Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 30 May

Friday, 8 June 2018

Good morning. It was a pleasure to host the Worldwide Universities Network Conference and AGM from 21-25 May.

Do you have an idea for an interactive activity that can be part of UWA’s stall at the Perth Science Festival?

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

UWA will host an exhibition stall at the Perth Science Festival on Saturday 18 August and Sunday 19 August at the Claremont Showgrounds (10am-5pm). We are looking for engaging, interactive, hands-on science activities, suitable for a primary school and family audience that can be part of our stall and demonstrate how fun science can be.

If you or your area would like to be part of the festival atmosphere and carry out an exciting science activity, please contact Rilana Ostheim by Friday 1 June to discuss your ideas. A commitment of at least one day is required.

Western Australian of the Year Awards – UWA finalists

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Congratulations to UWA staff who are finalists in the 2018 Western Australian of the Year Awards. Winners will be announced on Friday night.

UWA Finalists:

Become a 2018 Fogarty Scholar Academic Mentor

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Dear colleagues,

Each year, the UWA Fogarty Scholarship Program awards 10 scholarships to exceptional young people studying at The University of Western Australia. Fogarty Scholars are academic high achievers with the desire, motivation and ability to positively influence their communities. They are UWA’s best and brightest.

Start-up accelerates to global status

Monday, 28 May 2018

A UWA geospatial software start-up that began intensive research just three years ago is gaining significant traction on the international market.  

Mapizy Founder and CEO, Dr Ravanbakhsh and his partner Dr Pouria Ramzi are supplying computer vision software to help monitor changes to built-up and natural environments for agriculture, mining, natural resources and urban infrastructure projects.

Registrations open for IQ LaunchCamp 25-26 June 2018

Monday, 28 May 2018

UWA’s Innovation Quarter (IQ) is collaborating with CSIRO to bring IQ LaunchCamp to UWA on 25-26 June.

This two day experience is designed to help researchers take the first steps to understanding the market for their research idea.  Through IQ LaunchCamp researchers will be introduced to tools that will help them test and validate their ideas by starting the process of ‘proof of problem.’

Ian Fitzpatrick appointed Uniroos Winter Chef de Mission

Friday, 25 May 2018

UWA Sport General Manager Ian Fitzpatrick has been appointed the Chef de Mission of the Australian Uniroos World Winter Universiade team for the 2019 and 2021 campaigns.

Ian comes to the role with a wealth of experience, not just through UWA Sport, but also in a variety of sport environments including not-for-profit, commercial, consulting and service sectors.

The youth version of the Olympics, the Universiade, run by International University Sports Federation (FISU), has been a feature of the world sporting calendar for more than 50 years.

Would you like free Software written for your research project?

Friday, 25 May 2018

Do you have a research project that needs software written for it? Third-year Computer Science students undertake group projects which are sourced from around the University. As well as traditional Computer Science application domains, past groups have done projects in diverse areas, including archaeology, lactation biology, medical education and conservation biology.

The power of impressive numbers

Friday, 25 May 2018

Laila Simpson has a natural affinity for numbers and while many young girls told stories through dance or song, she told stories in a different way – through numbers.

Laila, now the Research Impact and Engagement Manager at the Office of Research Enterprise, pursued maths and science subjects which at the time were less popular for most young women.

Her passion for numbers began at a very unique small country school in the mystical Scottish Highlands.

“With only 30 kids in the entire school, our teacher gave us a lot of freedom to explore whatever we wanted.


UWA Public Policy Institute to help shape the future

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

The University of Western Australia has established a new way to share its world-class research and expertise with decision makers and community leaders to help shape the future of our society.