Working Party Progress Report - Second Faculty Representative Panel

Monday, 30 November 2009

Following consideration by the Faculty Representative Panel of a second round of draft proposals from the Formal Governance, Disciplines and Research Themes working parties, the working parties are now in the process of considering the feedback and making necessary revisions to their proposals. Once this is complete, the proposals will be circulated to the Faculty for further consideration and feedback.

One Faculty, One Future Update - 30 November 2009

Monday, 30 November 2009

The working parties of the One Faculty, One Future project are well into operation, with the second draft proposals recently presented to the Faculty Representative Panel. In addition, progress continues to be made with the professional staff structure, with all ongoing staff now transferred into new positions and advertising underway for vacancies.

Reminder: Professional Staff Structure Implementation Information Sessions

Thursday, 26 November 2009

All staff are reminded that as part of the Faculty's commitment open dialogue and dissemination of information a series of weekly information sessions are being held on the implementation of the new professional staff structure.

These sessions will provide all staff with an opportunity to hear an update on the implementation of the professional staff structure, and ask questions.

2009 Christmas Party!

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Ho ho ho... don those Santa hats and come and celebrate the festive season and the end of another successful year, at the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics 2009 Christmas Party.

SERPENT Project: Drilling Down Into Deep Sea Exploration

Thursday, 26 November 2009

As the price of oil goes up, it becomes worth the cost for resource companies to spend billions of dollars exploring and drilling in deeper and deeper water.

And the huge financial cost is only the start of a host of differences between drilling in relatively shallow water and exploring the deeper water - with seabeds more than 500 metres below the surface.

Leaders Debate Hot Topics "In The Zone"

Thursday, 26 November 2009

President of the International Crisis Group and former Australian Attorney-General and Foreign Minister, Gareth Evans, US ambassador-designate Kim Beazley and West Australian Premier Colin Barnett were among leading political, business, academic and media figures who met at The University of Western Australia from November 8 to 10 to debate the geopolitical, economic and social issues confronting our region.  

No More Cheap Energy, Says Expert

Thursday, 26 November 2009

The century of cheap energy is behind us, according to an international energy expert visiting The University of Western Australia.

Lord Ron Oxburgh is Chairman of Falck Renewables, and an advisor on environment and energy to the Government of Singapore, Climate Change Capital and Deutschebank. A geologist, he was Chairman of Shell Petroleum UK.

Science and Engineering Challenge

Thursday, 26 November 2009

We would like to thank all volunteers who assisted at this year's Science and Engineering Challenge.

Congratulations to Dr Adam Wittek

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

The Faculty is pleased to offer our congratulations to Dr Adam Wittek who has been promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor.

Congratulations to Dr Ajmal Mian

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

The Faculty is delighted to offer our congratulations to Dr Ajmal Mian, who is one of the four winners of the UWA Award for Early Career Researchers for best work accepted for publication ($ 1000).