Following a competitive recruitment process, UWA has appointed Ms Jeya Bavan as the new Director, Strategy, Planning and Performance. Ms Bavan will take up the role on 8 October, joining us from Curtin University where she is the current Director of Strategy and Projects. Please welcome Jeya to UWA.
An autonomous bus is being trialled on our campus so we can investigate how this technology can be integrated into our teaching, research and future sustainable transport plans.
We’ll be exploring the potential impacts of driverless technology on transport, logistics and accessibility as well as taking the opportunity to learn more about public perception of autonomous vehicles.
We’re inviting everyone to get on board and take part in the research. You can check out the timetable for the bus on the website.
The marquees are going up and the grounds are looking fabulous – we’re in the final days of preparation for Sunday’s Open Day.
From the front end event logistics to behind the scenes, it takes an exceptional amount of effort right across the University to bring Open Day together, with staff in many areas contributing to make the day a success.
Open Day Events Officer (Lead), Harriet Calverley, says the support from across the University has been fantastic and she’s excited for the day and showcasing what makes UWA unique.
UWA has signed an agreement with Melbourne University’s Australia India Institute (AII) to host an affiliate centre, which will sit within the UWA Public Policy Institute (UWA PPI). Two post-doctoral positions will soon be recruited to as part of this program.
An opportunity exists for a senior UWA academic with mentoring experience to take a business development and mentorship role in the UWA AII affiliate centre. The role will include:
Research that will improve our understanding about the potential of unconventional oil and gas in tight rocks and a design guideline for the installation of offshore wind turbines are two new research projects at The University of Western Australia to receive Federal Government funding.
Professor Akshay Venkatesh, believed to be one of The University of Western Australia’s youngest graduates, is only the second Australian to have been awarded one of the world’s most prestigious mathematical awards – the Fields Medal.
Senior Technician Graeme Warburton never planned to work at UWA for very long. In 1982, while visiting from Sydney, he turned down a two-year contract working on an automated sheep shearing machine. However, after accepting a shorter six-month contract in the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, he was hooked – and 36 years later, he’s still at UWA.
After many years of dedicated service to UWA, Professor Robyn Owens has made the decision to retire at the end of her current term, in November 2019.
Robyn’s contribution to the university has been immeasurable, having performed numerous roles, most recently of course serving two terms as the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research. In this role Robyn has led the University’s research strategy and played a critical role as a member of the UWA Executive.
One of the hits of this year’s Perth Festival was honoured at Australia’s top performing arts awards on Monday night. Early music adventurer Jordi Savall’s performance with Hespèrion XXI and Tembembe Ensamble Continuo won a Helpmann Award in the best chamber and/or instrumental ensemble concert category.
Putting European traditions alongside Indigenous Mexican and Latin American sounds, Savall and a dozen performers revered and celebrated both forms in a thrilling performance of music and dance.
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UWA Open Day will take place on Sunday 12 August from 10am – 4pm.
Join us at the second and final briefing for staff in the lead up to our single largest annual recruitment event open to the WA community.
Hear from Owen Davies, Chief Marketing Officer, on why Open Day is an important recruitment event for UWA, the key messages we are delivering in our campaign, and how the university will showcase its courses and campus life with unique displays, activities and entertainment.
For 14 years, Julie Millias worked as a Dental Therapist, visiting schools across Perth, the Wheatbelt and Great Southern. When she decided it was time for a career change, she turned to studying microcomputers – a change that led her to a new career with UWA. Now Julie has set herself another goal – to complete postgraduate studies in Leadership.
O-Week runs from 23 - 27 July and new students from across the globe will join us on campus for a range of activities to help them settle into life at UWA. A consistent piece of feedback from new students is that they are excited to meet academic staff and would like more opportunities to do so.