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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).

New features in TRIM

Saturday, 1 December 2012

In last year’s edition of IMpress we told you about the upgrade of TRIM to version 7.

What do you mean “It’s been destroyed”?

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Ever wondered how long your information needs to be retained?

Professor Pietro Guj

Royalties make mining suffer: Expert

Friday, 30 November 2012

The minerals royalty system is economically inefficient and leads to sub-optimal exploitation of mineral resources in WA, according to a leading industry commentator.

Laureate Fellow Michael Tobar

UWA's physics gems sparkle

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Two internationally acclaimed physicists from The University of Western Australia have clocked up another big award in recognition of their work on precision electromagnetic measurement.

In the Zone: Prepare for the Asian century

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Media representatives are invited to attend the In the Zone Conference at The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Hall on Monday 26 November and Tuesday 27 November 2012.

2013 winner Nicholas Barbaro (left) with 2004 (inaugural) winner Chris Tyler

Engineering scholarship celebrates 10 years

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics has celebrated a 10-year partnership with leading civil and structural engineering consultancy Pritchard Francis.

Mohd Norawzwan Ghazali and James Smart

Hungry world to benefit from biggest wheat grower's legacy

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Helping to feed a hungry planet is the aim of two agricultural science students from The University of Western Australia - and their work has earned each of them a Sir Eric Smart Scholarship.  The late Sir Eric Smart was once the world's largest individual wheat grower.