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Agility and unity propelled a rapid pandemic response

On a late summer weekend, two weeks before students were due to start arriving at UWA’s Perth campus for Orientation Week 2020, the Federal Government restricted travel from China in response to growing public health concerns about the novel coronavirus in Wuhan.

Professor Anas Ghadouani

A lifetime passion for water

Professor Anas Ghadouani’s fascination for water can be traced back to when he was a child spending countless hours playing and exploring marine life near the Atlantic Ocean in his native Morocco.

Michael Sheldrick

Impact on the global stage

A veteran of international advocacy campaigns, Michael Sheldrick delivered, alongside Global Citizen’s 140-strong team, One World: Together At Home, a virtual music concert featuring international artists that raised over $US127 million to support the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

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1,000 reasons to celebrate

‘Life changing’, ‘amazing’, ‘rewarding’, ‘better than I could have expected’ – these are just a few of the responses of UWA students describing their internship experience through the McCusker Centre for Citizenship.

Nick Coatsworth Deputy CMO

UWA medical graduate helps chart our way out of COVID-19

While he may feel he was lucky to be “in the right place at the right time”, there’s no doubt that the skills and experience gained from working in some of the world’s most vulnerable and war-torn countries helped UWA medicine graduate Nick Coatsworth secure the role of Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Australia shortly after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic.

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Western gateway to Crawley campus gets new look with EZONE Central

When UWA’s Engineering and Mathematical Science students return to face-to-face teaching later this month, they won’t just be reuniting with friends and teachers – they’ll also be able to use the brand new five-storey building: EZONE Central.

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Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery shifts to innovative digital programs through LWAG+

Just one month after opening its first exhibition season in February 2020, the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery (LWAG) temporarily closed its doors to the public.

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Arts and Culture in 2020

The richness of Western Australian stories shines through in Perth Festival’s upcoming 2020 program, presented as a glorious summer celebration of people and place.

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In 2020, UWA will offer an unparalleled student experience and become the new go-to destination for industry, government and research partners.

Dr Doug McGhie

Convocation - looking towards 2030

Setting our sights on the decade to come is an exciting time involving all associated with The University of Western Australia’s Strategic Vision 2030.

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Transforming Spaces Connecting Places

UWA’s Perth campus has a long and proud history as a ‘university without gates’. A welcoming campus with heritage-listed gardens and buildings, it’s a major drawcard for students, researchers and visitors alike.

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1000 minds to tackle Grand Challenges

UWA is approaching the future focused on the key issues facing humanity. The University is applying its very best minds, through research excellence, local and global collaboration and the power of collective intelligence, to solve the world’s Grand Challenges – improving lives and the environment.

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Reimagining the workplace

To fulfil its People and Culture vision, UWA will tap into the hearts and minds of people who want to build careers while embracing diversity and driving positive, real-world change.

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Leading beyond borders

The University’s ambitious plans to expand and strengthen global partnerships have been unveiled in UWA 2030, as it aspires to become a pivotal knowledge hub for the Indian Ocean Rim region.

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Modelling the future of education

In 2012, UWA took up an innovative course model in response to the changing times ahead and to better prepare its graduates for the future of work and long-term employability.