Staff are invited to attend a very special graduation ceremony to celebrate the work and recognise the significant contribution to society of His Excellency Michael D Higgins, the President of Ireland.
President Higgins will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from UWA for his many achievements, including his advocacy on behalf of minority groups, the poor, the marginalized and the underprivileged.
The ceremony will be followed by drinks and canapés on Whitfeld Court.
Please note the event will now take place on Oak Lawn and not Riley Oval.
The annual Relay for Life UWA event is back for 2017 and will be held over the weekend of 14-15 October. Participants will walk and jog laps of the Oak Lawn for 24 hours, raising money for the Cancer Council WA.
UWA staff are invited to take part in the event by forming a team, registering to join in the first lap of the event as a cancer survivor or carer, or donating.
UWA's new Academic Promotions College is a forward-thinking initiative to provide guidance and coaching on the University's promotion framework for academic staff looking to enhance their careers at the University.
Professor Erika Techera was UWA’s first female Dean of Law, and at the start of the year she made another groundbreaking step when she was appointed Director of the Oceans Institute.
The environmental lawyer is relishing the opportunity to not only lead the Institute but also drive the University’s involvement in the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre (IOMRC), a collaboration of multidisciplinary research teams from UWA, CSIRO, AIMS and Fisheries.
This is a way of working that suits Erika’s style and philosophy perfectly.
Eighteen months ago Jeremy Rigg came on board as Associate Director of UWA’s new Risk and Legal team. With degrees in Law and Science and seven years’ previous experience working at Murdoch University, Jeremy (a UWA graduate) has an appreciation of the wide-ranging issues universities face.
“Our role is to operate as a business partner and work with professional and academic staff on these matters while taking a strategic university-wide approach,” he says.
Four UWA professors have been elected Fellows of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA). Fellows are elected to the Academy by their peers on the basis of a distinguished contribution to one or more of the social sciences.
Crowds of more than 5000 visitors came to Research Week (4-8 Sept) and chose from 60 diverse events that demonstrated the work of our researchers.
Thank you to all staff who contributed to, and participated in Research Week. We are delighted that the overall attendance has increased from previous years. We also received good media coverage featuring in The West Australian, the Subiaco Post, ABC radio, 6PR, RTR FM and Noongar radio, reaching more than 300,000 people.
On Tuesday 26 September planned maintenance to UniConnect's VPN services will be carried out from 6am-8am. The UniConnect services provide staff and students access to UWA resources and materials when off campus and these services will be unavailable for up to 30 minutes while the maintenance is being carried out.
Please contact the Service Desk should you have any issues after the maintenance period.
Since 2009 In the Zone has been challenging West Australians to look north. Once pigeon-holed as the most isolated capital city, if you take a latitudinal perspective the strategic role Perth can play in the Indo-Pacific is more apparent.
Perth USAsia Centre CEO Gordon Flake says sharing a time zone with 60 per cent of the world’s population puts Perth in the perfect position to be a thought leader on issues relating to the region.
UWA first hosted a Partnership Forum with Korea's Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in 2016 to build research and teaching partnerships. Its success has led to a second event which will be held in Seoul on 21-22 September 2017.
In its first year the project led to opportunities for collaboration and exchanges in medicine, expansion microscopy, physics and in Korean language education for UWA students.
Ngarluma man, Patrick Churnside is passionate about preserving Aboriginal heritage and culture through performing ‘tjaabi’ or ancient songs from his homeland in the Pilbara.
During Research Week he will tell the story of his heritage using unique song, best compared to poetry that captures stories about the skill of horse-breakers, musterers, or communal life and chasing emus, shooting kangaroos and fishing with nets.