The President of Ireland His Excellency Michael Higgins has been awarded an honorary doctorate at The University of Western Australia, in recognition of his contribution to global affairs and long-term advocacy on behalf of minority groups including the poor, marginalised and underprivileged.
Earlier this year the Vice-Chancellor set out the 2017 priorities for the University. Included in these was enhancing the quality of teaching and student experience to further deliver on our commitment of providing a world-class education at UWA. To address this priority the Education Strategy has been reviewed and expanded and is in the process of being refined and implemented.
Meet Mothball, the naughtiest wombat in Australia. Bored with her daily routine, Mothball goes in search of shelter and food, creating chaos in the lives of the humans around her.
Doormats, bins and washing lines are no match for this mischievous marsupial. Between a packed schedule of scratching, sleeping and eating Mothball discovers that with a bit of persistence, humans are quite easily trained!
Monkey Baa and a team of revered artists use the magic of puppetry and live music to bring this delightful story for ages 2+ to the stage.
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.
Megan Lee is a first-year Juris Doctor student and the current Guild Vice-President. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations and History of Art from UWA. She has held previous positions in the Guild and faculty societies including the Public Affairs Council Presidency in 2016 and the Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts Student Society Presidency.
A brief reminder that the IT Service Quality Survey is still open; if you wish to contribute to the survey you have an opportunity to do so before the closing date of Friday 6 October. All staff will have received an email with details on how to participate; by completing the survey you’ll go into the draw to win a $200 Visa prepaid gift card – there are two to be won.
The staff appraisal process is a critical part of achieving high performance, service excellence and capability development to enable delivery of the University strategy.
Going forward, staff appraisals will take place over an 8 week period each year to better align to the University’s Integrated Planning Exercise (IPE). This will ensure objectives established in staff appraisals are aligned to the IPE and ultimately to the University’s strategy.
Last week almost 200 student athletes from UWA competed at the 2017 Australian University Games. This year the Games attracted more than 9000 participants from 42 tertiary institutions across Australia, competing in 33 sports at Queensland’s sunny Gold Coast.
Across the week UWA won four golds, as well as a range of silver and bronze medals.
UWA Sport General Manager Ian Fitzpatrick said the team performed well in hot, difficult conditions and came away with some excellent results.
UWA’s Innovation Quarter is running a series of new workshops ‘IQ Enterprise Pro’ designed to help UWA researchers build research partnerships with industry, and explore new opportunities for funding and collaboration.
The workshops will cover four education modules (explore, engage, create, and thrive) which offer practical tools and strategies for industry engagement. The first two workshops will run in October and November 2017.
“Quiet please!” These are words you will never hear echoed through the ground floor at UWA’s Reid Library again. The once silent, independent place of study has emerged into a vibrant, open, central learning and sharing hub for students, staff and the wider community.
Jill Benn, University Librarian, has witnessed one of the biggest shifts in the library sector during her 16-year career. However UWA has adapted to this new landscape, through a culture of innovation and enterprise, driving new concept libraries at the Reid, as well as in Medicine and Law.
Researchers from LEI examined almost 24,000 WA patient records of hospital-treated pterygium from 1979 to 2014 and found a strong link between the eye condition and melanoma - the most deadly form of skin cancer.