Close to 200 academics, university leaders and researchers from across the world are meeting at The University of Western Australia in Perth this week to celebrate their efforts towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to determine the next steps in tackling these and other global issues.
The University of Western Australia Law School has a new wellbeing initiative - a furry four legged friend that is providing students with a much-needed break from their studies and proving to be quite a hit with people on campus.
A special pro bono collaboration to help prepare law students for the increasing influence of artificial intelligence in the practice of law - while at the same time benefiting the Australian not-for-profit sector - has been announced by Australia’s leading independent law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, and The University of Western Australia.
With the swing of a sledgehammer, the construction of EZONE UWA Student Hub has officially commenced. UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater demolished a section of wall, representing the upcoming demolition of the northern end of the Civil and Mechanical Engineering building and the beginning of Student Hub construction.
Being one of the welcoming faces for incoming and current students at the School of Indigenous Studies (SIS) is just one of the things Sabrina Swift enjoys about her job.
Coming from the Bardi people from north of Broome and the Gija people in the East Kimberley, Sabrina knows what it’s like to be new to a community and hopes she can play a role in helping students find their feet at SIS.
In addition to being a familiar face to students, she is the go-to-person for most of the daily operations of the School.
The newly-appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education), Professor Peter J. Dean, has always had a strong military connection throughout his life and has managed to forge a career that encompasses both this and his passion for education.
Growing up with a father that served in the Australian Army and a sister in the Royal Australian Navy, Peter was inspired to follow a military career pathway. For him, this decision has made a lasting impact on his professional life.
Dr Dino Spagnoli's interest in chemistry started with a childhood fascination with crystals; however, it was only when he reached university that his real passion for all things molecular started to take hold.
Originally from the UK, Dino works as a lecturer and coordinator of first-year studies in chemistry and biochemistry, helping students transition smoothly from high school to university learning.
I wish to welcome Associate Professor Annette George (Head of School, School of Earth Sciences), who will be sharing the Acting Dean of Coursework Studies role with Professor Graham Brown (Head of School, School of Social Sciences).
I also take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to Professor Jane Heyworth (Population and Public Health) who has been sharing the Acting Dean of Coursework Studies role with Graham up until now.