Sandalwood

‘Wooden gold’ to oil wheels of commerce again

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Before the discovery of gold in Western Australia, the harvest and export of sandalwood kept the young colony solvent, and even helped pay for the colonists' thirst for China tea. 

Today, almost 170 years since it was first exported from Fremantle, the insignificant parasitic tree may be poised to contribute to the economy again, with world demand outstripping supply.

Bernard Salt

WA Needs ‘Pilbara Shift’: Bernard Salt

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Ahead of his speech at The University of Western Australia Business School's Breakfast by the Bay series in mid-February, demographer Bernard Salt has called for significant population growth in Western Australia's northwest.

Economics Professor Named UWA’s First Chair in Social Impact

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

The Centre for Social Impact at the UWA Business School is delighted to announce Paul Flatau as Chair of Social Investment and Impact and the launch of the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact.

Interpretations Vol 43, July 2010 cover

Meet Philip Mead - 'Interpretations' interview by Jo Jones

Monday, 6 December 2010

Philip Mead talks to Interpretations - the Journal by the English Teachers Association of Western Australia (ETAWA)

Hugh Mackay

A Conversation with Hugh Mackay: Part One

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Hugh Mackay is a psychologist, social researcher and author of 12 books, including his 2007 social commentary, Advance Australia...Where? His latest book, What makes us tick? The ten desires that drive us, moves into the area of social psychology and explores the human emotions and needs that lie behind Australia's changing politics.

Ian Azaro does a test run with biological waste

Winners deliver the goods: A healthy life for lake people

Monday, 29 November 2010

A group of Engineering students has a Christmas present for Cambodia: the gift of clean water, healthy living and sustainable fishing for the people of Lake Ton Le Sap.

Andrew Chubb gives a traditional Chinese performance

Bringing Chinese culture to the people

Monday, 29 November 2010

A polished and hilarious performance by a new graduate and a surprise speech by the Nobel Laureate were the highlights of the opening of a new Chinese cultural centre at UWA.

Nuru Said

From refugee to research academic

Monday, 29 November 2010

Nuru Said walked for 14 days after escaping from detention in Ethiopia as a political prisoner.

A ‘pearler’ of an idea for health challenges

Monday, 29 November 2010

Pearls have become the personal signature of burns specialist Fiona Wood.

Now, the substance that forms the luminous gems may be used by Winthrop Professor Wood in her quest for functional skin regeneration after injury.

The Rock-Art Centre's archaeologists

Rock-art: the world's longest-running artistic tradition

Monday, 15 November 2010

The public campaign to protect precious Indigenous rock-art in the Pilbara and Kimberley could be somewhat of a double-edged sword.