Lessons from the Himalayas

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Assistant Professor Ram Pandit from the School of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UWA has won research collaboration funding for his project ‘Forests, ecosystem services and communities: Lessons from Nepal Himalaya’, in collaboration with the University of Leeds and the University of York in the UK. The funding will take Assistant Professor Pandit to Nepal, as well as to the UK, to conduct his research.

Ryan Kempster: PhD scholar and marine neuroecologist, Oceans Institute

Sharks: beware of people

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

By Ryan Kempster

Imagine a world where every car crash death was printed in the newspapers or every drowning mentioned on the radio or even every bee sting fatality broadcast on the evening news.

Winthrop Professor Ray da Silva Rosa, President UWA Academic Staff Association

The case for Seeking Wisdom

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

By Winthrop Professor Ray da Silva Rosa

President, UWA Academic Staff Association

UWA shares a common purpose with the Australia Council: to achieve international excellence. A recent review of the Australian Council endorsed ‘excellence' as the basis of its grants and claimed that due to the Council's funding "Australia now punches far above its weight on the international arts stage".

Associate Professor Meredith Blake

The legal, ethical and medical end of the road

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

By Meredith Blake

Associate Professor, Law School

There may be nothing more certain in life than death (and taxes). But with advanced medical technology, the process of dying has become increasingly more complex and medicalised.

Centenary Planning Committee Chair Sue Boyd and EO Virginia Rowland

A year of centenary celebrations

Thursday, 26 July 2012

By Sue Boyd

Chair of the Senate Centenary Planning Committee

A sundial created by Academy Award-winning graduate Shaun Tan; a weekend full of alumni celebrations; a spectacular light and sound show; and Faculty contributions to the community will all be part of our centenary celebrations in 2013.

Cullity Gallery

Mid-Year Exhibition on now

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

The Mid-Year Exhibition of student work is on at UWA's Cullity Gallery until Wednesday 11 July, 2012.

Phil Hancock

Finding the excitement in accounting

Friday, 29 June 2012

Phil Hancock is Winthrop Professor of Accounting and Associate Dean Teaching and Learning in the Business School. He has been teaching for 39 years at university level, 20 of them at UWA. He has taught the breadth of the accounting curriculum to more than 6,000 students.

Paul McGurgan

“Teaching is a privilege”

Friday, 29 June 2012

Paul McGurgan is an academic obstetrician/ gynaecologist with research interests in teaching, medical professionalism, evidence-based medicine and simulation training. He is a keen advocate of medical student-led research. His goal in teaching is to fulfil his compatriot WB Yeats' idiom that ‘Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire'.

Tracy Herrick, Religion and Globalisation Initiative

Religion can be a force for good in a secular world.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

By Tracy Herrick

UWA takes pride in its diversity and has many vastly different student-run groups open for participation, both religious-based and those dedicated to social action.

Julian Cribb (Photo: J. Carl Ganter)

Re-naming the human race

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Author and UWA graduate Julian Cribb provides specialist consultancy in the communication of science, agriculture, food, mining, energy and the environment. He was formerly scientific editor of The Australian and Director of National Awareness for the CSIRO and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. His book The Coming Famine queries whether we can feed humanity through the mid-century peak in population. In a letter to the journal Nature he made the case for... Re-naming the human race: by Julian Cribb FTSE