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MBA Engage Series – “The Process of Leadership”

…evious board roles include Chairman of the West Australian Football Commission, member of the Major Performing Arts Board (Australia Council), Director of Fremantle Football Club, Director of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Director of the Western Australia Opera Company and a member of the State Health Research Advisory Council. Frank has been a member of, and made valuable contribution, to the AICD WA Division Council for the…

Commerce degree leads to high-flying career

…he Curtin economics and finance alumnus was appointed to the executive role after a controversial period for the company. It was announced in mid-2014 that the company would not break even, and later that year the Australian public heavily criticised AirAsia X when it cancelled flights from Melbourne to Bali and delayed the process of passenger refunds. By 2015, research by Roy Morgan found AirAsia had the lowest customer satisfaction rating of…

Health Sciences Students: Attend an Information Session and apply now for Go Global 2018!

Go Global is an award winning four week international clinical fieldwork program that provides Health Sciences students’ with the opportunity to be immersed in a different culture whilst completing fieldwork placements at partner organisations in Asia.   Round Two applications are now open for the 2018 Go Global program! Attend one of two upcoming information sessions to find out more: Wednesday 21 February, Building 407.208, Bentley…

Sisters who study together, succeed together

…amily always have problems so we kind of just wanted to give back,” says Roberta. Roberta and her sisters chose Curtin’s enabling course because it’s specifically designed for Indigenous students who want to seek a career in health sciences, but may not have achieved the ATAR they wanted for instant entry to the University. “I really enjoyed the course, I thought it was good, especially before jumping straight into an undergraduate degree, I…

Triplet sisters blaze a trail in first Indigenous enabling graduations

…“These graduates are among the first set of students from Curtin who will help contribute to the nationwide initiative to provide better health services to Indigenous people by increasing the number of Indigenous doctors and health professionals across the country.” The Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling Course, launched in March 2017, is available to people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent and offers…

Curtin University honours new Emeritus Professors

…ition of their distinguished service to the University. The title was awarded to Professors Ming Ang and Mervyn Lynch from the Faculty of Science and Engineering; Professors Errol Cocks and John Mackenzie from the Faculty of Health Sciences; and Professor Alma Whiteley from the Faculty of Business and Law. Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said the professors had each made important contributions to the University…

Igniting the passion in high school students

…. And teachers suffer the brunt of that too. Instead, we want teachers to help unleash student passion and let the students’ own interests drive their learning,” he says. Principal Stella Jinman from Cecil Andrews College, a public independent high school in Armadale, agrees. “There needs to be a revolution,” she says. “We’re still using an education model that was established in the Industrial Age. We need a model to suit today’s globalised…

New era for child health research with Curtin-Telethon Kids Institute partnership signed

…ids Institute Executive Director Professor Jonathan Carapetis said Telethon Kids was pleased to be collaborating with like-minded organisations such as Curtin University to maximise the impact for research which improves the health and wellbeing of kids. “Our new affiliation with Curtin University will enhance health and medical research excellence in Western Australia and promote collaborative efforts between our two organisations to enable…

New security standard for Curtin’s health research networks

…ersity’s commitment to safeguarding sensitive health information. The Population Health Research Network Centre for Data Linkage (CDL) and the Health Systems and Health Economics (HSHE) team, both based in Curtin’s School of Public Health, attained certification to the standard ISO/IEC 27001:2013 by SAI Global Certification Services. According to the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand, Curtin University is the first…

Young alumni stories: Crickets set to hop onto WA plates

…r cent), followed by grasshoppers, locusts and crickets (13 per cent). So what do the hopping creatures actually taste like? “Most people say they taste nutty or earthy but the responses vary greatly!” says Abou Rjeily. “The public response has been largely very positive. We have actually been blown away with the public interest. Some people need a minute to get their head around what we are doing, but the vast majority are happy to have a taste…