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Pat Dudgeon

Calls for greater action to prevent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide

Thursday, 3 September 2015

A leading researcher in the field of Indigenous Mental Health at The University of Western Australia has used the approach of World Suicide Prevention Day to call for united action to reduce Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide rates, which remain among the highest in the world.

Quentin Bryce

Perth to host global conversation on gender equality

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Former governor general Quentin Bryce, Western Australia’s Chief Justice Wayne Martin and WA Governor Kerry Sanderson are among several prominent Australian and international speakers addressing a major forum on gender equality later this week.


New study asks why some motorists are more aggressive to cyclists

New study asks why some motorists are more aggressive to cyclists

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

New research by a scientist at The University of Western Australia contradicts a commonly held view that non cyclist car drivers are more aggressive towards bike riders than motorists who are also cyclists.

Professor Christobel Saunders

Medicare to list 30-minute breast cancer treatment

Monday, 31 August 2015

An innovative radiotherapy technique that has the potential to revolutionise the treatment of early breast cancer will become available and affordable for all eligible women under Medicare from tomorrow.

Field Day to showcase UWA’s commitment to agriculture and rural communities

Monday, 31 August 2015

The University of Western Australia’s Farm Ridgefield near Pingelly will open its doors to the wider community at the 2015 Field Day on Friday 11 September.

Colleen Fisher

Prestigious appointment for UWA public health expert

Friday, 28 August 2015

The Head of The University of Western Australia’s School of Population Health, Professor Colleen Fisher, has been appointed the new President, and Chairperson of the National Executive, for the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australia (CAPHIA). 


Tim Hammer and Ptilotus axillaris (mat mulla mulla)

Wanted: world's best for Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

The world’s best young minds are invited to apply for this year’s prestigious Forrest Foundation Research Scholarships, available to international and Australian students who wish to undertake a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at one of Western Australia’s five universities.


UWA pays tribute to 'Larrikin Angel' Veronica Brady

Friday, 21 August 2015

The University of Western Australia extends its deepest sympathy to family, friends and colleagues of Veronica Brady, former Professor of Literature at UWA, Catholic nun and tireless campaigner for Indigenous rights, who has passed away in Perth at the age of 86.


Cheryl Praeger

Leading researchers recognised in Premier's Science Awards

Friday, 21 August 2015

The University of Western Australia’s reputation for producing leaders in science research and teaching was recognised tonight when three staff members were recognised in the 2015 Premier’s Science Awards.

Adult brain

Aboriginal communities have world's highest dementia incidence

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Research by The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Health and Ageing has confirmed that the incidence of dementia in remote Aboriginal communities is the highest in the world, with head injuries and age the greatest contributing factors.

Dr Najafzadeh

UWA student takes out top award

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

PhD student Afrooz Najafzadeh from The University of Western Australia has been awarded Researcher of the Year by the Australiasian Sonographers Association (ASA), for her significant contribution to medical sonography.

Damselfish

New research looks at how coral reef fish 'talk' to each other

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been studying the unique communication methods of young coral reef fish to learn more about how animals “talk” to each other.

Roger Smalley

UWA pays tribute to Professor Roger Smalley

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

The University of Western Australia extends its deepest sympathy to family, friends and colleagues of Roger Smalley AM, Senior Honorary Research fellow at the UWA School of Music and one of the leading pianists, composers and teachers of composition of a generation, who has passed away in Sydney at the age of 72.

Roger Smalley

UWA pays tribute to Professor Roger Smalley

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

The University of Western Australia extends its deepest sympathy to family, friends and colleagues of Roger Smalley AM, Senior Honorary Research fellow at the UWA School of Music and one of the leading pianists, composers and teachers of composition of a generation, who has passed away in Sydney at the age of 72.

Cells with paraspeckles

Research provides clues about Motor Neurone Disease

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research have discovered a new connection between the molecules they study and Motor Neurone Disease (MND) or ALS.

Australia's $10 billion 'other reef'

Monday, 17 August 2015

For the first time scientists have put a dollar value on Australia’s little talked about ‘other reef’, the Great Southern Reef, finding it contributes more than $10 billion to the Australian economy each year.

UWA Travelling Scientist program adding SPICE to the Kimberley

Friday, 14 August 2015

The University of Western Australia has extended its ‘Travelling Scientist’ program to the state’s remote Kimberley region in a bid to support and inspire science teachers and their students.

BloomLab launch

BloomLab encouraging WA's young innovators

Friday, 14 August 2015

Western Australia’s next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs now have help to get their ideas off the ground with the official launch of BloomLab, a collaboration between St Catherine’s College at The University of Western Australia and not-for-profit student organisation Bloom.

Scouts and volunteers

Helping NFPs attract and keep volunteers

Thursday, 13 August 2015

The University of Western Australia is teaming with the Scouts Association to work out how to attract good quality volunteers and also how to keep them.

Ashley Smith

UWA clarinet soloist wins Art Music Performance of the Year Award

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Clarinet soloist from The University of Western Australia Ashley Smith has won ‘Performance of the Year’ at the prestigious 2015 Art Music Awards in Sydney.