Dr Harriet Paterson with nurdles

Volunteers needed to collect plastic pellets from South Coast

Friday, 26 October 2018

The University of Western Australia’s Albany Campus is seeking volunteers to collect tiny plastic pellets, known as ‘nurdles’, which have washed up on the South Coast after a massive spill off the South African coast in October last year.

UWA leads the way in global subject rankings

Thursday, 18 October 2018

The University of Western Australia has been ranked first in WA in the subjects of Business & Economics, Social Sciences, and Education in the global Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject, released today.

New discoveries in Eucalyptus evolutionary biology

Monday, 10 September 2018

Each year the Ecological Society of Australia (ESA) offers a postgraduate student research award. The Wiley Fundamental Ecology Award is worth $5,000 and can be used for any research that advances the science of ecology. Hotly contested, this national award was recently awarded to the University of Western Australia (Albany) PhD student Nicole Bezemer.

Susannah Cramp

Pollinators of endangered flower captured in action

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

An endangered Feather Flower, unique to this region, has been the focus of scientific investigations which potentially provide an important link in ensuring its on-going survival. The Latin name for Feather Flowers is Verticordia, meaning ‘Turner of hearts’ referring to their exquisite beauty.

Susannah Cramp

Pollinators of endangered flower captured in action

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

An endangered Feather Flower, unique to this region, has been the focus of scientific investigations which potentially provide an important link in ensuring its on-going survival. The Latin name for Feather Flowers is Verticordia, meaning ‘Turner of hearts’ referring to their exquisite beauty.

Albany Wave Energy Centre announced

Albany to become global leader in wave energy

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

The Great Southern is one step closer to becoming a global leader in marine renewable energy after the Albany Visitor Centre was announced as the location for the Wave Energy Research Centre.

Saving endangered species lecture presented by Professor Stephen Hopper

UWA Albany campus a hotspot for learning

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Did you know that UWA has a campus in Albany that is reflective of the main Perth campus in many aspects?

From its own (albeit Lilliputian) clock tower in the main building, to its waterfront location and beautiful heritage buildings, the UWA Albany campus brims with life and is nestled right in the city, close to the popular café strip.

Albany Farmers Market coordinator Ian Haines with Helena Shojaei

Farmers markets fuel local economy

Monday, 5 March 2018

Every Saturday morning the Albany Farmers Market is a hive of activity as locals and visitors make a bee-line to purchase fresh produce from the region.

Food sustainability researcher awarded inaugural Arjen Ryder Memorial Scholarship

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Albany-based science student Lauren Pullella will travel to Malaysia to examine food sustainability in an indigenous community as the inaugural recipient of the Arjen Ryder Memorial Scholarship.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) student will focus her Honours research on evaluating food availability and changing diets of the indigenous Orang Asli people of Malaysia. Lauren and other UWA Albany researchers will be collaborating with Professor Dato' Dr Abdul Rashid Khan from the Penang Medical College in Malaysia.

Summer School

New Summer School program offers students greater flexibility

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

A new summer school program at The University of Western Australia will offer students and the wider community more than 70 units to choose from.

Waves at Torbay in Albany

New UWA-led wave energy centre to be established in Albany

Friday, 6 October 2017

WA’s renewable energy future has received a boost with the State Government awarding $3.75 million to The University of Western Australia to establish a new wave energy centre in Albany.

Reza Gohari explores the Great Southern

International student puts local ecotourism under the microscope

Friday, 28 July 2017

A world away from the bustle of his home city of Tehran in Iran, Reza Gohari was drawn to study a Masters of Ecotourism at UWA Albany as a unique opportunity to further develop his career in tourism.   

From studying, working and teaching in the industry, Reza has developed a keen interest in tourism research and development.  The Albany based course offered him the chance to study and experience a vastly different environment to his home country, and a ‘google-earth’ view of the UWA Albany campus at the Old Post Office sold it for him.  

Wheelchair basketball

Indigenous high school students shoot for the stars

Monday, 17 July 2017

Thirty-four Year 10 Indigenous students from around the State spent their school holidays learning a raft of new skills from wheelchair basketball to building a strong bridge and making moulds of teeth.

UWA

UWA ranked among world's best universities

Thursday, 8 June 2017

The University of Western Australia has risen to become one of the world’s top 100 universities in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

Vice Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater Installation

Professor Dawn Freshwater installed as UWA Vice-Chancellor

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Professor Dawn Freshwater has been formally installed as the 18th Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia.

Chris Fry celebrates Pi Day

A piece of Pi

Friday, 17 March 2017

Maths buffs around the world celebrated Pi Day on Tuesday, March 14th. The Greek letter Pi “π” is the symbol used in mathematics to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits past the decimal point. As an irrational number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to calculate more and more digits.

Creating a new oyster reef

Bringing Oyster Reefs Back to Oyster Harbour Project: Stage II receives $150,000 boost from the RFIF

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

The Project

In a Western Australian first, The Nature Conservancy has partnered with Recfishwest, University of Western Australia and South Coast Natural Resource Management to restore native oyster reefs to Oyster Harbour in Albany, WA.

Researchers inspect the Inikea restoration project in Malaysian jungle

Borneo jungle becomes test lab for studying link between forest restoration and human health

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

A Western Australian ecologist is part of a world-first study into how restoring degraded rainforest affects human health.

University of Western Australia Albany research scientist Peter Speldewinde has holidayed in Sabah, a Malaysian state in northern Borneo, for 16 years.

Until last year, he had no idea a pilot revegetation program in a local jungle offered a dream opportunity to investigate how forest restoration impacted people's health.

Oyster reef in Oyster Harbour Albany

Promising progress for pilot shellfish reef restoration program

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

A Western Australian first trial to return oysters to an Albany estuary is exceeding scientists’ expectations, a year into the ambitious project.

The Nature Conservancy Australia (TNCA) expanded their Australian first pilot shellfish reef restoration program in Port Phillip Bay, near Melbourne, to Albany’s Oyster Harbour in September last year.

Oysters were once abundant in the estuary, which was named by British explorer George Vancouver after his ship ran aground on an oyster reef in 1791.

Plastic remnants common sight on our local beaches. Photo: Walpole Weekly

Plastics under the microscope

Friday, 12 August 2016

UWA Albany researcher Dr Harriet Paterson has been conducting research into the impact of plastics on the coastal environment. Dr Paterson visited Walpole, Esperance, Hopetoun and Bremer Bay i recently to collect samples of beach sand to analyse the quantity of micro-plastics in the samples and determine where plastics become concentrated on beaches.