Congratulations to the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) on a very successful and enjoyable opening night of the mid-year musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at the Regal Theatre in Subiaco on Friday, 15 June 2012.
It is my great pleasure to congratulate Professor Colleen Hayward AM, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Equity and Indigenous) and Head of Kurongkurl Katitjin, ECU’s Centre for Indigenous Australian Education and Research, who was honoured today in the Queen’s Birthday 2012 Honours List.
ECU has been recognised as one of the best ‘new breed’ global universities to emerge in the last 50 years, recently being named in the Times Higher Education (THE) 100 Under 50 list
The Global Corporate Challenge (GCC) started yesterday and it is my delight to learn that in 2012 there will be almost 100 teams from ECU participating in this event through the winter months.
On 1 June this year, our industrious colleague, Professor Ron Oliver, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) will have completed three terms (each of three years’ duration) as Chair of ECU’s Academic Board. Ron will of course continue to be a key participant on Academic Board in his senior role as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning).
I am delighted, in partnership with Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Advancement) Professor John Finlay-Jones, to announce the appointment of Dr Margaret Jones to the position of Director of the Office of Research and Innovation, commencing on the 14 May.
I am delighted to add to my notice to all fellow staff last week concerning Professor Colleen Hayward’s new position of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Equity and Indigenous) that now, just a few days later, and quite independently of the university, Colleen was inducted into the 2012 WA Women’s Hall of fame to mark International Women’s Day.
It is my pleasure to report that the University Council on 1 March, 2012 endorsed my recommendation that the position of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Engagement, Equity and Indigenous) be abolished and replaced with a half-time position of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Equity and Indigenous).
A very warm welcome to our students commencing their studies at ECU for the first time and to those also who are continuing their studies in 2012.
ECU’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International) and Executive Dean Faculty of Computing, Health and Science, Professor Tony Watson, will step down from his leadership positions with the University in spring of 2012.
Over the weekend I was fortunate to have been involved in five very special events as we celebrated the graduation of 1,900 ECU students.
Edith Cowan University is in for an exciting time in 2012. After an extensive period of consultation with students, staff and those in the communities we were established to serve, we will be introducing significant improvements in our curriculum.
Mr Scott Henderson has been appointed to the position of ECU Vice-President Corporate Services and will commence on 28 February 2012.
I am pleased to announce that the new Head of School of Exercise and Health Sciences is Associate Professor Annette Raynor, who will take up the position from 1 January 2012.
On Sunday, 25 September it was my great pleasure to be part of the ECU community as we celebrated the achievements of our latest cohort of graduating students at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.