Lady Justice statue

Pandemic pondering - 10 new ethical problems emerging from COVID-19

Thursday, 7 May 2020

As WA works out how to wind back some of its COVID restrictions without becoming complacent, there are still many important ethical issues that we are grappling with as a society. 

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Mobile grand piano entertains local Perth aged-care residents

Friday, 1 May 2020

With many elderly and vulnerable Australians remaining inside their homes during the COVID-19 outbreak, a musician from The University of Western Australia has helped provide musical entertainment for the residents of a Perth aged-care facility. 

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What books tell us about ourselves

Friday, 24 April 2020

Over two million new books are published around the world every year, of which about thirty thousand are published here in Australia.

Books are our friends: we read aloud poems at weddings and funerals, nestle up with bestseller novels on holiday, and indulge in audiobooks on buses and road trips.

Bruce Pascoe

Stars align for a perfect weekend of conversations

Friday, 17 January 2020

A stellar line-up of award-winning international, national and local writers will gather for Perth Festival’s annual celebration of brilliant literature and exciting ideas.

Bangarra Bennelong (credit Daniel Boud)

Perth Festival launches 2020 program

Friday, 1 November 2019

On a bedrock of Indigenous culture, Perth Festival 2020 welcomes everyone to a glorious summer celebration of people and place.

Rosalie Primary School and Osborne Primary School students examine images in Ast

Exhibition explores the night sky through cultural interpretation

Friday, 20 September 2019

A new exhibition at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery will explore the concept of the night sky from cultural, scientific and artistic perspectives.

Sam Dulyba and Lucy Burns

Awards and achievements - September 2019

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

Dr Sarah Collins

UWA music scholar wins national award

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

The University of Western Australia’s Chair of Musicology Dr Sarah Collins has won Australia’s most prestigious award for the study of music – the McCredie Musicological Award.

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Fantastic five head to 2020 Perth Festival

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Perth Festival announces five glorious shows as a taste of the summer cultural feast to come next February under new Festival Artistic Director Iain Grandage.

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Artwork explores a stimulating decade in Australian history

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

A new exhibition at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery on The University of Western Australia campus takes an in-depth look at the 1930s, a vibrant and tumultuous decade in Australia.

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Exhibition showcases the latest in contemporary art

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

The annual HERE&NOW exhibition – a showcase of some of the most exciting and innovative artwork created in Western Australia – returns on Saturday 31 August 2019 to Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at The University of Western Australia.

Boorna Waanginy

Perth Festival opens with epic Kings Park adventure

Friday, 8 February 2019

Perth Festival opens in spectacular style this weekend by transforming Perth’s beloved Kings Park into a nocturnal wonderland for the entire family to enjoy over four magnificent nights.

Taryn Foster and Joshua Dunne

Three UWA graduates awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Friday, 7 December 2018

A marine science postgraduate, an international relations graduate and one of Australia’s brightest young female entrepreneurs have been awarded Fulbright scholarships for 2019, joining a prestigious global group that includes Nobel Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners.

Joshua Dunne completed a Bachelor of Philosophy with Honours in Political Science and International Relations at UWA and is currently working as a Study Abroad Assistant in UWA’s Global Learning Office.

Perth Festival

Experience Kings Park transformed into a nocturnal wonderland

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Kings Park will come alive next February, with an unforgettable 2019 Perth Festival Opening Weekend featuring the voice and images of celebrated UWA conservation biologist Professor Stephen Hopper.

Professor Christobel Saunders

Graduates and staff recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Monday, 11 June 2018

One of the State’s top mining executives, a former Australian cricketer and educator and a world-leading breast cancer surgeon are among 18 graduates and three staff members of The University of Western Australia who have been recognised in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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Engaging season of theatre for children opens at UWA

Monday, 9 April 2018

A new season of theatre designed for children and young people will open at The University of Western Australia and run between Thursday 3 May and Friday 20 July.

Berndt Museum

Design competition work showcased at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Monday, 4 December 2017

The Berndt Museum in partnership with the School of Design at The University of Western Australia will announce the prizes of its Design Ideas Competition on Tuesday 5 December at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

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UWA researchers awarded $14.75 million in Federal funding

Friday, 10 November 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have received $14.75 million in funding for 26 projects through the Federal Government’s Australian Research Council. UWA received $9.6 million for 25 Discovery Projects, $2.9 million for eight Early Career Researcher Awards and $2.2 million for three Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities.

Professor Carol Bower

Awards and achievements - October 2017

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

Instructor [photo: RedR Australia]

Fieldwork in complex and hostile places

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Dr Scott Flower is an ex-soldier, with stints as a professional mountain rescuer in New Zealand and intelligence analyst at ASIO also under his belt.