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Clint Walker and VC, Prof Paul Johnson take UWA's electric car for a spin

Taking the freeway to a low carbon future

Friday, 21 June 2013

UWA staff are driving one of only a handful of totally electric cars in Western Australia.

Facilities Management, which is committed to sustainability, took delivery of the Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle (i-MiEV) in mid-May and, in its first week, about a dozen staff clocked up close to 300 kilometres in it.

A grateful student fills his water bottle at the refill station in the Guild Vil

Thirsty students say no to plastic bottles

Friday, 21 June 2013


Students have saved up to 15,833 plastic water bottles from going to landfill this semester.

But they haven't been going thirsty.

CET Director Professor Cam McCuaig

Boost for mineral exploration and mine development

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

UWA's Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET) has formed a partnership with a leading seismic company HiSeis to expand high-resolution seismic profiling techniques into mineral exploration and mine development.

Dr Terry Enright

Grains champion to chair UWA Institute of Agriculture Industry Advisory Board

Monday, 10 June 2013

Western Australian grain and livestock producer Terry Enright has been appointed Chair of the Industry Advisory Board of the Institute of Agriculture at The University of Western Australia.

ATCO Australia Undergraduate Scholarship opens up opportunities

Friday, 7 June 2013

UWA Economics student Adam Morris will be able to invest more time in his studies with the help of ATCO Australia.

Adam, the 2013 recipient of the ATCO Australia Undergraduate Scholarship, said receiving the $10,000 scholarship would allow him to focus more on his studies.

"Receiving the scholarship will allow me to allocate more hours to my studies that would have otherwise been allocated to part-time work. I will now be able to spend an adequate amount of time studying while being able to support my family," Adam said.

Awards Ceremony recognises best business students

Friday, 31 May 2013

The best and brightest students from the UWA Business School have been recognised at an Awards Ceremony held this week.

At the annual Awards Ceremony, almost $400,000 worth of scholarships and prizes was presented to 33 scholarship recipients and 34 prize winners.

Dean of the UWA Business School, Winthrop Professor Phil Dolan, congratulated the award winners.

Perth USAsia Centre moving forward

Friday, 31 May 2013

The newly created Perth USAsia Centre at The University of Western Australia is holding its first board meeting and events this week.

Professor Kingsley Dixon receiving his medal

Plant hero lauded

Monday, 27 May 2013

The life work, passion and achievements of a scientist with more than 20 years' experience in researching the ecology and conservation of Australian native plants and ecosystems have been recognised by one of the world's most prestigious scientific societies.

Professsor Paul Johnson (left) at the Centre's launch, Lanzhou University

UWA-China link to boost sustainable food production in drylands

Friday, 24 May 2013

With food security and sustainable food production an increasingly pressing concern for a booming global population, agricultural experts from The University of Western Australia have teamed up with their Chinese counterparts at Lanzhou University to step up research into dryland agricultural production.

Strawberry fields forever and fungus-free

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Strawberries are one of the most economically important berry crops in the world, and a high value export crop for the Australian horticultural industry.