The biannual student-alumni gathering for the Manila MBA program was held in August at The Rockwell Club in Manila. Organised to coincide with the a visit from UWA Business School staff, 50 guests celebrated their academic achievements and took the opportunity to meet other students and graduates living in the Philippines.
Some scientists are clever communicators, who share their fascination about their work with the wider community. Many others stare a good story in the face every day and just don't recognise it.
Enter the science communicator, who takes an intriguing story, strips away the science jargon, and presents it to the wider community.
Science students interested in sharing their excitement about science can enrol in the BSc (Science Communication) degree, introduced by the Faculty's Centre for Learning Technology three years ago and the only such program in WA.
When Terry Quickenden died on July 24, he left an enduring memory of himself, dressed as Ali G, cavorting on James Oval for his medicine students' end-of-year-video! Terry was passionate about his academic career: teaching, research and service.
As a teacher, he loved First Year Medical Chemistry. His rapport with these students was such that he was always asked to play a starring role in their video for the annual Medicine dinner.
The Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences is reaching out to the community in a myriad of ways – and one of them is its peer tutoring program in which students volunteer their time to go into schools to mentor and encourage science students.
Dozens of UWA science students are acting as mentors in WA schools under a special program to help spread wisdom throughout the community.
Most of them own a mobile and a computer, they’re often logged on
24/7, they usually have their own blog and a 2007 survey of Australian
employers found they’re bad spellers, don’t bother with grammar and
have little understanding of how to behave at work.
‘CHANGE CLIMATE CHANGE: THINK FUTURE, ACT NOW’ - LECTURES BEGIN OCTOBER 23-24
Australia’s most prominent climate change speakers and activists
will speak at the UWA Extension lecture series CHANGE CLIMATE CHANGE:
THINK FUTURE, ACT NOW. Don't miss this opportunity to hear four of
Australia's most prominent speakers and activists on critical issues
associated with climate change, Bill Mollison, Peter Andrews, Callum
Coats and John Law.
Women are in a unique position to be able to bring exceptional life
skills to the workplace, according to one of The University of Western
Australia’s first female engineering graduates, Sue Murphy.
Ms Murphy, who was also the first female engineer employed by
Western Australian construction firm Clough Engineering, will be the
guest speaker at a cocktail party to honour women in engineering at The
University of Western Australia’s Watersports Complex, from
6.30pm-8.30pm next Friday, October 26, 2007.