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Professor Pat Dudgeon

Summit to address unacceptably high rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide

Friday, 20 June 2014

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are dying at twice the rate of other Australians from suicide, and among younger age groups the rate can be six times higher. In some communities, suicide clusters involving up to 20-plus deaths in a short time-frame take a terrible toll not only in terms of wasted lives, but also devastate communities and those left behind. Professor Pat Dudgeon, from The University of Western Australian's School of Indigenous Studies and a summit convenor said: "It's time that this terrible ‘gap' is closed, once and for all."

Students with brain

Who is Australia’s brainiest kid?

Thursday, 19 June 2014

More than 80 outstanding Year 10 students from WA are preparing for the competition of their young lives to determine who will represent the State at the Australian Brain Bee Challenge.

Chief Scientist of WA Professor Peter Klinken.

Peter Klinken appointed new Chief Scientist of WA

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Premier and Science Minister Colin Barnett today announced the appointment of The University of Western Australia's Professor Peter Klinken as the new Chief Scientist of Western Australia, the third UWA researcher to be appointed to the role.

Joan of Arc

The trials of Joan of Arc

Monday, 9 June 2014

The story of Joan of Arc has attained mythological status, but how much do we really know about the celebrated French heroine?

UWA architecture team poised to wow Venice

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Guests at an official preview of Australia's contribution to the 2014 Venice Biennale of Architecture will discover first-hand 22 unbuilt Australian architectural projects brought to life through augmented reality in an exhibition created by a team largely based at The University of Western Australia.

Vinka Cummins-Barunga – Credit to NAIDOC Perth and photographer Eva Fernandez

NAIDOC celebration of impressive Indigenous UWA women

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Two Indigenous students from The University of Western Australia were among 10 young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women named as finalists in the 2014 Miss NAIDOC Perth awards.

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Dampier's Murujuga community land and sea representatives say thank you

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Members of the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation travelled to The University of Western Australia recently to thank the University for its participation in the repatriation component of their Cultural Management Plan.

Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique AM FTSE

UWA people honoured at Western Australian of the Year awards

Monday, 2 June 2014

The University of Western Australia's Professor Kadambot Siddique, whose mission is to ‘feed the world', and UWA arts, law and economics student - and football umpire - Timothy Lefroy have been named winners in the Western Australian of the Year awards.

Great Australians

Tour of Honour WA Australians of the Year - Free Public Forum

Friday, 30 May 2014

Have you ever wondered how and why someone becomes the Australian of the Year?

A free Public Forum featuring Western Australia's all four Australian of the Year Awards recipients is being presented by the Australia Day Council of Western Australia at The University of Western Australia's Octagon Theatre on June 9.

Professor Michael Tobar (left) and Professor Eugene Ivanov

National award for world-leading physics researchers

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Two internationally acclaimed physicists from The University of Western Australia whose technology has been extensively used by the defence sector have won a prestigious national award.