The University of Western Australia is preparing to host the annual Western Australian Junior Mathematics Olympiad (WAJO) later this month. The competition attracts up to 400 mathematically gifted students from over 35 schools across the state. Bunbury and Karratha once again host a satellite competition, concurrent with Perth, following successful inaugural events last year.
The School of Indigenous Studies together with its counterparts at Murdoch, Curtin, Notre Dame and Edith Cowan Universities have organised the first combined Health Careers Festival. It will be held in the Bush Court at Murdoch University on Thursday 6 October from 10am–2pm.
A mechanical Engineering student from the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, Sarah Meehan, embarks on a Vintage air rally in November, piloting her vintage biplane aircraft, a De Havilland Dh82-A Tigermoth, from Greece down through Africa with her Dad.
Forming part of an air rally with Crete2Cape, the duo depart Crete on the November 12 and arrive in Cape Town five weeks later. The course recreates the African aviation of the 1920s and follows in the slipstream of the early pioneers.
Environmental Advocates Su Ching Lee and Benjamin Wong have launched the University Hall (UniHall) 40 Days Energy Saving Challenge. UniHallers are supporting this fantastic new project by remembering to switch off lights, not leaving on their heater and being more mindful about their energy and water consumption.
Su Ching and Ben are passionate about this environmental initiative and have shared with the community below what they hope to achieve.
UniHall Community Advocate Eleanor Jones | Mental Health Awareness
Mental Health is something many shy away from or don’t understand. UniHaller Eleanor Jones is one of our new University Hall (UniHall) Community Advocates who has put her hand up to support and raise awareness of mental health amongst the Hall community.
An online learning program to educate musicians about occupational health and optimising their performance through healthy practice has received funding to develop a commercial version for musicians and music schools around Australia.
Find out more about what makes us happy, how poor mental health can affect children’s development and how much of the universe we can reproduce using computer simulation during The University of Western Australia’s Research Week.