For Dutchman Dr Joost Lesterhuis the decision to move his family to Perth was fairly straight-forward even though he wasn’t 100% sure where in Australia he was moving to.
The oncologist by trade now specialises in immunotherapy and focuses particularly on mesothelioma (cancer caused by asbestos exposure) and given WA has the highest incidence of the disease in the country, UWA was a perfect fit.
“I completed my medical training in the Netherlands and combined it with a PhD in tumour immunology.
Are you seeking to develop your career further in 2018?
Applications for the Fay Gale Fellowships 2018 open this week.
Fay Gale Fellowships are awarded annually to staff in the early stage of their career to assist them to spend a period of time interstate or overseas attending a conference or engaging in other activities that support their career. Fellowship funds can also be used to supplement existing study leave/staff development plans already partly funded through other sources.
The University Library together with the UWA Law School is pleased to re-open the Beasley Law Library following the partial refurbishment of the ground floor.
The refurbishment provides 60 additional seats in a new collaborative study space with a combination of individual, group, informal and conversation study areas. A new, modern information desk has been installed, as well as new high demand shelving and a staff workspace with a greatly reduced footprint to maximise space for students.
“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.”
Bell Shakespeare’s latest tale of greed, corruption and dark magic – Macbeth, is coming to campus and staff can watch the gripping tale for free.
As part of the Community Partnerships Program, UWA has partnered with Australia’s premier theatre company to bring their acclaimed productions to the Octagon Theatre. UWA is only Bell’s third partner after Melbourne Arts Centre and Sydney Opera House.
Wear It Purple is a youth-led organisation that supports rainbow young people. Founded in 2010 by two Australian teens, Wear it Purple Day has grown into a worldwide celebration of diversity and pride and has a simple message: you have the right to be proud of who you are. Sexuality or gender identity does not change this. The idea is simple: Wear it purple if you agree.