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                        THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

     Minutes of the meeting of the Senate held in the Senate Room, University, Nedlands on
                               Tuesday, 28 April 2009, at 4.00 pm



PRESENT:

The Chancellor (Dr M Chaney) in the Chair, the Pro Chancellor (Dr P Flett) the Vice-Chancellor
(Professor A Robson), Mr N Barron, Mr J W Biggs, Dr S Boyd, Professor S Bunt, Clinical Professor
L A Cala, Mr R Cooper, Dr L Hayes, Dr A Howarth, Mr J Inverarity, Dr S Juniper, Dr V Morgan, Dr
A McKinley, Mr R Oehmen, Mr D Rose, Mr L Rowe, Professor K Simmer, Mrs C Tang.

By Invitation: the Senior Academic Reviewer, Review of Course Structures (Professor I Reid) for
item 16 and the Director, Human Resources (Mr R Farrelly) for item 18.

Ms P Hass, University Secretary.

APOLOGIES:

Mr J Langoulant, the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Professor W Louden), the Executive
Director (Academic Services) and Registrar (Mr P W Curtis).

LEAVE OF ABSENCE:

Mrs C Tang for meeting of 22 June 2009.



1.    DECLARATION OF INTEREST - REF F4815

The Chair invited members to declare interests in relation to any item on the agenda. No
interests were declared.


2.    MINUTES

RESOLVED – 14

that the minutes of the meeting held on 13 March 2009 be confirmed.


3.    MATTERS ARISING PROGRESS REPORT - REF F19791

Members noted the report summarising progress with matters arising from the Senate meeting
on 13 March 2009.


4.    APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS AND AWARDS OF TENURE

Senate noted the following information on appointments, promotions and awards of
tenure, in accordance with Senate Resolution 274/00:

Promotion to Winthrop Professor (Formerly Professor)
Professor Anne Chapman (Graduate School of Education)

Promotion to Associate Professor
Dr Kellie Bennett (School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences)
Dr Victoria Rogers (School of Music)
Dr Grazyna Stachowiak (School of Mechanical Engineering)

Award of Tenure
Dr James Dimmock (School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health)
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                  Associate Professor Sergei Kuzenko (School of Physics)
                  Dr Scott Stewart (School of Biomedical, Biomolecular and Chemical Sciences)
                  Dr Sam Tang (UWA Business School)

NAME                      APPOINTMENT                               SCHOOL                                     TERM
NEW APPOINTMENTS
Dr J Burnett          Clinical Professor             School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine           16/02/2007 30/06/2010


Prof J McGuire        Adjunct Professor              Business School                                        1/02/2009 31/01/2010
Dr T Cunningham       Adjunct Professor              School of Plant Biology                               18/03/2009 17/03/2012
A/Prof R Price        Adjunct Professor              School of Surgery                                     12/02/2009 30/06/2012
Prof A Tennant        Adjunct Professor              Graduate School of Education                          13/03/2009 12/03/2012
Prof K Syers          Adjunct Professor              Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences           3/03/2009 2/03/2012
Dr L Heitz-Mayfield   Adjunct Professor              School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care   12/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr B Glencross        Adjunct Associate Professor    School of Animal Biology                               3/03/2009 2/03/2012
Dr A Diggle           Adjunct Associate Professor    School of Earth and Environment                        3/03/2009 2/03/2012
Dr V Forbes           Adjunct Associate Professor    School of Earth and Environment                        3/03/2009 2/03/2012
Dr C Grant            Adjunct Associate Professor    School of Earth and Environment                        3/03/2009 2/03/2012
Mr R Schodde          Adjunct Associate Professor    School of Earth and Environment                        3/03/2009 2/03/2012
Dr P O'Leary          Adjunct Associate Professor    School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine            2/04/2008 30/06/2011
Dr DM Mallon          Clinical Associate Professor   School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine           26/02/2006 30/06/2009
Dr C Stewart          Clinical Associate Professor   School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine           12/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr P Hollingsworth    Clinical Associate Professor   School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine           12/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr Ee Mun Lim         Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine           19/09/2008 31/12/2011
Dr B Amanuel          Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine           16/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr J Finlayson        Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine           16/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr T Hughes           Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine           16/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr D Mc Callum        Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine           16/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr J Parry            Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine           16/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr M Texler           Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine           16/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr R Bergesio         Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Medicine and Pharmacology                   16/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr J Brooks           Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Women's and Infants' Health                 16/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr C Johnson          Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Medicine and Pharmacology                   16/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr A Poli             Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Dentistry                                   12/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr A Thambiran        Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Paediatrics and Child Health                12/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr C Tang             Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care   11/02/2009 10/02/2012
Dr J Anderson         Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Surgery                                     26/02/2009 25/02/2012
Dr D Mullane          Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Paediatrics and Child Health                 1/04/2009 31/03/2012
Dr A Siafarikas       Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Paediatrics and Child Health                 1/04/2009 31/03/2012
Dr Y Naidoo           Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care   16/02/2009 15/02/2012
Dr J Soderstrom       Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care   11/02/2009 10/02/2012
Dr M Zachariah        Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Women's and Infants' Health                  1/03/2009 30/06/2012
Dr S Wyatt            Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Medicine and Pharmacology                    1/03/2009 30/06/2012
Dr A Swann            Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Medicine and Pharmacology                    1/03/2009 30/06/2012
Dr J Wells            Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Medicine and Pharmacology                    1/01/1900 30/06/2012
Dr E O'Loughlin       Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Medicine and Pharmacology                    1/03/2009 30/06/2012
Dr E Marillier        Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care    1/03/2009 30/06/2012
Dr A Dean             Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Medicine and Pharmacology                    1/03/2009 30/06/2012
Dr K Elks             Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Medicine and Pharmacology                    1/03/2009 30/06/2012
Dr A Solar            Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences        1/04/2009 31/03/2012
Dr R Tanna            Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences       20/03/2009 19/03/2012
Dr A Thompson         Clinical Lecturer              School of Dentistry                                    1/03/2009 28/02/2012
Dr H Johannsen        Clinical Lecturer              School of Paediatrics and Child Health                 1/03/2009 31/03/2012
Dr RD Cook            Adjunct Senior Lecturer        School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine           16/02/2009 30/06/2012
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Dr M Davis          Adjunct Senior Lecturer        School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine          16/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr R Ghassemifar    Adjunct Senior Lecturer        School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine          16/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr J Ivey           Adjunct Senior Lecturer        School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine          16/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr M Sturm          Adjunct Senior Lecturer        School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine          16/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr M Thomas         Adjunct Senior Lecturer        School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine          16/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr RA Davis         Adjunct Lecturer               School of Animal Biology                             18/02/2009 17/02/2012
Mr W Mathews        Adjunct Lecturer               Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences         27/02/2009 26/02/2012
Dr K Suriano        Adjunct Lecturer               Centre for Child Health Research                      1/04/2009 31/03/2012
Dr M Abdo           Adjunct Lecturer               School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine          16/02/2009 30/06/2012
Mr P Filion         Adjunct Lecturer               School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine          16/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr R Johnsen        Adjunct Lecturer               School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine          16/02/2009 30/06/2012
Prof Y Wang         Adjunct Senior Research Fellow School of Earth and Environment                       2/03/2009 1/03/2012
Dr J Hendriks       Adjunct Research Fellow        School of Paediatrics and Child Health               16/02/2009 30/06/2012
Mr I Kininmonth     Adjunct Research Fellow        School of Earth and Environment
Dr K Trinajstic     Adjunct Research Fellow        School of Earth and Environment                      27/02/2009 26/02/2012
Dr B Estrada        Adjunct Research Fellow        School of Earth and Environment                      19/02/2009 18/02/2012
Mr S Evans          Adjunct Research Fellow        School of Earth and Environment                      19/02/2009 18/02/2012
Dr D Debashis       Adjunct Research Fellow        School of Physics                                     1/03/2009 28/02/2012
Ms R Marino         Adjunct Research Fellow        School of Surgery                                     1/04/2009 31/03/2012
PROMOTION
Prof U Latacz-
Lohmann             Adjunct Professor              School of Agricultural and Resource Economics         1/04/2009 31/03/2012
Dr C Kelman         Adjunct Associate Professor    School of Population Health                          12/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr G Turbett        Adjunct Associate Professor    Centre for Forensic Science                           1/04/2009 31/03/2012
Dr A Charles        Clinical Associate Professor   School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine          12/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr N M Smith        Clinical Associate Professor   School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine          12/02/2009 30/06/2012
RENEWALS
Dr P Magann         Clinical Professor             School of Women's and Infants' Health                16/02/2009 30/06/2012
Prof J Choat        Adjunct Professor              School of Plant Biology                               1/03/2009 28/02/2012
Mr C Burton         Adjunct Professor              Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts    1/01/2009 31/12/2009
Prof W Hardie       Adjunct Professor              School of Plant Biology                               1/03/2009 28/02/2012
Prof A Weersink     Adjunct Professor              School of Agricultural and Resource Economics         1/08/2008 31/07/2011
Dr G Carroll        Clinical Associate Professor   School of Medicine and Pharmacology                   1/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr R Riley          Clinical Associate Professor   School of Medicine and Pharmacology                   1/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr J Walsh          Clinical Associate Professor   School of Medicine and Pharmacology                   1/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr K Christiansen   Clinical Associate Professor   Discipline of Microbiology and Immunology            22/03/2009 21/03/2010
Dr G Forbes         Clinical Associate Professor   School of Medicine and Pharmacology                   1/02/2009 30/06/2012
Associate Prof O
Pedersen            Adjunct Associate Professor    School of Plant Biology                               1/03/2009 28/02/2012
Dr S K Baker        Adjunct Associate Professor    School of Animal Biology                              1/03/2009 28/02/2012
Dr D Chambers       Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Medicine and Pharmacology                   1/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr G MacQuillan     Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Medicine and Pharmacology                   1/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr D Speers         Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Medicine and Pharmacology                   1/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr N French         Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Women's and Infants' Health                16/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr R Kohan          Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Women's and Infants' Health                16/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr P Maouris        Clinical Senior Lecturer       School of Women's and Infants' Health                16/02/2009 30/06/2012
Dr L Sammels        Adjunct Senior Lecturer        Discipline of Microbiology and Immunology             1/04/2009 31/03/2010
Mr A J M Hopkins    Adjunct Senior Lecturer        School of Plant Biology                               1/04/2009 31/03/2012
Dr R Llewellyn      Adjunct Lecturer               School of Agriculture and Resource Economics          1/03/2009 28/02/2012
Dr C D Johnston     Adjunct Senior Research Fellow School of Earth and Environment                       1/04/2009 31/03/2012
Dr M Trefry         Adjunct Senior Research Fellow School of Earth and Environment                       1/04/2009 31/03/2012
Dr E Holden         Adjunct Research Fellow        School of Computer Science                            1/03/2009 28/02/2012
Dr L Milne          Adjunct Research Fellow        School of Earth and Environment                       1/04/2009 31/03/2012
Dr M Wingate        Adjunct Research Fellow        School of Earth and Environment                       2/08/2008  1/08/2011
E/Prof J P Quirk    Honorary Research Fellow       School of Earth and Environment                       1/04/2009 31/03/2010
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5.    PORTFOLIO FOR SUBMISSION TO AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES QUALITY AGENCY
      (AUQA) – REF F2092

It was noted that the University will be audited by the Australian Universities Quality Agency
(AUQA) in May 2009. A copy of the University’s Performance Portfolio for the 2009 AUQA audit
was attached to the agenda for members’ information.


6.    DATES FOR GRADUATION CEREMONIES – REF 17968

It was noted that the dates for Graduation Ceremonies for Spring 2009 were as follows:

                          Monday, 14 September
                          Tuesday, 15 September
                          Wednesday, 16 September
                          Thursday, 17 September
                          Monday, 21 September


7.    CONFERRING OF DEGREES AND AWARD OF DIPLOMAS - REF F3604

7.1   Amendment of Award conferred at the Graduation Ceremony held on 18 March 2009 –
      Ref 10405002

The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences had advised that as a result of an administrative error,
Mr Mathew PUPAZZONI (Student ID: 10405002) had been admitted to the degree of Bachelor of
Science (Viticulture and Oenology) instead of a Bachelor of Science (Viticulture and Oenology) with
Second Class Honours (Division A) at the Graduation Ceremony held on 18 March 2009.

RESOLVED – 15

to approve the award of a Bachelor of Science (Viticulture and Oenology) with Second Class Honours
(Division A) to Mr Mathew PUPAZZONI in place of the Bachelor of Science (Viticulture and Oenology).

7.1.1 Amendment of Award conferred at the Graduation Ceremony held on 24 March 2009 – Ref
      18704329

The Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences had advised that as a result of an administrative error,
Dr Amanda Majella CH’NG (Student ID: 18704329) had been admitted to the degree of Master of
Psychology instead of a Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) at the Graduation Ceremony held on
24 March 2009.

RESOLVED – 16

to approve the award of a Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) to Dr Amanda Majella
CH’NG in place of the Master of Psychology.

7.1.2 Amendment of Award conferred at the Graduation Ceremony held on 1 April 2009 – Ref 10117167

The Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics had advised that as a result of an
administrative error, Miss Katherine Emily SWAIN (Student ID: 10117167) had been admitted to the
degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) instead of a Bachelor of Engineering
(Environmental Engineering) with Second Class Honours (Division B) at the Graduation Ceremony
held on 1 April 2009. The Faculty has asked that this error be corrected.

RESOLVED – 17

to approve the award of a Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) with Second
Class Honours (Division B) to Miss Katherine Emily SWAIN in place of the Bachelor of
Engineering (Environmental Engineering).
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7.2   Conferring of Degrees and Award of Diplomas

RESOLVED – 18

that the candidates named below, be admitted to their respective degrees:

  Bachelor of Arts                                ..   Reuben Reed Adams
                                                       Genevieve Louise Algie
                                                       Jeremy Francis Brennan
                                                       Nadia Karen Cunningham
                                                       Rafie Farhan Dobbs
                                                       Jacinta Lea Manuel
                                                       Kelly Ann Marshall
                                                       Edward Guy Sutherland May
                                                       Christian Meyer
                                                       Daniel Charles Price
                                                       Ina Schwab
                                                       Zhou Huibin

  Bachelor of Arts with Second Class Honours      ..   Candice Leigh Devenish
   (Division A)                                        Leah Rachael Mercer
                                                       Kate Alicia Minosora

  Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours       ..   Edward Guy Sutherland May

  Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies)        ..   Siti Khairunnisa Ashraf Ali
                                                       Leah Robin Napier

  Bachelor of Commerce                            ..   Christopher Douglas Corbett
                                                       Jason Paul Hart
                                                       Tristen James Erkki Huupponen
                                                       Edward Guy Sutherland May
                                                       Quek Goon Hong
                                                       Charat Vadepinyo
                                                       Matthew Douglas Zed

  Bachelor of Commerce with Second Class               Wei Xian Toh
  Honours (Division A)

  Bachelor of Commerce with First Class                Coan James Harvey
  Honours

  Bachelor of Dental Science                      ..   Sven Leighton Nalder

  Bachelor of Economics                           ..   Wei Chin Low
                                                       John Lawrence Scott O'Sullivan

  Bachelor of Engineering                         ..   Matthew Douglas Zed
   (Environmental Engineering) with
   First Class Honours

  Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical             ..   Tristen James Erkki Huupponen
  Engineering)
  Bachelor of Engineering                         ..   Glenn Michael McCormack
    (Ocean Systems Engineering)

  Bachelor of Environmental Design                ..   Sajeeda Begum
                                                       Finnian Ryan Warnock

  Bachelor of Fine Arts                           ..   Laura Anne Hindmarsh

  Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery    ..   Tessa Irena Young

  Bachelor of Musical Arts                        ..   Rosemary Frances Halsmith
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Bachelor of Science                             ..   Robert Alan Crawford
                                                     Rowan Derrick Ellis
                                                     Fiona Cathrine High
                                                     Joseph Novak
                                                     Hamish Mayger Penno
                                                     Daniel Charles Price
                                                     James Bruce Richardson
                                                     Leigh Graeme Stevens
                                                     Tessa Irena Young

Bachelor of Science with Second Class           ..   Nina Kresoje
Honours (Division A)                                 Tara Ann Stringfellow

Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours    ..   Daniel Charles Price

Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)     ..   Deborah Shuhui Lin
 with First Class Honours

Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Health        ..   Mohammed Ihsan Izzat Bin Abdullah
Science) with First Class Honours

Bachelor of Science (Genetics)                  ..   Lan Hiong Wong

Bachelor of Science (Marine Science)            ..   Rena Rothopi Koufakis

Bachelor of Science in Natural                  ..   Zena Sharon Lakis
 Resource Management

Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource         ..   Ian Joseph Mullins
 Management with Second Class Honours
 (Division B)

Bachelor of Social Work                         ..   Joshua Michael Davidson

Master of Business Administration               ..   Simon Henry Mariner
                                                     Erica Jane Rayward
                                                     Sugih Sutjiono

Master of Commerce                              ..   Victoria Louise McKeown

Master of Criminal Justice                      ..   Chia Jin Ming Benjamin

Master of Dental Science                        ..   Peter William Kerrisk
                                                     Jutamas Uttagomol

Master of Economics                             ..   Karen Lovejoy Knight

Master of Education                             ..   Andrea Joslyn Fry

Master of Laws                                  ..   Philippa Claire Marando

Master of Manual Therapy                        ..   Tanya Laberge
                                                     Katherine Stalker
                                                     Mei Ki Tsui

Master of Psychology                            ..   Alison Jane Taylor
 (Industrial and Organisational Psychology)

Master of Public Health                         ..   Revle Diane Bangor-Jones

Master of Science                               ..   Aiman Al Sharei
                                                     Peter Johnston Wilkie

Master of Science                               ..   Irianti
 (Ore Deposit Geology and Evaluation)
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  Doctor of Education                                  ..    Tikamporn Wuttipornpong

  Doctor of Philosophy                                 ..    Brett Daniel Hirsch
                                                             Kimberley Elizabeth McAuley

RESOLVED - 19

that the candidates named below, be admitted to their respective diplomas:

  Diploma in Modern Languages                           ..   Amanda Ann Annamalay
                                                             Laura Anne Hindmarsh
                                                             Tristen James Erkki Huupponen

  Graduate Diploma in Business Administration           ..   Matthew Scott Conder
                                                             Craig Dawson
                                                             Nitin Sharma
                                                             Yaa Ling Sia

  Graduate Diploma in Commercial and                    ..   Abdulmohsen Abdulrahman S Almutlaq
   Resources Law

  Graduate Diploma in Criminal Justice                  ..   Piers Yates-Round

  Graduate Diploma in Education                         ..   Jody Narelle Corica
                                                             Natalie Elias Daniel
                                                             Daniel James Harkness
                                                             Ruth Ellen Hunt
                                                             Rebecca Alice Jones
                                                             Siti Aminah Rahmat
                                                             Travis Peter Ross
                                                             Fleta Walsh
                                                             Hester Wentzel

  Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies               ..   Mark Francis Sims

  Graduate Diploma in Engineering                       ..   Shanmuga Raja Chokkaiyan

  Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology               ..   Jennifer Anne Ball

  Graduate Diploma in Forensic Science                  ..   Adrienne Lynette Reardon
                                                             Ramji Jayaram Vaasanthi
                                                             Padillah Yahya

  Graduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases               ..   Jennifer Hu
   (Medical Microbiology)

  Graduate Diploma in Neurological                           Timothy James Moroney
  Rehabilitation
  Graduate Diploma in Public Health                     ..   Louise Irene Winton Schreuders

  Graduate Diploma in Regional Development              ..   Justine Lynden Miller

  Graduate Diploma in Science                           ..   Anastasia Isakova
                                                             Mamokoli Dorothy Sekantsi

RESOLVED – 20

that the candidates named below, be admitted to their respective certificates:

  Graduate Certificate in Child Protection Practice     ..   Kristina Fraser
                                                             Mary Louise Mitchener
                                                             Amanda Jane Reynolds
                                                             Rustom Labhaya Seth

  Graduate Certificate in Information Technology        ..   Ganesh Chaudhari
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       Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Practice     ..   Jakara Ellen Enders
                                                               Tiffany Ryan
                                                               Vera Szito
                                                               Jenean Walters

       Graduate Certificate in Modern Languages           ..   Pauline Catherine Chau
                                                               Marcus Owen Simonds

       Graduate Certificate in Oil and Gas Engineering    ..   Rex Henry Greenland

       Graduate Certificate in Rural and Remote           ..   Kirsten Anne Auret
       Medicine


8.        REPORT OF THE ACADEMIC BOARD

Membership of the Academic Board – Academic Board Regulations made under Statute 19 – Refs
F4437, F12877

RESOLVED – 21

to approve the amendments to Academic Board Regulations made under Statute 19.


9.        REPORT OF THE ACADEMIC COUNCIL

9.1       Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences – Introduction of a Bachelor of Science
          (Chemistry) at PSB Academic Singapore – Ref F6294

RESOLVED – 22

to approve the introduction of the course leading to the Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)
at PSB Academic In Singapore with effect from 2009, subject to the approval of financial
aspects by the planning and Budget Committee.

9.2       Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics – Introduction of Mathematics
          Enabling Course – Ref F2433, F23961

RESOLVED – 23

(I)       to approve the introduction of the course Mathematics Enabling Course with effect
          from 2009;

(ii)      the addition of the course to the Schedule of Courses.


10.       SENATE STANDING COMMITTEES

10.1 Report of the meeting of the Audit and Review Committee held on 19 February 2009
     – Ref F13793

10.1.1 Annual Report 2008 – Ref F13500

It was noted that the Annual Report of The University of Western Australia for 2008 which had
been approved in draft form by the Executive Committee of the Senate at its meeting held on
23 February 2009 had subsequently been audited by the Office of the Auditor General and
submitted to the Minister in accordance with the Financial Management Act 2006.

10.1.2 Risk Management – Ref F4687

It was noted that the Audit and Review Committee had a role in satisfying itself that the
University had sound policies/arrangements in place for controlling the institution’s exposure to
risk. The Committee had advised Senate:
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            That the University’s Top Ten Risks were currently under review and would be
             submitted to the May meeting of the Committee.

            The strategic risk records, once complete, will be referred to Senate.

10.1.3 Appointment of Deputy Chair – Ref F13795

It was noted that Mr Grant Robinson had been appointed as Deputy Chair of the Audit and
Review Committee for the period 1 March 2009 to 28 February 2010.

10.2 Report of the meeting of the External Environment Committee held on 11 March 2009 – F11443

Senate noted the report of the meeting of the External Environment Committee.

10.3 Report of the meeting of the Strategic Resources Committee held on 14 April
     2009 – Ref F2586

Appointment of Deputy Chair – Ref 06/04/011/166

It was noted that Dr Tony Howarth had been appointed Deputy Chair of the Strategic
Resources Committee for 2009.


11.         ARNOLD YELDHAM AND MARY RAINE AND HEALY MEDICAL REEARCH
            FOUNDATIONS – RESEARCH COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP – REF F14903

RESOLVED – 24

(i)         that Professor David Ravine be re-appointed to membership for a further three-year term
            of office to December 2011, as a Professor of Medicine, in accordance with Clause
            3.(c)(ii) of the Raine Deed of Trust, and Clause 5.(c)(ii) of the Healy Deed of Trust;

(ii)        that Dr Brian Hutchison be re-appointed to membership for a further three-year term of
            office to December 2011, as the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (WA State
            Committee nominee), in accordance with Clause 3.(c)(v) of the Raine Deed of Trust, and
            Clause 5.(c)(v) of the Healy Deed of Trust, subject to RACP confirmation; and

(iii)       that Associate Professor Mariapia Degli-Esposti be appointed for a three year term of office
            to December 2011, as the nominee of the Research Committee, in accordance with Clause
            3.(c)(viii) of the Raine Deed of Trust and Clause 5.(c)(viii) of the Healy Deed of Trust.


12.         STATUTE NO. 2 – SEAL OF THE UNIVERSITY – UPDATED POWER OF ATTORNEY –
            REFS 05/07/002/001, 02/07/003/001

RESOLVED – 25

(a)         that the Executive Director (Academic Services) and Registrar be authorised to affix the
            Common Seal of the University to the Deed of Revocation of Power of Attorney I845211
            granted pursuant to Senate Resolution 37 of 2004.

(b)         that the Executive Director (Academic Services) and Registrar be authorised to affix the
            Common Seal of the University to the Power of Attorney attached to this Resolution and
            made in favour of any two persons being one of each of classes A and B specified in the
            attached Power of Attorney and to thereby permit the signing under that Power of Attorney
            of all documents otherwise required to be sealed.

(c)         Subject to paragraph (f) below, that in all cases where commercial documents are
            required to be executed but there is no legal requirement for execution to be under seal so
            that it is not therefore appropriate to execute such documents pursuant to the Power of
            Attorney, then any one of Alan David Robson AM, Vice-Chancellor; William Raymond
            Louden, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor; Douglas McEachern, Deputy Vice-Chancellor
            (Research and Innovation); Gaye Marie McMath, Executive Director, Finance and
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          Resources; and Peter William Curtis, Executive Director (Academic Services) and
          Registrar, are authorised to sign on behalf of the University.

(d)       That where documents are executed pursuant to the Power of Attorney referred to in
          paragraph (b) the Registrar be required to enter in a register details of those documents
          similar to the details required under Statute No. 2 Section 4 for documents executed
          under the University seal.

(e)       That in all cases documents executed on behalf of the University be copied and
          appropriately filed.

(f)       That the Vice-Chancellor may direct that certain classes of commercial documents, other
          than those required to be executed under seal, be only executed by particular officers
          taken from amongst the class of officers referred to in paragraph (c) and subject to such
          limitations and conditions as the Vice-Chancellor requires.


13.       THE 2008 ANNUAL REPORT UNDER THE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ACT 2006 –
          REF 247

At its meeting of 23 February the Executive Committee of the Senate had before it the full text
of the draft Annual Report, together with the Financial Statements and Key Performance
Indicators for subsequent submission to the Minister, Parliament and the Auditor General as
required under the Financial Management Act 2006.

The Vice-Chancellor presented on the Annual Report including the 2008 year end financial position.

The following key points were made:

         The Global Financial Crisis had a major impact on the University’s financial position to
          show a net loss in spite of an increase in income.

         The Financial Crisis has adversely affected universities around the world including
          universities such as Harvard.

         Performance indicators were positive.

         The “Financial Review” reported on the Western Australian universities Annual Reports
          on 20 April.


14.        REPORT OF THE VICE-CHANCELLOR – REF F1326

Members had before them the Report of the Vice-Chancellor dated 28 April 2009. The Vice-
Chancellor highlighted the following issues covered in or arising from his report:

      o UWA and the Australian Institute of Marine Science signed a Memorandum of Understanding to
        establish a joint research fund for marine science.

      o Three graduates from UWA awarded Fulbright Scholarships

      o A positive visit to China emphasising links between Western Australia and China by the Vice-
        Chancellor with the minister for Education and other Western Australian Vice-Chancellors.


                                                        Confirmed




                                                              CHAIR
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