The University of WA has this month announced new heads for its Law School, its newly established Centre for Social Impact within the Business School and its Urban Design Centre.
The University of WA has announced new heads for its Law School, its recently established Centre for Social Impact within the Business School and its Urban Design Centre.
Landscape architect, Professor Richard Weller has been appointed the new Director of the Urban Design Centre of Western Australia (UDC).
This appointment follows the departure of former UDC Director Ruth Durack, who stepped away from the position in September 2010. Ms Durack will continue to work with the centre in the areas of urban design consulting and industry and community liaison.
Professor Weller is currently teaching at UWA's Faculty of Architecture in Landscape and Visual Arts.
The UDC is a collaborative partnership between UWA and the State Government's Department for Planning and Infrastructure.
The centre is focusing on the areas of teaching, research and practise, with the aim of developing innovative urban design and testing new processes and design strategies.
Professor Stuart Kaye has been appointed as the new Dean of the UWA Law School, replacing the retiring Dean, Professor William Ford.
Professor Kaye is the former Chair in Law at the University of Melbourne, and joined UWA as Winthrop Professor of Law this year.
Professor Kaye will take up the position in March 2011.
Professor Paul Flatau, a former Director of the Research Centre for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute of WA, has been appointed as Chair of Social Investment and Impact at UWA.
Professor Flatau will join the Centre for Social Impact at the UWA Business School.
The Centre for Social Impact is a partnership between the business schools of The University of New South Wales, The Melbourne Business School, Swinburne University of Technology and The University of Western Australia Business School.
The Centre for Social Impact hopes to create a beneficial social impact in Australia, to respond to the evolving needs of the 'third'' sector.