Award for Excellence for top Commerce student

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

The Convocation Undergraduate Prize in Bachelor of Commerce has been awarded to Emily Luu who won the Convocation Prize for her top marks in her final year of the Bachelor of Commerce in 2018. 

Students awarded this Convocation prize have the highest Weighted Average Mark (WAM) with units across semesters one and two of their final year.

 Warden of Convocation, Dr Doug McGhie, was on hand to present her certificate.

 “I am delighted that such a deserving candidate has received the Convocation Undergraduate Prize in Bachelor of Commerce,” Dr McGhie said.

Associate Professor Johan Wesseloo

Australian Centre for Geomechanics appoints new director

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Associate Professor Johan Wesseloo has been appointed director of the Australian Centre for Geomechanics at The University of Western Australia, replacing Professor Yves Potvin who had been director since 2000.

Dr David Griffiths’ Address to 2019 Business School Awards

Dr David Griffiths’ Address to 2019 Business School Awards

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Dr David Griffiths was awarded a Bachelor of Economics with First Class Honours from UWA in 1973 and a Master of Economics from ANU in 1976. David was a member of the Senate of UWA for 12 years retiring as Pro Chancellor in 2008. He joined the Board of Perth Festival in 2001 and stepped down as Deputy Chairman in 2015. David was award an honorary Doctor of Economics by UWA in 2009. 

Students looking at computer

UWA and Trilogy join forces to offer coding boot camp

Thursday, 16 May 2019

A new professional web development course that aims to meet the rising demand for job-ready tech talent will be launched by The University of Western Australia, in partnership with US education technology company Trilogy Education.

Kevin Pfleger

Kevin Pfleger appointed director of WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub

Thursday, 9 May 2019

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Kevin Pfleger as Director of the newly established WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub.

Dr Glenn Savage

Our speaker examines schooling policy and the federal election

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

As Australia heads to the polls next month, we begin to look at key issues voters will consider. Here, Glenn Savage (UWA) argues that while the main parties emphasise quality and standards, their means of doing so (in terms of funding, autonomy, curriculum and leadership) vary considerably. Shamit Saggar


Tour group at a mine site

High School Girls Experience a Day in the FIFO Life

Friday, 12 April 2019

As part of the UWA Girls in Engineering Outreach Program, five bright young females in Years 10 and 11 visited a Rio Tinto mine site to gain an exciting insight into a future career in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM).

Rory Garton-Smith, UWA student and Laurence Escalante, VGW

UWA and VGW join forces to develop young tech talent

Friday, 5 April 2019

The University of Western Australia has partnered with global technology company VGW to give students more opportunities to complete internships, gain scholarships, and collaborate on innovative research.

Wendy Erber and Kathy Fuller

Eureka prizewinning researchers win grant with Japan

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Medical researchers from The University of Western Australia have been awarded a Foundation for Australia-Japan Studies (FAJS) grant awarded under the Rio Tinto Australia-Japan Collaborative Program to evaluate a new diagnostic tool for more precise targeting of blood and bone marrow cancers.

Preschooler

States will welcome support for early childhood education

Thursday, 4 April 2019

This article is reprinted with the permission of The Australian Financial Review newspaper. It was published online on Tuesday 2 April 2019.