Christine Bryant First Year Adviser, Diversity and Transition Student Services

Finding the ideal job

Thursday, 1 December 2011

A Love Affair

Confucius philosophised that if you find the job you love you'll never work a day in your life. Although inspirational and, on first glance, straightforward, the sad truth is that doing what you love is the dream of many, but the reality of few. Approximately one year ago I went from being one of many to one of the select few.

Emma Greeney, Academic Policy Services

Think global, study local

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Early in 2010, during my time as Guild President, I was lucky enough to travel to India with nine other Australians as part of a Government/Australia India Business Council sponsored Youth Delegation.

Dr Pauline Grierson, School of Plant Biology and Ecosystems Research Group

Real science among the red dirt

Monday, 22 August 2011

Recently I went to see the movie Red Dog, which is set in the Pilbara, a place very close to my heart.

This gentle film captured not just the joys of living with a cheeky kelpie who does exactly as it pleases (also close to my heart) but how the shimmering horizon beckons, where blue sky sweeps across a red and yellow landscape and where the red dust gets under your skin - and just about everywhere else.

Professor Simone Pettigrew

Traffic stoppers in the supermarket aisle

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Alarming increases in obesity and the accompanying concerns of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer have triggered warning bells among the nation's policy makers. The need to do something is obvious - exactly how to approach this complex and contentious issue is less clear.

Winthrop Professor Peter Eastwood

Centre for Sleep Science official opening speech by Winthrop Professor Peter Eastwood

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

For many years Western Australia has been a leader in Australia in sleep medicine - this new facility provides a unique opportunity for Western Australia to now be at the forefront of sleep research and sleep education.

Professorial Fellow Stephan Lewandowsky

Climate change logic lost in translation

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Quick, consider the following: all polar bears are animals. Some animals are white.

Therefore, some polar bears are white. Is this conclusion logically implied or not?

Tim Shanahan - Director, Energy and Minerals Institute

Let’s break the cycle of benign neglect

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

The American poet Robert Frost famously wrote about finding and taking the road less travelled. Increasingly the literal interpretation of these lines is becoming more challenging to find in our city.

Winthrop Professor Peter van Onselen

Local institutions among best and brightest

Thursday, 21 April 2011

AUSTRALIAN universities often receive a bad wrap for their lack of competitive standing on the international stage. This is an unfair descriptor, at least in an overall sense.

UWA Vice Chancellor Professor Alan Robson

Focus on discovery based research ‘a risk’ to diversity

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Recently there has been widespread discussion of the new ERA (Excellence in Research in Australia) ratings. This has been a positive development, providing greater transparency about the nature and extent of world-class research output, university by university, discipline by discipline. There is a risk, however, that we are in danger of losing focus on the diverse missions of Australia's 39 universities.

Senator Kate Lundy

Australians do not want Government to police a national dress code

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Australia's Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration, Senator Kate Lundy, says she is not in favour of attempts to ban the wearing of the burqa in Australia.