Donna Utz wears two hats at UWA. As Executive Assistant to the University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Donna spends her day making sure the office runs smoothly. But as the ‘Face of the Social Club’, Donna’s event manager skills come to the fore as she works hard to organise memorable experiences for UWA staff.
University Hall (UniHall) is proud of its connections with Indigenous Australia and excited by the opportunity for postgraduate residents’ to display an original piece of Indigenous artwork in their apartments.
Art Collector Dr Jo Lagerberg and Professor Ted Snell, Director Cultural Precinct, have been working with UniHall to bring together a collection of Indigenous art for residents to loan.
Passionate marine science and radio astronomy leader Bernard Bowen has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters by The University of Western Australia.
The founding chair of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) was presented with the degree in recognition of his outstanding contribution to science in Western Australia following a long and distinguished career spanning more than half a century.
Robots, virtual reality, collaborative touch screens and 3D printing were on show today at a new facility launched by Australia’s Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove at The University of Western Australia.
Last Friday, the Honourable Julie Bishop met Aspire staff and Student Ambassadors to congratulate the team on being awarded a Department of Education and Training, National Priorities Pool grant. The grant, worth $184,073, will fund an intensive one year project that aims to improve numeracy skills and career outcomes for low socio-economic status students.
Aspire UWA Manager, Louise Pollard, says the ‘Adding to the pipeline’ project is intended to inspire low socio-economic status students to study STEM subjects, particularly mathematics.
To those who know him, the fact that Dr John van Bockxmeer received an ‘Inspiring Possibilities’ award at the 40under40 gala dinner is no surprise. As founder of the charitable organisation ‘Fair Game’, the UWA graduate was recognised for his volunteer work and contribution to creating healthier communities.
But for Dr van Bockxmeer, his community-minded spirit was first sparked when he was a student at UWA. An active member of the student body and helping students have a voice on campus, he also took his medical skills abroad and volunteered in Honduras, Zambia and Tajikistan.
The UWA Torpedoes captured their maiden National Water Polo League crown on the weekend when they beat the Victorian Seals in a dramatic penalty shootout.
The National League comprises twelve teams from Perth, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane and provides the level of competition below international and Olympic representation.
The UWA – West Coast Swimming Club swam their way to a stunning victory at the A-Grade Swimming WA Premiership at the beginning of March. The club’s 61 swimmers amassed 485 points at the one-day event, beating their closest rival, Perth City, by nearly 100 points.
UWA students Hadley Lindsay, John Shepherd and Chelsea Unwin all put in great performances helping their club to victory.