University News

University News

Babies at mothers' group

Groups, communities help new parents cope: studies

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Parenthood is a significant life transition; a time often experienced by new parents as overwhelming and emotionally and physically exhausting - and new research into families in Perth's newer suburbs suggests that mothers' groups and play groups play a vital role in helping new mothers feel less isolated and anxious.

Statue of couple embracing

Intimacy/autonomy and living apart together

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Living apart together - or being in a relationship but not sharing a home - is a lifestyle that attracts about nine per cent of adults in the UK, with similar numbers in the industrialised world.

UWA Buildings

Higher education Bill must be passed, but with amendments: UWA

Thursday, 28 August 2014

The University of Western Australia today called on Federal Parliament to support the deregulation of Australian universities to ensure Australia retains a world-class higher education system.

Kelly Ann Couzens

Student on trail of crime-solving medical experts

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The men who sought justice for poisonings, murderous cadaver-trading, baby-farming, infanticide, shootings and rapes that happened more than 100 years ago in Scotland are being tracked down by a young Baldivis woman.

Why did the penguin cross the road? To get to Rockingham

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

A new road in the City of Rockingham has been given a Noongar name, thanks to consultations between the City and The University of Western Australia's Professor Leonard Collard.

Kerry Sanderson AO

UWA graduate appointed first female Governor of WA

Monday, 25 August 2014

The University of Western Australia is proud that another of its graduates, former Fremantle Ports chief Kerry Sanderson AO, is to be the next Governor of Western Australia.

Professor Ian Small

UWA success at Premier’s Science Awards

Friday, 22 August 2014

The University of Western Australia's strength in science was recognised last night when its staff won two major categories in the 2014 Premier's Science Awards and a former UWA Vice-Chancellor was inducted into the Western Australian Science Hall of Fame.

Professor Matthew Nelson holding canola flower

Canola flowers faster with heat genes

Thursday, 21 August 2014

A problem that has puzzled canola breeders for years has been solved by researchers from The University of Western Australia - and the results could provide a vital breakthrough in understanding the impact of increasing global temperatures on crop flowering.

Phil Vercoe, Craig Lawrence and Peter Davies

WA researchers succeed in breeding rare fish

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

In a world first, researchers at The University of Western Australia and Western Australia's Department of Fisheries have bred one of Australia's rarest fish - the critically endangered Western Trout Minnow.

Two men partaking in an interview

10,000 miles between them, but still a family

Friday, 15 August 2014

‘Aussies' and ‘Poms' who have family in both Western Australia and the UK are invited to take part in a major memories project this September that links The University of Western Australia and the University of Hertfordshire in the UK.