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UWA Forward

Vice-Chancellor's Voice

Good morning and welcome to a new university year. I hope you had a good break and were able to relax with family and friends. Once again we have a busy year ahead as we continue on our journey of change. The Executive and Deans have met over recent days to finalise the proposed changes that we will share with you at the forum on the 2 February 2015. In the meantime, I remind you that information on the Renewal Project can be found on the new Renewal website.

The UWA Faculty of Education will also be busy this year celebrating its Centenary. From simple beginnings as a single 'Education' unit offered in 1916 to a record number of 520 students in 2015, the Faculty of Education has come a long way at UWA. I encourage you to visit the Faculty's Centenary website and celebrate with them at their Centenary events, the first being a Ministers of Education Forum taking place in early March.

Sincerely,
Professor Paul Johnson
Vice-Chancellor

Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson
Vice-Chancellor

Forward Focus

Archaeology in a war zone

While Jordan's UNESCO World Heritage site of Petra, carved out of rose-coloured rock, still survives, UWA archaeologist David Kennedy fears for a region that has seen too many archaeological treasures destroyed by ISIS. Late last year, the UWA archaeologist returned (as he does each year) to fly over Jordan, documenting its mysterious ancient stone structures, at the invitation of the kingdom.

Professor David Kennedy
UWA Archaeologist

As soon as you get up a few hundred feet, it all comes into focus. You can suddenly see the shape of what you've been looking at.

Professor David Kennedy

While viewing the archaeological remnants of long-gone empires from the air, Professor David Kennedy is always struck by the relative calm of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, given its geopolitical location.

Read more about Professor Kennedy's dedication to documenting Jordan's treasures...

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