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

Octagon Theatre

10am and 12:30pm

Use staff discount code STAFF17 when purchasing tickets at http://www.ticketswa.com/event/wind-willows.

 

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).

457 visa FAQs - Listed Occupations

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

FAQs developed in consultation Deloitte

My nominated occupation appears on either the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) or Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). What does this mean for my current 457 visa? 

Your current 457 visa is unaffected. You can remain in Australia employed in your nominated role until the expiry of your current 457 without impact. 

My current 457 visa is close to expiring. What is the impact?

457 visa FAQs - Removed Occupations

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

FAQs developed in consultation Deloitte

My nominated occupation has been removed from the lists as an eligible occupation. What does this mean for my current 457 visa? 

Your current 457 visa is unaffected. You can remain in Australia employed in your nominated role until the expiry of your current 457 without impact. 

My current 457 visa is close to expiring. What is the impact?

Changes to the 457 visa scheme - FAQs

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

On 18 April 2017, the Australian Government announced plans to significantly change the framework of the Temporary Work (subclass 457) visa, which had subsequent flow on effects to the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visa. 

The reforms include abolishing the 457 visa and replacing it with a new Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa from March 2018. The implementation for some of these changes are immediate while other changes are expected to be implemented by March 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Worldwide Cyber-attacks

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Colleagues,

Over the weekend a wave of cyber-attacks spread rapidly around the world, this is a critical threat to the University given its ability to rapidly spread and cause damage. The threat is a form of ransomware known as "WannaCrypt" or “WannaCry”.  

What is ransomware?

Dr Tim Inglis

Fast break for antibiotic resistance testing

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

A team of scientists from The University of Western Australia has developed a screening test that quickly confirms antibiotic efficacy. Their method is able to ensure the most effective antibiotics are prescribed sooner.