UWA ranked in top 50 for seven subjects in QS rankings

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The University of Western Australia has had seven subjects ranked in the top 50 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, up from six subjects last year. 

UWA’s subjects ranked in the top 50 were Mineral & Mining Engineering, Anatomy & Physiology, Agriculture & Forestry, Performing Arts, Psychology, Earth & Marine Science and Civil & Structural Engineering. 

Oak Tree confirms bond at UWA

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

To celebrate the close working relationship between the Guild, the University and Convocation, Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater assisted the Guild President Nevin Jayawardena and the Warden of Convocation Adjunct Professor Warren Kerr AM to plant an oak tree during Saturday’s annual Convocation Day.

86th PROSH just around the corner

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

The countdown to PROSH has well and truly begun, so mark 22 March in your calendars, and prepare to laugh. 

For Directors Skevos Karpathakis and Angela Stojanoska it’s been a fun and challenging experience so far, with the best yet to come.

“We had our launch party and layout weekend last week. With two weeks until sale date it really is all systems go now with the focus being on content creation and of course sourcing volunteers - without them, PROSH couldn’t be nearly as successful as it is,” says Skevos.

Craig Williams elected as General Staff Representative on UWA Senate

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Mr Craig Williams, Solutions Architect, in BITS has been elected as the General Staff Representative on the UWA Senate to serve a three year term from 04 March 2017 to 03 March 2020.  He will attend his first meeting of the Senate on Thursday 9 March 2017.

Progress on UWA Contact Directory Updates Project

Friday, 3 March 2017

The editing team have been working hard to update the UWA Contact Directory. To date we have almost completed the new professional services sections. Over the past month, the team has moved over 1000 staff into new areas. We are asking all areas to provide feedback to ensure that all staff are accounted for.

In the coming weeks the editing team will be ‘tidying’ up the remaining administration services and finalising the Faculty/School sections of the directory.

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 1 March 2017

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Good morning. I was delighted to experience a real buzz about the University last week with many students on campus taking part in O-Week activities. Thank you to all staff for the efforts you have made to welcome new members to the UWA community. These events are a wonderful introduction to university life for our students as they begin their journey of discovery which we hope will lead them to exciting new knowledge, new friendships and fulfilling careers.
 

Talking TED

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

In January UWA Senior Research Fellow Laura Boykin was named the first Australian-based Senior TED Fellow - one of just 10 selected worldwide for the 2017 program.

The Arizona native has been at UWA since 2012 working hard with her dedicated team and collaborators to save cassava, a crop that feeds 500 million people in East Africa, from pests and disease. 

Westpac scholars set to make their mark at UWA

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Two UWA post-graduate students have been awarded a Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship providing up to $120,000 for research or coursework studies.

Dr Hsern Tan, a PhD candidate at the School of Surgery and Amy McDermott, undertaking a Masters of Studies through the Faculty of Education, are from very different undergraduate backgrounds but both share a passion for making a difference in the communities they serve.

Planned maintenance to Institutional Research Data Store - Sunday 12 March

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Infrastructure upgrades will be carried out on the University’s Institutional Research Data Store (IRDS) on Sunday 12 March from 10am - 4pm.

This planned maintenance may result in access to the UWA IRDS services being unavailable for up to four hours while the work is carried out.

Please contact the Service Desk on 1515 or ithelp-is@uwa.edu.au if you have any questions or experience issues after the maintenance period.

UWA staff entitled to 20% discount on WA Symphony Orchestra events

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

As a valued partner of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, UWA employees are entitled to a 20% off A-Reserve ticket prices.

Enter the promotional code UWA2017 to claim this offer when purchasing tickets online at waso.com.au (promotional code is case sensitive).