KIDDO

Program reveals kids are lagging behind in basic physical skills

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

A program run by The University of Western Australia has found many Perth children are falling short of developing basic physical skills.

WA technology

Funding boost for world-class research

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

The University of Western Australia and partner organisations will benefit from $67.5 million in overall funding to provide world-class equipment to advance scientific research in Western Australia and support WA jobs in STEM industries.

Shark Bay dolphin with sponge

Male dolphins like sponging for mates

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

When it comes to making friends, it appears dolphins are just like us and form close friendships with other dolphins that have a common interest, according to new research led by The University of Western Australia.

Award for Excellence for top Commerce student

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

The Convocation Undergraduate Prize in Bachelor of Commerce has been awarded to Emily Luu who won the Convocation Prize for her top marks in her final year of the Bachelor of Commerce in 2018. 

Students awarded this Convocation prize have the highest Weighted Average Mark (WAM) with units across semesters one and two of their final year.

 Warden of Convocation, Dr Doug McGhie, was on hand to present her certificate.

 “I am delighted that such a deserving candidate has received the Convocation Undergraduate Prize in Bachelor of Commerce,” Dr McGhie said.

Past Chancellors Support Convocation Awards

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

One of the highlights of the Convocation year is the presentation of our awards at the annual Awards Ceremony.

Recent Chancellors the Late Hon Justice Geoffrey Kennedy AO, Clinical Professor Alex Cohen AO and Former Governor and Chancellor Dr Ken Michael AC CitWA all have awards named after them and it is with much pleasure that we can announce that the most recent completed Chancellor, Dr Michael Chaney AO CitWA has agreed to support the Michael Chaney Post Graduate Research Award.

Research into disadvantage

80 per cent of disadvantaged families are not adequately nourished

Friday, 7 June 2019

Two-thirds of disadvantaged families struggle to feed their children a balanced meal because they can’t afford to, according to a study led by The University of Western Australia. Of these families, adults had lower food security than children, sometimes sacrificing food or going hungry in order to feed their children.

Hockeyroos goalkeeper Aleisha Power

Ironing out your exercise routine

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Female athletes may be comfortable pumping iron but they’re also alarmingly deficient in the vital mineral.

Sleep

Shift and FIFO workers at high risk of fatigue

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Almost all (97 per cent) shift workers are unable to adjust their body clocks between day and night shifts and are missing out on quality sleep, it was reported at the Royal Perth Hospital Research Foundation’s Pilbara Sleep Health Summit last week.

coral reef

Study finds ocean acidification threatens coral reef systems

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

A new study led by The University of Western Australia has found the future of the world’s coral reefs is under threat from ocean acidification with many corals unable to adapt to the conditions.

Gluten free

Call for greater transparency in gluten free testing

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

A Coeliac disease expert from The University of Western Australia is calling for greater transparency in the testing of gluten free foods. It comes after reports that some gluten free products contain traces of gluten, potentially dangerous to sufferers of Coeliac disease.