Winthrop Professor Mark Randolph

UWA scientists awarded for expertise

Friday, 22 November 2013

The University of Western Australia congratulates its staff and students for their outstanding success in the State's annual Science Awards announced last night.

UWA's undergrad global classroom wins national acclaim

Friday, 22 November 2013

A program run by The University of Western Australia that helps undergraduate students undertake world-class research and even present at international conferences has won a prestigious national award.

Winthrop Professor Sharon Parker

Building compassion in the workplace

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Many managers lack the psychological skills to respond compassionately, according to a recent research by academics from The University of Western Australia and The Australian National University.

Terry Enright, Chair of WA Committee with Crawford Fund Medal awardee Bob Gilkes

Recognition of Lifetime Contribution: Capacity building and food security

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Professor Emeritus Robert (Bob) Gilkes, former Winthrop Professor of Soil Science and Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Earth and Environment at the University of Western Australia was recently presented with a Crawford Fund medal for his lifetime contribution to research supervision and mentoring of overseas students.

Associate Professor Christine Howitt head shot

Faculty teaching awards

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Every year the Faculty recognises outstanding educators for their inspirational work with the Faculty Teaching Awards. This year the Faculty is proud to recognize Associate Professor Christine Howitt and Professor Marnie O’Neill for their excellence in teaching.

The awards are determined against national criteria set by the Office for Learning and Teaching. The awards also directly reflect student perspectives, as students are the ones who initially nominate exceptional teachers for the awards. 

Professor Simon Clarke head shot

National honour for Professor Simon Clarke

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

A highly-regarded academic within the field of educational leadership, Professor Simon Clarke received a 2013 ACEL (Australian Council for Educational Leadership) National Fellowship.

The national honour recognises ACEL members of at least five years standing who have made an outstanding contribution to education.

Simon is a highly experienced educator and researcher, whose most recent work includes developing a research agenda for school leadership in post-conflict countries.

L to R- Jessica Cobley and Becky Steven with Dr Hanan Khalifa

2013 ELICOS Award

Monday, 18 November 2013

Becky Steven and Jessica Cobley recently won a national award for their research. Their action research project aimed at finding ways of using Web 2.0-based tools to develop students’ speaking fluency. 

The Action Research in ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) programme focuses on teaching and assessing speaking skills. In 2013 the category was contested by six teams of teachers from four states (WA, NSW, Victoria and Queensland).

Scholarship winners Liam Ryan and Kimberley Adams

Graduates explore new ways of managing drought

Friday, 15 November 2013

A shared passion to minimise the adverse effects of drought on agricultural productivity has earned scholarships for two Agricultural Science students at The University of Western Australia.

Kay and Greg Poche

Aboriginal health and wellbeing to benefit from new multi-million dollar gift

Friday, 15 November 2013

One of Australia’s leading philanthropists, Greg Poche AO and his wife Kay, have provided $10 million to The University of Western Australia to create a WA-based centre for Indigenous health.

UWA students excel in national business competition

Monday, 11 November 2013

UWA students Brent Kealy and Matthew Lim have impressed a board of CEOs and executives to be named national runners-up in the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia's Mission Exceptional competition.