Pterygium a red flag for melanoma, major new study shows

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

A person with a pterygium on the eye is 24 percent more likely to develop malignant melanoma of the skin, a new study from the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) has revealed.

Researchers from LEI examined almost 24,000 WA patient records of hospital-treated pterygium from 1979 to 2014 and found a strong link between the eye condition and melanoma - the most deadly form of skin cancer. 

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 20 September 2017

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Good morning. I am pleased to share that a new Academic Promotions College has been established to assist academic staff who would like support to further their careers at the University.

Research Forum on Ageing

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

UWA in conjunction with the Local Government Professionals WA Age Friendly Communities Network is hosting a one day research forum on ageing.

For the first time in Perth, this forum brings together a range of researchers from various disciplines who have a focus on ageing, and connects them with local government and industry.

Staff are invited to learn more from over 20 researchers from five WA Universities about their work and how this can inform, inspire and benefit the wider community.

Special graduation ceremony in honour of His Excellency Michael D Higgins, the President of Ireland

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Staff are invited to attend a very special graduation ceremony to celebrate the work and recognise the significant contribution to society of His Excellency Michael D Higgins, the President of Ireland.

President Higgins will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from UWA for his many achievements, including his advocacy on behalf of minority groups, the poor, the marginalized and the underprivileged.

The ceremony will be followed by drinks and canapés on Whitfeld Court.

Event details

Have your say on IT service quality and you could win one of two $200 Visa prepaid gift cards.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The University of Western Australia is again conducting a benchmarking survey on IT service quality which will allow us to compare our service with other universities in Australia and New Zealand.

You will soon be invited to participate in the survey by Voice Project who is running the survey on behalf of the University. We want to hear about your experiences with our IT support teams and the survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete.

Relay for Life UWA – 14-15 October Riley Oval

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The annual Relay for Life UWA event is back for 2017 and will be held over the weekend of 14-15 October. This year the event has moved to the new venue of Riley Oval as part of its partnership with the University. Participants will walk and jog laps of the Oval for 24 hours, raising money for the Cancer Council WA.

UWA staff are invited to take part in the event by forming a team, registering to join in the first lap of the event as a cancer survivor or carer, or donating. 

Academic Promotions College

Monday, 18 September 2017

UWA's new Academic Promotions College is a forward-thinking initiative to provide guidance and coaching on the University's promotion framework for academic staff looking to enhance their careers at the University.

Through the College the University aims to:

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 13 September 2017

Friday, 15 September 2017

Good morning. It was wonderful to see one of our graduates recognised on the national stage with Josephine Wilson winning the Miles Franklin Award for Extinctions, published by UWA Publishing.

Collaborating across oceans

Friday, 15 September 2017

Professor Erika Techera was UWA’s first female Dean of Law, and at the start of the year she made another groundbreaking step when she was appointed Director of the Oceans Institute.

The environmental lawyer is relishing the opportunity to not only lead the Institute but also drive the University’s involvement in the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre (IOMRC), a collaboration of multidisciplinary research teams from UWA, CSIRO, AIMS and Fisheries.

This is a way of working that suits Erika’s style and philosophy perfectly.

Researching without the red tape

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Eighteen months ago Jeremy Rigg came on board as Associate Director of UWA’s new Risk and Legal team. With degrees in Law and Science and seven years’ previous experience working at Murdoch University, Jeremy (a UWA graduate) has an appreciation of the wide-ranging issues universities face.

“Our role is to operate as a business partner and work with professional and academic staff on these matters while taking a strategic university-wide approach,” he says.