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9 November 2016

Vice-Chancellor's Voice

Good morning. Our position as a leader in innovative research has once again been recognised. Last
week Dr Andrew Guzzomi and Dr Todd Erickson
won a State Innovator of the Year Award for their
‘seed flamer’ tool and UWA researchers received $17.8 million in Australian Research Council grants
for 42 new ground-breaking projects. Congratulations to you all on these significant achievements, you can read more about both of these below.
As we enter the final part of the year I hope you can join me at Tuesday’s Open Forum where I will speak a little about the University’s immediate priorities. Being November it also means it is time for Staff Sports Day. Good luck to everyone participating on Friday, I look forward to seeing you there.


Prof. Dawn Freshwater
Acting Vice-Chancellor

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Renewal Project Update

A great deal of activity continues around the Renewal Project. The direct transfer process will be largely completed this week, and a range of roles are currently advertised on the internal UWA job board. Many new roles will be advertised over the coming weeks, and staff are reminded to keep an eye on the jobs website for these opportunities. 

FAQs are being updated regularly on the Renewal website and if you have any questions please contact

The Renewal Project Team

Kyle (L) with US foreign policy expert Dan Twining

Forward Focus

Growing up in Indonesia, Australia and the Bay Area of California, it’s fair to say Kyle Springer (pictured above on the left) knows a thing or two about these strategically intertwined regions.

He also knows the American political system. As we await the result from the US Presidential election, Kyle talks about his role at the Perth USAsia Centre and gives his thoughts on America’s political future.

Around Campus

Did you know...?

The tiling of the Bayliss Building's central atrium floor is an example of the Penrose pattern of five-fold symmetry. 

Long considered impossible, Oxford University mathematician Sir Roger Penrose developed the pattern in 1974.












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