UWA first hosted a Partnership Forum with Korea's Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in 2016 to build research and teaching partnerships. Its success has led to a second event which will be held in Seoul on 21-22 September 2017.
In its first year the project led to opportunities for collaboration and exchanges in medicine, expansion microscopy, physics and in Korean language education for UWA students.
Ngarluma man, Patrick Churnside is passionate about preserving Aboriginal heritage and culture through performing ‘tjaabi’ or ancient songs from his homeland in the Pilbara.
During Research Week he will tell the story of his heritage using unique song, best compared to poetry that captures stories about the skill of horse-breakers, musterers, or communal life and chasing emus, shooting kangaroos and fishing with nets.
Good morning. I am pleased to announce that our position in the Academic Ranking of World Universities has improved by five places to 91; an achievement which places us in the top five of Australian universities.
The political process to enable change on marriage equality in Australia is currently under debate and there will be a postal plebiscite. Ballot papers will start arriving in the mail from 12 September and eligible voters have until 6pm on 7 November 2017 to send in their vote.
Warwick Calkin, UWA’s new Chief Information Officer, has spent the last decade working across the globe from Melbourne to the Netherlands, Vancouver and Saskatoon where the temperature didn’t rise over -40 degrees one winter.
He never envisaged a move to Perth, but an opportunity arose in 2014 and now the New Zealander can’t think of anywhere else he’d rather be and is ready for a new challenge.
I am pleased to announce the appointment of leading West Australian marketer, Owen Davies, as the University’s new Chief Marketing Officer. He will be taking up the role on Monday 4th December.
Owen’s appointment comes at an important time for the University as we seek to enhance our external brand and grow our student numbers.
Owen has 20 years of brand, marketing, market research and strategy experience after working in senior roles with Crown Resorts since 2007 and prior to that with leading global market research firm Synovate.
The strategy’s four projects are in the early consultation stage and key project officers are sourcing input from staff and students as well as external stakeholders. More on each of the projects is below:
For Dutchman Dr Joost Lesterhuis the decision to move his family to Perth was fairly straight-forward even though he wasn’t 100% sure where in Australia he was moving to.
The oncologist by trade now specialises in immunotherapy and focuses particularly on mesothelioma (cancer caused by asbestos exposure) and given WA has the highest incidence of the disease in the country, UWA was a perfect fit.
“I completed my medical training in the Netherlands and combined it with a PhD in tumour immunology.
Are you seeking to develop your career further in 2018?
Applications for the Fay Gale Fellowships 2018 open this week.
Fay Gale Fellowships are awarded annually to staff in the early stage of their career to assist them to spend a period of time interstate or overseas attending a conference or engaging in other activities that support their career. Fellowship funds can also be used to supplement existing study leave/staff development plans already partly funded through other sources.
The University Library together with the UWA Law School is pleased to re-open the Beasley Law Library following the partial refurbishment of the ground floor.
The refurbishment provides 60 additional seats in a new collaborative study space with a combination of individual, group, informal and conversation study areas. A new, modern information desk has been installed, as well as new high demand shelving and a staff workspace with a greatly reduced footprint to maximise space for students.
“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.”
Bell Shakespeare’s latest tale of greed, corruption and dark magic – Macbeth, is coming to campus and staff can watch the gripping tale for free.
As part of the Community Partnerships Program, UWA has partnered with Australia’s premier theatre company to bring their acclaimed productions to the Octagon Theatre. UWA is only Bell’s third partner after Melbourne Arts Centre and Sydney Opera House.
Wear It Purple is a youth-led organisation that supports rainbow young people. Founded in 2010 by two Australian teens, Wear it Purple Day has grown into a worldwide celebration of diversity and pride and has a simple message: you have the right to be proud of who you are. Sexuality or gender identity does not change this. The idea is simple: Wear it purple if you agree.
I am pleased to announce that Cara MacNish has been offered a secondment to work with Universities Australia as a Senior Political and Policy Adviser and will begin this role on 16 August.
Based in Canberra, Cara will work directly with UA Chief Executive Belinda Robinson through the five month secondment and use her thorough knowledge of the higher education sector and public policy to contribute to the peak body’s work.