University of Western Australia has reached another milestone in its four-year,
$1 million equipment upgrade to its Recreation and Fitness Centre at The
University's Crawley campus.A $100,000
investment toward the latest milestone has seen the installation of 18 new
machines in the facility, including treadmills, cross trainers, incumbent bikes
and a grinding machine.
Mining for development experts from the UWA-based International Mining for Development Centre (IM4DC) are accompanying Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett at the Mining Indaba (or Conference) in Cape Town, South Africa, where Mr Barnett is delivering a keynote address on WA's world-leading mining legislation and regulation.
A team of world leaders in the growing scientific field of biomolecular interaction has received an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant to help them develop world-leading technology, which will in turn help discover novel treatments for cancer and other disorders.
Crop disease costs Australia millions of dollars every year and threatens Western Australia's annual yield of 11 million tonnes of wheat worth $2.8 billion. Researchers at The University of Western Australia believe they can lower the risk if they teach farmers and farm consultants, or agronomists, how better to recognise a problem in their crops as soon as they see it. Ninety per cent of WA farmers consult an agronomist.