Commonwealth Day Lecture

Sunday, 1 June 2008

The University of Western Australia was honoured to be selected for the 2008 Commonwealth Day Lecture. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Professor Donald Markwell, in conjunction with Professor Geoffrey Bolton AO and the Commonwealth Round Table in Australia hosted the event.

Australia 2020 Summit

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Congratulations to those UWA graduates, academic staff and student Holly Ransom who featured strongly in the list of delegates to the Australia 2020 Summit announced by the Prime Minister.

Festival Alumni Events

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Balmy summer nights and a line up of seven events across music, theatre and film proved to be an excellent mix for enthusiastic attendees of the UWA Alumni Events at the 2008 UWA Perth International Arts Festival.

Australia Day Honours

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Congratulations to alumni and staff whose contributions to their field and the community were acknowledged in the 2008 Australia Day Honours List.

Last words from the Dean

Sunday, 1 June 2008

My service as Dean of this Faculty concludes at the end of May, after nearly 6 years. This has been a period of very substantial change for the Faculty and the University, with some very pleasing outcomes.

UWA Renewable Energy Vehicle

Sunday, 1 June 2008

What can be done against Global Warming, atmospheric pollution and fuel prices at record highs? In January 2008, the Renewable Energy Vehicle (REV) project was re-started under the leadership of Associate Professor Thomas Bräunl and Dr Kamy Cheng.

Forging Stronger Business Ties with China

Sunday, 1 June 2008

It is no surprise that China’s demand for raw materials such as iron ore has fuelled Western Australia’s economic growth. China is now WA’s number one trading partner accounting for 21.45% of WA exports in 2007. Given the overall strength of the Chinese economy, the WA mining boom is set to continue with the Sino-Australian trade relationship currently worth billions. WA’s sister state in China is Zhejiang Province, a major recipient of iron ore. In order to take advantage of the trade partnership, engineers need to be well versed in Chinese business, language and culture. The Confucius Institute at The University of Western Australia exists to promote Chinese language, culture and business and to strengthen Sino-Australian ties.

Class of 1981 - 25 Year Engineering Reunion

Sunday, 1 June 2008

The Class of 1981 held their 25th Year Engineering Reunion on Saturday 10 November 2007. Forty-one engineering graduates returned to UWA to celebrate their year’s reunion with some returning from interstates. The reunion, a cocktail party was held in the UWA Boat Shed.

Lycopodium and UWA Engineering Alliance

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Addressing the engineering skill shortage and creating opportunities to train our future engineers to take them to a new level of professional job readiness has lead to a strategic industry partnership between UWA and Lycopodium.
Lycopodium General Manager of Operations, Mr Peter De Leo and the Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson signed a sponsorship agreement on 14 December 2007 to secure the Lycopodium Design Studio within the Monadelphous Integrated Learning Centre (ILC).

2008 Engineers Australia Russell Dumas Medal

Sunday, 1 June 2008

The Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics would like to congratulate Mr Rahul Khubchandani on recently being awarded the Engineers Australia 2008 Russell Dumas Medal.