Convocation Warden's Bike Jersey

Successful Warden’s Ride

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Warden of Convocation, Doug McGhie, completed the Ride to Conquer Cancer on the weekend of October 13th and 14th, managing the 200 kilometres well if not all easily. Each day saw the 800 plus cyclists pedalling into stiff sea breezes, and on Sunday into 70 km/h headwinds along the Warnbro Sound coast.

The Saturday evening in Mandurah was special as the head of the Harry Perkins Institute, Professor Peter Leedman, introduced top fundraisers and some particularly brave and inspirational cyclists, some of who were completing the challenge for their seventh time.

WA research to help farmers make more informed decisions

WA research to help farmers make more informed decisions

Monday, 12 November 2018

A new partnership involving UWA will see vast amounts of WA agricultural data collected and analysed, at an unprecedented scale, to help farmers make more informed decisions.

Master of Professional Engineering students leading change in WA’s adoption of electric mobility

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Seven students from the University of Western Australia’s Master of Professional Engineering program are one step closer to inciting change in WA’s adoption of electric mobility, recently presenting their policy brief, Transition Towards Electric Mobility in WA, to The Greens WA MLC, Mr Tim Clifford, and staffer Alison Wright, on 24 October.

Report urges Perth to adopt medium-density infill housing

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are warning that Perth needs to limit urban sprawl but they argue lower-density infill development in suburban backyards is not the answer.

Artificial intelligence bot trained to recognise galaxies

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Researchers have taught an artificial intelligence program used to recognise faces on Facebook to identify galaxies in deep space.

Vechur is the smallest breed of cattle averaging 50-130kg and 61-90cm respective

Dwarf cattle breeds make cool cows

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Dwarf cattle breeds are better adapted to high temperatures according to research published by an international team including researchers from The University of Western Australia. The findings are important for developing climate-ready cattle.

Dr Ben Jackson

UWA sports scientist named Young Tall Poppy of the Year

Monday, 29 October 2018

A sports scientist with a passion for improving the physical and mental health of people of all ages has been named Western Australia’s Young Tall Poppy of the Year.

A jaw dropping victory for one UWA PhD candidate

Friday, 26 October 2018

UWA PhD candidate, Samantha Andrzejaczek, was recently awarded First Place and the Audience Choice Award for her success in the OI – OGS PhD video competition held on Tuesday 23 October at UWA’s Oceans Institute (OI). The competition, which aims to increase the impact and visibility of OI postgraduate research, presents PhD students with the opportunity to share their research efforts in a creative three minute video submission.

Dr Harriet Paterson with nurdles

Volunteers needed to collect plastic pellets from South Coast

Friday, 26 October 2018

The University of Western Australia’s Albany Campus is seeking volunteers to collect tiny plastic pellets, known as ‘nurdles’, which have washed up on the South Coast after a massive spill off the South African coast in October last year.

Iceberg

Report involving WA scientists holds the key to tackling climate change

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

A report involving WA scientists to help governments around the world tackle climate change will be presented at a public conference at The University of Western Australia on Thursday 1 November.