Amy Page

UWA Researcher Amy Page Young Pharmacist of the Year

Friday, 31 July 2015

A PhD student at The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Health and Ageing has been named the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s Young Pharmacist of the Year.

Parasitic plants

How parasitic plants know when to attack

Friday, 31 July 2015

An international team of researchers, including scientists at The University of Western Australia, have discovered how parasitic plants, which steal their nutrients from other living plants, have evolved with the ability to detect and attack their hosts.

Soil sampling

Nitrogen loss in soils unearthed

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have challenged the current understanding about which microorganisms carry out important nitrogen transformations in semi-arid agricultural soils.


Professor Laco Mucina

UWA Project to tap into millions of years of plant history

Thursday, 23 July 2015

A new project being carried out by The University of Western Australia will look at ‘plant communities’ that took millions of years to assemble, to try to understand the mechanisms allowing them to persist for such a long time.

The Start Something initiative team

New UWA program to encourage budding entrepreneurs

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The University of Western Australia, through its IQ initiative, has kicked off a new program designed to encourage and foster entrepreneurship among researchers and post-graduate research students.

ASERA 2015 International Conference at UWA

Science Education and Research Takes Centre Stage

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Up to 150 delegates from around the world gathered in Perth to attend the 46th Annual Australasian Science Education Research Association (ASERA) Conference held earlier this month at The University of Western Australia.

The conference offers a platform for science educators and researchers to share their work and ideas in all aspects of teaching and learning of science at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. 

Zhong Xien Yeoh

West Perth student wins State Brain Bee Challenge

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Year 10 student Zhong Xien Yeoh from Shenton College who lives in West Perth has won the State championships at the Australian Brain Bee Challenge and will go on to represent WA at the National Championships in December.

Weekend library cleaning closures

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

In response to your feedback about the cleanliness of the libraries, deep cleaning will be taking place over the inter-semester vacation period. As a result, we will be closing a number of our libraries for a whole weekend to allow cleaners unrestricted and uninterrupted access to toilets, carpets and stairwells.

Brain Bee students

Australia’s brainiest students put to the test

Friday, 19 June 2015

More than 100 brainy Year 10 students from WA are preparing to compete in the State championships at the Australian Brain Bee Challenge to be held on Tuesday 23 June at The University of Western Australia.

InSync 2015 survey prize winners Francesca and Petra

Lucky Library survey prize winners

Friday, 19 June 2015

Congratulations to the two lucky students who won prizes just for participating in the 2015 Library InSync Student Survey. Francesca and Petra both won an Apple Watch (Sport) and were presented with their prizes in the Reid Library on Tuesday 2nd June.