Colleagues, one and all, these are the “best of times, the worst of times … the epoch of incredulity” (Charles Dickens 1859) and I am heartened by the tireless contribution that everyone in our community is making to protect and support their students and colleagues through this unprecedented and harmful global event. As a University committed to truth and to research-informed decision making, we must continue to take a calm and evidence-based approach to our response to the virus and carefully consider how best to keep our students and staff healthy and safe.
I ask you also to look after each other — be kind and gentle towards one another — remembering always we are bigger that the sum of the parts that make up UWA.
This situation continues to unfold at rapid speed. I will continue to provide updates to the University community as it evolves. Please also visit the dedicated Coronavirus (COVID-19) page for all updates, information and resources.
Wash your hands after reading this, practice social distancing, and know that tomorrow the sun will rise.
Professor Jane den Hollander AO