Agent news - December 2016

Friday, 27 January 2017

Our newsletter was distributed to UWA's agent network in December, with information about the new StudyPerth Airport Welcome Desk, new course information and semester 1 applications. If you are a UWA agent and did not receive this email, please contact agentsupport@uwa.edu.au 

Perth Beach

UWA launches new undergraduate scholarships for Mauritian and South African students from select schools

Friday, 27 January 2017

 

UWA is pleased to announce the introduction of undergraduate fee discount scholarships to eligible students from Mauritius and South Africa who have demonstrated high academic achievement in their high school studies.

Research on babies undergoing anaesthesia

Trial determines safest airway device for babies in surgery

Thursday, 19 January 2017

A ground-breaking Western Australian medical trial, involving babies with breathing problems, has determined that a laryngeal mask (a medical device that keeps a patient's airway open) is the preferred option over an endotracheal tube during minor surgical procedures.

Professor Dawn Freshwater

UWA announces new Vice-Chancellor

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Professor Dawn Freshwater has been appointed the next Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia.

Plant diversity

How soil organisms can help plant species coexist

Friday, 13 January 2017

A new study of shrublands in Southwest Australia has identified how plant species can successfully coexist while competing for space and limited resources.

Laura Boykin

UWA scientist wins prestigious senior TED Fellowship

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

 

A research scientist from The University of Western Australia with a mission to increase food security in East Africa has been named the first Australian-based Senior TED Fellow in the history of the program.

Jo McDonald

UWA researcher recognised for contribution to archaeology

Monday, 19 December 2016

Professor Jo McDonald from The University of Western Australia has been recognised at the Australian Archaeological Association (AAA) conference for her outstanding contribution to archaeology. 

Marcus Pham

Invention will mean less time in the chair for dental patients

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

A device being developed by researchers from The University of Western Australia will improve dental procedures, significantly reduce the time they take and potentially lower dental treatment costs through new virtual (augmented) reality technology.

Professor Peter Davies

UWA joins United Nations Sustainable Development Network

Monday, 12 December 2016

The University of Western Australia has joined the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network to help tackle some of the world’s most pressing environmental, social and economic problems. 

Smart plants learn new habits

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

A new study led by The University of Western Australia has demonstrated for the first time that plants can learn about their environment by making links between events, an ability thought to be exclusive to animals.