The University of Western Australia is set to host more than 15 events as part of the upcoming Social Impact Festival.
Created by the Centre for Social Impact UWA, the Festival connects and celebrates the people, organisations, ideas, networks and collaborations across all sectors in WA that are creating positive social impact.
Running Wednesday 20-27 July, Festival events will be held across multiple venues, with about half taking place at UWA.
With two-thirds of all premature deaths (before the age of 70 years) being caused by non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes and strokes, understanding the causes and risk factors is a priority for public health policy makers.
To provide her expertise on these issues Professor Fiona Bull, UWA’s Director of the Centre of Build Environment and Health, was invited to speak at the 69th World Health Assembly (WHA) held in Geneva.
The Centre for Education Futures is again pleased to offer UWA staff opportunities for Education Futures Grant and Secondment Funding.
Grant funding of up to $10,000 to enable a pilot project and up to $5,000 for a three-months secondment at the Futures Observatory is available. We are looking forward to receiving forward-thinking submissions focussed on developing innovative learning and teaching projects.
Start planning what radical innovation in your teaching would benefit from a small grant and some great support.
Thank you to staff that attended the recent information sessions regarding the upcoming enterprise bargaining negotiations. These sessions were well attended and provided very useful feedback. The FAQs on the EB website have been updated to include the common questions that were asked. We will continue to update them as the process progresses.
Our desire is to achieve agreements that are simple, fair and contemporary and our first meeting will commence on Monday, 11 July.
While undertaking UniWA migration with pre-pilot groups the project team identified some issues which will slightly delay the scheduled campus-wide migrations outlined in the UWA Forward in May. These issues are not directly related to the migrations but must be corrected in order to proceed.
As part of the University's ongoing commitment to inclusivity and diversity, an exciting new leadership program will be offered in 2016. The “Leading at UWA” Program is open to UWA academic and professional staff who are already in leadership roles and keen to enhance their leadership skills and exercise leadership more broadly.
I wish to advise that Professor Alan Dench has resigned from the Office of DVCR and has been appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) at Curtin University. He will commence his new role on 1 August 2016.
Mosman Park student Tatiana Kurniawan will represent Western Australia at the Australian Brain Bee Challenge national final to be held in Hobart in December after outsmarting 82 fellow Year 10 students in today’s State final held at The University of Western Australia.
The University of Western Australia and Shenton College are in an exciting and innovative partnership which gives opportunities for enrichment to the staff and students at both at the University and Shenton College.
One of the major areas of the Learning Links Initiative is to create opportunities that enrich the learning experiences of students is the Work@UWA program.