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UWA Forward

Vice-Chancellor's Voice

Good morning. Collaborating with high quality international institutions is an integral strand of UWA’s international strategy and I spent the last week in China meeting some of our key partners. These partnerships provide our students with the opportunity to broaden their learning experience and gain a global advantage.

Back at home, the opening of the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery's new exhibition HERE&NOW16/GenYM this week is a timely reminder of the variety of cultural events taking place on campus. We really are spoilt for choice and while I have previously mentioned the School of Music's concerts I also encourage you to take advantage of the University's galleries, museums and artist talks.

Sincerely,
Professor Paul Johnson
Vice-Chancellor

Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson
Vice-Chancellor

Renewal Project Update

Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to share with you the first fortnightly update on the Renewal Project via UWA Forward. We want to keep you informed about each phase of the project in addition to the information provided on the Renewal website.

The Central Oversight Panel, responsible for overseeing the development of faculty based methodologies to evaluate academic roles, met for the first time last Thursday. It was a productive discussion during which each faculty's proposed methodology for adherence to the agreed principles of fairness, equity, transparency and consistency was reviewed.

Meanwhile, the six work streams under the Academic Restructure and Service Delivery Project Teams have started working on the development of a new faculty structure and service delivery model. Work plans for each stream, including information on further opportunities for staff consultation and engagement, will be available on the Renewal website next week.

Sincerely,
Professor Dawn Freshwater
Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Registrar

Dawn Freshwater
Dawn Freshwater
Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Registrar

Forward Focus

A star is born, but how was it created?

Whether you grew up looking at the Southern Cross or the Big Dipper, chances are you've wondered in amazement at the immensity of what's above you. UWA Astrophysicist Danail Obreschkow liked nothing more than star gazing as a child and has built a career out of this passion.

Danail Obreschkow

I remember my dad taking me out at night to see the stars in Switzerland from around the time I was four-years-old, and stars have amazed me and occupied my time ever since

Danail Obreschkow

An active Research Associate Professor at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research since the end of 2011, Danail studies the evolution of galaxies which he likens to big islands in space.

Read more about Danail’s research and the video he made that went viral last week.

Recent News

Announcements

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UWA Centre of Integrative Bee Research: Swan Valley Honey Fest – Sunday 1 May

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Campus Management: Traffic and pedestrian access closures along Service Road 4.

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Campus Management: Hackett Hall refurbishment nominated for heritage award.

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UWA Sport: Recreate courses start this week.

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Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics: Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) have received full accreditation from Engineers Australia

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Office of Research Enterprise: Research grants awarded between 26/03/2016 to 22/04/2016.

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Centre for Education Futures: Using Large Touch Tables to Collaborate, Communicate and Create Thursday

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Centre for Education Futures: Mobile Learning in Formal and Informal Settings

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Safety, Health and Wellbeing: 12-week UWA Activity Challenge starts Monday 23 May.

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Human Resources: Meet with a UniSuper financial adviser on campus.

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Events

Apr
28
Thursday
Innovative Digital Assessments – looking beyond the Dropbox
12pm – 1pm, Centre for Educations Futures, Hackett Hall
Apr
28
Thursday
Large-N and Large-T data are the future of seismology
6pm – 7pm, Gentilli Lecture Theatre
Apr
29
Friday
School of Music presents – Engage! For 14-17 year olds.
4:30pm – 6:45pm, Social Sciences Lecture Theatre
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