Dr Catherine Noske

New editor for Westerly

Friday, 24 April 2015

The Westerly Centre is happy to announce that Dr Catherine Noske has just joined The University of Western Australia as the new editor of Westerly magazine.

Dr Noske joins Westerly from Monash University where she completed a PhD in creative writing last year. She has held a Residential Fellowship at Varuna (National Writers' House), won the A.D. Hope Prize of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, and was a Visiting Research Scholar in the Writing Programme at Warwick University, UK.

Law School Alumna Michelle Gordon appointed to High Court of Australia

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

The Federal Government has appointed Law School Alumna Michelle Gordon as the next justice of the High Court of Australia.

Fadzi Whande in New York

UWA graduate challenges men to fight for gender equality

Thursday, 2 April 2015

UWA MBA alumnus Fadzi Whande has challenged more men to join women in fighting for gender equality.

Rejection of the Higher Education Bill means uncertainty for Australia's universities

Thursday, 19 March 2015

The University of Western Australia is disappointed that the Federal Government’s Higher Education Bill has been rejected by the Senate for a second time.
A deregulated tertiary sector would allow universities rather than government to set their own fees and would be of great benefit to the nation.

Western Pygmy Possum on Banksia, Torndirrup National Park. Photo S.D. Hopper

UWA Albany research students investigate nectar-feeding possums

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

An Australian Research Council Discovery grant has enabled the first of a series of honours and postgraduate studies on two of Southwest Australia’s most endearing marsupials – the Honey Possum and the Western Pygmy Possum.

Professor Len Collard - photo:  Matthew Galligan

Do you live in the place of spiders?

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Want to know more about the Noongar origins of the name of your street, suburb or town? A new website developed by researchers at The University of Western Australia with colleagues at Curtin University might help.

Emeritus Professor Alan Robson AO CitWA

Former UWA VC inducted into Science Hall of Fame

Friday, 13 March 2015

Former Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia, Emeritus Professor Alan Robson AO CitWA has been inducted into the WA Science Hall of Fame.

Crossing the oceans for research to benefit all

Thursday, 5 February 2015

A lawyer, an agricultural scientist, a doctor and a cognitive scientist - all either students or graduates of The University of Western Australia - have been named as 2015 Fulbright Scholars.