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How an electronic marketing pioneer became YouTube’s Global Head of Brand Marketing

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

As Lee Hunter walks around the San Francisco offices of YouTube, he is tempted to pinch himself.

Just 10 years ago Lee completed a Masters in Marketing at UWA, specialising in electronic marketing - one of the first degrees of its kind to be offered by a university.

Thur Pei Mak with her award

Architecture graduate wins top Malaysian award

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Master of Architecture graduate Thur Pei Mak was recently awarded the inaugural Tan Sri Chan Sau Lai Architecture Award by the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM).

Mr Dias de Oliveira and Professor Paul Johnson, UWA Vice-Chancellor

Slight climate change can reduce drought effect in wheat

Friday, 22 February 2013

Increased carbon dioxide levels caused by climate change may help wheat cope with drought, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

UWA Fogarty Scholars

High achievers awarded UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Eleven of the State's highest-achieving students have accepted UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships to study at The University of Western Australia.

Business leaders to discuss Australia’s productivity at UWA forum

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Economists and business leaders will examine the future of Australia's productivity and global competitiveness at an upcoming forum at The University of Western Australia.

Leaf pressure probe

Miniature probes help tackle climate change

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Promising research on the use of miniature pressure probes to gauge the water status of wheat leaves could ultimately help farmers adapt to the effects of climate change.

Chickpea breakthrough aims to feed millions

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Millions of people in developing countries may benefit from a breakthrough in chickpea farming thanks to an international project involving a researcher from The University of Western Australia.

Professor Simone Pettigrew

Study shows kids influenced by sport ads for alcohol, fast food

Thursday, 17 January 2013

The impact on children of alcohol and fast-food advertising in sports sponsorship is concerning health experts at The University of Western Australia.

Tiger shark

UWA gets green light for major shark research

Friday, 7 December 2012

Researchers at The University of Western Australia today welcomed the Western Australian Government's decision to allocate $646,000 over two years to fund three major studies into shark detection and deterrents.

Laura Thwaites accepting her prize

Landscape Architecture student wins WA Water Award

Thursday, 6 December 2012

On Friday 30 November at a gala dinner at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, final year Landscape Architecture student, Laura Thwaites, was awarded the WA Undergraduate Water Prize (as part of the Australian Water Association (AWA) Water Awards 2012).