Children's literacy from an early age is critical

Getting it right from the start

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Children’s literacy from an early age is critical to their development. Research undertaken by the Telethon Kids Institute discovered the frequency with which joint attention and adult child book reading occurs has an effect on vocabulary levels particularly by the time of school entry. 

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Ten of the West's best awarded UWA Fogarty Scholarships

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Ten of the State’s best and brightest have accepted UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships to study at the University of Western Australia.

Professors David Lawrence, Catherine Taylor and Stephen Zubrick

Working together to help our youth

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

We welcome Professors Stephen Zubrick, David Lawrence and Catherine Taylor from The University of Western Australia and the Telethon Kids Institute.

Jonathon Leek

Best in profession joins UWA Law School

Monday, 29 February 2016

UWA Law School’s newest Honorary Fellow, Jonathon Leek, has further cemented his position as one of Australia’s foremost tax lawyers after being named Best Tax Lawyer Perth 2016 by the Australian Financial Review.

UWA students on a study tour in China

UWA and UTAS join forces in Sino-Australian college first

Monday, 22 February 2016

Two of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious universities, The University of Western Australia and the University of Tasmania, have joined forces with western China’s highly regarded Southwest University to form a Sino-Australian college.

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Reid Library re-opening 22 February 2016

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Reid Library will re-open on 22 February 2016. The Ground Floor of Reid Library will remain closed as refurbishment continues.

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Inside the mind of an entrepreneur

Monday, 15 February 2016

Dr Joos Meyer has worked at hospitals in Fremantle and Broome. But after caring for patients who returned to hospital multiple times, he decided he wanted to redefine what it means to be healthy.

David Blair

Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein's prediction

Thursday, 11 February 2016

In a world first, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of space-time called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window to the cosmos.

Network Image. Credit S Stoll.

Network outage and library closure Sunday 14 February 2016

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

The University of Western Australia will be experiencing a network outage on Sunday 14 February, from 8am to approximately 3pm. All library electronic databases and systems will be unavailable during this period. All libraries will be closed on Sunday 14 February. 

To support our users, Barry J Marshall Library and the Medical and Dental Library will be open longer hours on Saturday 13 February, from 9am to 5pm.

More information can be found here

We apologise for any inconvenience.

(Image credit S Stoll Flickr)

Dr Sue Jenkins

Outstanding achievers honoured on Australia Day

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

The University of Western Australia congratulates the outstanding members of its community for being recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours.