Good morning. Following the All Staff Forum on 20 March in which I provided information on the development of the Strategic Vision 2030 and the consultation schedule and process, I would like to thank you for the positive response and interest in being involved.
Good afternoon. Tomorrow we celebrate the official ground breaking for EZONE UWA, an exciting development which will revolutionise the way our students learn and engage in research-led teaching and industry engagement.
The Professional and General Employees Agreement 2017 provides for the establishment of the Professional and General Employees Consultative Committee (PGCC). The role of the PGCC is to enable consultation between management and employees on workplace relations and human resource matters. The membership of the committee includes three elected staff representatives and one vacancy has arisen for a professional and general employee representative.
The Academic Employees Agreement 2017 provides for the establishment of the Academic Employees Consultative Committee (ACC). The role of the ACC is to enable consultation between management and employees on workplace relations and human resource matters. The membership of the committee includes three elected staff representatives. Two vacancies have arisen for staff representative at Level D & E and at Level A & B, and a third vacancy for a Level C staff representative will arise from September 2018.
Staff and students from our Conservatorium of Music have been working alongside community choirs and musicians as they rehearse for a once-in-a-lifetime community event to raise awareness of homelessness in Western Australia.
A successful and well attended Autumn Ordinary Meeting of Convocation was held at the University Club on 23 March 2018.
The results of the 2018 election were announced at the meeting with Mr Simon Dawkins being re-elected to the Senate for a further 3-year term. The University wishes to thank Ms Hilary Silbert and Mr Quang Ly for their contribution to the UWA Senate during their respective terms.
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:
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.
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.
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.