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UWA awarded Platinum status for LGBTQ inclusion

Monday, 15 June 2020

The University of Western Australia has received top honours at the 2020 Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards.

Professor Jane den Hollander

Fearless campus leaders who stepped into the breach

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

This article was published online in The Australian newspaper on Tuesday 28 April and is reprinted with permission of the newspaper.

Neither Jane den Hollander nor Belinda Robinson had any idea what they were in for when they agreed to take an interim job running a university for a few months.

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Friday 8 May update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Friday, 8 May 2020

Dear UWA staff,

Today the Prime Minister announced a three stage plan to reopen Australia in a COVID-safe way. It is clear there is now significant activity at the State and Federal level focussed on mapping the pathway forward – good news as we are certainly all well over the joy of Zooming. This also means we are now planning the University’s recovery route – it seems, in retrospect, to have been easier to close the campus than it is to open it up again given our shared global experience of this virus.

Unhappy young man (stock image)

Seventh annual University Mental Health Day unlike any other

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

This week university staff and students in Australia and New Zealand marked the seventh annual University Mental Health Day. It’s hard to deny, this year especially, that mental health is top of mind for the majority of people following the myriad of impacts from COVID-19. But what does this mean for university students and staff, and their circumstances?

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Tuesday 5 May update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Dear UWA staff,

Today is University Mental Health Day in Australia and New Zealand. So much has happened in 2020, what with bushfires, pandemics and the state of the economy, it can be hard to focus on our mental health and wellbeing, but now more than ever it’s important to practice a little self-care. There is support available to you through these challenging times, so please reach out if you need to.

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Semester 1, 2020 exam timetable released

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Dear Students,

The Semester 1, 2020 examinations will be held from Saturday, 6 June to Saturday, 20 June 2020.

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Friday 1 May update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Friday, 1 May 2020

​​Dear UWA staff,

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Thursday 30 April update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Dear UWA staff,

Protecting University Jobs

As you all know, Universities Australia has been in discussions with the National Tertiary Education Industry Union (NTEU) at the national level about how we can collectively protect jobs in the current COVID-19 crisis.

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Launch of Support our Students (SOS) – COVID-19 Emergency Appeal

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Dear UWA Staff,

On Saturday morning, at daybreak, we were wakened by a lone trumpeter on our street – we listened from our balcony – a sublime moment in time for reflection – no people, just the rising sun and the beautiful sound. It was a most beautiful celebration of remembrance and reminded me that there is something to be said for a simpler approach to the things that really matter in our communities.

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Thursday 23 April update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Dear UWA staff,

Thank you for the many messages and thoughtful responses on how we can best deal with the challenges currently facing us. I appreciate your engagement and interest in ensuring the future of our workplace. Please continue emailing me – I want to hear from you as it informs my thinking and enables better decisions.