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This year is the Centenary of the University of Western Australia. In 2013 the UWA Academic Staff Association (UWAASA) also marks its Centenary. The first UWA staff association – the Professorial Board – was established in 1913 prior to the commencement of teaching.

UWA ASA Centenary

UWAASA Centenary Award


To commemorate its Centenary, UWAASA has established a new award, known as the Centenary Award, to acknowledge and celebrate the role of UWA’s Academics.

The new award was announced in February, to coincide with the University’s Alumni Weekend, by Vice Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson. UWAASA officially launched the Centenary Award with the Vice Chancellor in the last week of April.

The Centenary Award is an opportunity to recognise the positive influence that an academic colleague – past or present – in a personal and/or professional capacity, through teaching, research and/or broader civic undertakings, has had on you, the University and/or the wider community. The recipients of the awards should be exemplars of UWA’s motto, Seek Wisdom.

As this award has been created by the Academic Staff Association, UWAASA’s Committee encourages you to submit a nomination and to encourage others to do so.

All UWA graduates and graduands, members of Senate, staff past and present, UWA’s valued donors, corporate partners, volunteers and friends of the University are eligible to nominate an academic for the Centenary Award. Please note that the nominee must not be consulted beforehand.

There are three categories of eligibility:

  • For an Academic still working at UWA;
  • For an Academic retired from UWA;
  • Posthumous award.

To nominate someone for the Centenary Award please email the UWAASA office for a nomination form, or leave a phone message on 6488 3836. Your call will be returned at the earliest opportunity, but please note that the UWAASA office is not attended full time.