Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 24 May 2017

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Good morning. I am delighted to share our ongoing commitment to providing an equitable and inclusive workplace has been recognised.

Linda Nguyen

Ciara Glennon Scholarship awarded

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

A second-year Law student with a strong commitment to achieving social justice has been awarded this year’s Ciara Glennon Memorial Law Scholarship.

David Sadler - UWA's new DVC Education

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

UWA offers one of the most attractive university environments and campuses in Australia. I am excited to see how the education portfolio can help achieve the University's ambition to be a top 50 University in world rankings.

Reid Library nominated for global design award

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Last week the Ground Floor Reid Library Refurbishment project won a Shaw Contract Design Market Award (Education category). Thrity-six Market Award winners were selected from a total of 497 entries from 32 countries and the project now goes into the Global Awards program. Winners will be announced later this year.

The project is also up for the People's Choice award which you can vote for here


Your Say survey 6 - 23 June

Tuesday, 23 May 2017


Your Say survey FAQs

Why are we doing the Your Say survey?

We are doing the Your Say survey to better understand the real experience of working at UWA, both the good and the bad, because we can’t fix what we don’t know.

 What will the survey provide?

EZONE UWA site refurbishment work commencing

Monday, 22 May 2017

EZONE UWA will transform the way we educate our students, undertake our research and engage with our community.

Once complete it will equip Western Australia and the world with engineers, computer scientists and mathematicians who can solve far-ranging problems that arise in multiple disciplines. A revolutionary research, teaching and learning facility, it will combine the talent, technology and equipment required to make a real and lasting difference.

VC announces Andrew and Nicola Forrest donation

Monday, 22 May 2017

I am delighted to announce that Andrew and Nicola Forrest have today donated $65 million to the University which will be used to expand the Forrest Research Foundation.

Darren Jorgensen at Warakurna

Stories of the Indigenous archives

Monday, 22 May 2017

Dr Darren Jorgensen, Senior Lecturer at UWA’s Design School, became interested in Indigenous art when a friend came back from the desert with a roll of paintings.

Just returned from Europe, when Darren saw the Papunya Tula paintings from a remote Aboriginal community he realised they were as remarkable as the paintings he had been studying in Paris.

Darren was in his 30s then and embarrassed to admit he’d missed one of the most interesting aspects of his own country. It was this cultural awakening that shaped much of what he researches and teaches today.

The Wind in the Willows

Monday, 22 May 2017

Join us for The Wind in the Willows by La Boite Theatre Co.

The Wind in the Willows will take badgers (small and large) on a heartfelt and humorous adventure that explores humanity, time and the value of friendship. For children aged 4 - 12 and anyone who enjoys messing about in boats.

Saturday 17 June


11am and 1:30pm

Use staff discount code STAFF17 when purchasing tickets at


Andrew and Nicola Forrest

Australia's largest philanthropic donation creates history

Monday, 22 May 2017

Andrew and Nicola Forrest have made philanthropic history today, donating a further $65 million to the Forrest Research Foundation, a partnership with all five Western Australian universities and hosted within The University of Western Australia (UWA).