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VLS Announcements 160 - 20 October 2017

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to congratulate honours student Siobhon Egan from the Vector & Water-borne Pathogen Research Group who was successful in her application for the Pawsey Summer Internship for the project "Meta-Analysis of Australian Tick Microbiomes”. This is the first year someone from Murdoch University have been successful in their application.

From next week, the VLS announcements will be fortnightly, we will publish the next announcements on the 27th October, then again on the 10th November.

Today is Mhairi Finlayson's last day at Murdoch, I would like to thank her for the work she has done in the marketing space in the school during her time here. I wish her all the best in her future endeavours. Mhairi's responsibilities will be disseminated between the operations and STARS team, more information is in the staff news and events section.

Kind regards,

Richard Harper
Acting Dean, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences.

Submissions for the announcements can be made by emailing Emma Thorp COB each Tuesday for publication Thursday

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Teaching and Research News [Expand All] | [Collapse All]

  • Prof Susan Moore honoured at FACET Conference

    A highlight at the Forum Advocating, Cultural and Ecotourism (FACET) Conference Celebrating our Parks conference dinner, held at Government House on October 10th 2017, was the FACET award posthumously given to late Professor Sue Moore for her outstanding contribution to nature based tourism.

    The award was the Pat Barblett Medal which recognises the extraordinary personal and professional achievements and contribution by an individual to the cultural and ecotourism industry in Western Australia. The award was presented by her Excellence the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia, and received by Sue’s husband Warren and her adult children Jess and Sam.

  • New Publications from Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research

    Allen, M.G., Beatty, S.J. & Morgan, D.L. (2017). Aquatic fauna refuges in Margaret River and the Cape to Cape region of Australia’s Mediterranean-climatic Southwestern Province. FiSHMED: Fishes in Mediterranean Environments 2017.002: 1-26. http://www.sibic.org/en/fishmed-issue-2017/#toggle-id-2

    Norman, B.M., Whitty, J.M., Beatty, S.J., Reynolds, S.D. & Morgan, D.L. (2017). Do they stay or do they go? Acoustic monitoring of whale sharks at Ningaloo Marine Park, Western Australia. Journal of Fish Biology. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfb.13461/abstract

  • Workload timeline for 2018 data entry

    Data entry for 2018 Workload model has commenced, please see the timeline attached. Please contact Emma Thorp if you have any queries.

  • Notification of fee changes - Wildlife Conservation Regulation 15 licences - fee introduced to take fauna for educational or public purposes

    On 11 August 2017, the Wildlife Conservation Amendment Regulations 2017 were published in the Western Australian Government Gazette to amend and introduce some wildlife licence fees. Each year, government departments are required to review tariffs, fees and charges with the aim of recovering costs for services offered.

    Fees associated with processing and issuing of some wildlife licences have not been increased since 1991, though the costs of processing have increased over time.

    A fee of $100 has been introduced for a Regulation 15 Licence to take fauna for educational or public purposes (as prescribed in the Wildlife Conservation Regulations 1970). This fee will apply to new or renewal applications received from 1 January 2018. Under certain circumstances, fees may be waived. Further information will be available via the ‘Licences and Permits’ page of the Parks and Wildlife website.

    You will need to apply for a Regulation 15 licence (including new applications or renewals of previous licences) online via the department’s online Wildlife Licensing System at https://wildlifelicensing.dpaw.wa.gov.au 

    For further information about wildlife licensing fees, please contact wildlifelicensing@dbca.wa.gov.au or visit https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/plants-and-animals/licences-and-permits

  • Future of BrowZine

    The University Library is proposing to renew our subscription to Browzine, our journal browsing service, in 2018.

    You can access BrowZine at http://prospero.murdoch.edu.au/record=e1001235 

    To support our proposal, we would be interested in feedback from BrowZine users.

    Please forward all feedback to Serials, by October 31, 2017.

Staff News and Events [Expand All] | [Collapse All]

  • Procurement Training - message from Darren Holliday, Manager, Contracts and Procurement

    Thank you for your time recently to discuss the University’s plans for procurement transformation.

    As part of our discussion I mentioned that procurement training was being developed. The first course was successfully run recently with the next course scheduled for 7th November 2017. The course is designed to introduce all staff to the University's latest procurement processes. Participants will also learn what to do when seeking goods, assets, consultancy and other services and when to engage support from the Contracts & Procurement team.

    I would be grateful if you can encourage your team members that are regularly involved in procurement of goods and services to attend. Registrations can be made via the TCMS system. Courses will be scheduled regularly should your team members wish to attend at a different time.

  • Power Outage Tuesday 16th December

    Please note attached for details of an electrical outage on Saturday 16th of December 6.00am-11.00am affecting Buildings 301 335, 340, 350, 351 , 352, 353 , 355 , due to essential electrical maintenance. I would appreciate your passing this information on to others who may be affected by these works.

  • Power Outage Tuesday 19th December

    Please note attached for details of an electrical outage for Tuesday 19th of December 2017 between hours of 6.00am-11.00am affecting Buildings 130, 131, 132, 133, 134,136, 137,138, 139, 140, 141, 170, 172, 250, 260, 261, 262, 263, 175 and 180 due to essential electrical maintenance.

    As this shutdown includes critical care areas there will be a generator connected to hold power up for the shutdown period. There will be a short disruption around 6am and 11am while the generator is connected and disconnected.

  • Power Outage Tuesday 28th December

    Please note attached for details of an electrical outage on Thursday 28th of December 2017 6.00am-12.00pm affecting Buildings 247, 220, 223, 224, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 235, 240 and 245 due to essential electrical maintenance. I would appreciate your passing this information on to others who may be affected by these works.

    As this shutdown includes critical care areas there will be a generator connected to hold power up for the shutdown period. There will be a short disruption around 6am and 11am while the generator is connected and disconnected.

  • Academic Registrar's Office (ARO) Newsletter #37

    Please see the attached ARO Newsletter for week beginning 16 October.

  • Professional Staff Duties

    Mhairi Finlayson, Marketing and Communications Coordinator will be leaving Murdoch on 20th October. Please see the table below with information of who to contact for various marketing and communication queries.

    VLS Announcements Emma Thorp
    VLSStars@murdoch.edu.au
    Website Updates Nathalie Kennedy
    n.kennedy@murdoch.edu.au
    Social Media Management Nathalie Kennedy
    n.kennedy@murdoch.edu.au
    Banner and flyer use requests VLS Stars Team
    VLSStars@murdoch.edu.au
    School events including Open Day Katherine Cresey
    k.cresey@murdoch.edu.au
    Creation of new marketing materials / marketing campaign information Katherine Cresey
    k.cresey@murdoch.edu.au

Seminars, Conferences and Workshops [Expand All] | [Collapse All

  • Masterclass and Public Lecture by Lee Lyman, a senior American zooarchaeologist

    Please see the attached flyer for the Masterclass and public lecture.

  • PRIMER multivariate statistics course

    Please see the website for information about the PRIMER multivariate statistics course being held at Curtin in December.