Generation Y’s latest telecommunication accessories are being used to help their grandparents overcome disabilities caused by stroke and Parkinson’s disease.
For the first time, iPhones and iPod Touch have been clinically tested by patients who have lost the use of their hands and fingers, as simple, inexpensive and convenient assessment tools for manual dexterity.
Following consideration by the Faculty Representative Panel of a second round of draft proposals from the Formal Governance, Disciplines and Research Themes working parties, the working parties are now in the process of considering the feedback and making necessary revisions to their proposals. Once this is complete, the proposals will be circulated to the Faculty for further consideration and feedback.
The working parties of the One Faculty, One Future project are well into operation, with the second draft proposals recently presented to the Faculty Representative Panel. In addition, progress continues to be made with the professional staff structure, with all ongoing staff now transferred into new positions and advertising underway for vacancies.
All staff are reminded that as part of the Faculty's commitment open dialogue and dissemination of information a series of weekly information sessions are being held on the implementation of the new professional staff structure.
These sessions will provide all staff with an opportunity to hear an update on the implementation of the professional staff structure, and ask questions.
As the price of oil goes up, it becomes worth the cost for resource companies to spend billions of dollars exploring and drilling in deeper and deeper water.
And the huge financial cost is only the start of a host of differences between drilling in relatively shallow water and exploring the deeper water - with seabeds more than 500 metres below the surface.
President of the International Crisis Group and former Australian Attorney-General and Foreign Minister, Gareth Evans, US ambassador-designate Kim Beazley and West Australian Premier Colin Barnett were among leading political, business, academic and media figures who met at The University of Western Australia from November 8 to 10 to debate the geopolitical, economic and social issues confronting our region.
The century of cheap energy is behind us, according to an international energy expert visiting The University of Western Australia.
Lord Ron Oxburgh is Chairman of Falck Renewables, and an advisor on environment and energy to the Government of Singapore, Climate Change Capital and Deutschebank. A geologist, he was Chairman of Shell Petroleum UK.
The School of Health Population offers the following courses for staff and students interested in analysis of health data: 1) Health Informatics (14 - 18 December 2009); 2) Advanced Analysis of Linked Health Data (7 - 11 December 2009).
Round 4 of the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund(AISRF) is now open and with newly awarded increased funding provides great opportunities for projects in science and technology. Application closing date is 24 December 2009.
The Faculty wishes to offer our congratulations to the UWA Research Collaboration Awards (URCA) winners.
The UWA Research Collaboration Awards (URCA) provide funding to support new and developing initiatives that will expand the University's external research collaborations both nationally and internationally.
The Faculty has decided to move forward with changes to its professional staff structure as part of the One Faculty, One Future project. This will see the development of an outstanding level of service to the Faculty, University and external community that is consistent across the Faculty.