Last week PhD candidate Gundula Winter successfully defended her thesis into the physical wave transformation and water flow across fringing reefs, and in a first for WA, she did this through an oral exam.
Professor Kate Wright, Dean of the Graduate Research School says the value of an oral exam for PhD candidates can’t be overstated.
“There’s so much value for students. Gundula met with her examiners for two hours; this is a great opportunity for her to talk in depth with experts about the research she’s just completed.
Research Week is nearly here and you have an opportunity to support colleagues by attending some of the fascinating events including archaeological discoveries of rock art, cell science through to virtual reality and driverless vehicles.
The face of Research Week this year is Professor Jo McDonald, who is leading the Murujuga: Dynamics of Dreaming project, an Australian Research linkage project exploring the extraordinary rock art estate in the Dampier Archipelago.
The Office of Research Enterprise (ORE) is directing you to services via a new homepage that will assist with your entire research lifecycle including sourcing, securing and managing research funding through to commercialising your work.
The new research gateway is easy to navigate and will signpost services to help you develop research proposals and collaborative opportunities, provide advice on how to protect your intellectual property and ensure that you maintain research integrity.
Planned maintenance to all UWA Wireless Services (except Unifi Guest) will occur from Saturday 22 July 8:00am to Sunday 23 July 6:00pm. These services are:
No service interruption is expected however given the complex nature of the work, an outage could occur. University IT will be monitoring our wireless services closely throughout the maintenance period. Please contact the Service Desk should you have any issues after the maintenance period.
Thirty-four Year 10 Indigenous students from around the State spent their school holidays learning a raft of new skills from wheelchair basketball to building a strong bridge and making moulds of teeth.
The University confirms the resignation of Sandra Ventre, Director Human Resources with effect on 30 June 2017.
Sandra joined the UWA team in September 2014. During her tenure, Sandra has focused on the introduction of the new HR Business Partner model and the implementation of new HR services such as recruitment and immigration and the delivery of the new Enterprise Agreements.
Last week Team UWA won the 2017 WA University Games after three compelling days of competition in Bunbury. In what marks the final WA University Games, it was fitting UWA won the championship after dominating the tournament for the last decade.
UWA Sport General Manager Ian Fitzpatrick said the team not only excelled on the sports field but also demonstrated a high level of sportsmanship throughout the week.
“Given this is the last year of the regional games it was great to take out the championship and finish on top.
Open Day is the largest recruitment and community engagement event on the University’s calendar. It’s designed to inspire potential students to study at UWA and includes an extensive community engagement program.
The campus will come alive with activity as representatives from Guild Clubs and residential colleges, current students, alumni and staff from across the University share information about the UWA experience.
He is the new guy in town, but not so new in the art space.
When The Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF) announced they were looking for an energetic, innovative and creative leader to further build the festival’s success, they didn’t need to look any further than Nathan Bennett.
Nathan, the new Executive Director of PIAF, has been making waves in the arts industry for over 15 years.
Energetic, passionate and with a fearless drive for making arts happen, he wants to bring the highest quality artistic experiences to the festival audiences.
Please be aware that the University wireless services (on all campuses) will be unavailable for up to 10 minutes while infrastructure upgrades are being carried out on Monday 17 July from 6:00pm-9:00pm.
Please contact the Service Desk should you have any issues after the maintenance period.
Nominations are invited for the election of academic staff and general staff to the Academic Board. Elections will be carried out by postal ballot in these two categories. Research staff should apply in the relevant category according to whether they hold an academic or general staff appointment.
Many ground-breaking research projects in medicine and life science have been successfully commercialised at UWA and the Office of Research Development and Innovation (RDI) wants this to continue.
Most recently, Dr Samantha South, RDI Senior Commercialisation Officer helped secure up to $6 million from the Medical Research Commercialisation Fund for UWA’s latest start-up company OncoRes Medical.
UWA’s Schools’ Engagement Team are the face of UWA, representing the University on and off-campus at various secondary schools. To date this year the team has delivered 56 presentations and 27 expos to schools across Western Australia.
Their aim is to raise UWA’s profile and communicate our relevance and distinctiveness in a competitive market.
Now it's your opportunity to come and meet the vibrant team at a special presentation they are delivering just for UWA staff.