It is a privilege to be selected to lead this dynamic, world-class university. I am particularly looking forward to building on our achievements throughout 2017 and continuing the task of nurturing and supporting our great staff and students.
Professor Dawn Freshwater
Professor Dawn Freshwater was appointed Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia on 16 January 2017.
This followed two months as Acting Vice-Chancellor and three years prior to that as the University's Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor (SDVC) and Registrar. As an active academic, Professor Freshwater has served on panels, acted as an adviser, contributed to awards and conducted research in the fields of psychological therapies and offender health research.
Showing heart in organ donation initiative
The Hon Ken Wyatt, Student Guild President Nevin Jayawardena and Professor Dawn Freshwater at the launch of a new online initiative aimed to increase the number of students registering to become organ donors. UWA is the first university in the country to actively support efforts to increase organ donation.
UWA Student Guild tour
Professor Freshwater meets UWA Student Guild President Nevin Jayawardena for a tour of the Guild and spoke with members of the team about the great volunteering, academic and support services they offer students.
The journey begins
Vice-Chancellor Dawn Freshwater meets UWA Winthrop Beazley Medallist Scholarship recipient Caitlin Revell, who will begin her UWA journey in semester one.
Vice-Chancellor Dawn Freshwater welcomed three Federal MPs to campus. Nola Marino MP, Senator Linda Reynolds and Senator Louise Pratt toured UWA's world-class facilities and had the opportunity to speak to staff about their impactful and important work.
Partnering, collaborating and connecting
Vice-Chancellor Dawn Freshwater speaks at the opening of the International Indian Ocean Science Conference, held in UWA’s newly completed Indian Ocean Marine Centre.
Meet our Executive
UWA's newly formed Executive team:
Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 22 February 2017
Fri, 24 Feb 2017
Good morning. Sixty years ago UWA opened Western Australia’s first medical school and we have been educating tomorrow’s medical pioneers and leading medical advancements ever since. We are excited to build on this proud history of medical teaching and research excellence by investing in new facilities and technologies that meet the changing needs of our students and the communities we serve.
Vice-Chancellor's Voice– 15 February 2017
Wed, 15 Feb 2017
Good morning. The new academic year is almost upon us.
In earlier editions of UWA Forward I have hinted at some exciting plans for 2017. The Executive and other Senior Leaders have taken the opportunity during January and early February, as we do annually, to revisit the University's strategic plan. Consideration has been given to UWA's core business, focusing on how we want to be known, how we interact with each other and the external environment.
In the media
Freshwater named UWA's new Vice-Chancellor
Business News, 17 January 2017
Reforms stay on agenda for UWA’s new Vice-Chancellor
The West, 24 January 2017