Senator Kim Carr to visit University of Western Sydney

Date: 03/03/2009

Media are notified of a visit by the Federal Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator the Hon Kim Carr, to the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta Campus tomorrow, Wednesday 4 March.

As part of his visit to UWS, Senator Carr will have the opportunity to learn more about the University's research centres.

He'll hear presentations from some of the University's leading researchers, in areas such as climate change, medicine and population health, urban geography, perception and cognition research, pharmacology, and industry and innovation studies.

Senator Carr will also hear a presentation by UWS Vice-Chancellor Professor Janice Reid about some of the recent funding successes for the innovative UWS research program, as well as the University's plans for future research growth in the coming decade.

The Vice-Chancellor will also discuss how universities, through engaged research, can make a difference to the lives of people and the communities it serves.

During his visit, Senator Carr will also take in a tour of the historic Female Orphan School - the oldest three-storey brick building in Australia and the nation's oldest public building, dating back to 1813.

There will be photo opportunities for attending media during the visit.

WHEN: Wednesday 4 March 2009

TIME: 12 noon to 2.00pm

WHERE: Female Orphan School (Building EZ) UWS Parramatta Campus, Corner James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road




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