2015 AATE/ALEA National Conference

Four Scholarships Up for Grabs to National Conference

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Four Scholarships are up for Grabs to the 2015 Australian Literacy Educators' Association (ALEA) and Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) National Conference (3 - 6 July 2015). 

photo of E/Prof Bruce Armstrong

'Founding Father' visits UWA's School of Population Health

Monday, 4 May 2015

Emeritus Professor Bruce Armstrong from the University of Sydney's School of Public Health visited UWA's School of Population Health in April. Professor Armstrong is a significant person in the history of epidemiology and public health at UWA, and has been the colleague, supervisor and mentor of some of our top WA and UWA public health professors - including E/Professor Michael Hobbs, E/Professor D'Arcy Holman and Professor Fiona Stanley.

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.

UWA childcare centre

Childcare centres at UWA rated top in WA

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Under the National Quality Standard (NQS), two childcare centres at The University of Western Australia - the UWA Early Learning Centre and Unicare - have received a top rating of ‘excellent', the highest possible rating a centre can achieve for early childhood education and care under NQS.

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.