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Curtin University
Vice-Chancellor
Note to staff

12 December 2014

 
 

Office for Learning and Teaching Australian Awards

I am delighted to advise you that Professor Marion Kickett, Dr Julie Hoffman and Louise Austen were presented with an Australian Award for University Teaching at Parliament House in Canberra this week.

The team won the Educational Partnerships and Collaborations with other Organisations category for their Indigenous Cultures and Health unit.  The unit is now part of the interprofessional first year that is taken by students studying all 22 health degrees at Curtin.

The team are to be applauded for this very significant achievement.

Curtin Council appointments

Two leading figures from the banking and energy sectors have been appointed as members of the University Council.

Cathryn Carver is Managing Director, Institutional Australia and New Zealand at ANZ.  A Curtin alumna, Cathryn is also on the Advisory Board for the Curtin Business School and the Australian Financial Markets Association Board.  Her three-year term commenced on 11 November 2014.

Alex Jones is Chief Information Officer for Synergy Australia.  He is a senior information technology executive who has worked nationally and internationally.  Alex’s three-year term will commence on 1 April 2015.

Both Cathryn and Alex’s industry perspective and international experience will be of enormous benefit to our Council.

I congratulate Cathryn and Alex on their appointments, and look forward to working with them both in their new roles on Council.

Parkerville Children and Youth Care

Curtin staff and students have donated 750 Christmas presents to Parkerville Children and Youth Care.

This is a wonderful response and I would like to thank all those who donated presents.  I’m sure your generosity will be greatly appreciated by the children Parkerville support.

I would also like to acknowledge Maureen Meredith, Student & Community Development Coordinator for managing this worthy initiative.

Curtin Facebook 150k likes

The University has reached an impressive 150,000 likes on the Curtin Facebook page.

This positions us in the top tier of universities on Facebook in Australia.  Facebook continues to be an important communication tool for the University to engage with our students, alumni and future students.

The next target is 200,000 so if you haven’t ‘liked’ the Facebook page, I encourage you to do so. Well done to University Marketing for managing this site.

 
 

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