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Thursday, 1 March 2007

Welcome to the first edition of eBiz for 2007 - a year which is destined to be filled with memorable highlights and milestones. The visible progress of our new Business School building at the southern end of campus (where the sheep used to roam!) is a fitting symbol of the progress we are making across all aspects of our operations. For all of us at the UWA Business School it is tremendously rewarding to begin to see some of our ambitious plans translate to realities.

Staff Appointments Announced

Thursday, 1 March 2007

We congratulate the following staff on their new positions at the Business School.

Iain Watson - Deputy Dean Operations
David Plowman - Director Postgraduate Programs
Trish Todd - Director Undergraduate Programs
Julie Lee - Director Doctoral Programs
John Cordery - Associate Dean Research
Phil Hancock - Associate Dean Teaching and Learning


Thursday, 1 March 2007

With more than half of the $25 million target raised and construction of the new building well underway for completion in early 2008, the new Business School is on the path of success.

Latest Research Indicates Culture Similarities Significant in Tourism

Thursday, 1 March 2007

According to PhD student, Ms Siew Imm Ng; international tourists' perception of their own homeland cultural similarities with a destination, comparing things such as food, religion, language spoken, leisure activities and physical appearances, are key motivators when booking a holiday destination.

Business School Professor Profile - Geoff Soutar Acknowledged as Leading Industry Figure

Thursday, 1 March 2007

In this edition of e-Biz, we sit down and have a cup of coffee with one of the stalwarts of the Business School and former Graduate School of Management Director, Professor Geoff Soutar.


Thursday, 1 March 2007

Scholarship Deadline

The Business School recently reviewed a number of applicants for new scholarships including the new Resource Capital Funds Scholarship and the Stan and Jean Perron Honours Scholarship. These scholarships offer some great opportunities for students in the Business School.

The Resource Capital Funds Scholarship, worth $10,000, is available to selected Economics and Commerce students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, who have an interest in resources and mining.


Thursday, 1 March 2007

Mentoring made easy with Career Mentor Link

Attention Alumni!

Question - Do you remember when you were a you ever wish that someone helped you out when you first started your career?
Are you interested in sharing your career tips and secrets?
Have you ever thought of sharing these with a student just starting out?

Becoming a mentor is an ideal way to give back to those just starting out.

Graduate Management Association

Thursday, 1 March 2007

The Business School welcomes Brenna Pavey as the GMA's new President for 2007. In this edition we thought it timely to remind everyone what the GMA is all about and the exciting year ahead!

For more information on the GMA and how to join, view our revamped website at


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.


Thursday, 1 March 2007

Advanced Notice - Senior Executive Forum
Leadership: Strategy: Action

Professor Jay Conger London Business School

Professor Srikant Datar Harvard Business School

UWA to host major speech on cancer prevention

Sunday, 9 July 2006

The Australian pioneering researcher who developed a vaccine to safeguard women against cervical cancer will present the Sir Wallace Kyle Oration at The University of Western Australia next week.

Professor Ian Frazer, 2006 Australian of the Year and Director of the Diamantina Institute of Cancer Immunology and Metabolic Medicine, will address the topic: ‘Cancer, and what we can do to prevent it’, at 6pm on Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at UWA’s Octagon Theatre.