Prominent Perth businessman and philanthropist Charles Morgan's drive for new markets and new technology has infected the world of genome research in Western Australia to the point where, thanks to his almost one million-dollar donation, it can now boast one of only two open access facilities in Australia.
University of Western Australia researcher Louise Naylor (School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health) has won a Sports Medicine Australia award for her research on the direct effect of exercise on vascular health.
9 February 2011: Clean Up Australia is on the hunt for the greenest teachers across Australia, with nominations opening on 8 February for the 2011 Clean Up Australia Green Teacher Award.
“Teaching our children about sustainability is the smartest thing we can do,” said Ian Kiernan AO, Chairman of Clean Up Australia. “The Green Teacher Award is an opportunity to recognise the fantastic teachers who are educating future generations about how our actions affect the planet and the importance of looking after the environment.”
A balmy summer evening was the perfect backdrop for the launch of the UWA School of Music Power of Music 2011 Concert Series. On the lawn outside the Eileen Joyce Studio last evening, the School of Music patrons, staff, students and friends celebrated the unveiling of this year's innovative programme.
For the third year in a row, UWA's Law School student team will compete in the international rounds of the Jessup International Moot Competition after successfully competing in the national finals held yesterday at the High Court of Australia in Canberra.
The awarding of Australia Day Honours to three academics was further recognition of the contribution The University of Western Australia made to its community, according to UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson.