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A valuable and continuing connection

The new College will become a highly valuable resource in supporting Emeriti Professors in transition into retirement. It will enable you to maintain a valuable connection with the University and to one another. We hope to provide opportunities to socially connect and to continue to promote lifelong learning amongst the College. Recognising that many of our Emeriti continue to engage with students and research, an early goal of the College is to provide a framework to assist in the continuation of research, teaching, and mentoring.

Check back regularly for updates, events and new opportunities to connect. For more information on getting involved with the College click here.


2021 UWA Academic Board Dinner Emeriti Professors Group Photo

Advisory Board of Emeriti Professors 

Ms Fiona Allan, Chief Advancement Officer (Chair)
Professor Marc Tennant, Deputy Chair, Academic Board
Dr Kabilan Krishnasamy, University Academic Secretary
Emeritus Professor James Trevelyan
Emerita Professor Jenny Gregory AM
Emeritus Professor Geoff Riley AM
Emeritus Professor Izan Izan
Mr Keiran Hargreaves, Associate Director, Alumni Engagement and Community Relations
Ms Jenn Parsons, Senior Alumni Engagement Manager

Celebrating 2021 Emeriti

The University of Western Australia Academic Board welcomed the appointments of fifteen Professors Emeriti at the annual Academic Board dinner in November 2021, bringing the total number of distinguished retired academics to well over 160.

In celebrating this momentous achievement, the 2021 Professors Emeriti have been featured on the new UWA Emeriti Professors website, sharing their variety of experiences at UWA, significant achievements throughout their careers and where they are going from here.

Upcoming events

4 March - Emeriti Breakfast Club

"Reconnect over coffee"

The first Friday of March (8.30am - 9.30am) will be our first Emeriti Professors meet-up at the Uni Club. Reconnect with other Emeriti Professors over coffee and light snacks. Registration is essential so we can book a table (outside on the patio). To participate, please email Jenn Parsons here.

Coming soon - Transition into Retirement Workshop

Join Emeritus Professor Geoff Riley for a relaxed workshop on transitioning into reitrement. More information and dates coming soon.

Vale Emeritus Professor James Patrick Quirk AO, BSc Agric, PhD, DSc, Hon D Agr Sc, FAIAS, FRACI, FSSA, FTSE, FAA

The University of Western Australia, in particular the School of Agriculture and Environment, pays respect to Emeritus Professor James Patrick Quirk AO, BSc Agric, PhD, DSc, Hon D Agr Sc, FAIAS, FRACI, FSSA, FTSE, FAA. Jim Quirk was the Foundation Professor of Soil Science and Head of the Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition at UWA from 1963 to 1974 and Chair of the Professorial Board of UWA from 1970-1971. He was an outstanding scientist who shaped the discipline of soil science in Australia. He was Director of the WAITE Agricultural Research Institute at the University of Adelaide from 1974 to 1991. Our sincere condolences to Margaret, Chris and family.