Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Blacktown. Council supports UWS students

Blacktown City Council has provided scholarships for three of the University of Western Sydney’s medical students. "UWS, in partnership with Sydney West Area Health Service and the council, is creating the key education infrastructure at the Blacktown/Mt Druitt Hospital which will be a base for medical, nursing and health science students, academics and research staff,” said UWS Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janice Reid. The Clinical School and Education Centre would provide an “excellent opportunity” to transform the Blacktown/Mt Druitt Hospital into a teaching facility and to add depth to its services, she said. The facility would become one of the key sites where students from the UWS School of Medicine would work with clinicians, patients and the local community to gain field experience and on-the-job training


Parramatta. Renewable energy debate

The Whitlam Institute, within the University of Western Sydney, has convened a two-hour public forum, in Parramatta, devoted to renewable energy as part of its Energy Security series. A public forum will bring together leading energy researchers and industry experts to provide the facts on renewable energy technologies and policies. Speakers include: Dr Mark Diesendorf, Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of NSW; Dr Martin Poole, chair, Energy Committee of the Warren Centre; and Andrea Gaffney from BP Solar. The forum will be held from 4-6pm, on Wednesday, August 13, at Riverside Theatres. $15 per session. For more information visit or phone 9685 9187. Bookings 8839 3399.