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Business and Industry

Winthrop Professor Stephen Powles

Guerilla tactics to target war on weeds: world expert

Monday, 26 August 2013

There is no ‘silver bullet' from the chemical industry to control farmers' biggest enemy, weeds - just ask the man known in agricultural circles as ‘the undeniable global leader in herbicide resistance'.

Premier Barnett announces $26m funding, with Peter Quinn (left)

WA Government invests $26M in Astronomy and the Square Kilometre Array

Friday, 16 August 2013

The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), based in Perth, Western Australia has been extended for another five years thanks to a $26M investment announced by WA Premier Colin Barnett today. The $26M from the Western Australian State Government will allow ICRAR's local activities in science and with industry to continue, but will also expand the high tech and scientific capabilities of the State.

Greener suburbs foster leaner lifestyles

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

If governments are serious about combatting obesity - which has almost doubled worldwide in 30 years - they should encourage land developers to provide neighbourhoods with high quality green spaces as well as access to a mix of service and convenience goods and public transport.

Recycling expands at UWA

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

More than 90 tonnes of annual landfill is expected to be saved on The University of Western Australia's Crawley campus through the installation of public recycling bins.

Taking the ouch out of knee surgery

Monday, 12 August 2013

Osteoarthritis that often develops in people after knee surgery will be a thing of the past if a young researcher at The University of Western Australia is successful.

Bushfire rapid early warning system wins national award

Friday, 9 August 2013

A computer system which enables early warnings about bushfires to be sent to at-risk communities won a national award last night for a group from WA.

Annisa, plant biologist

Stressed plants say it with flowers

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

With the world's population expected to reach nine billion by 2050 and hotter, drier conditions due to climate change, researchers are racing against time to develop new crop varieties and to ensure there will be enough food to feed the planet.

Dynamic duo receive national accounting education award

Monday, 29 July 2013

A rare national education award last presented in 2000 has been jointly awarded to the UWA Business School's Associate Dean Teaching and Learning Winthrop Professor Phil Hancock and The University of Sydney's Associate Professor Mark Freeman.

The Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ)'s Outstanding Contribution to Accounting and Finance - Education Award recognises the contributions to accounting and finance education made by the duo over the last thirty years.

Tanisha Banaszczyk

Entrepreneurial students impress business leaders at Enactus National Championships

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Enactus UWA was named runner up in the Enactus National Championships, recognising the team's achievements in managing a diverse portfolio of projects, all of which use the power of business to improve the quality of life for people in need.

The Championships, held in Sydney from 3-5 July, required Enactus teams from around the country to present their annual reports and presentations to a team of judges drawn from the Australian business community.

Ben Faraone

China internship opportunities for Business Practicum students

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

UWA Business School student Benjamin Faraone spent his summer holidays travelling through China and gaining international work experience-all while earning credit towards his degree.

Benjamin, who is majoring in Finance and Economics, completed a three-week internship at the Charlesworth Group (known as Charlesworth China), a global publishing services company, followed by a four-week internship at Forex Signs Incorporated (FSI), a market research company which identifies investment opportunities in the foreign exchange market.