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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).