University News


UWA Jessup - Australian Champions

Monday, 8 February 2010

UWA has won the Australian National Rounds of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition this year.

UWA defeated Bond University's team in the semi final, securing its place representing Australia in the International Rounds in Washington DC.

Afterwards, UWA defeated the Australian National University in a close Grand Final moot, which took place in Court 1 of the High Court. Justice Gummow of the High Court presided over the Grand Final. Last year, UWA was Australian Runner-Up.

Profs. Geoff Laerent, Alan Robson and Dame Kay Davies with David MacKinlay

London and NY events showcase UWA research

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

The UK committee of UWA’s Science Futures Foundation (SFF) hosted an outstanding dinner in London to showcase the ongoing achievements of the Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences.


The event attracted prestigious alumni, distinguished academics and industry representatives, and featured guest speaker Professor Dame Kay Davies 

UWA Agricultural Science graduates of 1972, Neil Brown, David Feldman, Lorelle C

UWA Ag Science reunion reveals diverse career options

Friday, 29 January 2010

A recent reunion of 1972 agricultural science graduates from The University of Western Australia (UWA) revealed the diversity of career paths taken.

It has been 40 years since the 1969 intake started their studies at UWA.

Of the 33 students who successfully completed the degree course, 26 attended the reunion which began at UWA’s Institute of Agriculture at Crawley and was followed by a formal dinner at the University Club and a barbeque the next day.

Business School Alumnus Links Social Consequences with Economic Problems

Sunday, 3 January 2010

UWA Business School alumnus Jean-Paul Carvalho (BEc, PhD, Corporate Finance) always dreamed of studying at the University of Oxford and, after being one of eight Australian recipients of the 2004 General Sir John Monash Award, his dream has become a reality.

Medefacts December 2009: Mastering the science of nursing

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

The first group of Master of Nursing Science students, who have switched from a range of careers to become nurses, started the innovative post-graduate degree in July.

Medefacts December 2009: A tale of two students

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

These are the stories of two of the first intake of students for the Master of Nursing Science degree at UWA.

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."