New doctors will help growers

Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Juggling work commitments and study has paid off for three University of Western Australia (UWA) post-graduate students who recently completed their theses with the Western Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (WAHRI).

David Minkey, Catherine Borger and David Ferris were granted study leave from the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) to complete their PhDs with WAHRI.

UWA’s new podiatry clinic puts its best foot forward

Wednesday, 20 June 2007

The University of Western Australia has officially opened its new Podiatry Clinic, offering accessible, affordable podiatric services to the community.

The clinic offers general podiatry care, paediatric foot assessment, treatment for sports injuries of the foot and ankle, the prescription and manufacture of foot orthoses, diabetic foot assessment, diabetic wound management and minor podiatric surgery.

UWA symposium explores link between emotion and motivation

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

A fascinating line-up of speakers will converge on The University of Western Australia next week for a major symposium on emotions and what motivates people to act as they do.

The ‘Emotions, Moods and Motivations’ Symposium will tease out the relationship between emotion and motivation in a diverse range of issues, including migration, trans-nationalism, eating, teaching and even pop music.

American perspective on challenges for teaching

Monday, 18 June 2007

The University of Western Australia will host a free public lecture by a leading American scholar on ways to improve the quality of higher education through teaching.

Dr Mary Taylor Huber, Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the United States, will speak on ‘Building the Teaching Commons: Pedagogical Communities and Trading Zones’ on Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at 6pm in UWA’s Social Sciences Lecture Theatre.

UWA maintains commitment to excellence and access

Wednesday, 6 June 2007

The University of Western Australia has maintained its strong commitment to admitting the brightest students, while ensuring fair access to tertiary study for all WA students, in announcing its 2010 admission requirements which will apply to current Year 10 students.

Innovative Engineering Masters at UWA

Friday, 1 June 2007

The University of Western Australia has developed an innovative Master of Engineering (Energy Systems Management) program to be delivered via a mix of technologies which provide flexible learning oppo

TEACHING & LEARNING UPDATE

Friday, 1 June 2007

The former Graduate School of Management (GSM) received a high commendation for its teaching and learning in the UWA bi-annual distinguished teaching and learning awards for schools in 2006. The GSM was runner up to the Humanities School in a field of eight schools and this is indeed an outstanding result for the former GSM. Congratulations to all staff involved.

TEACHING & LEARNING UPDATE

Thursday, 1 March 2007

One of my first tasks in 2007 as Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning (T&L) is to convene the first meeting of the new Teaching and Learning Committee.

UWA ag students simply irresistible

Wednesday, 28 February 2007

With an abundance of tertiary disciplines available, students can find it hard to choose an undergraduate degree that will set them up with exciting, fulfilling careers.

Tarnya Fowler and Natalie Maguire made the right choice studying at the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of Western Australia (UWA), securing good jobs before graduating and now working in WA’s $2 billion grain industry.