University News


French wins leadership award

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Robert French, Chief Justice of the High Court and distinguished graduate from UWA's Faculty of Law, was named the second recipient of the prestigious Sir Charles Court Inspiring Leadership Award on 31 May 2009.

Shaw named Youth Citizen of the Year

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

UWA Law graduate Elizabeth Shaw has been named Youth Citizen of the Year at the 37th annual Citizen of the Year Awards announced on 31 May 2009.

Award-winning UWA scientists talk to The Science Show

Monday, 11 May 2009

Two of Western Australia’s young scientists have been spreading word of their work across Australia via ABC Radio National’s The Science Show.

In early May, Science Show host Robyn Williams interviewed WA’s 2008 Science Student of the Year Jacinta Delhaize and 2008 Young Scientist Dr Ben Corry about their past and future research.

Alumni society grows, helps with job hunting

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

The Health Science Alumni (HSA) hopes to set up a career mentor scheme as part of its scope of activities.

Another UWA Law Graduate wins Fulbright Scholarship

Monday, 23 March 2009

UWA law graduate and part-time lecturer Hugo Leith has won one of the two West Australian Fullbright Scholarships for 2009

UWA Centre for Software Practice

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

The UWA Centre for Software Practice (CSP) was launched in 2006 and focuses on providing web based solutions to both the private and public sector. Currently, the CSP develops and licenses software for the tertiary education sector, in the areas of research management and university administration, and for the health sector, in the field of e-Medicine.

David Coall

Where are they now? - David Coall

Friday, 6 March 2009

David Coall
Research Fellow, University of Western Australia
BPsych 1994; BSc (Hons) 1999; PhD 2005

My interest in research began with my Honours year where I applied evolutionary theory to understanding the factors that influence a woman's reproductive development and timing. An Australian Postgraduate Award gave me the opportunity to extend this research during my PhD and examine factors throughout a woman’s life that influence the birth weight and placental weight of her children.

Nobel Laureate, Professor Barry Marshall

London Alumni come in from the cold

Friday, 6 March 2009

Chancellor Michael Chaney, Vice-Chancellor Robson and Professor Marshall also met up with more than 100 Alumni and friends who turned out on a wintry October evening to attend the UWA Alumni London Reception.

The exhibition hall at Australia House provided a stunning venue, and it seems to be a favourite with Australians living in London.

Also present were the Dean of the Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences Professor George Stewart; the Director of Development Campbell Thomson; and the Chair of the UWA Friends in the UK Group, David MacKinlay.

“I was particularly delighted to see so many of our younger alumni in attendance. Their enthusiasm about being associated with UWA is very positive and encouraging,” Professor Robson said.

Singapore and Kuala Lumpur Alumni catch up

Friday, 6 March 2009

In August, more than 160 UWA Alumni attended cocktail functions in Singapore (at the Singapore Cricket Club) and Kuala Lumpur (the Malaysian Petroleum Club).

Celebrating decades of history and people

Friday, 6 March 2009

The School of Biomedical, Biomolecular and Chemical Sciences celebrated several milestones involving its four teaching disciplines last October. The celebrations included the 95th anniversary of the establishment of Chemistry, and the 50th anniversaries of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Physiology. These four disciplines merged in 2002 to form the current School which commenced operations in 2003.