Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 18 January 2018

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Good afternoon. Welcome to a special edition of UWA Forward, the first for 2018, I hope you all had a relaxing break. As we build on last year’s achievements, 2018 promises to be another dynamic and productive year.

UWA Mediation Clinic now open

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

The UWA Mediation Clinic is now open.

The Clinic offers free mediation services for UWA staff, students, and alumni, and a low-cost service for members of the community. Run by UWA’s Law School, clients can access mediation in the areas of university, workplace, family, and community matters.  Enquire about the services here.

Upholding the moral right to access food

Monday, 22 January 2018

Originally from Germany, Philipp Bayer has called Perth home for two years, and will soon be one of Forrest Hall’s first occupants.

The Research Associate from the School of Biological Sciences works in plant genomics, a rapidly evolving field of study.

“My PhD focused on the computational side of plant breeding, and I continue this stream of work now.

Appointment of Director – Western Australian Health Translation Network

Monday, 22 January 2018

Dear Colleagues

It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Professor Gary Geelhoed as Executive Director of the Western Australian Health Translation Network (WAHTN).

Finding the answers to burning questions

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

It’s still sinking in for PhD student Hannah Etchells, that come July she’ll be winging her way to California to conduct research at Berkeley.

In December, Hannah was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to investigate how catastrophic bushfires affect forest ecosystems, and given recent events it will be very timely research.

“My Honours degree focused on the 2015 Northcliffe wildfire that burnt approximately 100,000 hectares of land. It was one of our largest fires and in places the severity was unlike anything we had ever witnessed.

Recent incident highlights need to be aware of phishing scams

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

UWA has received notification that universities have been targeted by a hacking group, and library databases have been successfully accessed. The group conducted a phishing campaign against specific UWA staff to capture their credentials. The University is working with staff who were targeted to ensure their information and data is safe and is reviewing the broader security of the Library database apps to identify vulnerabilities.

Discount for WA Symphony Orchestra tickets

Monday, 15 January 2018

The West Australian Symphony Orchestra is a key partner of the University and staff can access a discount of 20% off A-Reserve ticket prices. 

To claim this offer, simply enter the promo code UWA2018 when purchasing tickets online at

Please note that the promo code is case sensitive.