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David Blair

Top science honour for UWA physicist

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

After playing an integral role in the detection of the first gravitational wave, The University of Western Australia’s Professor David Blair has been recognised by his peers with election to the Australian Academy of Science.

First settlers

People voyaged to Australia by boat more than 50,000 years ago

Monday, 21 May 2018

Researchers working to solve the mystery of how people first reached Australia have combined sophisticated deep sea mapping, voyage simulation techniques and genetic information to show that arrival was made by sizeable groups of people deliberately voyaging between islands.

Chairman Ronald Woss AM

New foundation at UWA to help save young lives

Friday, 18 May 2018

A new foundation at The University of Western Australia will support research to identify trigger points for youth suicide and measures to help predict when someone is at high risk.

Fossil

Fossil discovery paints new picture of the history of our ocean

Friday, 18 May 2018

A global research team including scientists from The University of Western Australia has discovered sea lily (isocrinid crinoids) fossils, providing new evidence the species lived in shallow water in the Southern Hemisphere millions of years longer than previously thought.

High blood pressure

One in three people have high blood pressure but many do not know it

Thursday, 17 May 2018

A global study involving researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation has found more than a third of people have high blood pressure but many are unaware they have it.

IQ Awards

Latest in innovation showcased at the UWA IQ Awards

Friday, 11 May 2018

An invention to monitor leukemia cells in the blood, methods to develop better medicines with fewer side-effects and an app to help school students develop skills for the future workplace were big winners at this year’s University of Western Australia IQ Awards.

Perth city skyline

Living is not as easy as it could be in Perth

Friday, 11 May 2018

A new report measuring Perth’s liveability progress has found that despite improvements, the city is struggling to meet its targets for policy implementation.

Bottom trawling

Bottom trawlers chuck 437 million tonnes of fish each year

Friday, 11 May 2018

A new study by The University of Western Australia and the University of British Columbia has found 437 million tonnes of fish worth an estimated $720 billion have been thrown overboard in the past 65 years globally by industrial fisheries using bottom trawls. 

Iain Grandage

Iain Grandage to lead Perth Festival

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

One of Western Australia’s most successful cultural exports, Iain Grandage, has been appointed Artistic Director of Perth Festival for 2020-23.

Diabetes research

New device could mean end of the jab for people living with diabetes

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are testing the effectiveness of a device in the long-term treatment of the low blood glucose form of diabetes and are in need of community participants for the study.

Main street of Mt Magnet

Rural cancer patients hit with major out-of-expenses

Monday, 7 May 2018

Rural Western Australian cancer patients experience significant out-of-pocket expenses during cancer treatment according to a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Julius the dog

Therapy dog a furry friend for UWA law students

Friday, 4 May 2018

The University of Western Australia Law School has a new wellbeing initiative - a furry four legged friend that is providing students with a much-needed break from their studies and proving to be quite a hit with people on campus.

Isabel Inkster

2018 Ciara Glennon Scholarship awarded

Thursday, 3 May 2018

A third-year Law student with a passion for the law, arts and environment has been awarded this year’s Ciara Glennon Memorial Law Scholarship.

$1.75 million grant to help tackle disadvantage in Western Australia

Thursday, 3 May 2018

A project addressing entrenched disadvantage in WA in which The University of Western Australia is taking the lead research role has received $1.75 million in funding from Lotterywest.

Awards and achievements - April 2018

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Awards and Achievements – April 2018 The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

Dr Jennifer Walsh

World-first cannabis trial looks to treat insomnia

Monday, 30 April 2018

In a world-first study, researchers at The University of Western Australia will examine the effect medicinal cannabis has on adults suffering from chronic insomnia.

The business of honey

Thursday, 26 April 2018

The business of honey will be the focus of an upcoming Hackathon to address challenges facing the honey industry and explore markets for valuable, but largely untapped honey bee products.

Albany Wave Energy Centre announced

Albany to become global leader in wave energy

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

The Great Southern is one step closer to becoming a global leader in marine renewable energy after the Albany Visitor Centre was announced as the location for the Wave Energy Research Centre.

Dementia Funding

UWA researchers awarded $2.5 million for dementia prevention

Monday, 23 April 2018

A research team led by Dr Kate Smith at The University of Western Australia has been awarded $2.5 million in federal funding to reduce the prevalence of dementia in Aboriginal Australians.

Dr Joost Lesterhuis

New collaboration to improve treatments for cancer patients

Monday, 23 April 2018

The University of Western Australia has entered a new collaboration with Douglas Pharmaceuticals, building on the work of researchers from UWA and the Telethon Kids Institute, to develop immunotherapy treatments for cancer.