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

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Important information for staff regarding Novel Coronavirus (message to staff)

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Dear colleagues

The University of Western Australia is closely monitoring developments surrounding the coronavirus outbreak in China. This is a rapidly developing situation and UWA is taking precautionary measures to increase our response activities as required.

$9 million boost for fabrication research infrastructure

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Western Australia’s fabrication and manufacturing capabilities have received a $9 million boost thanks to new funding from the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation and UWA.

The funding injection will allow UWA’s Microelectronics Research Group to expand the UWA-based WA node of NCRIS’ Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF-WA) over the next three years.

Circa's Leviathan

Fantastic five head to 2020 Perth Festival

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Perth Festival announces five glorious shows as a taste of the summer cultural feast to come next February under new Festival Artistic Director Iain Grandage.

Audrey Kim: Winner, WA International Tertiary Student of the Year

International UWA students recognised in CISWA Awards

Friday, 28 June 2019

A University of Western Australia student has taken out the top spot in the 2019 CISWA WA International Tertiary Student of the Year awards, with both runner ups also coming from UWA.

The notes in our head

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Nicholas Bannan tends not to separate his work from pleasure in his different creative roles in the Conservatorium of Music. As a Senior Lecturer in one of Australia’s leading music schools, Nicholas designs and oversees the units in the postgraduate music courses at UWA. 

Nina McCarthy

Championing positive mental health in PhD students

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

As a geneticist at the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease, Nina McCarthy has devoted much of her working life to combating psychiatric illnesses.

Ben McGuire

Ben’s on the mark

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Ben McGuire may be a rising star at East Perth Football Club, but the talented athlete has his feet planted firmly on the ground.

Raising the Bar Perth

World-leading experts take to the stage (and pubs) across Perth

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Western Australians will have the opportunity to hear from leading experts in music, literature, rock art, business, history, engineering, medicine and science during UWA’s Research Impact Series.

Helping books come to life

Monday, 13 May 2019

Eleanor Hurt worked in the Dymocks head office as the book buyer for their flagship store for a few years prior to joining UWA Publishing (UWAP) early this year.

Rory Garton-Smith, UWA student and Laurence Escalante, VGW

UWA and VGW join forces to develop young tech talent

Friday, 5 April 2019

The University of Western Australia has partnered with global technology company VGW to give students more opportunities to complete internships, gain scholarships, and collaborate on innovative research.

Photonic switch research to see the light

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

The research team behind the design of a new photonic switch to help meet the need of ever-increasing network speeds has been awarded Pathfinder funding to build and test a prototype at UWA.

Vote for our researchers in the 2019 Pitch It Clever competition

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Support our UWA researchers by voting for them in the Pitch It Clever People’s Choice Award.

Pitch it Clever is an annual competition from Universities Australia challenging early career researchers to communicate their research and why it matters to non-specialist audiences via video.

Five UWA researchers have submitted their videos on topics ranging from offshore renewable energy to exercise.

Vote for our researchers in the 2019 Pitch It Clever competition

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Support our UWA researchers by voting for them in the Pitch It Clever People’s Choice Award.

Pitch it Clever is an annual competition from Universities Australia challenging early career researchers to communicate their research and why it matters to non-specialist audiences via video.

Five UWA researchers have submitted their videos on topics ranging from offshore renewable energy to exercise.

Alex Kerr graduating from UWA

Alex Kerr: 1921-2018

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Alexander McBride Kerr occupied many roles over his 97 years: great grandfather, journalist, RAAF pilot, prisoner of war, consultant to the United Nations and foreign governments– and at one point, Dean of UWA’s Faculty of Economics and Commerce – to name a few.

The Australian Awards for University Teaching

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

The Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) recognise the impact that educators have on the learning and teaching experiences and outcomes of university students.

Free Q&A series with ARC General and Detailed Assessors

Friday, 19 October 2018

Do you have questions about your application for a 2020 ARC Discovery project or DECRA? 

Join the Office of Research and Enterprise for Q&A sessions with ARC Assessors.

Experienced general and detailed ARC Assessors will help you to understand what they look for when reviewing an application, as well as the criteria and approaches they use to rank the applications.  

Two interactive sessions will take place over two days in the Gentilli Lecture Theatre, Geography and Geology Building during November.  

Introducing our new UniSuper representative

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Congratulations to Heather Morton, who has been appointed as the University’s Professional and General Staff representative on the UniSuper Consultative Committee.

Heather was appointed as the representative following a week-long ballot where University staff UniSuper members were invited to vote. The term of the appointment is four years.

The role of the Consultative Committee representative is to:

UWA leads the way in global subject rankings

Thursday, 18 October 2018

The University of Western Australia has been ranked first in WA in the subjects of Business & Economics, Social Sciences, and Education in the global Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject, released today.

Have your say on computer hardware for 2019

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Please share your computer hardware and printing requirements for next year by completing this survey.

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UWA researchers elected to Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Two UWA professors were recently elected as Fellows to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the health and medical research landscape in Australia.