renewable energy vehicle at launch

Electric cars are REVving up

Monday, 5 April 2010

Ten small electrically-powered Ford cars will be out on the streets of Perth next month, testing the research by UWA staff and students. 

Ethan and Graeme Fitzclarence

Family medicine begins in the bush

Monday, 22 March 2010

Two fathers and their children are studying medicine together at UWA this year. 

And all of them were admitted to the medical school through the rural program: a tribute to the work of Sue Pougnault, student support co-ordinator with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Vinay Menon

Doctor of human rights

Monday, 22 March 2010

A final year medical student has won the Young People's Human Rights Medal.

Vinay Menon's national award was in recognition of his voluntary advocacy work with refugees, Indigenous communities and children living with a disability.

Future farm

The farm of the future

Monday, 22 March 2010

The population of the world is tipped to reach nine billion by 2050 and UWA is already working on developing the best farming methods to help feed that many people.

The University's new research farm near Pingelly will be developed as self-supporting, sustainable, clean, green and ethical: in short as a best practice farm for 2050.

Professor Gary Kendrick

Seas of expertise for oceans research

Monday, 22 March 2010

Western Australia has 40 per cent of the nation's coastline, two of its biggest ports (Dampier and Port Hedland) and, consequently, suffers the lion's share of Australia's marine and ocean problems and threats.

The newly-formed Oceans Institute (OI), a major interdisciplinary institute fully funded by UWA, is poised to take on all the problems and offer solutions. Bringing together 80 UWA staff and postgraduate students, the Oceans Institute now has a critical mass, representing marine scientists from across the campus.

Students celebrate

Record-breaking researchers reach into the future

Monday, 22 March 2010

If gravity waves are eventually to be detected, then this surely is giving it the best chance ever: five physicists, all graduating this year with their PhDs, after devoting about 20 years in total to the goal.

Headlong by Susan Varga

Controversial UWAP title shortlisted for prestigious award

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

UWA Publishing author Susan Varga has been shortlisted for the 2010 Barbara Jefferis Award.

Theo wins Las Vegas world pizza making competition

Friday, 12 March 2010

Theo Kalogeracos, author of the stunning pizza cookbook - Theo and Co: The Search for the Perfect Pizza - has been awarded the title of world's best pizza maker at the 2010 World Champion Pizza Making Competition in Las Vegas.

The contest consisted of a ‘blind’ bake‐off between the first and second place getters of the event’s Traditional and Non‐Traditional pizza competition categories.

The new Science Library

YouTube previews library launch

Thursday, 11 March 2010

The fame of the new Science Library spread well before its official opening last month.

The Goldfields as photographed by John Joseph Dwyer

Lens captures rise and fall

Monday, 8 March 2010

In just 20 years, whole towns in the Goldfields rose and fell.

The goldrush years from 1896 to 1917 saw buildings, machinery and people come and go in a period of rapid change and growth. It was documented by photographer John Joseph Dwyer.

His images give an honest and historical perspective, not only of the Goldfields but also the experience of transience.