University News

Awards and Prizes

(Left to right) Dr Peter Peeling, Dr Tristan Clemons, Dr Brendan Kennedy

UWA home to outstanding young scientists

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Three emerging scientists from The University of Western Australia have been chosen from disciplines spanning Cancer treatments, Effects of Exercise and Nanotechnology to be recognised as the State's brightest young researchers in this year's prestigious Tall Poppy Awards.

Professor Ryan Lister

Historic first for medical research fellowships

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Australia's most prestigious mid-career medical research fellowships have been awarded to three talented young scientists who are likely to have an enormous impact on future medical research.

PwC Digital Challenge winners

UWA students take out PwC Digital Challenge

Monday, 10 November 2014

UWA students have taken out the top spots in an innovation competition run by international consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Bushfire program wins Premier's Award

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Australia's first online national bushfire spread simulation program, ‘Aurora', was announced the winner of the 2014 ‘Revitalising the Regions' Category at the prestigious Western Australian Premier's Awards for Excellence last night.

(Left to right) Christobel Saunders, David Sampson and Robert McLaughlin

UWA scoops innovation prizes for medical breakthroughs

Thursday, 6 November 2014

The University of Western Australia might be the oldest university in the State, but its researchers are leading the way in new technologies, taking out major prizes in the 2014 WA Innovator of the Year Awards for inventions that will improve the health of millions of people worldwide.

The Ever After of Ashwin Rao by Padma Viswanathan

UWA Publishing novel shortlisted for Canada's richest literary prize

Thursday, 6 November 2014

A new UWA Publishing novel, The Ever After of Ashwin Rao by Padma Viswanathan, has been shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada's richest and most prestigious literary award.

The prize doubled in value this year, with $100,000 going to the winner and $10,000 to each finalist.

The Ever After of Ashwin Rao is Padma Viswanathan's second novel and was published by UWA Publishing last month, following its Canadian release by Random House Canada.

Sam Nevill, Neil Andrews, Catharine Payze, Peter Dyett

UWA MBA students win Schulich International Case Competition

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

UWA MBA students have taken out first prize in an international competition focusing on corporate social responsibility in the mining sector.

Stock image - hard hat

Clough sponsors new $20,000 MBA Full Time scholarship at UWA Business School

Monday, 3 November 2014

Engineering and project services company Clough will sponsor a prestigious new scholarship for the UWA Business School's MBA Full Time students.

2014 UWA Sports Awards night

Night of nights for UWA sports athletes, clubs and officials

Friday, 31 October 2014

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.

AUS 2014 Team of the Year - UWA Sailing Team

Best in the west - UWA students reclaim national honours for sailing achievements

Friday, 31 October 2014

Several of Australia's leading university sailors have been honoured for their sporting prowess at The University of Western Australia's 2014 Sports Awards in Perth.