UWA researchers make 2017 Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers list

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Congratulations to Professor Stephen Powles, Professor Graeme Hankey, Adjunct Professor Mark Chase, Professor Richard Hobbs, Professor Rajeev Varshney and Professor Ian Small for being included on the 2017 Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers list.

Ranking in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in Web of Science, inclusion on this list represents researchers whose work is making a positive impact on society.

This is well-deserved recognition, well done.

Robyn Owens

Standard IT maintenance window being introduced in December

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Starting Sunday December 3, Uni IT will introduce a standard IT maintenance window, which going forward, will reoccur on the first Sunday of each month from 5am-11am. Major maintenance and upgrades to IT systems and services will be performed during this window. 

This does not mean there will be a full outage to all IT services during this window however, we would like to advise staff to plan activities around the maintenance window if they are able. 

Leave loading pay and payroll deadlines

Monday, 20 November 2017

Leave Loading Pay

The annual recreation leave loading will be paid on Friday 8 December 2017 (pay 18-12).

Annual leave loading of 17.5% of four weeks' salary per calendar year (up to a maximum amount of $1,637.20) is payable to staff other than casuals. Staff who commenced after 1 January 2017 will be paid a pro rata annual leave loading for the year.

Payroll Deadlines

Please note that HR has back-to-back weekly payroll deadlines (normally fortnightly) coming up in December.

Additional staff discounts for Perth Festival events

Friday, 17 November 2017

Perth Festival has announced a jam packed program for 2018 and invites everyone to leap in and experience art in a different light.  

As a UWA staff member you have access to 10% off adult prices in most events across the program when booking online.  

Championing environmental history

Friday, 17 November 2017

Andrea Gaynor, Associate Professor of History, has always been interested in the environment. With environmental history being her main research focus, she now looks at current environmental issues through a historical lens. 

UWA-Chevron collaboration wins award

Friday, 17 November 2017

The University of Western Australia in partnership with Chevron Australia last night won the 2017 BHERT (Business/Higher Education Round Table) ‘Outstanding Collaboration in Research and Development Award’.

UWA’s Director of Business Development and Innovation, Mark Stickells said that UWA has enjoyed a successful and productive collaboration with Chevron for more than 15 years.

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 15 November 2017

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Good morning. I am pleased to announce that Professor Simon Biggs has been appointed the University’s Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

Professor Simon Biggs

New Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Professor Simon Biggs has been appointed the next Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia.

Everyone’s a winner at Staff Sports Day

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

UWA’s annual Staff Sports day has wrapped for another year with around 500 participants taking on the heat in a fun-filled day.

Riley Oval was awash with colour, as competitors dressed in red, blue, yellow, green and purple depending on which team they were representing. Health and Medical Sciences’ blue oasis themed marquee was judged the best on the day.

University Christmas closedown period

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

This year the University closedown period is from 12 noon Friday, 22 December 2017, with the University re-opening on Thursday, 4 January 2018.

As per usual practice, on Friday 22 December 2017, all areas are required to remain open and public counters staffed until 12 noon. Clear signage should be placed on counters indicating the dates the University is closed for business. After 12 noon all staff may proceed on leave.  Staff planning to take leave on 22 December will need to submit an application for a full day’s leave.