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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Watersports Complex, with 180 degree views across the stunning Swan River and Matilda Bay Reserve, is the perfect venue for conferences, seminars and networking events, or private celebrations such weddings or special birthdays.
Supported by a dedicated events team, the Watersports Complex offers you flexibility to use your own suppliers; or, we can provide you with our list of trusted suppliers.
The newly-appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education), Professor Peter J. Dean, has always had a strong military connection throughout his life and has managed to forge a career that encompasses both this and his passion for education.
Growing up with a father that served in the Australian Army and a sister in the Royal Australian Navy, Peter was inspired to follow a military career pathway. For him, this decision has made a lasting impact on his professional life.