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Discussing the WA State’s University Sector Review

On August 16th, UWAASA sponsored a forum on the question of University mergers in WA  as a potential outcome of the WA State’s University Sector Review.  The forum included WA Chief Scientist, Prof. Peter Klinken, UWA Professor Ray da Silva Rosa and current UWA DVC(Research) Prof Anna Nowak. The viewpoints varied, there was discussion of …

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Academic Board, FOI and more – Newsletter November 2021

On 14th October, our association held its Annual General Meeting. The meeting was particularly well attended, which is perhaps not surprising, given the rapid turnover of material for discussion in recent months. Indeed, the speed of events has been such that our capacity to keep pace through the circulation of newsletters to our members has …

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The Philippa Maddern Awards Presentation

The Philippa Maddern Awards Presentation ceremony was held on Friday 13 August 2021. This biennial event is an important occasion in the Academic Staff Association calendar as the awards recognise the positive influences that academics have on students, the university and the wider community, through their outstanding leadership and inspiration. The Award for an academic …

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Interpreting UWA’s Finances – a recording of the presentation

The UWAASA Committee employed Mr Alex Knott BCom Hons (Finance) to analyse the last five years of annual reports of the University. At a recent forum, Alex presented his findings in a comprehensible way for non-financial people. Having an understanding of the University’s finances is particularly important in current times and, by being informed, we …

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A Report Interpreting UWA’s Finances by Alexander Knott, BCom Hons (Finance)

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this project was to simplistically and holistically assess UWA’s financial performance using its annual financial statements. This project was commissioned by the UWA Academic Staff Association. KEY FINDINGS: 1)  UWA’s ‘underlying’ performance measures have trended downward since 2014. 2) UWA has been borrowing cash or ‘cashing in’ investments to fund a …

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