ecosystems around the globe and Andrew Pomeroy from UWA’s Ocean Institute has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to undertake work to better understand the dynamics of sediment transport in coral reefs.

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 19 April 2017

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Good morning. On Tuesday we commemorate ANZAC Day, a poignant day in the nation’s calendar. The history of Australia’s involvement in conflict continues to be uncovered and some of our advanced undergraduate Archaeology students are playing a part in this.

New research publications collections process is now live

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

The UWA Research Repository is now the definitive source of information about your publications. The previous Minerva system is no longer being used, and all the data previously held in Minerva has been migrated to the Research Repository. The Research Repository will now also provide publications information to Socrates. The system automatically collects publications from Web of Science and Scopus that have the by-line “University of Western Australia”.

Event: Research funding and University Block Grants

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Dear Colleagues

The Federal Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA), which was announced recently, has resulted in changes to the way universities are funded to support research.

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 12 April 2017

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Good morning. Last year Australia’s 39 universities worked with the Human Rights Commission to conduct the first comprehensive national student survey on sexual assault and harassment as part of the Respect. Now. Always. initiative.

VC response to 2016 Student Experience Survey

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

As I indicated in my vision statement, our 2017 priorities clearly focus on the student experience and better alignment of educational offering with our world class research. We are committed to providing our students with a world class education experience.

We welcome feedback from our students via the 2016 Student Experience Survey (SES) and acknowledge we need to do even more to meet the high expectations of our students.

Value of international collaboration shines through for UWA

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

A collaborative UWA and Stanford University research project has been named the top Environmental Science paper by Environmental Science & Technology for 2016.

Wing Threads: Flight to the Tundra - a flight with the shorebirds

Monday, 10 April 2017

When Amellia Formby decided to pursue a career in Zoology, she was seven years old. She had no idea this would one day lead her to pursuing a 12,500 kilometre flight from Australia to Siberia in a microlight aircraft.

But this is what the UWA School of Biological Sciences Technician is currently training for in a bid to promote urgent action to save shorebird habitat along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. 

Amellia always knew she had a love for animals, but was never one of those kids who dreamt of being a pilot.