University News


Medefacts December 2009: The Bulge spreads out to help community

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

This year’s medical graduates, affectionately known as “The Bulge” because they are the biggest cohort to date, are the 50th group to emerge from the Medical School as qualified physicians.

There are 197 graduates this year compared with 15 who attended their dedication ceremony in December 1959.

Medefacts December 2009: A touch of class

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

The first medical students to graduate with a West Australian degree celebrated their 50th anniversary this year with a reunion of doctors who have gone down very different paths.

The graduating class of 1959 reunited at the Weld Club earlier in the year.

Breaking the cycle of poverty

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Kate Leeming (BPhysEd 1987; DipEd 1988) has set her sights on breaking the cycle of poverty in Africa by cycling 24,000km across the country.

The Change of Position Defence - new book by visiting law lecturer, Elise Bant

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Just released, another book by Dr Elise Bant, UWA Honorary Fellow (law) and visiting lecturer for the unit, Unjust Enrichment. Elise says her book, The Change of Position Defence (Hart, Oxford 2009) is ”the first exhaustive examination of the leading defence to claims in unjust enrichment. It examines all the current authorities, as well as the law of analogous defences, to provide an authoritative and rigorous definition of the defence."

Graduation gowns help women to learn

Monday, 5 October 2009

Behind the shining young graduates who grace the Winthrop Hall stage on graduation night, there is a dedicated team of women who have made sure they look just right.

Lunch with some of the faculty's Rising Stars

Alumni catch up with our award winners

Friday, 25 September 2009

UWA alumni also had the opportunity to hear from some of the faculty’s Rising Stars at a University Club lunch in February. The researchers featured included West Australian Young Scientist of the Year for 2008, Ben Corry; and Science Student of the Year, Jacinta Delhaize.

Ben and Jacinta are shining examples of the impact scholarships and fellowships can make on shaping an individual’s career and the resulting benefits that flow on to the community.

The event was hailed as a resounding success and the lively exchange of ideas and information generated demonstrates how the passion of science transcends generations.

Tim Perkins

Where are they now? - Tim Perkins

Friday, 25 September 2009

Tim Perkins
Genetic Research Scientist, rows for Cambridge
BSc (majoring in Biophysics and Chemistry) 2001

I finished my biophysics degree at UWA in 2001 and headed for Europe where I took up a job as Research Assistant at Imperial College, London at the Centre for Molecular Microbiology and Infection.

I now work at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Centre, famous for human genome research, with a world class Pathogen Biology team. The work is on gene expression in salmonella and recently deep sequenced bacterial mRNA which I believe to be a world first.

George Taylor

Distinguished UWA engineer rides crest of a green wave

Friday, 18 September 2009

A world-leader in green, large-scale conversion of wave energy to electricity, Dr George W. Taylor, was last night awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters at The University of Western Australia.

Kylie Forth

Triumph for disabled student-sailor

Friday, 11 September 2009

A disabled student who left her wheatbelt hometown of Kununoppin to study at The University of Western Australia is among more than 1,300 graduands to be awarded degrees during the Spring Graduation series starting on Monday.

Scholarship will help pay for life

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

The inaugural recipient of the WIRF BMedSc scholarship in honour of Professor Gordon King is undertaking research into pre-term birth at King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women.