Kim Scott

Noongar storyteller wins regional literary prize

Friday, 11 March 2011

A PhD graduate from The University of Western Australia has become the first Indigenous author to win the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for best book in South-East Asia and the Pacific.

Vice-President of Indonesia, Professor Dr Boediono

Indonesia's Vice-President returns to UWA for prestigious award

Friday, 11 March 2011

The contribution made by the Vice-President of Indonesia, Professor Dr Boediono, to global affairs has been recognised with the awarding of an Honorary Doctorate from The University of Western Australia from where he graduated more than 40 years ago.

His Excellency Professor Dr Boediono

Indonesian Vice-President speaking at UWA

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

The Vice-President of Indonesia, His Excellency Professor Dr Boediono will be awarded an honorary doctorate from The University of Western Australia at a special ceremony to be held in Winthrop Hall on Thursday evening.

Research Associate Professor David Indermaur

Focus on crime and justice at UWA

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Society's responses to crime will be the focus of a talk to be given at The University of Western Australia on Friday 18 March.

Professor Marcus Feldman

$1 million prize for UWA graduate

Thursday, 3 March 2011

A graduate of The University of Western Australia, Professor Marcus Feldman, has won a prestigious international prize for his work in the evolutionary sciences.

Shaun Tan's short film wins Oscar

Monday, 28 February 2011

Artist, author and film-maker Shaun Tan has become the first graduate of The University of Western Australia to win an Oscar, Hollywood's highest accolade.

Professor Cheryl Praeger

More maths adds up to better doctors, scientists and engineers

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Just two little numbers have changed the way our world operates.

The binary code, on which all computer systems are based, uses the digits 0 and 1. Although the digital age is built on just two numbers, it needs people with a strong mathematics background to work in it and develop it.

Ian Godfrey

Where are they now? - Ian Godfrey

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Ian Godfrey
Senior Curator and Head of Department of Materials Conservation, Western Australian Museum
BSc (Honours), PhD, UWA; DipEd, Secondary Teachers’ College

My first job after graduating from UWA was as a high school teacher. Following this, I lectured in science and science education at the WA College of Advanced Education before joining the Western Australian Museum, initially as Curator of the Organic Materials Conservation.

Professor Geoff Gallop

The Enduring Value of The University of Western Australia: Professor Geoff Gallop

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Writing for the Institute of Advanced Studies in 2006 Emeritus Professor Laksiri Jayasuriya described The University of Western Australia (UWA) as a "civic university".

Sir John Winthrop Hackett

UWA - 100 years since the hand signed the paper

Monday, 14 February 2011

The University of Western Australia this week celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Act of Parliament which established the first free university in the British Empire.