UWAP books shortlisted for national historical association awards

Friday, 11 May 2012

Two UWA Publishing books, Between the Leaves: Stories of Australian Women, Writing and Gardens, by Katie Holmes, and The Paper War: Morality, Print Culture and Power in Colonial New South Wales, have been shortlisted in the 2012 Australian Historical Association (AHA) Awards.

WA Governor,  Malcolm McCusker AO QC and Prof David Lindsay with his award

Agricultural scientist honoured for 'inspiring influence'

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Senior Honorary Animal Biology Research Fellow Emeritus Professor David Lindsay has been honoured for his inspiring influence on WA's agricultural industry with induction this week into Western Australia's Agricultural Hall of Fame.

W/Prof Karol Miller, left, and Assoc/Prof Adam Wittek, right.

Award recognises engineers' pioneering surgery

Friday, 4 May 2012

Two of The University of Western Australia's top mechanical engineers have been recognised by Engineers Australia with the Sir George Julius medal for their ground-breaking research into the use of engineering computations in image-guided surgery.

Mark Randolph

COFS Winthrop Professor awarded ARC DORA

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Winthrop Professor Mark Randolph received the ARC Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (DORA) as part of his successful application for a Discovery Project Grant.

Business School staff recognised in teaching and research awards

Monday, 30 April 2012

The UWA Business School's teaching and research staff were recognised for their outstanding achievements in an awards ceremony held earlier this month. The Faculty Teaching and Research Awards recognised the contributions of staff during 2011.

Dean of the UWA Business School, Winthrop Professor Phil Dolan, congratulated the winners and thanked all staff for their hard work.

EDFAA Library

Information Services News: May issue

Friday, 20 April 2012

The May issue of Information Services News features the long-awaited opening of the refurbished EDFAA Library.

Access the May issue in PDF (or RTF for screen readers) from the Information Services News page.

Photo by Ian Ferguson

The Governor-General presents Robert McLaughlin with the NBCF award

Tracing cancer through the eye of a needle

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

There is no cure for breast cancer.

But a multi-disciplinary group at UWA is perfecting one of the best tools yet for ensuring the closest thing: the most effective surgery for the disease.

Kitty Foley

Prestigious award for young Down syndrome researcher

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

A young researcher with a passion for helping people with Down syndrome has been recognised as the recipient of a prestigious West Australian research scholarship. 

UWA Publishing book longlisted for National Biography Award

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

UWA Publishing book From Moree to Mabo: The Mary Gaudron Story, by Pamela Burton, has been longlisted for the 2012 National Biography Award.

From Moree to Mabo is the remarkable story of Mary Gaudron QC, the first female justice of the High Court of Australia.

In a groundbreaking career, Mary Gaudron passionately championed gender equality and indigenous rights, ruling on landmark decisions such as Mabo and Wik, as well as the Equal Pay case for the Whitlam Government.

Geophysicists crack open conference

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

The Geophysics group at UWA recently blasted away the opposition at an international conference in Brisbane.

Two of the five major awards for best papers went to UWA, which was the only university to win any prizes.