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Jessica Pengelly

UWA graduates and student set for Commonwealth Games

Monday, 21 July 2014

The University of Western Australia will have one student and three graduates representing Australia when the 2014 Commonwealth Games starts in the Scottish city of Glasgow this Wednesday.

Bryce Bevan with horse Eiffel

Indigenous student tops in sport of kings

Friday, 4 July 2014

A young Albany Indigenous man who recently completed his Honours at The University of Western Australia is about to embark on a scholarship that will enable him to be part of the international thoroughbred industry.

Winthrop Professor Erika Techera

New Dean of Law School appointed

Friday, 20 June 2014

Following an extensive international search, Winthrop Professor Erika Techera has been appointed as The University of Western Australia's Dean of Law.

Rebecca Halse in the classroom

Success for graduate teacher

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

A high-achieving UWA graduate was named Beginning Teacher of the Year at the WA Education Awards. Rebecca Halse has a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Education from UWA, and works as a Secondary Ancient and Modern History Teacher at Shenton College. 

Chief Scientist of WA Professor Peter Klinken.

Peter Klinken appointed new Chief Scientist of WA

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Premier and Science Minister Colin Barnett today announced the appointment of The University of Western Australia's Professor Peter Klinken as the new Chief Scientist of Western Australia, the third UWA researcher to be appointed to the role.

Education Graduates at Prize Giving Ceremony

The state’s most employable graduates

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

The Faculty of Education has been ranked 33rd in the world and 7th in Australia according to this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject. The result recognises the commitment the Faculty’s staff and students have for high-quality education, and the Faculty’s good reputation not just in Australia but also internationally.  Indeed, what is likely to be of great interest to current and prospective students alike is the Faculty’s high ‘employer reputation’.

Image from prize-winning student Philippa Munckton's honours project

UWA recognised at 2014 AILA WA Awards

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

The Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts' students, staff and alumni featured prominently on the winner's list at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) WA Chapter's biennial awards held on the 2 May.

Artist Martin Heine - Munich 2004 (Photo: Peter Mudie)

Vale Martin A. Heine (1957 – 2014)

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Sadly one of The University of Western Australia's most renowned Fine Arts alumni passed away suddenly on May 12 in a Manila hospital at the age of 57.

Peter Parkinson at his drawing board

Vale Peter Parkinson 1925-2014

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Renowned architect, theatre consultant and former Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts' staff member Peter Parkinson MBE LFRAIA RIBA passed away peacefully on 24 April 2014.

Labour of Love (2014), mixed media Valdene Buckley-Diprose (Photographer: Dale B

Art student explores sheepish myths

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Bachelor of Fine Arts alumnus, current Masters student and sessional tutor Valdene Buckley-Diprose has been invited to exhibit in a fascinating and thought provoking exhibition Worth its Weight in Gold ('an exhibition and series of dinner events designed to... explore the continued cultural connotations and mythologies surrounding sheep and rural industry in Australia').