TEDxPerth returns to Perth Concert Hall on Saturday 11 November 2017 with sixteen powerful talks by some of Western Australia's leading thinkers and doers, including four from UWA.
Professor Ray Willis, Emeritus Professor Alan Harvey, Professor Anas Ghadouani and Ian Dunican will all gives talks at the event.
Professor Ray Wills - Faculty of Science Ray’s enthusiasm and positivity about the global future for low carbon energy is infectious. His energetic talk will be a caffeine injection of new perspectives on a problem facing us all.
Fine-tuned negotiation skills and a creative mind are important attributes for research consultants who manage complex contracts with industry partners. It can at times be perplexing as the two parties navigate the commercial minefield.
The University of Western Australia today received a major industrial software investment from the global technology company Siemens to help students develop the skills needed for the highly digitalised world of the future.
Nominations are being called for election to the honorary positions of the Warden of Convocation, the Deputy Warden of Convocation and seven members of the Council of Convocation, and one member of Senate. The current office holders of these positions complete their term in March 2018 and all are eligible for re-election.
Nominations for these positions close on Monday 4 December at midday.
When Matthew Fraser moved to Perth from Glasgow in 2006 he never imagined a trip to the Great Barrier Reef would set the direction for a career as a marine scientist.
It’s fair to say it didn’t take long for the Glaswegian to be captivated by our coastline and everything the Western Australian lifestyle has to offer, sparking a passion for Australia’s diverse and unique marine ecosystems.
He’s also passionate about the access West Australian’s have to our beautiful beaches, which led him to UWA to complete a degree in marine science.
There is something for everyone in the 2018 Perth Festival as the excitement builds for the full program launch on 9 November. Here’s a taste of what’s to come in four internationally acclaimed works that are on sale now.
As a UWA staff member you have 10% off adult prices for most events across the program and further discounts and special offers when the full program is released. Special ticket price offer for the Lotterywest Festival Films will be announced closer to the program launch.
If you are an academic staff member you will have recently received a survey invitation from the UWA Library. Your feedback is important and will inform the development of services to support your research and teaching needs. Input from academic staff is invaluable for the planning of future developments of the UWA Library and will assist the University in providing world-class education, systems and facilities.
Sarah Bourke never expected to be crowned UWA’s Rising Star for 2017. However the South Australian native did just that for her work on groundwater. Sarah grew up in Mt Gambier, a town surrounded by fresh and clean groundwater and it was here her interest in groundwater was formed.
“I grew up swimming in groundwater and drinking it, and I developed an understanding of what a valuable resource it is.
Congratulations to Professor Carol Bower, Professor Karen Simmer and Professor Stephen Zubrick for being inducted into the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences Fellowship last week. This is a wonderful achievement and national recognition of three outstanding researchers in health and medical sciences.
The ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE) has recently been awarded the prestigious 2017 CHASS Australia Prize for Distinctive Work in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences for its work on the Zest Festival.
An optical fibre-based synchronisation system designed by UWA ICRAR researchers has been selected for the first phase of SKA-mid, the part of the Square Kilometre Array that will be built in South Africa.
The long distances between SKA antennas means radio waves from the sky will arrive at each antenna at different times. With thousands of antennas spread over continental scales, one of the most complex technical challenges for the SKA is to synchronise the incoming signals with extreme precision before they’re combined by the SKA’s supercomputers.
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.
Whether you’re keen to give the 5km run a go, try croquet for the first time or hit the hard spikes in volleyball, Pia Chaffey, UWA Sport’s Programs Coordinator says there’s something for everyone at UWA’s annual Staff Sports Day.
And Pia should know as she’s in charge of coordinating the activities and fixtures for the day which is on Friday 10 November.
“We’re following the same structure as last year but hopefully it’ll be even bigger with more fields for soccer and volleyball and extra activities to take part in.
If you’re travelling overseas on UWA business, you can apply for additional funds if you can extend your visit a few days to engage in activities that will raise UWA’s profile and support UWA’s recruitment of fee-paying students. By doing so you will be supporting the University’s Internationalisation Strategy.
Funding is available for professional and academic staff.