The Fair Work Commission has approved The University of Western Australia Academic Employees Agreement 2017, which came into effect this week.
We can all be proud of the achievement this represents for the University as we move forward with employment conditions that are simple, contemporary and fair. This is a testament to the work that has been done to modernise process and procedure while also providing fair and equitable outcomes that reward employees for their contributions to the University.
Throughout the year we engage with WA high schools as part of the University’s recruitment strategy. We do this to foster awareness of UWA, develop relationships with prospective UWA students and help drive applications.
The Future Students team, who drive this strategy, will conduct a workshop with UWA staff to gather insights into how we can continue to effectively engage with teachers, parents and students.
Congratulations to Professor Stephen Powles, Professor Graeme Hankey, Adjunct Professor Mark Chase, Professor Richard Hobbs, Professor Rajeev Varshney and Professor Ian Small for being included on the 2017 Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers list.
Ranking in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in Web of Science, inclusion on this list represents researchers whose work is making a positive impact on society.
Starting Sunday December 3, Uni IT will introduce a standard IT maintenance window, which going forward, will reoccur on the first Sunday of each month from 5am-11am. Major maintenance and upgrades to IT systems and services will be performed during this window.
This does not mean there will be a full outage to all IT services during this window however, we would like to advise staff to plan activities around the maintenance window if they are able.
The annual recreation leave loading will be paid on Friday 8 December 2017 (pay 18-12).
Annual leave loading of 17.5% of four weeks' salary per calendar year (up to a maximum amount of $1,637.20) is payable to staff other than casuals. Staff who commenced after 1 January 2017 will be paid a pro rata annual leave loading for the year.
Please note that HR has back-to-back weekly payroll deadlines (normally fortnightly) coming up in December.
Andrea Gaynor, Associate Professor of History, has always been interested in the environment. With environmental history being her main research focus, she now looks at current environmental issues through a historical lens.
The University of Western Australia in partnership with Chevron Australia last night won the 2017 BHERT (Business/Higher Education Round Table) ‘Outstanding Collaboration in Research and Development Award’, presented at a gala dinner at the Park Hyatt in Melbourne.
UWA’s Director of Business Development and Innovation, Mark Stickells said that UWA has enjoyed a successful and productive collaboration with Chevron for more than 15 years.
UWA’s annual Staff Sports day has wrapped for another year with around 500 participants taking on the heat in a fun-filled day.
Riley Oval was awash with colour, as competitors dressed in red, blue, yellow, green and purple depending on which team they were representing. Health and Medical Sciences’ blue oasis themed marquee was judged the best on the day.
This year the University closedown period is from 12 noon Friday, 22 December 2017, with the University re-opening on Thursday, 4 January 2018.
As per usual practice, on Friday 22 December 2017, all areas are required to remain open and public counters staffed until 12 noon. Clear signage should be placed on counters indicating the dates the University is closed for business. After 12 noon all staff may proceed on leave. Staff planning to take leave on 22 December will need to submit an application for a full day’s leave.
For Anas Ghadouani, Professor of Environmental Engineering, solving the world’s water problems starts with looking at ways to reduce waste. It’s a unique approach to tackle one of the world’s biggest challenges, and was the theme of his talk at TEDxPerth last Saturday.
Growing up in Morocco, in a family of academics, Anas has fond memories of his family hosting visitors and the variety of interesting topics discussed.