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ECOMS Update

Thursday, 1 November 2007

As ECOMS rolled into a new semester, many exciting events have already been held.

Despite the poor weather, hundreds of people lined up for tickets to our annual ECOMS Ball that was held on 25th August and was sponsored by Pitcher Partners. With 1,320 tickets selling out in a record 34 minutes, we feel a sense of achievement in continuing to organise such an anticipated event. With a Venetian Carnivale theme, the ball was bigger and better than ever.

Executive MBA Part of Life-long Learning

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Coming from a family of teachers, Freehills' Business Development and Client Relationship Manager, Mr Lindsay O'Sullivan said lifelong learning was second nature to him when he completed an Executive MBA with the UWA Business School.

WELCOME FROM THE DEAN'S DESK

Thursday, 1 November 2007

In today's fast-moving business environment, it is critical for individuals and organisations to invest in human capital in order to ensure relevance and competitive advantage. At the UWA Business School we are pleased to work closely with students and organisations to provide a life-long journey of learning experiences.

Research Indicates Current Leaders Not Rated Highly

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Leadership is one of the most studied, analysed and debated areas of business research, but according to DBA graduate and WA Australian Institute of Management Deputy Executive Director, Dr Shaun Ridley, our level of confidence in truly understanding leadership attributes remains low.

New Board Appointments for UWA Business School

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Mr Adrian Fini, Executive Director Development, Mirvac WA Ltd, and Mr Jimmy Wilson, President of BHP Billiton's Stainless Steel Materials customer sector group have been appointed to The UWA Business School Board of Directors.

Singapore Graduation

Thursday, 1 November 2007

More than 80 graduates attended the Singapore Presentation Ceremony held in August at the Raffles City Convention Centre including 52 Bachelor of Commerce students, 27 Master of Business Administration students, three Master of Business Research students and 1 Doctor of Business Administration student.

Successful Open Day at UWA Albany

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Over 200 school students and other members of the community streamed through the UWA Albany Centre recently and discovered just what might be involved if they chose to study at university in Albany.

Senior Executive Forum a Success

Thursday, 1 November 2007

The annual Senior Executive Forum held in July 2007 was an outstanding success with great contributions from Professors Jay Conger and Srikant Datar. More than 50 senior executives gathered at the Vines Resort for three days to discuss, debate and challenge strategy, leadership and implementation.

Teaching & Learning Update

Thursday, 1 November 2007

The Teaching and Learning (T&L) Committee meets monthly - the following is a summary of some of the significant highlights.

Promotions and Awards

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Leadership - a Core Philosophy at Hawaiian

Thursday, 1 November 2007

The unity of business and people is Hawaiian's core philosophy, a privately owned WA property investment and development group. Armed with this belief and a strong practice of staff development, Hawaiian selected the Leadership Development Program with AIM-UWA Business School Alliance as its training program for staff development.

Events

Thursday, 1 November 2007

The following is a list of current and upcoming events....

Business School graduate named a Humane Studies Fellow

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Business School graduate and inaugural winner of the Sir John Monash Award, Jean-Paul Carvalho, currently pursuing his PhD in Oxford, was recently named a Humane Studies Fellow by the Institute for Human Studies in Virginia, and invited to present his work at at a Colloquium in Washington D.C. The other winners included some of the top students from Harvard, Stanford and MIT.

Overseas Chapters

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Manila
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.

GRADUATE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Student survey results are in!
The GMA recently ran an online survey to receive MBA students' feedback on their experiences and how the GMA can have a positive impact.

Executive Education Excelling on all Levels

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Since joining the AIM-UWA Business School Alliance as its Director more than 18 months ago, Suellen Tapsall has witnessed significant growth in executive education with interest from corporate, government and non-profit sectors. We touch base with Suellen who provides an update on what is happening with the Alliance programs.

Rewriting Australia - where do we come from and where might we be going?

Monday, 29 October 2007
One of Australia’s leading scholars of Australian Studies will give a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia on Wednesday (October 31) on what it means to think and write as Australians.

Professor Peter Beilharz, Professor in Sociology and Australian Studies at La Trobe University, will present his lecture Rewriting Australia in which he asks whether Australians are the bearers of a strong national narrative, or whether we rather tell stories governed by closer spheres of colony, city and region. He also considerers the

Logged-on Gen Y bloggers get philosophical at UWA

Friday, 26 October 2007

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.

Science awards honour UWA research and teaching

Friday, 26 October 2007

The breadth of scientific research talent within The University of Western Australia has been confirmed with the announcement of Professor David Blair as Western Australian Scientist of the Year, Dr Kristen Nowak as Western Australian Young Scientist of the Year and Professor Paul McMenamin winning the Excellence in Science Teaching Award.

Premier Alan Carpenter last night announced the winners of the Premier’s Science Awards, which recognise outstanding achievements in Western Australian science.

Health issues forum to focus on ageing gay and lesbian community

Monday, 22 October 2007

With the emergence of an ageing HIV-positive population in Australia, health issues facing the older and ageing gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and intersex community in Western Australia will be the focus of a forum to be held at The University of Western Australia this week.

The third annual GRAI Forum, a free public event, will be held this Wednesday October 24, 2007, at 6pm, in Theatre Auditorium of the University Club at UWA.