A brief reminder that the IT Service Quality Survey is still open; if you wish to contribute to the survey you have an opportunity to do so before the closing date of Friday 6 October. All staff will have received an email with details on how to participate; by completing the survey you’ll go into the draw to win a $200 Visa prepaid gift card – there are two to be won.
The staff appraisal process is a critical part of achieving high performance, service excellence and capability development to enable delivery of the University strategy.
Going forward, staff appraisals will take place over an 8 week period each year to better align to the University’s Integrated Planning Exercise (IPE). This will ensure objectives established in staff appraisals are aligned to the IPE and ultimately to the University’s strategy.
Last week almost 200 student athletes from UWA competed at the 2017 Australian University Games. This year the Games attracted more than 9000 participants from 42 tertiary institutions across Australia, competing in 33 sports at Queensland’s sunny Gold Coast.
Across the week UWA won four golds, as well as a range of silver and bronze medals.
UWA Sport General Manager Ian Fitzpatrick said the team performed well in hot, difficult conditions and came away with some excellent results.
UWA’s Innovation Quarter is running a series of new workshops ‘IQ Enterprise Pro’ designed to help UWA researchers build research partnerships with industry, and explore new opportunities for funding and collaboration.
The workshops will cover four education modules (explore, engage, create, and thrive) which offer practical tools and strategies for industry engagement. The first two workshops will run in October and November 2017.
“Quiet please!” These are words you will never hear echoed through the ground floor at UWA’s Reid Library again. The once silent, independent place of study has emerged into a vibrant, open, central learning and sharing hub for students, staff and the wider community.
Jill Benn, University Librarian, has witnessed one of the biggest shifts in the library sector during her 16-year career. However UWA has adapted to this new landscape, through a culture of innovation and enterprise, driving new concept libraries at the Reid, as well as in Medicine and Law.
Researchers from LEI examined almost 24,000 WA patient records of hospital-treated pterygium from 1979 to 2014 and found a strong link between the eye condition and melanoma - the most deadly form of skin cancer.
Staff are invited to attend a very special graduation ceremony to celebrate the work and recognise the significant contribution to society of His Excellency Michael D Higgins, the President of Ireland.
President Higgins will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from UWA for his many achievements, including his advocacy on behalf of minority groups, the poor, the marginalized and the underprivileged.
The ceremony will be followed by drinks and canapés on Whitfeld Court.
Please note the event will now take place on Oak Lawn and not Riley Oval.
The annual Relay for Life UWA event is back for 2017 and will be held over the weekend of 14-15 October. Participants will walk and jog laps of the Oak Lawn for 24 hours, raising money for the Cancer Council WA.
UWA staff are invited to take part in the event by forming a team, registering to join in the first lap of the event as a cancer survivor or carer, or donating.
UWA's new Academic Promotions College is a forward-thinking initiative to provide guidance and coaching on the University's promotion framework for academic staff looking to enhance their careers at the University.
Professor Erika Techera was UWA’s first female Dean of Law, and at the start of the year she made another groundbreaking step when she was appointed Director of the Oceans Institute.
The environmental lawyer is relishing the opportunity to not only lead the Institute but also drive the University’s involvement in the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre (IOMRC), a collaboration of multidisciplinary research teams from UWA, CSIRO, AIMS and Fisheries.
This is a way of working that suits Erika’s style and philosophy perfectly.
Eighteen months ago Jeremy Rigg came on board as Associate Director of UWA’s new Risk and Legal team. With degrees in Law and Science and seven years’ previous experience working at Murdoch University, Jeremy (a UWA graduate) has an appreciation of the wide-ranging issues universities face.
“Our role is to operate as a business partner and work with professional and academic staff on these matters while taking a strategic university-wide approach,” he says.
Four UWA professors have been elected Fellows of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA). Fellows are elected to the Academy by their peers on the basis of a distinguished contribution to one or more of the social sciences.
Crowds of more than 5000 visitors came to Research Week (4-8 Sept) and chose from 60 diverse events that demonstrated the work of our researchers.
Thank you to all staff who contributed to, and participated in Research Week. We are delighted that the overall attendance has increased from previous years. We also received good media coverage featuring in The West Australian, the Subiaco Post, ABC radio, 6PR, RTR FM and Noongar radio, reaching more than 300,000 people.