Mark Murphy conducting research near Kulin

Wheatbelt bee and wasp networks may signal global change

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Social networking is a buzz phrase right now, but a young researcher at The University of Western Australia is more interested in bee and wasp networks in the wheatbelt - and one offshoot of his work will be a greater knowledge of the native pollinators and pest-controllers operating in farming landscapes.

Shneebs co-founder Mike Kneebone with UWA Marketing students

Swap, rent or share: UWA Marketing students launch new smartphone app

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Sharing, swapping and renting personal items and services is as easy as logging on to a new iPhone app - and UWA Business School Marketing students want you to get on board.

Chief Scientist of WA Professor Peter Klinken.

Peter Klinken appointed new Chief Scientist of WA

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Premier and Science Minister Colin Barnett today announced the appointment of The University of Western Australia's Professor Peter Klinken as the new Chief Scientist of Western Australia, the third UWA researcher to be appointed to the role.

An SMS a day keeps the doctor away

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Habit-based messages by text message or email have proven to increase the fruit consumption of young adults according to Australian research.

Remote community

Short-stay placements the future for remote area dental services

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

One of the keys to solving extreme shortages of dental practitioners in remote Australia is proving to be short-stay (three to four weeks) placements for final-year dental students, according to a recent report into a 10-year program in WA.

Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique AM FTSE

UWA people honoured at Western Australian of the Year awards

Monday, 2 June 2014

The University of Western Australia's Professor Kadambot Siddique, whose mission is to ‘feed the world', and UWA arts, law and economics student - and football umpire - Timothy Lefroy have been named winners in the Western Australian of the Year awards.

Motherhood and childcare: is it just a pain in the back?

Thursday, 29 May 2014

A world-first study by a researcher from The University of Western Australia is calling for volunteers to help unravel why being a mum may cause years of back pain and dysfunction.

Image from prize-winning student Philippa Munckton's honours project

UWA recognised at 2014 AILA WA Awards

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

The Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts' students, staff and alumni featured prominently on the winner's list at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) WA Chapter's biennial awards held on the 2 May.

Labour of Love (2014), mixed media Valdene Buckley-Diprose (Photographer: Dale B

Art student explores sheepish myths

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Bachelor of Fine Arts alumnus, current Masters student and sessional tutor Valdene Buckley-Diprose has been invited to exhibit in a fascinating and thought provoking exhibition Worth its Weight in Gold ('an exhibition and series of dinner events designed to... explore the continued cultural connotations and mythologies surrounding sheep and rural industry in Australia').

Timothy Lefroy

Football umpire, farmer's son, UWA student is youth finalist in WA Awards

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

An economics, law and arts student at The University of Western Australia, Timothy Lefroy (21) is a youth finalist in the Western Australian of the Year Awards.