West Australian innovation could save world's biggest radio telescope millions

Monday, 14 September 2015

A signal stabilisation system that will allow frequency signals and astronomical data to flow along optical fibre cables suspended on poles could save the SKA millions of euros.

University of Western Australia researchers Sascha Schediwy and David Gozzard, tested a new frequency synchronisation system developed at UWA in South Africa in June as part of the international Signal and Data Transport (SaDT) consortium which is in charge of developing the signal and data network for the international SKA Project. 

The UWA Research Awards and Honours 2015

Friday, 11 September 2015

The UWA Research Awards and Honours 2015 recipients was announced at a ceremony during UWA Research Week.

The standard again, confirms the high calibre of our researchers and I would like to congratulate the successful winners.


Successful Award Recipients for each category are:


The Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Investigators Award

Dr Bruno Buzatto – Centre for Evolutionary Biology

Dr Barry Doyle – School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering

Call for Nominations for the Equality and Inclusion Committee by 23 September

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

The Equality and Inclusion Committee is an advisory committee to the Vice-Chancellor on matters relating equality, inclusivity, equity and diversity.  The Committee assists in shaping the campus-wide strategic direction of equality and inclusion matters for staff and students. The Committee is chaired by the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and comprises representatives from faculties and specialist areas of expertise or operational focus.

Education Futures Scholarship Program

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Dear Colleagues

The Centre for Education Futures is delighted to announce the inaugural funding of the Education Futures Scholarship Program consisting of Grant and Secondments and Improving Student Satisfaction.

Funding of up to $10,000 per project is available to UWA staff or small teams in support of the following key strategic areas;

Pay Increase

Monday, 7 September 2015

Dear Colleagues,

Most staff will happily discover an increase in their pay this fortnight.

In line with the Academic and Professional & General staff Agreements; a 3% pay rise is effective in the fortnight ending 20 September 2015 and will be paid in this fortnight's pay (18/9).

The revised salary scales are available at: https://www.hr.uwa.edu.au/policies/policies/pay/scales


Human Resources

The University of Western Australia M350

UWA to Host Perth’s Flagship Walk for Blood Cancer

Monday, 7 September 2015

For the first time in Perth, hundreds will converge on The University of Western Australia to walk together and raise funds in support of families living with blood cancer.

As part of a recently formed Community Partnership between UWA and the Leukaemia Foundation, the popular Light the Night event will be held on the Great Court at UWA; one of almost 100 locations across Australia to host the organised walks. Bunbury, Busselton, Albany and Broome are just a few of the WA towns to also confirm their participation.

A new Office of Strategy, Planning and Performance has been created in the Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor’s portfolio.

Monday, 7 September 2015

The functional realignment for Strategy, Planning and Performance project and subsequent formal organisational change process has been completed and implementation has commenced.

The current travel requisitioning and approval system, Trobexis, to be replaced by Concur in December

Monday, 7 September 2015

A project to replace the current travel requisitioning and approval system (Trobexis) is currently underway. Following a staff survey that gathered feedback on the current system and future needs, a new travel platform (Concur) has been selected for the University.

This new platform will include an Online Booking Tool (OBT), enabling live fare gathering, viewing and selection in line with the expectations of today’s traveller for online travel booking.

Research Grants Awarded Between 10/08/2015 to 06/09/2015

Monday, 7 September 2015


Dr Christine Soo, UWA Business School, 'Team Disseminative Capacity: An Intra-organisational Knowledge Transfer Mechanism'— $120,353  (2015-17)



The Online Class Registration software (OLCR) to be replaced by Allocate+ by Semester 1 2016

Monday, 7 September 2015

The OLCR software is used by students to log their class preferences.
The University aims to replace OLCR with Allocate+ by Semester 1 2016.
Allocate+ will provide a dramatically improved user experience for our students and enhanced functionality for administrative and teaching coordination staff.

Further information on this project is available from the Project Manager, Matt Huitson.