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.

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  • 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.

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