University News

Awards and Prizes

Enactus UWA team members receive their trophy

Enactus UWA named runners-up at National Championships 2014

Friday, 25 July 2014

Enactus UWA students are passionate about empowering people in need.

In the last 12 months, the 55 members of Enactus UWA have worked to deliver 13,000 pairs of shoes to Ghana, empower 5,510 students to take control of their finances, engage 25 organisations, sell 2,245 environmentally friendly jute bags, and train four Kenyan women to successfully run their own café.

ARC funding awarded to COFS Researchers

Friday, 25 July 2014

COFS researchers Shazzad Hossain, Mark Cassidy and Yuxia Hu were awarded an ARC Linkage Project Grant for their project "Investigation of alternative footing shapes to mitigate instabilities during installation of offshore drilling platforms".

COFS will partner with three researchers, Dr Jonghwa Won, Dr Jong-Sik Park and Dr Seong-Jong Kim from the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME), Korea. They will actively participate and contribute to the project.

Assistant Professor David Wacey

$3.4 Million for UWA Future Fellows

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Four researchers from The University of Western Australia will receive more than $3 million from the Australian Research Council Future Fellowship scheme to fund a diverse range of projects - from the origin of life on Earth and a history of Soviet war experiences to the future of crops in a phosphorus-scarce world, and 3D optical microscopy expected to facilitate unprecedented insights into the structure of tissue.

Premier's Science Awards

Strong showing of UWA finalists in Premier's Science Awards

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Three eminent researchers from The University of Western Australia have been named among the finalists for the 2014 Scientist of the Year to be announced at the Premier's Science Awards on 21 August during National Science Week, Australia's largest annual celebration of science.

Winthrop Professor Timothy Davis

Diabetes champion wins national award

Friday, 18 July 2014

A consultant physician at The University of Western Australia has been awarded the prestigious Australian Diabetes Society's 2014 ADS-Kellion Award for his contribution to diabetes research.

UWA Publishing poetry book wins Mary Gilmore Award

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

UWA Publishing book Even in the Dark by Rose Lucas has won the Mary Gilmore award for poetry.

Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger

High profile award to WA scientist

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Outstanding Western Australian researcher, Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger, has won the Endocrine Society of Australia's Mid-Career Research Award.

Silver sailing in Italy

Thursday, 10 July 2014

In challenging wind conditions on Lago di Ledro, Italy, UWA students Sam Gilmour (skipper), Steve Thomas, Adam Negri and Chris Smith have won the silver medal at the 7th World University Match Racing Championships. The team represented Australia as part of a four-team contingent from Australia (2 open teams and 2 women's teams) and were defending the title after winning in Nice, France in 2012.

UWA engineers top Australia’s most influential list

Monday, 7 July 2014

Each year, Engineers Australia honours the top 100 engineers from the industry, public sector and higher education community who have made the most significant contributions and impact to our nation.

Congratulations to the following UWA graduates who have been named in the 2014 Top 100 Australia's Most Influential Engineers:

Bryce Bevan with horse Eiffel

Indigenous student tops in sport of kings

Friday, 4 July 2014

A young Albany Indigenous man who recently completed his Honours at The University of Western Australia is about to embark on a scholarship that will enable him to be part of the international thoroughbred industry.