The University of Western Australia’s Rural Clinical School has won
a prestigious 2007 Carrick Award for its Clinical Learning Embedded in
Rural Communities Program.
The program was recognised in the Innovation in Curricula, Learning
and Teaching category of the Carrick Awards, which acknowledge the
vital contribution made by individuals and teams to the quality of
student learning in Australia.
Eight PhD students from four schools within the Institute of Agriculture at the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (FNAS) at the University of Western Australia (UWA) recently presented their research to an audience of 60 in a post-graduate showcase, ‘Frontiers in Agriculture and Resource Management’.
Focussing on innovative land management and animal production systems, as well as plant production for the future, the sessions were an opportunity to showcase high quality research and for students to interact with the industry and potential employers.
Three outstanding teaching and learning programs at The University
of Western Australia have been recognised with 2007 Carrick Awards for
Programs that Enhance Learning.
UWA Vice-Chancellor Alan Robson said the awards rewarded the efforts
of individual staff members to enhance the quality of student learning.
“UWA staff have a well-deserved reputation for excellence and
quality teaching and it is particularly pleasing to see staff rewarded
for their commitment in winning three out of 14 institutional awards,”
Professor Robson said.
Two Federal Government Capital Development Pool grants of $3 million
for The University of Western Australia’s new Business School, and $1
million for its Albany Centre, were a welcome and significant
contribution to the State’s infrastructure, Vice-Chancellor Professor
Alan Robson said today.
“The Federal Government’s $3 million grant towards the construction
of our new $47 million business school is a significant contribution to
UWA’s ability to further enhance the quality of its business education
programs,” Professor Robson said.
Running, long jump, shot put, javelin, boxing and equestrian events
were almost all that were on offer when the Olympic Games began in
ancient Greece about 3000 years ago.
“If they were alive today, the Greek mathematicians Euclid and
Pythagoras would probably be delighted to know that The University of
Western Australia has its own version of the old games,” UWA’s Faculty
of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, Professor Cheryl Praeger,
Mozart said that to stop music would be to stop time and Dumbledore,
JK Rowling’s wizard headmaster, acknowledged that music was more
magical than magic itself. With that in mind, The University of
Western Australia’s School of Music is keeping up with the times with
its exciting new Music for Life program.
Music and medicine, music psychology, ethno-musicology, music
theatre and opera studies are just some of the vibrant and inclusive
courses beginning next year.
Two students from The University of Western Australia have won the
top national awards in the inaugural Reserve Bank of Australia
Callum Jones, 20, of Floreat, won the $1500 first prize while
Virginia Gogan, 19, of Coogee, took second prize of $750. Both students
are in their third year, both studying double degrees in Law and
The students’ essays addressed the consequences of an ageing
population for Australia’s future productivity and economic growth, and
the associated economic policy challenges.
A higher than usual percentage of PhD candidates will be among almost 1,200 students graduating during the spring series of graduation ceremonies starting at The University of Western Australia tonight.
More than 90 PhD candidates will graduate having completed research which impacts on areas ranging from health and education to environmental sustainability. They will be joined by three candidates graduating with professional doctorates – two in Education and one in Business Administration.
Many more high-quality students will have the opportunity to
undertake higher education at their preferred institution thanks to the
allocation of new Commonwealth-funded places to The University of
Western Australia, according to UWA’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alan
Professor Robson said he was delighted that the Federal Government,
and particularly the Minister for Education, Science and Training,
Julie Bishop, had acknowledged the need for additional places in areas
of high demand at UWA.