Good morning. I am pleased to announce that UWA will be the lead university in the new Western Australia Life Sciences Precinct which will bring together researchers and industry partners to generate new business opportunities in medicine, health, agriculture and biodiversity.
The new Careers and Employability Award launches next month and aims to help students prepare for a successful career pathway. To achieve the Award, students must complete EMPLOY101 online career development modules and a diverse range of experiences which enable them to articulate their employability, attributes and skills to potential employers. The Award will improve the student experience and enhance UWA's reputation for producing high-quality graduates.
As you are aware the University typically has a closedown period over the Christmas and New Year holidays. This is an opportunity for staff to take a well-earned break and spend time with friends and family.
This year, the University Executive has decided to extend the closedown period by two days to provide a full two week break. Accordingly, the last working day will be Friday, 21 December 2018 and staff will return to work on Monday, 7 January 2019.
Bronwen Veale spends her days raising the aspirations of high school students, inspiring them to study at university. After work hours she’s a swing dancer, regularly performing and even DJing for other dancers in Perth.
The School Partnerships Coordinator in UWA’s Equity Outreach team loves how her job inspires students who didn’t think that UWA was within their reach.
Congratulations to Professor Romola Bucks (Head of School, Psychological Science) and Professor Johanna Badcock (Senior Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry and Research Director, Perth Voices Clinic), for being elected Fellows of the Association for Psychological Science. Fellows were elected for their “sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or application”.
Last month the Population Health Research Network (PHRN) was awarded $23.8 million in federal funding to maintain the national infrastructure that enables linked data from around Australia to be made available for research.
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.
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.
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.
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: