Former WA Premier Carmen Lawrence joins UWA

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Former West Australian Premier and Fremantle Federal MP Carmen Lawrence will focus on the origins of fanaticism and extreme behaviour, including terrorism, in her new role this year as a Professorial Fellow at The University of Western Australia.

Music and medicine a harmonious mix at UWA

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

When flautist Anita Fuhrmann began studying music as a 17 year-old in The University of Western Australia's School of Music in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, little did she imagine that after completing her bachelor's degree she would be working on a PhD in a completely different faculty.

Professor Lyn Beazley and Dr Nancy Longnecker

Mastering Science Speak

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Good communicators make good teachers. So it makes good sense for UWA’s Science Communication program to be tailored for prospective students.

Undergraduate Science Communication units have been on offer at science students since 2002 and as a postgraduate unit since 2005.Now a brand new postgraduate coursework degree, Master of Science Communication and Education, will be offered from 2008. It is a joint program with the Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences and the Faculty of Education.

Name change for a school on the move

Thursday, 17 January 2008

The School of Human Movement and Exercise Sciences will be formally known as the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health – and given the colloquial name of Exercise Science - from January 1, 2008.

The School believes its new name more accurately reflects the full breadth of its activities and the courses it offers. All degree names remain unchanged.

UWA Motorsport team triumphs again

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

The UWA Motorsport team has added to an impressive list of victories, winning the 2007 Australasian Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) competition in Victoria from an international

Italian the only language to flourish at Australian Unis - thanks to students like Jane Te

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Fewer students are taking up the study of languages at universities across the country – but at The University of Western Australia and others like it across the nation, Italian is the one language that is flourishing and its popularity is due in part to students like 22 year-old Jane Te, of Willetton.

Malaysian-born Jane has just finished three years of Italian Studies and she said she loved every minute of the rigorous course, even though at the end she was the only Asian student.

UWA-industry partnership addresses engineering demand

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Leading national engineering group, Monadelphous, has joined forces with The University of Western Australia in a major partnership which will help meet the strong demand for engineers that has arisen from the State’s resources boom.

Monadelphous and UWA have formed a strategic partnership to build and operate an innovative world-class learning centre for engineering students.

UWA and BHP Billiton forge $5 million business education partnership

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Business education and research has been boosted with the announcement of an A$5 million partnership between BHP Billiton and The University of Western Australia Business School.

Announcing the partnership today, President BHP Billiton Stainless Steel Materials Mr Jimmy Wilson said the company would provide $5 million to support the establishment of a new Professorial Chair - known as the BHP Billiton Chair in the Business of Resources - new research initiatives, new scholarships as well as targeted training and education.

High success rate for UWA Indigenous medical students

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Four Indigenous medical students have graduated from The University of Western Australia (UWA) – the highest number in one year.

Dr Donna Bacon, Dr Kim Isaacs, Dr Marium Rind and Dr Jason King will work at Sir Charles Gairdner and Royal Perth Hospitals before engaging in rural and urban practices or taking up specialty studies.

UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson said the University was committed to Indigenous education.

New course offers boost for science teaching

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

The University of Western Australia will offer a new Masters in Science Communication and Education for the first time next year in a bid to ease the State’s shortage of high-quality science teachers.

At the launch of the new course today by WA’s Chief Scientist, Professor Lyn Beazley, UWA’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Research Training) Robyn Owens said the course would provide a much-needed boost to the education sector in Australia.