Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 26 July 2017

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Good morning. On Tuesday 1 August findings from Australia’s first comprehensive student survey on sexual assault and harassment will be released as part of the Respect. Now. Always. initiative. 

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 19 July 2017

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Good morning. Yesterday we welcomed the Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan and other stakeholders to campus for an agricultural industry forum to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

UWA student sits the State’s first oral PhD exam

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Last week PhD candidate Gundula Winter successfully defended her thesis into the physical wave transformation and water flow across fringing reefs, and in a first for WA, she did this through an oral exam.

Professor Kate Wright, Dean of the Graduate Research School says the value of an oral exam for PhD candidates can’t be overstated.

“There’s so much value for students. Gundula met with her examiners for two hours; this is a great opportunity for her to talk in depth with experts about the research she’s just completed.

Research Week is back from 4-8 September 2017

Monday, 24 July 2017

Research Week is nearly here and you have an opportunity to support colleagues by attending some of the fascinating events including archaeological discoveries of rock art, cell science through to virtual reality and driverless vehicles.

The face of Research Week this year is Professor Jo McDonald, who is leading the Murujuga: Dynamics of Dreaming project, an Australian Research linkage project exploring the extraordinary rock art estate in the Dampier Archipelago.

UWA Choral Society performs REQUIEM

Monday, 24 July 2017

REQUIEM

Winthrop Hall, UWA

2.30pm Sunday 20 August

Tickets available online or at the door. Prices: $45 and $40 (concession)

No time like the present to connect with students

Friday, 21 July 2017

Andrew O’Brien, UWA’s new Director of Student Experience, is passionate about the higher education sector and he’s certainly brought this passion to UWA.

With 20 years at Monash (seven as Director Campus Life), and most recently two years at the University of Tasmania, it’s fair to say Andrew also brings a wealth of experience to the role.

“I’ve been in the higher education sector for the vast majority of my career. I did take a bit of time out when I left Monash and this reemphasised the passion I have for higher ed.

Find key services for your research at ORE

Friday, 21 July 2017

The Office of Research Enterprise (ORE) is directing you to services via a new homepage that will assist with your entire research lifecycle including sourcing, securing and managing research funding through to commercialising your work. 

The new research gateway is easy to navigate and will signpost services to help you develop research proposals and collaborative opportunities, provide advice on how to protect your intellectual property and ensure that you maintain research integrity.

Planned UWA wifi maintenance - 22/23 July

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Planned maintenance to all UWA Wireless Services (except Unifi Guest) will occur from Saturday 22 July 8:00am to Sunday 23 July 6:00pm.  These services are:

  • UNIFI
  • Eduroam
  • ICRAR Wireless

No service interruption is expected however given the complex nature of the work, an outage could occur. University IT will be monitoring our wireless services closely throughout the maintenance period.  Please contact the Service Desk should you have any issues after the maintenance period. 

Introducing UWA’s new Chief Financial Officer

Friday, 14 July 2017

Jonathan Cowper, UWA’s new Chief Financial Officer, has always enjoyed working in new industries and cultures.

While he’s no stranger to WA having worked in Perth between 2009-2015, this will be his first role in the higher education sector, a challenge he’s well equipped for and looking forward to.

“I certainly enjoy fresh challenges and I’ve built my career on this philosophy.

“As we’re all aware the University has gone through a significant amount of change and all Australian universities are currently working within a complex policy environment.