Getting smart about cyber attacks

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

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.

Appointment of new Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

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. 

The discussion paper related to the research-led teaching project is now open for feedback

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

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.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education): Grady Venville announcement

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

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.

Dr Talitha Santini and Professor Sean Hood

Winners of ORCID iD Competition

Monday, 11 December 2017

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. 

UWA teams fast-tracked in CSIRO’s Accelerate Program

Friday, 8 December 2017

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.

Election of one member of Senate by Convocation

Friday, 8 December 2017

Candidates in this election are:

  • Brett DAVIES
  • Hilary SILBERT
  • Simon DAWKINS

All graduates of The University of Western Australia are automatically members of Convocation and are entitled to vote in this election.

Voting papers will be posted out to all members of Convocation in February 2018.

Voting papers must reach the below address no later than 5.00pm Tuesday 13th March 2018.

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UWA Convocation-Election of Senate Member

Another successful year for our Fairway UWA students

Friday, 8 December 2017

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.

Strong leader for Shell Chair

Thursday, 7 December 2017

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.

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 6 December 2017

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Good afternoon. Last week we celebrated the close of the New Century Campaign, an unprecedented campaign raising $410 million from alumni, staff, students, friends and business from across the globe.