Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 30 August 2017

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Good morning. Last week we hosted an important gathering of ministers, dignitaries and business leaders from our region to discuss ways to address modern slavery.

Perth’s position In the Zone

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Since 2009 In the Zone has been challenging West Australians to look north. Once pigeon-holed as the most isolated capital city, if you take a latitudinal perspective the strategic role Perth can play in the Indo-Pacific is more apparent.

Perth USAsia Centre CEO Gordon Flake says sharing a time zone with 60 per cent of the world’s population puts Perth in the perfect position to be a thought leader on issues relating to the region.

UWA promotes Australian research and teaching partnerships in Korea

Monday, 28 August 2017

UWA first hosted a Partnership Forum with Korea's Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in 2016 to build research and teaching partnerships. Its success has led to a second event which will be held in Seoul on 21-22 September 2017. 

In its first year the project led to opportunities for collaboration and exchanges in medicine, expansion microscopy, physics and in Korean language education for UWA students.

Preserving Aboriginal heritage

Monday, 28 August 2017

Ngarluma man, Patrick Churnside is passionate about preserving Aboriginal heritage and culture through performing ‘tjaabi’ or ancient songs from his homeland in the Pilbara.  

During Research Week he will tell the story of his heritage using unique song, best compared to poetry that captures stories about the skill of horse-breakers, musterers, or communal life and chasing emus, shooting kangaroos and fishing with nets.

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 23 August 2017

Friday, 25 August 2017

Good morning. Enhancing the UWA student experience is one of our key priorities and as I’ve previously shared we have been developing a new education strategy to help achieve this.

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 16 August 2017

Friday, 25 August 2017

Good morning. I am pleased to announce that our position in the Academic Ranking of World Universities has improved by five places to 91; an achievement which places us in the top five of Australian universities.

Marriage equality debate - support for staff

Thursday, 24 August 2017

The political process to enable change on marriage equality in Australia is currently under debate and there will be a postal plebiscite. Ballot papers will start arriving in the mail from 12 September and eligible voters have until 6pm on 7 November 2017 to send in their vote.

Leading from the front

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Warwick Calkin, UWA’s new Chief Information Officer, has spent the last decade working across the globe from Melbourne to the Netherlands, Vancouver and Saskatoon where the temperature didn’t rise over -40 degrees one winter.

He never envisaged a move to Perth, but an opportunity arose in 2014 and now the New Zealander can’t think of anywhere else he’d rather be and is ready for a new challenge. 

Chief Marketing Officer announcement

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Dear colleagues

I am pleased to announce the appointment of leading West Australian marketer, Owen Davies, as the University’s new Chief Marketing Officer. He will be taking up the role on Monday 4th December. 

Owen’s appointment comes at an important time for the University as we seek to enhance our external brand and grow our student numbers. 

Owen has 20 years of brand, marketing, market research and strategy experience after working in senior roles with Crown Resorts since 2007 and prior to that with leading global market research firm Synovate.

UWA’s enhanced education strategy

Monday, 21 August 2017

Dear colleagues,

The strategy’s four projects are in the early consultation stage and key project officers are sourcing input from staff and students as well as external stakeholders. More on each of the projects is below:

UWA collegiate system