The University of Western Australia
honoured its sporting student athletes, stars, clubs and volunteers at the
annual UWA Sports Awards Night on 30 October, with rower and recent graduate
Perry Ward named 2014 Sports Star of the Year.
Perry's most notable achievements for 2014 include the being named Australia's
fastest and the world's 5th fastest lightweight single sculler,
after receiving gold at the Australian National Rowing Championships and
Commonwealth Rowing Championship, and graduating with a Bachelor of Science.
A young scientist whose work at The University of Western Australia has the potential to improve our understanding of the human brain, transform stem-cell medicine and revolutionise agriculture has been awarded a Prime Minister’s Prize for Science.
A lone seagrass champion from Albany has been recognised for his efforts in seagrass restoration and community collaboration at The University of Western Australia Oceans Institute's community event over the weekend.
A trial that aims to improve the treatment of severe asthma in children, how microRNAs can be used to treat liver cancer and improving primary care for Aboriginal mothers and babies in the Kimberley are among 29 research projects at The University of Western Australia to benefit from new medical grants.
Three graduates of The University of Western Australia - one with an interest in the law of the sea, another with a passion for the not-for-profit sector and a third who wants to implement the global use of sustainable energy - have won prestigious Cambridge Australia Scholarships to undertake studies at the University of Cambridge in England.
A student computer programming team from The University of Western Australia (UWA) has won a place to compete at the World Finals of the prestigious ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) to be held in Morocco in May next year.