Congratulations to Dr Vanessa Russ for her appointment onto the Art Gallery of WA Board. Dr Russ is the Associate Director of the Berndt Museum where she focuses on the importance of this museum to create a dynamic facility for all Australians to learn about the first peoples, while engaging young Australian Aboriginal people in new ways of accessing cultural knowledge.
The Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture is an annual collaboration between the University of Western Australia and the Equal Opportunity Commission of Western Australia. It honours the work and achievements of the late Ms Isabelle Lake, a young trans rights activist, former employee of the Commission, and a University of Western Australia student. These lectures aim to honour Ms Lake’s work and draw attention to the issues faced by transsexual, transgender, intersex and gender diverse people.
Nine UWA researchers have been appointed as members of the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Research Evaluation Committees (REC).
The Committee members will assess the quality of research in Australia occurring in Australian research institutions as part of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluations now underway for 2018.
UWA researchers have been appointed across seven RECs as outlined below:
Good afternoon. Yesterday the State Education Minister, the Hon Sue Ellery, other WA Vice-Chancellors and industry partners, joined a roundtable discussion on the importance of education to the State’s future.
After nearly six years with the University of Western Australia, David Harrison will be leaving the institution to take on the role of Chief of Staff to the Vice-Chancellor at Murdoch University. David's last day at UWA will be 18 May.
The annual IQ Awards on 10 May will celebrate UWA staff, researchers and students who are developing creative solutions to real-world problems.
Our applicants are helping to drive UWA’s culture of innovation and their amazing stories will inspire others to get involved in creating, doing, and making a contribution to exciting transformations for the future.
Award winners will receive support to take their projects further – including access to funding, publicity, networks and mentors.
Rodney Glossop has spent his career helping people achieve their health and fitness goals and prides himself on leading by example knowing it can motivate and encourage others.
UWA Sport’s Deputy General Manager also likes a challenge and is currently training for his latest one.
On Sunday 27 May, Rodney will participate in the UWA half marathon, part of the HBF Run for Reason. This will be his first half marathon, in fact the first running event he’s participated in since the 12k City to Surf 15 years ago.
The 2018 Staff Appraisal round will commence in May. When your appraisal has been activated (meaning it is ready for you to input your comments) you will receive an email notification from “firstname.lastname@example.org”. Click on the link to the Staff Appraisal system to view and complete your appraisal form.
Following the call for staff nominations to the Academic Consultative Committee (ACC) through the 11 April edition of UWA Forward, two nominations were received for the Level A / B position – Doctor Laila Abudulai and Doctor Nin Kirkham. Each nominee has provided a brief statement identifying their relevant work history and interest in the ACC (included in the ballot link below).
Please note this ballot is open to academic staff only.
Good afternoon. Perth’s CBD was filled with song on Friday night when around 1000 singers and musicians, many from UWA, gathered to raise awareness of homelessness in Western Australia. This is an example of how universities can bring a community together and offer a voice to important issues; congratulations to Professor Alan Lourens and the Conservatorium of Music for bringing this issue forward in such an engaging way.
Lee Patterson has lived an expat life from the start. Born in the UK, as a child he lived in Canada and New Zealand before his family settled in Perth.
Throughout his career, he’s held IT and cyber security roles with multinational corporations in London and Asia and after many years away, made the move back to Perth to take up a role leading UWA’s new cyber security team.
“When the position came up at the end of 2016 it was the perfect opportunity to bring my family back to Perth. After over 20 years living in big cities, Perth’s lifestyle was very appealing.