UWA students put their hacking skills to the test in a capture the flag competition, part of a wider cyber security event hosted by the University and the IT industry earlier this month.
The event aimed to showcase WA’s developing cyber security talent in front of industry partners searching for these skills and encourage those with an interest in the area to investigate possible career paths.
University IT Associate Director, Lee Patterson says the event was one way the industry is trying to stem the flow of security skills heading out of WA.
Dr Peter Dean has been appointed the next Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) of The University of Western Australia. He was selected from a competitive field of applicants after an international search and will take up the position in February 2018.
Earlier this year the Vice-Chancellor set out the 2017 priorities for the University. These included enhancing the quality of teaching and the student experience to further deliver on our commitment to providing a world-class education. The introduction of the UWA Courses framework in 2012 explicitly intended to foster research-informed teaching and embed the learning of research skills in all majors and courses.
We are pleased to congratulate Professor Grady Venville, Dean of Coursework Studies, who has recently been appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) at the Australian National University. After a period of long service leave in early 2018, Grady will commence at ANU on Monday 2nd April 2018. Grady was appointed as UWA’s inaugural Professor of Science Education in 2007 and the inaugural Dean of Coursework Studies in 2013.
During November, the University Library ran a promotion encouraging UWA researchers to get an ORCID iD and register it in the Research Repository.
ORCID® provides researchers with a globally unique iD that can be used throughout their scholarly career. In an international research environment, an ORCID distinguishes research outputs from those of other researchers to ensure consistent, reliable attribution and accurate measurement of research impact.
Two UWA teams have been fast-tracked as part of the prestigious CSIRO’s ON Accelerate program for scientific inventions to detect muscle health for elite athletes and gut health.
The program brings together the experience and expertise of established researchers, entrepreneurs and inspiring mentors, through a structured program that helps scientists turn their ground-breaking research into real-world solutions.
The latest cohort of Fairway UWA Year 12 students were presented their certificates of completion at an inspirational ceremony which saw many of the students reflect on the experiences they’ve had as part of the program.
Phil Watson has never been one to shy away from a challenge. Over his 20 year career he has worked in most continents and tackled a wide range of engineering projects, from Africa and the Middle East, to the United States and Europe.
Now UWA’s Shell Chair, Phil is working to strengthen research and industry collaboration in WA’s offshore petroleum industry – not bad for a country kid who grew up running barefoot in Western Australia’s dusty red north.