UWA Forward is the University of Western Australia's weekly staff news bulletin. It is published every Wednesday via all-staff email.

Research and teaching go hand-in-hand

Thursday, 29 March 2018

For the past ten years Siobhan Hickling has been teaching at the School of Population and Global Health and loved every moment of it.

Her passion for teaching is only equalled by her passion for research and Siobhan is a true believer that the two go hand-in-hand to create the best student experience.

“I believe my research work can add so much to my teaching. I can bring this experience into the classroom and it’s a great way to pique the interest of students.

Sabbatical applications to open on 1 April

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Applications for academic staff to undertake a sabbatical in 2019 will be open between 1 - 30 April 2018.

Premier’s Science Awards 2018 – Applications Open

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

The Premier’s Science Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of the Western Australian Science community. Award recipients exemplify the outstanding scientific research and engagement taking place in our state.

The Awards cover all fields of science, including natural, medical, applied and technological science, engineering and mathematics.

The four categories in the 2018 Premier’s Science Awards are:

Staff appraisal training and Q&A sessions available from April

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

The UWA Staff Appraisal process is planned to commence in May 2018.

Health Campus Open Day – a first for UWA

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

For the first time, our Health Campus will play host when it opens its doors to the community on Sunday 8 April from 10am - 2pm.

Located at 17 Monash Avenue, Nedlands, and adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre, the UWA Health Campus will showcase all of our health offerings across faculties.

The event is the first of two major open days at UWA in 2018, with the second and well-known UWA Open Day taking place in August.

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 21 March

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Good afternoon. Thank you to those who attended the all staff forum on Tuesday; it was particularly enjoyable to share with you the exciting process to develop UWA’s Strategic Vision 2030 and to talk with you over afternoon tea.

Revised policy framework approved by the Executive

Thursday, 22 March 2018

The Policy Team was established within Strategy, Planning and Performance last year to ensure policy development and management is rigorous, standardised and integrated. The team has revised the Policy Framework to enable this, and this has been recently endorsed by the Executive.

University Archives has relocated

Thursday, 22 March 2018

The University Archives manages University records of permanent and ongoing value and represents an important part of the history and corporate memory of the University.

The office of this service has now been relocated from the Irwin Street building to the Special Collections and Archives service on the 2nd floor of the Reid Library.

People wishing to make Archive enquiries or access material held in the collection can either:

UWA’s new Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Thursday, 22 March 2018

While the position of Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor represents a new challenge for Professor Simon Biggs, there’s something very familiar with the environment he’s just joined.

UWA’s new SDVC has an impressive research background, most notably in the areas of novel product formulations and nuclear waste management, with a history of working at research-intensive universities.

In this respect Simon feels at home at UWA.

“Throughout my career my time has been spent at research-intensive universities.

2019 New Colombo Plan Mobility Program – come to a Lunch and Learn to hear why you should apply

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Applications for the 2019 New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mobility Program have opened.

This year all students participating in mobility projects nominated for the 2019 NCP Mobility Program will receive funding from either the Australian Government or UWA.

Additionally, UWA’s Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor International (OPVCI) is offering workshop support to UWA academics to assist with the application process.

Special discount offer for staff for Banchieri’s Festino

Monday, 19 March 2018

The Conservatorium of Music is offering a special two for one ticket price for UWA staff for the upcoming madrigal comedy performance of Festino by Adriano Banchieri*.

Celebrate Banchieri’s 450th anniversary in a unique concert experience featuring the Conservatorium’s newest voice ensemble – Concordia Vocalis.

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 14 March

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Good morning. Yesterday I was delighted to co-host the inaugural ‘Science Meets Parliament’ event with the Minister for Science, the Hon Dave Kelly MLA.

Student newsletter launched

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

A new monthly student newsletter, 360 degrees, was launched last week with the aim of improving the student experience by transforming our approach to communicating with students via email.

Forrest Hall short-term accommodation

Monday, 12 March 2018

Forrest Hall has opened its doors to scholars from around the world. The state-of-the-art accommodation also offers modern self-catering studio and two-bedroom apartments which are available to visiting scholars and academics on short stays.

Forrest Hall short-term accommodation is available to:

UWA and WA-linked atheletes who have been included in the team

Going for gold at the Commonwealth Games

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Four UWA-linked swimmers and two pole vaulters will vie for gold at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast next month.

Welcome to UWA's new SDVC Professor Simon Biggs

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

We are pleased to welcome the University’s new Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Simon Biggs who began this week.

Professor Biggs has joined UWA from the University of Queensland and comes to us at an exciting time as we embark on initiatives focussed on enhancing student experience, engagement with our community, and building on our strong global reputation for research excellence.

Look out for a full profile of Professor Biggs in the 21 March edition of UWA Forward. 

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 28 February

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Good afternoon. I spoke about the Be Inspired campaign at December’s all staff forum and informed staff that we would begin recruitment early this year for a number of positions.

Come cheer on our graduands - March graduations

Monday, 5 March 2018

Staff are invited to share in the graduation celebrations by showing their support as our graduands proceed through campus, starting at Great Court South and making their way to Winthrop Hall.

Where to meet

Please meet behind Winthrop Hall near the fig tree on Saw Promenade approximately 15 minutes prior to the ceremony start times. You’ll be joined by our Alumni volunteers to cheer on our graduands during their procession.

Dates and times

Travelling overseas? Share the UWA story with alumni around the world

Monday, 5 March 2018

UWA academic staff travel far and wide attending conferences and industry meetings.

The next time you are travelling for work, consider connecting with alumni to share research and UWA updates, exchange ideas.

These meet-ups allow alumni to engage meaningfully in the UWA community, no matter where they live.

Professor Barry Marshall dined with graduates in Chicago, for example, while there to present at a leading gastrointestinal conference last year. One of those graduates was Michael Wood, the Consul-General for Chicago.

Nurturing industry collaboration

Friday, 2 March 2018

Mark Stickells, Director of Business Development and Head of the Innovation and Industry Engagement (IIE) team, is the first of his family to graduate from university and this has led to a rewarding career at UWA spanning almost 25 years.

Having been part of many changes at UWA over this time, he believes the University has continued to evolve and maintain its relevance in our changing world. 

Heading up the new specialised team, they will provide a welcoming and visible doorway to our University for potential industry and government research partners.