Rural Clinical School wins national award

Monday, 15 October 2007

The University of Western Australia’s Rural Clinical School has won a prestigious 2007 Carrick Award for its Clinical Learning Embedded in Rural Communities Program.

The program was recognised in the Innovation in Curricula, Learning and Teaching category of the Carrick Awards, which acknowledge the vital contribution made by individuals and teams to the quality of student learning in Australia.

Pushing back agricultural frontiers

Thursday, 11 October 2007

Eight PhD students from four schools within the Institute of Agriculture at the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (FNAS) at the University of Western Australia (UWA) recently presented their research to an audience of 60 in a post-graduate showcase, ‘Frontiers in Agriculture and Resource Management’.

Focussing on innovative land management and animal production systems, as well as plant production for the future, the sessions were an opportunity to showcase high quality research and for students to interact with the industry and potential employers.

UWA programs win national awards

Monday, 8 October 2007

Three outstanding teaching and learning programs at The University of Western Australia have been recognised with 2007 Carrick Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning.

UWA Vice-Chancellor Alan Robson said the awards rewarded the efforts of individual staff members to enhance the quality of student learning.

“UWA staff have a well-deserved reputation for excellence and quality teaching and it is particularly pleasing to see staff rewarded for their commitment in winning three out of 14 institutional awards,” Professor Robson said.

UWA welcomes $9M federal government grants

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Two Federal Government Capital Development Pool grants of $3 million for The University of Western Australia’s new Business School, and $1 million for its Albany Centre, were a welcome and significant contribution to the State’s infrastructure, Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson said today.

“The Federal Government’s $3 million grant towards the construction of our new $47 million business school is a significant contribution to UWA’s ability to further enhance the quality of its business education programs,” Professor Robson said.

Maths whiz kids battle it out at UWA

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Running, long jump, shot put, javelin, boxing and equestrian events were almost all that were on offer when the Olympic Games began in ancient Greece about 3000 years ago.

“If they were alive today, the Greek mathematicians Euclid and Pythagoras would probably be delighted to know that The University of Western Australia has its own version of the old games,” UWA’s Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, Professor Cheryl Praeger, said.

Music for life, UWA for music

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Mozart said that to stop music would be to stop time and Dumbledore, JK Rowling’s wizard headmaster, acknowledged that music was more magical than magic itself. With that in mind, The University of Western Australia’s School of Music is keeping up with the times with its exciting new Music for Life program.

Music and medicine, music psychology, ethno-musicology, music theatre and opera studies are just some of the vibrant and inclusive courses beginning next year.

UWA students take top honours in economics prize

Friday, 28 September 2007
Two students from The University of Western Australia have won the top national awards in the inaugural Reserve Bank of Australia Economics Competition.

Callum Jones, 20, of Floreat, won the $1500 first prize while Virginia Gogan, 19, of Coogee, took second prize of $750. Both students are in their third year, both studying double degrees in Law and Economics.

The students’ essays addressed the consequences of an ageing population for Australia’s future productivity and economic growth, and the associated economic policy challenges.

UWA awards bigger percentage of PhD candidates

Monday, 17 September 2007

A higher than usual percentage of PhD candidates will be among almost 1,200 students graduating during the spring series of graduation ceremonies starting at The University of Western Australia tonight.

More than 90 PhD candidates will graduate having completed research which impacts on areas ranging from health and education to environmental sustainability. They will be joined by three candidates graduating with professional doctorates – two in Education and one in Business Administration.

New student places welcomed: UWA Vice-Chancellor

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Many more high-quality students will have the opportunity to undertake higher education at their preferred institution thanks to the allocation of new Commonwealth-funded places to The University of Western Australia, according to UWA’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alan Robson.

Professor Robson said he was delighted that the Federal Government, and particularly the Minister for Education, Science and Training, Julie Bishop, had acknowledged the need for additional places in areas of high demand at UWA.

New resource puts the spotlight on dads

Tuesday, 28 August 2007