Staff are invited to the Big Idea UWA Final, Live Pitch Event

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Australia’s social enterprise competition, The Big Idea, is here and UWA has five teams of undergraduate students pitching their ideas for improving the lives of disadvantaged people.

Staff are invited to come and support our students who have developed a concept and business plan for social enterprise with a mission to make a positive social change.

The national competition is delivered by The Big Issue, and this year UWA is one of the 13 university partners.

Wes Allan and Dr Brendan Kennedy

New tool detects malignant breast cancer tissue during surgery

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

A tool that will enable surgeons to detect malignant breast cancer tissue during surgery using new imaging techniques has been developed by researchers at The University of Western Australia and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

Turning ideas into reality

Monday, 24 October 2016

Dr Josephine Muir likes putting ideas into action - the bigger the better.

Currently working for Nobel Prize winner Professor Barry Marshall, Dr Muir can also list former Senator the Hon Helen Coonan, and ground-breaking ophthalmologist Dr Angus Turner, as previous bosses.

“I have been so fortunate to work with such highly gifted people who all have amazing energy and brilliant ideas.

“A large part of my role in these jobs has been to make the ideas become reality,” she says.

UWA collaboration wins international architecture competition

Thursday, 20 October 2016

A group of UWA ALVA students have collaborated with Perth based architecture studio SMAR to win an international competition. The challenge was to design the new 33-hectare National Science and Innovation Centre in Kaunas, Lithuania.

Known as Science Island, the $36.8 million development is the flagship project for Lithuania coinciding with the 100 year anniversary of the country’s independence.

March with UWA at Perth Pride Parade

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

UWA staff, students and alumni will march together in the Perth Pride Parade in Northbridge later this month.


Marchers will meet at 7pm, with the march beginning at 8pm and finishing an hour later.

If you would like to take part on 19 November please contact Rob Blandford for more information.

DVC joins Council for International Education

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Commonwealth Education Minister Simon Birmingham announced yesterday that Professor Kent Anderson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Community and Engagement), will join a new ministerial council formed to strengthen and expand the role of Australia’s international education sector as a global leader in training and research. 

UWA alumna and former Dean of the UWA Business School Tracey Horton also will serve on Council in her new role as Chair of private education provider Navitas.

UniWA application migration update

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

The first batch (Batch 1P) of applications were successfully migrated to UniWA over the weekend. Eleven applications across thirteen servers were migrated from legacy domains to UniWA.  

Save time and money by booking your own travel with Concur Travel

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

If you usually book travel using an Arranger, you can save time and money by using the new Online Booking Tool (OBT) feature called Concur TRAVEL. This allows you, the Traveller, to search and select live fares as you would when you book directly with an airline online.

You can benefit from the following when booking via the OBT:

Universities Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

Tuesday, 18 October 2016


Last week the WA Parliament passed new legislation covering the governance and commercial operations of the state's five universities.

The local higher education sector has sought for many years to have their Acts of Parliament changed to reduce the regulatory burden imposed on them and allow them greater freedom to use their land for commercial purposes. 

Under the Universities Legislation Amendment Bill 2016, Curtin, Murdoch and Edith Cowan universities could now use their land for commercial purposes, something UWA has long had available to it. 

Staff Sports Day - what's new for 2016

Monday, 17 October 2016

To register for Staff Sports Day please email Jasmine Kemp.

Pull out your active wear because the UWA Staff Sports Day is less than a month away.

Whether you like to sweat it out, prefer a leisurely stroll, enjoy the rush of competition or maybe giant jenga is more your style, UWA Sport’s Deputy General Manager Rodney Glossop says there’s something for everyone on Friday 11 November.

“This year the day’s taken a slightly different shape.