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UWA Forward

Vice-Chancellor's Voice

Good morning. Yesterday the decision on the Renewal Change Proposal was circulated to staff. I encourage you to read it if you haven't yet had the chance.

It is certainly a busy time across the University. I was in Canberra last week where vice-chancellors and university leaders from across Australia called for greater clarity and certainty in higher education policy ahead of the looming federal election. With speculation growing of an early election, we want a sophisticated debate on how to deliver sustainability and stability for the long term.

To celebrate a century of teaching education at UWA, last Wednesday we brought together six current and former Ministers for Education to discuss the Changing World of Education.

And today we welcome the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove to campus to formally open the Futures Observatory. The Observatory will provide an engaging physical and digital space to enable UWA staff to embrace new technologies aiding teaching and learning.

Sincerely,
Professor Paul Johnson
Vice-Chancellor

Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson
Vice-Chancellor

Forward Focus

40under40 award for community-minded UWA graduate.

To those who know him, the fact that Dr John van Bockxmeer received an 'Inspiring Possibilities' award at the 40under40 gala dinner is no surprise. As founder of the charitable organisation 'Fair Game', the UWA graduate was recognised for his volunteer work and contribution to creating healthier communities.

Dr van Bockxmeer

I've always had a desire to give back to the communities I am a part of. I am very grateful for the opportunities I had to volunteer while I was at UWA, and the work I did abroad ignited a passion for helping disadvantaged communities access better healthcare solutions.

Dr van Bockxmeer

But for Dr van Bockxmeer, his community-minded spirit was first sparked when he was a student at UWA. An active member of the student body and helping students have a voice on campus, he also took his medical skills abroad and volunteered in Honduras, Zambia and Tajikistan.

Read more about Dr van Bockxmeer's volunteering journey, and what inspired him to create Fair Game.

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Events

Mar
17
Thursday
Assessment and Feedback Futures Conference (Registration required. Colleagues who can only attend part of the day are welcome but should register)
8:30am - 4:30pm, University Club, UWA
Mar
20
Sunday
Perth Upmarket
10am – 4pm, Winthrop Hall
Mar
22
Tuesday
What Egyptian Mummies tell us about the History of the Nile – Public Talk
6:00pm – 7:00pm, Woolnough Lecture Theatre, Geology Building
Mar
22
Tuesday
Managing Mental Illness in the Workplace. A very practical course recommended for all supervisory staff. No charge to attend.
9.00am-12.30pm, Love House
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