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.
The Department of Health Human Research Ethics Committee has a special responsibility for the ethical oversight of the use and disclosure of health information held by the Department. The Committee reviews research applications and provides ethical advice to the Department.
In accordance with the Committee’s Terms of Reference (section 7), applications are sought from suitably qualified individuals for the following member roles:
Dr Paul Maginn, Program Coordinator for the Masters of Urban and Regional Planning at the School of Earth and Environment, has always been interested in contentious urban issues.
“From an academic perspective most of my research has looked into contentious and challenging policy issues. Sectarianism amongst young children in Northern Ireland, homelessness in London, racist attitudes amongst children and within the Police, and urban regeneration in multicultural neighbourhoods,” Paul says.
A student’s UWA experience begins the moment they receive their offer and this year they received their warmest welcome ever. After completing a review of the offer process, strategic improvements were made to streamline it and also make UWA’s initial offer communications more engaging to school leavers. One major driver for this was the need to refresh the language so new students felt welcomed to the University.
On average 600 purchasing transactions take place each day around the University, with an average daily (non-salary) spend of $1.2m. In an organisation this size having a university-wide strategic procurement plan saves millions of dollars of public and private money each year.
“Last year alone our preferred supplier and efficiency savings through good procurement practice totalled $8.7million,” says Joyce Dacruz, UWA’s Chief Procurement Officer.
The University owns land in Mt Claremont and Shenton Park that was vested to it by the State Government in 1904. For a number of years the University has been working to secure planning and environmental approval in order to fulfil this endowment obligation.
The University is currently seeking an extension of time on the existing State environmental approval to develop a portion of this landholding and we will continue to consult with stakeholders and the local community about the proposal.
Western Australia’s Governor, a Supreme Court judge, an Australian hockey legend and one of Perth’s leading businessmen are among 18 graduates and a staff member of The University of Western Australia who have been recognised in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.