Indigenous students

Indigenous students to boost Aboriginal communities

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Twelve Indigenous students – the largest ever cohort to study medicine in any year – have commenced their postgraduate studies at The University of Western Australia.

Wheat

Genetic diversity improves yield in hybrid crop varieties

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Researchers from The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture and University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute have discovered that high levels of genetic diversity and dominant genes in grain crops such as wheat, barley or rice leads to the production of greater yields in hybrid varieties.

Bremer Canyon sponges

Deep-sea coral gardens discovered in canyons off Australia's South West

Friday, 28 February 2020

Stunning ‘gardens’ of deep-sea corals have been discovered in the Bremer Canyon Marine Park by Australian and international scientists during an oceanographic expedition aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s R/V Falkor.

2019 Convocation Sports Star of the Year Awarded to Nat Fyfe

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Nat Fyfe is a footballing superstar.

He is also an MBA student at UWA.

In 2019, not surprisingly, having pocketed his second Brownlow Medal as the AFL’s best player, he was also UWA’s Convocation Sports Star of the Year.

Gwion Gwion rock art figures

Kimberley Gwion Gwion rock art figures dated at 12,000 years

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Archaeologists at The University of Western Australia are part of a national team of researchers that has been able to more accurately date a significant number of the Kimberley’s most remarkable ancient rock art to more than 10,000 years ago.

Kimberley High School students jumping in the air with Asha Holland

UWA graduate on a mission to promote a healthy body image in young women

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

A 23-year-old woman from Mandurah who grew up in the Pilbara would have been overwhelmed and confused about considering university study after school had it not been for the support and mentoring provided through The University of Western Australia’s Aspire UWA program.

Convocation Day and Somerville’s 75th anniversary

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

 A very special celebration

Image by Manny Tamayo Photography

Convocation celebrates the graduates of 1969

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

On Saturday the 2nd of November, Convocation held its annual 50th reunion luncheon.

Dr Doug McGhie - photo by Matt Jelonek

2019 Convocation in Brief

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Now in my last few months as Warden it is appropriate to briefly reflect on what Convocation Council has achieved over the last year, maybe even a little on the three years as Warden.

Paula Cartwright taking water samples in Exmouth Gulf

How climate affects coastal waters of Exmouth Gulf

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are a step closer to learning how climate patterns have affected the coastal waters of the Exmouth Gulf with a multi-year study nearing completion.