Prof Phil Dolan and Prof Krishna Sen announcement

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Dear Colleagues,

Today I share the news that two of our most senior academic leaders have chosen to the leave the University to pursue new opportunities. 

Professor Phil Dolan, Dean of the Business School and Professor Krishna Sen, Dean of the Faculty of Arts have informed me of their decision to stand down from their current roles in the coming months. 

Professor Dolan will be leaving the University on December 2, bound for the eastern states with his family. Professor Sen will go on leave early next year, finishing her tenure in July 2017. 

Professor Erika Techera

UWA Law Dean wins national academic honour

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

The University of Western Australia’s first female Law School Dean has been named Academic of the Year at the Lawyers Weekly 2016 Australian Law Awards held in Sydney.

Call for Submissions for the Review of Courses. Deadline 23 October.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Dear Colleagues,

Following the introduction of New Courses in 2012, the University is conducting a Review of Courses, focussing on the four three years’ undergraduate Bachelor degrees (excluding the Bachelor of Philosophy) in the first stage of the Review.

The first stage of the Review of Courses is being conducted from 18-20 November 2015.

The Review will be conducted by a Review Panel comprising:



Professor Grady Venville, Dean of Coursework Studies


Getting Serious about Gender Equality at UWA

Monday, 28 September 2015

Fay Davidson is passionate about equality and inclusion.

Fay is an equity practitioner and senior project officer at UWA, researching gender and diversity, the gender pay gap, our employer of choice strategy and family friendly policies, and aligning the University’s equity strategy with its over-arching business strategy.   

UWA Professor leads ophthalmology training in Timor Leste

Friday, 25 September 2015

Professor David Mackey has spent a week training local doctors in Timor Leste in an effort to improve eye health services and reduce the burden of preventable eye disease.

Professor Mackey, Managing Director of the Lions Eye Institute and Chair of UWA Ophthalmology, said it was a challenge to provide basic eye health care in the developing nation.

“Timor had a huge shortage of doctors and after Timorese independence, the Cuban government offered to train 1000 Timorese students,” he said.

Mental Health Week 2015 is coming up!

Friday, 25 September 2015

Mental Health Week 2015 is coming up shortly (October 4-10) with the theme of Act, Belong, Commit.

We are running a number of events on campus during the week including resilience and mindfulness workshops, a drop-in lunchtime mindfulness meditation session, free Yoga and Zumba sessions at UWA Sport to get you moving, and a seminar on sleep health, an important but often overlooked area of our wellbeing.

PLANNED OUTAGE - Network Maintenance (Unifi) - 10 October 2015 18:00 - 20:00

Friday, 25 September 2015

Date:                               Saturday, 10 October 2015

Time:                              18:00 - 20:00

Call for expressions of interest to join UWA’s Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team. Deadline 14 October.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Expressions of interest are sought for membership of the SAGE Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team, which will drive the data collection and analysis, and make recommendations to improve gender equality in the STEMM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine).

We are seeking a high diversity of members from the STEMM disciplines, including men and women staff, teaching staff and researchers, undergraduate and postgraduate students, part-time and full-time staff, and those with family caring responsibilities.

Fresh Partners: UWA partners with the Nyul Nyul Rangers

Friday, 25 September 2015

Nyul Nyul people have lived on their country — around Beagle Bay on the Dampier Peninsula in the Kimberley region — for thousands of years in a deep relationship with the ocean, rivers, waterholes and Pindan bushland that sustain them. Wetlands are identified as being important not only as a water source for people and all life, but as a central part of the Nyul Nyul people’s identity. They are special places providing habitat for hunting and fishing, and supporting many different plants that are valuable as food, medicine, or materials.

MBA Opportunity for UWA Employees. Deadline 5 October!

Friday, 25 September 2015

Dear Colleagues,

It gives me great pleasure to inform you of an opportunity for one ongoing/tenured staff member (academic or professional) to undertake an MBA Full Time through the UWA Business School. We encourage you to apply if you are seeking a career in leadership.