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Louise Pollard

Student outreach program leader wins national Fellowship

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Louise Pollard, Manager of The University of Western Australia’s student outreach program Aspire UWA, is one of three Australians to be awarded an Equity Fellowship by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) at Curtin University.

Photograph by David Dare Parker

Human rights conference to explore power of photography

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

The University of Western Australia will next week host a landmark international conference and two photographic exhibitions that aim to explore the powerful role of photography in shaping our understanding of human rights.

Barry Marshall

UWA Nobel Laureate develops drug to prevent food allergies

Thursday, 24 November 2016

A new drug which “fine tunes” the immune system is being developed to help prevent asthma and allergies to foods such as peanuts and shellfish.

Pole dancing

Pole dancers wanted for world first study

Thursday, 24 November 2016

A world first study conducted at The University of Western Australia is looking to uncover the physical and mental benefits of pole dancing.

David Coward

UWA Zadko Telescope helps reconstruct 'Barbarian' asteroids

Thursday, 24 November 2016

The University of Western Australia’s Zadko Telescope has been used by an international team to reconstruct the shape of a rare ‘Barbarian’ asteroid (space rock).

Ryuta Ujihara

UWA congratulates its 2017 Forrest scholar

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

A nature lover from Japan who wants to help solve the world’s looming water shortage is The University of Western Australia’s recipient of the 2017 Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships.  

UWA changemakers awarded Rhodes and Monash scholarships

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

A political change maker and a leading innovator from The University of Western Australia have been awarded prestigious scholarships, recognising their potential as young global ambassadors.

Gemma Wilkinson

Bunbury leads UWA rural medical students graduation

Monday, 21 November 2016

Last Saturday 60 rural students from 22 country towns, including 17 students from Bunbury, graduated from The University of Western Australia’s Medical School – the biggest number of rural background doctors to graduate in a single year.

Indigenous students

UWA congratulates graduating Indigenous students

Monday, 21 November 2016

The University of Western Australia congratulates a record number of Indigenous students who received their degrees at UWA’s Winthrop Hall at the weekend.

Whale shark

Teenage male whale sharks don't want to leave home

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and Australian Institute of Marine Science, (AIMS) and collaborators across the Indian Ocean have completed a huge photo-identification study to assess the seasonal habits of whale sharks in the tropics. They were surprised to discover that the male juveniles didn’t seem to venture too far from home.  

Bee

Concern over parasites affecting honey bees

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Scientists from The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Integrative Bee Research (CIBER) tagged 200 honey bee workers to find out how a highly-contagious fungal parasite (Nosema apis) impacts their ability to pollinate crops. 

Kelp

Health report reveals world’s kelp forests declining

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

A new marine study bringing together half a century of data from around the globe indicates that almost 40 per cent of the world’s vital kelp forests are in decline.

Cannabis plants

Study reveals cannabis users age faster

Monday, 14 November 2016

A study carried out by researchers from The University of Western Australia has found significant detrimental effects to the vascular system from smoking cannabis, including early ageing.

Senator Pat Dodson

Report identifies need for change in Indigenous suicide prevention

Thursday, 10 November 2016

A new report led by The University of Western Australia calls on the Federal Government to support a radical overhaul of suicide prevention programs including an Indigenous community-led national prevention plan.

Aboriginal flag

Northern wealth under spotlight at Indigenous conference

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Indigenous leaders from across Australia will come together for the Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations Conference, to be held at The University of Western Australia on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 December.

Yellabidde Cave

Aboriginal people inhabited WA's mid-west coast much earlier than previously thought

Friday, 4 November 2016

Archaeologists from The University of Western Australia have discovered evidence of human activity in a cave in Western Australia’s Midwest which proves that Aboriginal people lived there 15,000 years earlier than previously thought.

Lungs

Grant win for Lung Fibrosis Research

Friday, 4 November 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Respiratory Heath are among a group of Australian scientists awarded $2.5 million by the NHMRC to support a Centre for Research Excellence focusing on lung fibrosis.

 Ocean Glider sets sail for Sri Lanka

Ocean Glider sets sail for Sri Lanka

Friday, 4 November 2016

An ocean glider christened Challenger will set sail for Sri Lanka in the longest journey ever attempted by an autonomous underwater vehicle.

UWA

UWA Awards and Achievements - October 2016

Thursday, 3 November 2016

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

Dr Andrew Guzzomi

Seed flamer wins at WA Innovator of the Year

Thursday, 3 November 2016

A new tool that makes native seeds easier to handle has won researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority a top prize at the 2016 WA Innovator of the Year awards.