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Wendy Erber sitting down

Indian Ocean Rim at forefront of medical congress in Perth

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Cutting-edge leukaemia diagnostic test methods invented here in WA and a host of blood treatment and management issues and innovations are being discussed at an international conference hosted by The University of Western Australia this week.

Cheryl Praeger standing outside UWA's Vice Chancellery building

Brilliant mathematician wins Australia's top prize for science

Thursday, 17 October 2019

The University of Western Australia’s Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger has won the prestigious Prime Minister’s Prize for Science for her contribution to the mathematical sciences.

Octagon Theatre during the day

UWA Octagon Theatre performs well after 50 years

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

The University of Western Australia’s Octagon Theatre turns 50 this week with the anniversary to be celebrated in a special event presented by the UWA Historical Society.

James Ledger

UWA musician and Paul Kelly win ARIA award

Monday, 14 October 2019

James Ledger from The University of Western Australia’s Conservatorium of Music and Australian musician Paul Kelly have been awarded Best Classical Album in the 2019 ARIA Awards for the album Thirteen Ways to Look at Birds. The performers on the album also include Alice Keath and the Seraphim Trio.

Student field trip

Digging deep for mine rehabilitation

Monday, 14 October 2019

Improving environmental management during mine rehabilitation and closure was the focus of a week-long field course for environmental science students from The University of Western Australia and mineral engineering students from Canada’s University of Toronto.

UWA Business School building at night

UWA Business School receives European Quality re-accreditation

Friday, 11 October 2019

The University of Western Australia Business School has once again received European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) re-accreditation, reinforcing its status as a leading business school worldwide.

Elderly lady using a mobile phone at home

UWA’s bright spark leading change in the ageing and disability sectors

Friday, 11 October 2019

A unique multi-purpose mobile app in development at The University of Western Australia is set to improve the independence of seniors at home, assist people living with disabilities and in isolation, and will increase digital literacy among regional communities.

Graduating students

Uni grads' jobs concern

Friday, 11 October 2019

This article is reprinted with the permission of The West Australian newspaper. It was published on Sunday 6 October 2019.

Year 9 students

Growing appetite for university and career planning advice for ever younger students

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

The University of Western Australia is providing advice to ever younger students as the demand for professional advice on university pathway planning continues to grow among younger high school students.

Surgery

Funding to investigate reducing the risk of surgical infection

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

A team of surgeons from across Australia including researchers from The University of Western Australia has been awarded more than $780,000 from the Federal Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to investigate the causes of surgical infections and train the next generation of surgical researchers.

Winthrop Hall

In uncertain times, there's a clear pathway to prosperity

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

This article is reprinted with the permission of The Australian newspaper. It was published on Wednesday 9 October 2019.

Abbie Galvin

UWA graduate is NSW's first female Government Architect

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

An architecture graduate from The University of Western Australia has been appointed NSW Government Architect – the first woman to hold the role in its 200-year history.

Kate Offer at Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar: 20 talks, 10 bars, one night

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Twenty world-leading researchers from The University of Western Australia are set to transform Perth bars into learning spaces, hosting free public talks for this year’s Raising the Bar event on Tuesday 29 October.

Kate

People with lived experience offer powerful insight during Mental Health Week

Monday, 7 October 2019

A research project led by The University of Western Australia has brought together six people with mental health conditions to offer insight into how treatment can be improved and to break down the stigma surrounding mental health.

Environment and population key to reducing child deaths in Africa

Monday, 7 October 2019

An international study led by The University of Western Australia and Flinders University has found children under the age of five in Africa are more likely to die than those in wealthy countries due to a degraded environment and increasing population density.

Graham Hillis

Funding boost for heart valve disease and breast cancer research

Friday, 4 October 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded more than $2.8 million in funding for two research projects that will investigate treatment of a common heart condition and whether breast cancer patients benefit from MRI.

Dresser Formation in the Pilbara

Ancient rock remains reveal signs pointing to earliest life on Earth

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Ancient rock remains in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia hold the key to analysing some of the earliest signs of life on Earth, according to a new study by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with a global team of scientists.

High school students

Education innovators help prepare students for work of the future

Thursday, 3 October 2019

The University of Western Australia has brought together WA school principals and leading education innovators to examine the future of the workforce and how school students can be best supported to transition from high school to university.

Professor Saunders

Video to improve breast cancer awareness in women of Timor-Leste

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

A new video launched today aims to improve breast cancer awareness and early detection in Timor Leste where the vast majority of women usually present with very advanced, late-stage breast cancer which is beyond treatment.

Awards and Achievements - October 2019

Awards and Achievements - October 2019

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

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