Good afternoon. Welcome to a special edition of UWA Forward, the first for 2018, I hope you all had a relaxing break. As we build on last year’s achievements, 2018 promises to be another dynamic and productive year.
The Clinic offers free mediation services for UWA staff, students, and alumni, and a low-cost service for members of the community. Run by UWA’s Law School, clients can access mediation in the areas of university, workplace, family, and community matters. Enquire about the services here.
It’s still sinking in for PhD student Hannah Etchells, that come July she’ll be winging her way to California to conduct research at Berkeley.
In December, Hannah was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to investigate how catastrophic bushfires affect forest ecosystems, and given recent events it will be very timely research.
“My Honours degree focused on the 2015 Northcliffe wildfire that burnt approximately 100,000 hectares of land. It was one of our largest fires and in places the severity was unlike anything we had ever witnessed.
UWA has received notification that universities have been targeted by a hacking group, and library databases have been successfully accessed. The group conducted a phishing campaign against specific UWA staff to capture their credentials. The University is working with staff who were targeted to ensure their information and data is safe and is reviewing the broader security of the Library database apps to identify vulnerabilities.