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UWA Forward

Vice-Chancellor's Voice

Good morning. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to read my new paper, Securing Success, released yesterday. If you have not had the chance yet, I encourage you to read it when you can.

While we have much to be proud of, UWA faces significant challenges. The nature of higher education in Australia is changing. In the current environment, UWA cannot afford to stand still. We must innovate and adapt to remain great.

Our discussion of these issues is currently underway on Blackboard, our Learning Management System. You can also email your feedback to me directly. I will be very carefully considering your feedback over the next few weeks and am looking forward to sharing with you what I have learned.

Sincerely,
Professor Paul Johnson
Vice-Chancellor

Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson
Vice-Chancellor

Forward Focus

UWA’s Emerging Scrabble Dynasty

It’s all-Scrabble-all-the-time in the home of Jegatheva “Jay Jay” Jegathesan, our school manager in the School of Physics. Jay Jay’s sons, Rahul, 14, and Radheya, 16, are competing in this year’s World Youth Scrabble Championships, which are being hosted by UWA this Saturday, 31 October.

Jay Jay Jegathesan
and his son, Rahul.

I’m confident my sons will carry the Aussie flag proudly.

– Jay Jay Jegathesan

Rahul and Radheya are among 130 of some of the world’s brightest young minds who will be testing their language skills against one another in the Bayliss Building this weekend.

Read more about Jay Jay, the Scrabble Championships and the School of Physics’ outreach program

Recent News

Announcements

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Registrations for UWA Staff Sports Fun Day close today!

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Office of the Dean of Coursework Studies: Have an opinion about the new Assessment Policy? The deadline for feedback is next Thursday, 5 November.

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UWA Sport: We’re tailoring our programs to better suit staff. Have your say by completing our quick online survey!

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Campus Management: Cycle to work? Register to use our new End of Trip cycling facilities.

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The School of Music: Like good music? Come see our students play their hearts out all through November!

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OSDS: The Perth Convention Bureau’s 2016 Aspire Awards are now open!

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The Centre for Education Futures: Second Round of the Education Futures Scholarship Program closes this Friday, 30 October.

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The Centre for Education Futures: Reminder – Register for the Blending with Blackboard Conference on 5 November.

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Events

Oct
28
Wednesday
Free drinks and sushi at the DeMonstrable Talk & Tour
5:00pm-7:30pm, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Oct
29
Thursday
Health Checks on Campus
9:30am-4:30pm, Goldfields Room, N Block, QEII Medical Centre
Oct
29
Thursday
Red25 Blood Drive
12:10pm-2:10pm, Bus departing from the service bay on the river side of the Reid Library, near Arts. Hackett Entrance No 1, Car park 3
Oct
29
Thursday
Free Lunchtime Concert: Prize Winners
1:10pm, Callaway Music Auditorium
Nov
3
Tuesday
Lunchtime Mindfulness Meditation Session
1.00pm-1.30pm, Geography Seminar Room 1
Nov
3
Tuesday
Mental illness in the workplace for managers and supervisors.
1:30pm-5:00pm, Seminar room 1, Love House, corner Broadway and Cooper Street
Nov
4
Wednesday
PeopleSoft: Running reports and month end reviews.
9:30am-11:30am, Computer training room, G.40, rear Child Study Centre/td>
Nov
4
Wednesday
Seminar: “Asthma: Genes versus the microbiome at the airway barrier” by Prof William Cookson.
12:00pm-1:00pm, McCusker Auditorium, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, QEII Medical Centre
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