Good morning. Last year Australia’s 39 universities worked with the Human Rights Commission to conduct the first comprehensive national student survey on sexual assault and harassment as part of the Respect. Now. Always. initiative.
As I indicated in my vision statement, our 2017 priorities clearly focus on the student experience and better alignment of educational offering with our world class research. We are committed to providing our students with a world class education experience.
We welcome feedback from our students via the 2016 Student Experience Survey (SES) and acknowledge we need to do even more to meet the high expectations of our students.
A study led by The University of Western Australia has found plants have far more complex and developed senses than we thought with the ability to detect and respond to sounds to find water, and ultimately survive.
When Amellia Formby decided to pursue a career in Zoology, she was seven years old. She had no idea this would one day lead her to pursuing a 12,500 kilometre flight from Australia to Siberia in a microlight aircraft.
But this is what the UWA School of Biological Sciences Technician is currently training for in a bid to promote urgent action to save shorebird habitat along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway.
Amellia always knew she had a love for animals, but was never one of those kids who dreamt of being a pilot.
I wish to announce that Chief Marketing Officer Karen Carriero (Kcee) has accepted the position of Associate Vice-President - Communications, at the University of British Columbia.
Over the past three years Kcee has led a dynamic reform of the UWA brand and modernised how the University markets itself and recruits both domestically and internationally. The University will commence the recruitment process for a new Chief Marketing Officer in the near future and following Kcee’s departure in May, her direct reports will report to me until an appointment is made.
With an envious collection of sneakers, a love of basketball and epic daily bike rides you don’t immediately think classical musician, but these are just some of the many quirks violinist Shaun Lee-Chen has.
He’s been the Musician in Residence at the UWA School of Music for almost two years and brings violin mastery that equals that of his mentor and teacher, violinist Paul Wright, as well as a level of hip that quickly made him the favourite among the string students.
Being a Musician in Residence is a dream job says Shaun.
UWA’s bold initiative, Crowd Research, is building strong connections to community and now has over 6000 people engaging with the latest UWA research discoveries.
Through the initiative, volunteers can either contribute to research projects by donating or they can participate in helping researchers gather data.
“Once a community feels connected with a research project, they form a connection with UWA. Recent support for our successful crowd research projects is testament to this,” says Dr Campbell Thomson, Director of UWA’s Office of Research Enterprise.
There are only two weeks until the 2017 Lotterywest Festival Film season at UWA Somerville comes to an end. As a special closing offer, UWA staff are able to use the promo code ONSLOW to access adult tickets for only $16 when purchasing online.
Scientists at The University of Western Australia, in collaboration with researchers at Imperial College London and Perth-based biotech Ondek Pty Ltd, have revealed new insights into the structure of an important biomolecule in Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium that causes stomach ulcers.
The next generation of opera stars from The University of Western Australia will be offered the opportunity to get real world experience within a professional opera house as part of a new agreement with West Australian Opera (WAO).
Good morning. Last week I was in Canberra and Melbourne to meet government and sector leaders, including the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Arthur Sinodinos, CSIRO Chief Executive Larry Marshall, and the Federal Shadow Minister for Education Tanya Plibersek.
One of the most-read and famous children’s books of all time, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for the whole family.
Performed in the Octagon Theatre, this Australian made show will excite, educate and entertain new readers and first-time theatre-goers, while those who grew up with these books will delight in experiencing one of the most popular children’s books ever written.
Shows are Friday 21 and Saturday 22 April at 10am, 12:30pm and 3pm.
Growing up in Africa helped to build a strong moral and social compass for Muza Gondwe.
Muza, who works for the Minerals and Energy for Development Alliance (MEfDA) based at UWA, discovered early in her career that she was “more of a people person” and changed direction from her first degree completed in Biochemistry at Imperial College London.
Just as well – her remarkable and selfless work helps to improve health and livelihoods in emerging countries.
Good morning. It’s PROSH Day, one of the most iconic dates on our student calendar. PROSH is a WA institution and for 86 years students have volunteered their time to engage with the community and raise money for local charities. You can make a donation and pick up a copy of the paper at the Guild Student Centre, Boost Juice, Hackett Café or order online.