UWA programs win national awards

Monday, 8 October 2007

Three outstanding teaching and learning programs at The University of Western Australia have been recognised with 2007 Carrick Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning.

UWA Vice-Chancellor Alan Robson said the awards rewarded the efforts of individual staff members to enhance the quality of student learning.

“UWA staff have a well-deserved reputation for excellence and quality teaching and it is particularly pleasing to see staff rewarded for their commitment in winning three out of 14 institutional awards,” Professor Robson said.

New research funding awarded to help find cane toad Achille's heel

Friday, 5 October 2007

WA researchers have hailed the Carpenter Government’s decision to provide extra funding for a project that could deliver a biological answer to stopping cane toads entering the State.

After boom, what next? asks WA's chief scientist at UWA

Thursday, 4 October 2007
We are enjoying an economic boom but, when this abates, we will depend on our ingenuity and innovation, underpinned by scientific know-how, according to Western Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Lyn Beazley.

Professor Beazley will give a free public lecture, Science Matters for the Future of Western Australia, at The University of Western Australia, in the University Club’s Theatre Auditorium, at 6pm on Tuesday (October 9) as part of the annual Karrakatta Club address.

UWA researcher tackles trading hours

Wednesday, 3 October 2007
With debate about WA’s retail trading hours hotting up as the Christmas rush draws near, The University of Western Australia has appointed a researcher to tackle the issue.

After studying women’s involvement with Australian Rules football for her PhD thesis, Dr Deborah Hindley, recently appointed Research Fellow for UWA’s Centre for Advanced Consumer Research, is now taking on the emotive issue of shopping hours.

UWA Water Research celebrates 25 years

Thursday, 27 September 2007

Celebrating its 25th anniversary and moving into refurbished premises will not distract The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Water Research from its commitment to creating sustainable design and management systems for our catchments, rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal seas.

The Federal Minister for Education, Science and Training Julie Bishop will open the renovated CWR at 11am tomorrow (Friday, September 28) on the UWA campus.

UK expert to discuss why we should let children take risks

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Parents may be doing their children more harm than good by eliminating or minimising risks in their lives, according to one of the UK’s leading thinkers on childhood and children’s play.

In a public lecture to be held this Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 6pm in UWA’s Octagon Theatre, childhood expert Tim Gill will discuss the growth of the zero-tolerance approach to childhood risk across the developed world and its ramifications for childhood development.

New website menu a smorgasbord for growers

Thursday, 20 September 2007
NEW WEBSITE MENU A SMORGASBORD FOR GROWERS

Growers and people working in agribusiness who have ever yearned for computer access to Green Manure or Lime Calculators or just a down-to-earth look at soil properties in their region of WA need look no further.

Dr Daniel Murphy from the School of Earth and Geographical Sciences and Institute of Agriculture at The University of Western Australia (UWA) has launched a free interactive website designed with such clients in mind.

New website menu a smorgasboard for growers

Thursday, 20 September 2007

Growers and people working in agribusiness who have ever yearned for computer access to Green Manure or Lime Calculators or just a down-to-earth look at soil properties in their region of WA need look no further.

Dr Daniel Murphy from the School of Earth and Geographical Sciences and Institute of Agriculture at the University of Western Australia (UWA) has launched a free interactive website designed with such clients in mind.

Young UWA Professor named physical scientist of the year

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Anchoring enormous oil and gas platforms on relatively unstable seabeds and ensuring the efficiency of pipelines three kilometres or more under the sea is work that has seen an outstanding young researcher based at The University of Western Australia named Physical Scientist of the Year.

Professor Mark Cassidy in UWA’s School of Civil Engineering is Director of the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS), one of the three leading centres in the field worldwide.

Law and public policy under the spotlight at UWA

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Workplace relations law, native title legislation, enactments dealing with the confiscation of proceeds of crime and the debate surrounding the Bills of Rights: these are just some of the issues to be discussed at the Australian Law Teachers Association Conference at The University of Western Australia next week.

Western Australia’s Attorney General Jim McGinty, will open the conference, which runs from September 23 – 26, 2007.

The conference’s theme, ‘Law and Public Policy: Taming the Unruly Horse?’ has drawn influential experts including: