UWA Forward is the University of Western Australia's weekly staff news bulletin. It is published every Wednesday via all-staff email.

Costa Simatos

Costa's kitchen

Friday, 22 June 2018

Costa Simatos is the man behind the menu at the University Club. As Executive Chef, he writes menus for the Club’s restaurant and cafés, as well as for special events – ranging from high teas and conferences, through to weddings and Christmas lunches.

VCV - 20 June 2018

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Good afternoon. In this edition of UWA Forward, I am pleased to be launching the Strategic Vision UWA Values clarification exercise, linked to the People and Culture Green Paper consultation.

New UWA Profiles and Research Repository launches today

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

UWA Library has been leading a project to consolidate the multiple online public profiles currently available for staff at UWA.

As a result, a new UWA Profiles and Research Repository is available from 20 June to staff across the University.

Plant the Seed of Knowledge Tour

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Hosted by UWA Friends of the Grounds, this walking tour is designed for school children (ages 8+) and their families and will showcase just a small example of what the University has to offer.  

Meet our Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Simon Biggs; be amazed at the history of Winthrop Hall; touch a meteorite, have a tour of the Geology museum, purchase rocks that are millions of years old, tour the newly-refurbished Reid Library; hug a tree that is more than 660 years old; see a fascinating science experiment and a host of other extras.

Open Day graphic

Let's join together on the journey to UWA Open Day 2018! Staff information session: Thursday 28 June

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

UWA Open Day will take place on Sunday 12 August from 10am – 4pm. 

The UWA Open Day is our single largest annual recruitment event open to the WA community.

Take advantage of the 25% staff discount on offer for postgraduate studies

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Are you thinking about undertaking postgraduate studies? 

Applications for postgraduate studies are open with courses available across a broad range of areas – from law and business, through to data science, arts, education and more. 

Postgraduate studies are a great way to:

Numbers, science and storytelling at FABLE

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Paul Johnson grew up in England on a solid diet of sci-fi blockbusters like Star Wars and Star Trek, which have fired his imagination to the point where he wants to write his own futuristic novel one day. 

For now, FABLE’s Financial and Staff Resources Manager dabbles in writing short stories, so that in retirement he’ll be ready for the challenge.

“Part of the attraction of Science Fiction is seeing it cross over into reality, like Star Trek’s communicators helping to inspire modern mobile phones and their tablet-like information displays becoming iPads.

Surrealist dream boat

Escape the winter gloom and experience the best in arts at UWA

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

The University of Western Australia’s Cultural Precinct is inviting the community to immerse themselves in an exciting program of arts and cultural activities during the 2018 WINTERarts season.

Travelling internationally on UWA business? Funding available to support international recruitment

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Funding and objectives

If you’re travelling overseas on UWA business, you can apply for additional expense funds to extend your trip and help support the University’s Internationalisation Strategy by engaging in activities to raise UWA's profile. 

Funding is available for professional and academic staff and includes the below activities:

Professor Christobel Saunders

Graduates and staff recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Monday, 11 June 2018

One of the State’s top mining executives, a former Australian cricketer and educator and a world-leading breast cancer surgeon are among 18 graduates and three staff members of The University of Western Australia who have been recognised in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Changing lives through volunteering

Monday, 11 June 2018

A self-proclaimed ‘serial volunteer’, Fadzi Whande, UWA's Inclusion and Diversity Manager spends as much time volunteering as she does working. A single mum to two boys, she has also instilled her love of volunteering in them.

Six months after joining the United Nations Association of Western Australia, Fadzi became the head of the National Human Rights Program, a voluntary position she holds as well as her full-time position at UWA.

“I’m driven by a sense of always wanting to give back to the community and leaving the world in a better place than I found it.”

Announcement of new HR Director

Monday, 11 June 2018

The University is pleased to announce that Nigel Waugh has been appointed as the Director of Human Resources. Nigel was selected from a competitive field of applicants after an international search. 

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 6 June

Friday, 8 June 2018

Good afternoon. Last week, I travelled to the Pilbara to meet students and teachers from Tom Price Senior High School and Newman Senior High School, two partners in the Aspire UWA program.

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 30 May

Friday, 8 June 2018

Good morning. It was a pleasure to host the Worldwide Universities Network Conference and AGM from 21-25 May.

UWA improves ranking among world's best universities

Thursday, 7 June 2018

The University of Western Australia has climbed two places in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, rising to 91. The University has improved seven places over the past three years.

Chancellor's Medals - call for nominations for Award in 2019

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Nominations are now invited for the award of a Chancellor’s Medal at Graduation Ceremonies in 2019.

A number of people make outstanding contributions to the University in a variety of ways.  It is the wish of the Senate that the contributions of these people should be recognised through the award of a Chancellor’s Medal.  Decisions on awarding of the medals will be made in accordance with the guidelines appended to Statute 14: Granting and Conferring of Degrees and Diplomas.  These guidelines are reproduced below for your ready reference.

Honorary Doctorates - call for nominations for Award in 2019

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Nominations for Honorary Doctorates for award at Graduation Ceremonies in 2019 are now invited.  Nominations may only be submitted by members of the Academic Board or Senate.  Other members of the University community who have suggestions for nominations should discuss their proposals with a member of the Board or the Senate.  (Details of the membership of these bodies are available here and here).

UWA Staff Intranet coming soon – register now to take part in the pilot

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

You’ve told us that information for staff is hard to find and often out-of-date. We’ve listened! The UWA Staff Intranet is currently under development and we are recruiting a group of volunteers to take part in a six-week pilot to test the system and provide feedback.

Professor James Trevelyan recognised at Western Australian of the Year awards

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Professor James Trevelyan was recognised at the Western Australian of the Year awards last week winning the professions category.

Professor Trevelyan has been an engineer, researcher and educator since 1971, and is a current Winthrop Professor in the School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, as well as a Fellow of Engineers Australia. He practices as a mechanical and mechatronics engineer and his main area of research is on engineering practice, and he teaches design, sustainability, engineering practice and project management.

Apply to be sponsored for Ignition 2018: Information Session

Monday, 4 June 2018

UWA’s Office of Research and Enterprise (ORE) is sponsoring two UWA staff or students to attend the Curtin Ignition Program 2018 for new entrepreneurs.

We are holding an information session that will answer your questions in regards to applying for sponsorship to the program.

It’s open to anyone with a business idea, research project, or early stage business venture that could become a high growth business.