Winthrop Professor Bruce Robinson

UWA expert named WA Australian of the Year

Saturday, 9 November 2013

The University of Western Australia congratulates Professor Bruce Robinson AM on being named WA Australian of the Year in recognition for his world leading research into asbestos related diseases.

Cheryl Praeger (left) and Lyn Beazley with prize-winner Alexander Chua

Hundreds of young masterminds in calculator-free maths comp

Friday, 8 November 2013

A record number of 423 gifted young mathematicians from 38 schools battled it out at this year's Western Australian Junior Mathematics Olympiad (WAJO) at The University of Western Australia.

Collecting Lyngbya sample at Simpson beach, Roebuck Bay

Algal bloom fight wins Southseas Oceans Hero Award

Thursday, 7 November 2013

A community taskforce which has seen researchers from The University of Western Australia work with volunteers and other organisations to tackle toxic algal blooms in Broome's Roebuck Bay has won the 2013 Southseas Oceans Hero Award.

Alexis Baratsas receiving award from Alec Cameron on behalf of UniClub

Safety, Health and Wellbeing October 2013 Newsletter

Monday, 4 November 2013

October Newsletter featuring Safety, Health and Wellbeing Awards 2013 now available at:


Freya Shearer

UWA student wins 99th Rhodes Scholarship in 100 years

Friday, 1 November 2013

A leading honours student from The University of Western Australia who plans to undertake Masters Degree studies in Global Health Science and Research in Public Health at Britain's prestigious Oxford University has won UWA's 99th Rhodes Scholarship in 100 years.

Art by Glen Stewart

Arts beat sport for healthier living

Friday, 25 October 2013

The arts are a great way to promote healthy living, according to researchers from The University of Western Australia.

Kelsey Kennedy

UWA student tops nation-wide research challenge

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

A PhD student who is developing a tool to help doctors increase their chances of ensuring breast cancer doesn't return after surgery has overwhelmingly won the Trans-Tasman Three Minute Thesis competition at the University of Western Sydney.

ARIA Award win and School of Music Culmination

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Not only is the School celebrating the appointment of Clarinettist extraordinaire Ashley William Smith as the Head of Woodwind and Contemporary Performance and Artist in Residence (see newsroom article, ‘Young Genius appointed to the School of Music’) we are absolutely delighted to announce the recent ARIA bestowed on the talented Mr James Ledger (Lecturer in Composition) for his collaboration with Paul Kelly, Genevieve Lacey and musicians from Australian National Academy of Musicians

Professor Peter Quinn

Top UWA astronomer honoured by election to technology academy

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Professor Peter Quinn, ICRAR Director and Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at The University of Western Australia is among 25 Australian researchers, technological scientists, engineering, innovation and business leaders elected today as new Fellows of the prestigious Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE).

lucile queau receiving award

COFS PhD student Lucile Queau wins WA Marine Science Award

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Congratulations to Lucile Queau (COFS PhD student) who received the 2013 PPO/IMarEST Western Australian Marine Science Postgraduate Award last night.