I am pleased to announce Dr Brendan McQuillan has been appointed as Head of the Medical School. A UWA graduate, Dr McQuillan has worked at UWA since 2004, and was the Head of School for Medicine and Pharmacology between 2013 and 2016.
Brendan brings a wealth of experience to this role and a strong commitment to translating researching findings to patient care. I know he is looking forward to leading the UWA Medical School and building on the outstanding achievements that have been made in the past 60 years.
I am happy to announce that after a competitive process involving a strong field of applicants – both internal and external – Robert Webster has been appointed to the position of Executive Director, Corporate Services. Many of you will know Robert from his current role as UWA’s Director of Strategy, Planning and Performance where he has led UWA’s legal, risk, planning, analysis and reporting processes. He will take up his new position from 28 June.
Last week all permanent and contract staff would have received an email invitation to the Your Say survey. To date 23% of eligible staff have completed the survey. A breakdown of the response rate by Portfolio and Faculty is below.
The survey is open until Monday 19 June and only takes around 10 minutes to complete. This is your opportunity have your say and share your experience of working at UWA.
Western Australia’s Chief Scientist, one of Australia’s most highly cited astronomers and one of the State’s top public servants are among 12 graduates and a staff member of The University of Western Australia who have been recognised in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Do you have a research project that needs software written for it? Third-year Computer Science students undertake group projects which are sourced from around the University. As well as traditional Computer Science application domains, past groups have done projects in diverse areas, including archaeology, lactation biology, medical education and conservation biology.
She has dined with Prince Charles, been in a photo shoot for Marie Claire and featured in a national Australian TV ad for Woolworths.
Being Deaf doesn’t hold back first-year UWA Arts student Drisana Levitzke-Gray who is from a family of five generations of Deaf women.
Earning status as a positive role model for Deaf people all over the world, there is no doubt that Drisana’s command of two native languages, Auslan (Australian sign language) and English has helped her to negotiate an exceptional terrain leading to achievements that truly are remarkable.
UWA’s world-renowned medical school turns 60 this year. To celebrate this significant milestone a public awareness campaign and a series of events are launching this month.
This will culminate in the opening of the refurbished Medical and Dental Library, currently undergoing a $7 million transformation into a state-of-the art teaching and learning facility, expected to be completed this year.
Nominations are now invited for the award of a Chancellor’s Medal at Graduation Ceremonies in 2018.
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.
Nominations for Honorary Doctorates for award at Graduation Ceremonies in 2018 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).
Science Café is a National Science Week event where professionals from science, technology, engineering and maths are invited to network with high school students over morning tea. This is a great opportunity to speak one-on-one with students to pass on your practical knowledge about careers in STEM and inspire the next generation.
Four UWA students have been selected to represent Australia at the 2017 World University Games (Summer Universiade) in Taipei this August. With selections still continuing for several sports UWA’s representation may increase.
The Summer Universiade, held every two years under the banner of the International University Sports Federation is the premier event in the sporting calendar for universities worldwide.
In the face of an increasingly competitive market, UWA is driving a new recruitment initiative to encourage prospective students to enrol for second semester 2017.
Our world-leading researchers tackle global, regional and local issues. One example is advancing research to feed the world. Despite the significant progress made over the last two decades, more than one billion people around the world still go hungry every day.
In front of an audience of over 800 at the Perth Concert Hall, accompanied by a full symphony orchestra, UWA honours student Jeremy Garside won the coveted VOSE Memorial Prize Concerto Competition, with his performance of the Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1.