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.
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’, presented at a gala dinner at the Park Hyatt in Melbourne.
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.
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.
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.
For Anas Ghadouani, Professor of Environmental Engineering, solving the world’s water problems starts with looking at ways to reduce waste. It’s a unique approach to tackle one of the world’s biggest challenges, and was the theme of his talk at TEDxPerth last Saturday.
Growing up in Morocco, in a family of academics, Anas has fond memories of his family hosting visitors and the variety of interesting topics discussed.