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VLS Announcements 166 - 22 December 2017

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to congratulate Dr Rachel Standish on her successful application for tenure and Cristy Secombe on her successful application for promotion to Associate Professor.

As this is the last VLS Announcement for 2018 and I would like to wish you all a safe and happy Christmas break. I hope that you will all take advantage of this time to reset and refresh for the New Year.

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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  • Vet Registration Day 2017

    The College marked the 39th Annual Veterinary Registration day on Friday 8th December with the attendance of over 400 students, their families, friends, and staff. Following a Welcome to Country by Dr Richard Walley OAM, the speakers included the College Principal, Prof Peter Irwin; the Chair of the Veterinary Surgeons’ Board, Dr Peter Punch; and Dr Jeni Hood gave the address on behalf of the Alumni. The class comprised 93 students and a total of 22 prizes were awarded, some of them originating from the very early years of the veterinary program in the late 1970s.

    Three of the graduands, Sherrilynn Wakefield, Sam Gwillim and Dianne Wood spoke on behalf of the class. Although generally a joyous occasion, this year’s ceremony was saddened as we remembered Dr Caitlin Pickles, a member of the Class of 2017 who lost her life in August this year, and whom was awarded the BSc, BVMS posthumously.

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  • New Papers Published - Message from David Morgan

    Two papers were published in the last week or so (one in Journal of Fish Biology, the other in Bioscience) by David Morgan.

    The Bioscience paper featured in NY Times

    As well as many other news sources

  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Reef Guardian Research Grants 2018 now open - Call for applications

    The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is inviting post-graduate students in the biophysical and social science fields to apply for its Reef Guardian Research Grants 2018.

    The grants provide financial assistance ranging from $1000 to $5000 for new management-relevant research that addresses risks and threats faced by the Great Barrier Reef. The grants are open to doctorate and masters students throughout Australia.

    The grants are an important way for us to support and acknowledge valuable research being conducted by a new generation of scientists. They also encourage early career scientists to consider their research in the context of management for better environmental outcomes.

    Project proposals may focus on any aspect of the physical, biological, social, cultural and economic aspects of the Great Barrier Reef, and could range from observing social attitudes towards Reef management to examining the biological characteristics of a particular reef species. Projects addressing the management, conservation and sustainable use of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the World Heritage Area are particularly encouraged.

    Applicants must demonstrate how their proposed research addresses the knowledge gaps identified in the Agency’s Science Strategy and Information Needs 2014-2019. Other key supporting documents include theGreat Barrier Reef Region Strategic Assessment Report, Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report 2014, and theReef 2050 Long-term Sustainability Plan.

    Applications close on 14 February 2018 and successful candidates will be notified in April 2018.For information see the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority website
  • Pork CRC

    APRIL’s first call for investment in R&D has just been made. Priorities are somewhat different from those of Pork CRC and the board is looking for new ideas/new science to markedly improve the cost competiveness and sustainability of Australian industry and further differentiate our product from competitors.

    Priorities include resilience (antibiotic use and animal welfare) , cost (feed and other including monitoring wastage and health) and return on assets ( sow and progeny productivity). Also covers relevant engineering and precision farming opportunities/ideas and specific aspects of eating quality.

    All details are under APRIL (top of page) on the Pork CRC web site. The call can be assessed directly. Instructions for use of OmniStarto lodge proposals are included in the call. The call will close on February 16 2018.

  • The Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence (Professional Services) 2017

    The Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence (Professional Services) recognises outstanding performance and contribution by a member or members of the University's professional services teams up until the end of 2017. Nominations

    Professional staff can be nominated individually or as a group by their colleagues, supervisor or other members of the University community. Nominations must be received by COB Friday 6 April 2018 and are to be sent by email to Sue Senior, using the nomination form. The Vice Chancellor will select a winner(s) for the Award with the assistance of a small panel of professional staff.

    Recognition

    The overall winner will receive a professional development grant of $2,000 and presentation of the award at an appropriate ceremony. The grant can be used for conference attendance and travel, or other professional development activities.

    Potential areas for recognition

    The University is committed to recognising outstanding performance and contribution in supporting the University, wider community and commercial environment.

    Submit the nomination form and explain why you believe the nominee/s should be recognised for their excellence and how they have shown this by addressing all of the following numbered points (the total submission should not exceed two pages):

    1. Enhancing the image and reputation of the University through academic, environmental, commercial and community endeavours;

    2. Producing distinctive solutions/results that show leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship positively improving organisational performance;

    3. Fostering of a team environment that promotes talent, communication, cooperation and respect of differences;

    4. Establishing successful collaborative relationships within the University that promote sharing of knowledge, inspiring motivation and shared problem solving;

    5. Advancing the University’s vision towards internationalisation via the three core priorities of research, learning and teaching and engagement. For further information

    Please contact Organisational Development for further details.

  • Creditors Payment

    Dear staff and students, When organising invoices for payment, could you please ensure you ask the company to address the invoice/s to “Murdoch University, 90 South Street, Murdoch, WA 6150”. This is as per the Creditors Policy which states: “A creditor tax invoice is required for Goods and Services Tax (GST) purposes and an Australian Business Name (ABN) should be stated on the invoice for the University to claim the GST from the Australian Taxation Office.” Without this, the invoice cannot be paid.

  • IT Services: Teaching Venues End of Year Refresh

    Teaching Venues Computer End of Year Refresh (Reimaging) IT Services will be refreshing all teaching venue computers in the next two months, ready for Semester 1, 2018.

    • After this refresh, the computers will no longer have non-standard software available on them.

    • New lab software requirements will be requested shortly and then deployed ready for Semester 1 2018.

    Computer Labs (Bookable)
    Name Start Finish Status
    Peel 1.037 Mon 18/12/17 Wed 20/12/17 Scheduled
    Peellib Mon 18/12/17 Wed 20/12/17 Scheduled
    Peel 1.024 Mon 18/12/17 Wed 20/12/17 Scheduled
    Peel 1.021 Mon 18/12/17 Wed 20/12/17 Scheduled
    LON3.032 Thu 01/02/18 Fri 02/02/18 Scheduled
    LON3.034 Thu 01/02/18 Fri 02/02/18 Scheduled
    ECL4.038 Mon 29/01/18 Tue 30/01/18 Scheduled
    EH3.077 Mon 05/02/18 Tue 06/02/18 Scheduled
    Law2.116 Thu 08/02/18 Fri 09/02/18 Scheduled
    Computer Labs (General)
    Task Name Start Finish Status
    LIB2.002 Mon 12/02/18 Fri 16/02/18 To be confirmed
    LIB2.003 Mon 12/02/18 Fri 16/02/18 To be confirmed
    LIB2.012 Mon 12/02/18 Fri 16/02/18 To be confirmed
    LIB3.010 Mon 12/02/18 Fri 16/02/18 To be confirmed
    LIB3.011 Mon 12/02/18 Fri 16/02/18 To be confirmed
    LIB3.013 Mon 12/02/18 Fri 16/02/18 To be confirmed
    LIB3.010 (Public Access) Mon 12/02/18 Fri 16/02/18 To be confirmed
    Computer Labs (Engineering)
    Task Name Start Finish Status
    EE1.002 Mon 05/02/18 Fri 09/02/18 Scheduled
    EE2.009 Mon 05/02/18 Fri 09/02/18 Scheduled
    PS2.026 Mon 05/02/18 Fri 09/02/18 Scheduled
    PS2.027 Mon 05/02/18 Fri 09/02/18 Scheduled
    PS2.028 Mon 12/02/18 Fri 16/02/18 Scheduled
    PS2.029 Mon 12/02/18 Fri 16/02/18 Scheduled
    PS2.033 Mon 12/02/18 Fri 16/02/18 Scheduled
    PS3.024 Mon 12/02/18 Fri 16/02/18 Scheduled
    PS3.025 Mon 12/02/18 Fri 16/02/18 Scheduled
    Teaching Rooms
    Task Name Start Finish Status
    VCS 1.064 Tue 28/11/17 Tue 28/11/17 Completed
    BS 2.045 Fri 01/12/17 Fri 01/12/17 Completed
    AMEN 2.021 Fri 08/12/17 Fri 08/12/17 Completed
    AMEN 2.022 Fri 08/12/17 Fri 08/12/17 Completed
    AMEN 2.023 Fri 08/12/17 Fri 08/12/17 Completed
    AMEN 2.024 Fri 08/12/17 Fri 08/12/17 Completed
    LAW 1.102 Wed 13/12/17 Wed 13/12/17 Scheduled
    LAW 1.103 Wed 13/12/17 Wed 13/12/17 Scheduled
    LON 3.010 Thu 14/12/17 Thu 14/12/17 Scheduled
    LON 4.008 Thu 14/12/17 Thu 14/12/17 Scheduled
    SRC 1.021 Fri 15/12/17 Fri 15/12/17 Scheduled
    Peel 101 1.004 Mon 18/12/17 Wed 20/12/17 Scheduled
    Peel 101 1.018 Mon 18/12/17 Wed 20/12/17 Scheduled
    Peel 101 1.042 Mon 18/12/17 Wed 20/12/17 Scheduled
    Peel 101 1.060 Mon 18/12/17 Wed 20/12/17 Scheduled
    Peel 101 1.061 Mon 18/12/17 Wed 20/12/17 Scheduled
    Peel 100 1.004 Mon 18/12/17 Wed 20/12/17 Scheduled
    Peel 100 1.005 Mon 18/12/17 Wed 20/12/17 Scheduled
    Peel 100 1.006 Mon 18/12/17 Wed 20/12/17 Scheduled
    EH 1.001 Thu 11/01/18 Fri 12/01/18 Scheduled
    EH 1.003 Thu 11/01/18 Fri 12/01/18 Scheduled
    EH 1.005 Thu 11/01/18 Fri 12/01/18 Scheduled
    EH 2.022 Thu 11/01/18 Fri 12/01/18 Scheduled
    EH 2.028 Thu 11/01/18 Fri 12/01/18 Scheduled
    EH 3.001 Thu 11/01/18 Fri 12/01/18 Scheduled
    EH 3.024 Thu 11/01/18 Fri 12/01/18 Scheduled
    EH 3.052 Thu 11/01/18 Fri 12/01/18 Scheduled
    EH 3.079 Thu 11/01/18 Fri 12/01/18 Scheduled
    EH 4.001 Thu 11/01/18 Fri 12/01/18 Scheduled
    EH 4.019 Thu 11/01/18 Fri 12/01/18 Scheduled
    EH 4.031 Thu 11/01/18 Fri 12/01/18 Scheduled
    EH 4.078 Thu 11/01/18 Fri 12/01/18 Scheduled
    ECL 1.031 Tue 23/01/18 Tue 23/01/18 Scheduled
    SS 2.043 Tue 23/01/18 Tue 23/01/18 Scheduled
    SS 2.035 Tue 23/01/18 Tue 23/01/18 Scheduled
    SS 2.038 Tue 23/01/18 Tue 23/01/18 Scheduled
    SS 2.050 Tue 23/01/18 Tue 23/01/18 Scheduled
    SS 2.051 Tue 23/01/18 Tue 23/01/18 Scheduled
    SS 2.052 Tue 23/01/18 Tue 23/01/18 Scheduled
    SS 1.033 Tue 23/01/18 Tue 23/01/18 Scheduled
    SS 1.035 Tue 23/01/18 Tue 23/01/18 Scheduled
    SS 1.036 Tue 23/01/18 Tue 23/01/18 Scheduled
    EH 3.003 Mon 05/02/18 Tue 06/02/18 Scheduled
    EH 4.035 Mon 05/02/18 Tue 06/02/18 Scheduled
    ES 2.059A Tue 06/02/18 Tue 06/02/18 Scheduled
    SC 3.039 Tue 06/02/18 Tue 06/02/18 Scheduled
    SC 3.040 Tue 06/02/18 Tue 06/02/18 Scheduled
    EH 3.019 Tue 06/02/18 Wed 07/02/18 Scheduled
    EH 3.050 Tue 06/02/18 Wed 07/02/18 Scheduled
    EH 3.051 Thu 08/02/18 Fri 09/02/18 Scheduled
    EH 4.003 Thu 08/02/18 Fri 09/02/18 Scheduled
    Lib 2.007 Mon 15/01/18 Tue 16/01/18 Scheduled
    Lib 4.007 Mon 15/01/18 Tue 16/01/18 Scheduled
    ECL 1.034 Mon 08/01/18 Wed 10/01/18 Scheduled
    ECL 1.035 Mon 08/01/18 Wed 10/01/18 Scheduled
    EH4.033 Mon 05/02/18 Tue 06/02/18 To be confirmed
    Lecture Theatres
    Task Name Start Finish Status
    VBS3.023 Mon 27/11/17 Tue 28/11/17 Completed
    VBS3.024 Mon 27/11/17 Tue 28/11/17 Completed
    VCS1.106 Mon 27/11/17 Tue 28/11/17 Completed
    VCS2.008 Mon 27/11/17 Tue 28/11/17 Completed
    KEBLT Thu 30/11/17 Thu 30/11/17 Completed
    ROBLT Fri 01/12/17 Fri 01/12/17 Completed
    Lon LT Fri 01/12/17 Fri 01/12/17 Completed
    BLT2.051 Fri 01/12/17 Fri 01/12/17 Completed
    Moot Court Wed 13/12/17 Wed 13/12/17 Scheduled
    RocLT1 Mon 18/12/17 Wed 20/12/17 Scheduled
    RocLT3 Mon 18/12/17 Wed 20/12/17 Scheduled
    RocLT4 Mon 18/12/17 Wed 20/12/17 Scheduled
    Hill LT Thu 11/01/18 Fri 12/01/18 Scheduled
    ECL1 Mon 22/01/18 Mon 22/01/18 Scheduled
    ECL2 Mon 22/01/18 Mon 22/01/18 Scheduled
    ECL3 Mon 22/01/18 Mon 22/01/18 Scheduled
    ECL4 Mon 22/01/18 Mon 22/01/18 Scheduled

    If you have any issues or concerns regarding the schedule, please contact the IT Service Desk.

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  • Harry Butler Scholarship

    For information on the Harry Butler Scholarship, please see the Student Life Finance website

  • Spring Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

    Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for

    Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

    Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

    Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

    New York City San Francisco Bay Area Seattle Boston Washington, DC.

    Dates: All sections will be from 2018-03-26 to 2018-05-18.

    Application Link

    Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

    Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.