I am pleased to announce Dr Brendan McQuillan has been appointed as Head of the Medical School. A UWA graduate, Dr McQuillan has worked at UWA since 2004, and was the Head of School for Medicine and Pharmacology between 2013 and 2016.
Brendan brings a wealth of experience to this role and a strong commitment to translating researching findings to patient care. I know he is looking forward to leading the UWA Medical School and building on the outstanding achievements that have been made in the past 60 years.
I am happy to announce that after a competitive process involving a strong field of applicants – both internal and external – Robert Webster has been appointed to the position of Executive Director, Corporate Services. Many of you will know Robert from his current role as UWA’s Director of Strategy, Planning and Performance where he has led UWA’s legal, risk, planning, analysis and reporting processes. He will take up his new position from 28 June.
Last week all permanent and contract staff would have received an email invitation to the Your Say survey. To date 23% of eligible staff have completed the survey. A breakdown of the response rate by Portfolio and Faculty is below.
The survey is open until Monday 19 June and only takes around 10 minutes to complete. This is your opportunity have your say and share your experience of working at UWA.
Western Australia’s Chief Scientist, one of Australia’s most highly cited astronomers and one of the State’s top public servants are among 12 graduates and a staff member of The University of Western Australia who have been recognised in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
She has dined with Prince Charles, been in a photo shoot for Marie Claire and featured in a national Australian TV ad for Woolworths.
Being Deaf doesn’t hold back first-year UWA Arts student Drisana Levitzke-Gray who is from a family of five generations of Deaf women.
Earning status as a positive role model for Deaf people all over the world, there is no doubt that Drisana’s command of two native languages, Auslan (Australian sign language) and English has helped her to negotiate an exceptional terrain leading to achievements that truly are remarkable.
UWA’s world-renowned medical school turns 60 this year. To celebrate this significant milestone a public awareness campaign and a series of events are launching this month.
This will culminate in the opening of the refurbished Medical and Dental Library, currently undergoing a $7 million transformation into a state-of-the art teaching and learning facility, expected to be completed this year.