UWA's Emerging Scrabble Dynasty

Friday, 23 October 2015

It’s all-Scrabble-all-the-time in the home of Jegatheva “Jay Jay” Jegathesan, our school manager in the School of Physics. Jay Jay’s sons, Rahul, 14, and Radheya, 16, are competing in this year’s World Youth Scrabble Championships, which are being hosted by UWA this Saturday, 31 October.

Rahul and Radheya are among 130 of some of the world’s brightest young minds who will be testing their language skills against one another in the Bayliss Building this weekend.

Office of the Auditor General 2015 Audit

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Please note the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) will be commencing the interim audit of the University’s financial records from Monday 2 November until Friday 27 November 2015.

The OAG will return in late January 2016 for the final audit.

Have your say as UWA Sport tailors their programs to better suit staff!

Monday, 19 October 2015

An active workplace is a happy workplace, and UWA Sport Pty Ltd needs your help to develop their programs, services and offerings to better suit you.

From fitness membership options and gym opening hours, to new Recreate courses and staff social sports competitions, have your say through an anonymous online survey that will take 10-15 minutes of your time, but will have lasting effects on the future of health and wellbeing at UWA.

Congratulations to our new Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences!

Monday, 19 October 2015

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences announced the induction of five new Fellows from UWA at its first Annual Scientific Meeting in Canberra on 6 October.

Professor Wendy Erber, our new Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Professors Donna Cross and Susan Prescott, both of the Telethon Kids Institute, and Professor Peter Klinken of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research were inducted as new Fellows through ordinary election.

Appointees to New Senior Positions in Brand, Marketing and Recruitment and Admissions

Monday, 19 October 2015

Brand, Marketing and Recruitment and Admissions, both under the Community & Engagement Portfolio, have been successful in attracting new team members for new senior positions. These positions have been created to further the University’s standing in the marketplace, part of the University’s strategy to build a strong foundation for future growth and success.

The new positions in Brand, Marketing and Recruitment will report to the Chief Marketing Officer, Karen “Kcee” Carriero.

The School of Indigenous Studies talks Netball and Outreach

Monday, 19 October 2015

UWA Staff Sports Fun Day is coming up on 6 November and the School of Indigenous Studies’ (SIS) netball team can’t wait.

The reigning UWA staff netball champs are looking forward to a defending their title.

“Last year we may have drawn with someone, but, yeah, we’re otherwise undefeated,” laughs Brendon DeGois, student services officer and one of a group of SIS staff members who form the core of the School’s netball team.

“But the competition’s getting harder and we’re not getting younger!” he added.

Call for Nominations: Academic and General Staff appointments to the Academic Board

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Nominations are invited for the election of academic staff and general staff to the Academic Board.  Elections will be carried out by postal ballot in these two categories. Research staff should apply in the relevant category according to whether they hold an academic or general staff appointment.

Further details of the requirements in each category, nomination forms and optional proformas for summarising prior experience may be found at the following link:

Pitch the Course of the Future competition closing soon! Here are some stats!

Monday, 12 October 2015

The Pitch the Course of the Future competition is coming to a close, entrants now only have 9 days (until 23 October) to get their entries in and be in the draw to win a $10K fact finding mission.

The results for the University have been great so far, gaining us a large amount of brand exposure in international markets.

For more details on how the campaign is tracking check out this infographic (.pdf, 62k) or contact Taryn on x2195.


Second Round of the Education Futures Scholarship Program Now Open!

Monday, 12 October 2015

Thank you to the staff who have submitted funding applications for the Education Futures Scholarship Program. The selection group is now in the process of reviewing applications and the successful applicants will be advised very soon.

On behalf of the Centre for Education Futures, we are pleased to advise that we are now offering funding for a second round of the Education Futures Scholarship Program.