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Professor Cook

New Chair to support aquaculture industry

Friday, 3 July 2015

Professor Peter Cook, of UWA’s Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management in Albany, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the international Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC).

Professor David Mackey

World-leading ophthalmologist wins Churchill Fellowship

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Professor David Mackey, one of the world’s leading researchers in the genetics of eye disease, has received a 2015 Churchill Fellowship.

Winthrop singers

Winthrop Singers set to soar in Singapore

Monday, 29 June 2015

The University of Western Australia’s premier choir will travel to Singapore this weekend to participate in a rare performance of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony as “a gift to the entire nation” in celebration of Singapore’s 50th birthday.

Zhong Xien Yeoh

West Perth student wins State Brain Bee Challenge

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Year 10 student Zhong Xien Yeoh from Shenton College who lives in West Perth has won the State championships at the Australian Brain Bee Challenge and will go on to represent WA at the National Championships in December.

The Giants

The Giants help PIAF win national award

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

The Perth International Arts Festival’s biggest-ever event has won a Helpmann Award for Best Special Event as well as 13 prestigious Helpmann Award nominations for artists and performers at the 2015 Festival.

Cattle in a field

Where are we heading with Australia’s red meat industry?

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

With demand for protein likely to increase as global incomes rise, what does Australia need to do to maintain its competitive export market?

Earth

UWA physicists celebrate advance in search for gravitational waves

Monday, 22 June 2015

An international collaboration of scientists, including a team from The University of Western Australia, has upgraded United States gravitational wave detectors to bring the instruments to sensitivities that are expected to directly detect and measure gravitational waves for the first time. 

Clinical Professor Harvey Coates

Urgent action needed to tackle ear disease in Indigenous children

Monday, 15 June 2015

The recipient of an inaugural award to recognise his outstanding contribution to closing the Indigenous health gap is urging the Federal Government to recognise hearing loss in Indigenous children as a serious problem that needs immediate action.

Dalai Lama

UWA welcomes the Dalai Lama to Perth

Monday, 15 June 2015

The University of Western Australia is delighted to have welcomed the enlightening and internationally respected figure, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, who today spoke at UWA on ‘The importance of Education’.

Lisa Wood and Bella

Pets help owners meet people and make friends

Monday, 15 June 2015

Pets play an important role in developing healthy neighbourhoods by helping their owners to meet people, make friends and even gain emotional and practical support from these friendships, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama to visit UWA

Friday, 12 June 2015

The UWA Student Guild is pleased to welcome His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, who will speak at UWA on the importance of education on Monday 15 June.

Kate Leeming

UWA graduate to cycle across Antarctica

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Five years after becoming the first woman to cycle 22,000 kilometres across Africa from west to east, adventurer Kate Leeming is preparing to tackle her greatest challenge – to be the first person to cycle across Antarctica via the South Pole.

Professors Nigel Laing

Staff and graduates earn Queen's Birthday Honours

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Six staff members and 10 graduates of The University of Western Australia have been honoured by their inclusion on the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

New treatment hope for pregnant women with high blood pressure

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Exciting research from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research has found new answers for pregnant women with high blood pressure, which is also a characteristic of the serious condition, pre-eclampsia.

Evidence of oldest human occupation in Mid-West discovered

Thursday, 4 June 2015

A rock shelter in the Weld Range provides evidence of the oldest human occupation in the Mid-West region of Western Australia, a research project partnered between The University of Western Australia and Wajarri Traditional Owners has discovered.

Prestigious scholarships at Centre for History of Emotions

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe 1100-1800 (CHE) is offering valuable scholarships and travel grants to Australian Postgraduate and Honours students for approved projects. Applications are due by Monday 17 August, 2015.


Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships attract world's best minds

Friday, 29 May 2015

Andrew and Nicola Forrest today announced the first recipients of the prestigious Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships – with the five recipients flying in from around the world to accept their scholarship.

Volunteers needed for childhood narcissism study

Thursday, 28 May 2015

A new study investigating the causes of narcissism in children is looking for 300 volunteers aged between eight and 16, and their parents, to take part in a survey.

Former Indonesian President joins us as a Senior Fellow

Friday, 22 May 2015

Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, former president of the Republic of Indonesia, has accepted roles as a visiting Professor at The University of Western Australia and as a Senior Fellow with the Perth USAsia Centre, expanding opportunities for deeper regional understanding and cooperation.

UWA researchers secure a $9 million funding boost

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The University of Western Australia congratulates two of its leading research groups for securing nearly $10 million in new funding from the Nation’s peak research funding body, the Australian Research Council (ARC).