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UWA Forward

Vice-Chancellor's Voice

Good morning. As you are aware, one of the world's biggest space discoveries of the last 100 years, the detection of gravitational waves, was announced last Friday. This is science which will extend our knowledge from the beginnings of our universe - and at the same time develop technologies and processes which will be of practical benefit to industry, business and the wider community. I am sure you will join me in congratulating our UWA colleagues at the Gingin Gravitational Research Centre who contributed to this important discovery.

Tomorrow marks the start of the Perth Writers festival, as part of the UWA-founded Perth International Arts Festival. Taking place over four days, the Writers Festival has a full program of interesting events, culminating in a free family day on our Crawley campus this Sunday. I encourage you to come along and enjoy the activities on offer.

Sincerely,
Professor Paul Johnson
Vice-Chancellor

Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson
Vice-Chancellor

Forward Focus

From Porto Alegre to Perth, Matheus Saueressig's whirlwind trip

Committed to finding an opportunity to study abroad, Matheus Saueressig was researching international scholarships when he read about the Pitch the Course of the Future competition on a popular Brazilian website.

Matheus
visits the UWA Makers Space

You fall, you struggle, you fall again but if you keep rising you will find your place in the world. Everyone can do something to change our society,

Matheus Saueressig

Coming from Porto Alegre, capital of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, Matheus lives with his mother and stepfather. He speaks openly about his family’s struggles, something that motivates him to try to experience a new life outside of Brazil.

Find out more about our winner and his hopes for the future...

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Events

Feb
19
Friday
Bharti Kher: In Her Own Language exhibition opening (RSVP required)
6:00pm – 8:00pm, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Feb
21
Sunday
Perth Writers Festival Family Day
From 9:00am, Perth Writers Festival Precinct, near the Arts Faculty
Feb
21
Sunday
John Winthrop Hackett Centenary Commemoration
5:00pm, St George's Cathedral, Perth
Feb
22
Monday
Renewal project forum for staff
12:00pm-1:00pm, Octagon Theatre
Feb
23
Tuesday
UWA staff orientation
8:30am – 11:30am, Banquet Hall, the University Club.
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