Jiake Xu and research team

Study offers new hope for treatment of osteoporosis

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

An international study by The University of Western Australia may lead to a new treatment for osteoporosis caused by age-related bone loss in elderly women.

Donna’s bringing social back

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Donna Utz wears two hats at UWA. As Executive Assistant to the University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Donna spends her day making sure the office runs smoothly. But as the ‘Face of the Social Club’, Donna’s event manager skills come to the fore as she works hard to organise memorable experiences for UWA staff.

Original Indigenous artworks donated to University Hall

Monday, 21 March 2016

University Hall (UniHall) is proud of its connections with Indigenous Australia and excited by the opportunity for postgraduate residents’ to display an original piece of Indigenous artwork in their apartments.

Art Collector Dr Jo Lagerberg and Professor Ted Snell, Director Cultural Precinct, have been working with UniHall to bring together a collection of Indigenous art for residents to loan.

ICRAR Chair Bernard Bowen awarded honorary degree

Friday, 18 March 2016

Passionate marine science and radio astronomy leader Bernard Bowen has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters by The University of Western Australia. 

The founding chair of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) was presented with the degree in recognition of his outstanding contribution to science in Western Australia following a long and distinguished career spanning more than half a century.

NAO the robot

Governor-General launches Education Innovation Hub

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Robots, virtual reality, collaborative touch screens and 3D printing were on show today at a new facility launched by Australia’s Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove at The University of Western Australia. 

Aspire UWA awarded national funding

Monday, 14 March 2016

Last Friday, the Honourable Julie Bishop met Aspire staff and Student Ambassadors to congratulate the team on being awarded a Department of Education and Training, National Priorities Pool grant. The grant, worth $184,073, will fund an intensive one year project that aims to improve numeracy skills and career outcomes for low socio-economic status students.

Aspire UWA Manager, Louise Pollard, says the ‘Adding to the pipeline’ project is intended to inspire low socio-economic status students to study STEM subjects, particularly mathematics.

40under40 award for community-minded UWA graduate

Monday, 14 March 2016

To those who know him, the fact that Dr John van Bockxmeer received an ‘Inspiring Possibilities’ award at the 40under40 gala dinner is no surprise. As founder of the charitable organisation ‘Fair Game’, the UWA graduate was recognised for his volunteer work and contribution to creating healthier communities.

But for Dr van Bockxmeer, his community-minded spirit was first sparked when he was a student at UWA. An active member of the student body and helping students have a voice on campus, he also took his medical skills abroad and volunteered in Honduras, Zambia and Tajikistan.

UWA Torpedoes win first National Water Polo League title

Monday, 14 March 2016

The UWA Torpedoes captured their maiden National Water Polo League crown on the weekend when they beat the Victorian Seals in a dramatic penalty shootout.

The National League comprises twelve teams from Perth, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane and provides the level of competition below international and Olympic representation.

UWA - West Coast Swimming Club #1 in WA!

Monday, 14 March 2016

The UWA – West Coast Swimming Club swam their way to a stunning victory at the A-Grade Swimming WA Premiership at the beginning of March. The club’s 61 swimmers amassed 485 points at the one-day event, beating their closest rival, Perth City, by nearly 100 points.

UWA students Hadley Lindsay, John Shepherd and Chelsea Unwin all put in great performances helping their club to victory.

Kate Wright

Welcome to Professor Kate Wright, new Dean of the Graduate Research School

Monday, 14 March 2016

It is my pleasure to announce that Professor Kate Wright commenced in the position of Dean of the Graduate Research School on 7 March.