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Mine-site rehabilitation

Report aims to improve best practice in mine rehabilitation

Thursday, 29 August 2019

A first-of-its-kind report led by The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute aims to improve mining industry practice of how to define and measure successful mine-site rehabilitation criteria.

Forrest Fellows

Medical researcher and physicist awarded Forrest Fellowships

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

A medical researcher developing ways to improve the treatment of brain tumours in children and a physicist who hopes to create the world’s first laser link in WA for use in space missions are recipients of prestigious 2020 Forrest Fellowships.

Dr Nicholas

Pole dancing popularity on the rise

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Research from The University of Western Australia has found that although there is still a stigma associated with pole dancing, the activity is quickly growing in popularity in Australia with many women finding great benefits for their mental and physical health.

Dr Sarah Collins

UWA music scholar wins national award

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

The University of Western Australia’s Chair of Musicology Dr Sarah Collins has won Australia’s most prestigious award for the study of music – the McCredie Musicological Award.

Circa's Leviathan

Fantastic five head to 2020 Perth Festival

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Perth Festival announces five glorious shows as a taste of the summer cultural feast to come next February under new Festival Artistic Director Iain Grandage.

Clinical support

Rural areas desperate for more local mental health services

Monday, 26 August 2019

A study led by the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia and involving The University of Western Australia has revealed many people living in remote and rural areas have unmet mental health needs and often only seek help when they reach crisis point.

Family

Supporting families affected by brain injury or early onset dementia

Monday, 26 August 2019

A new program being developed by The University of Western Australia and Brightwater Care Group will support children and adolescents who have a parent or family member diagnosed with an acquired brain injury or early onset dementia.

Black hole about to swallow a neutron star

Scientists marvel at collision between black hole and possible neutron star

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

More than 30 scientists from The University of Western Australia’s node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) are part of an international team that for the first time may have witnessed the end of a neutron star as it was engulfed by a black hole.

Akshay Venkatesh

UWA awards honorary doctorate to youngest student

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Professor Akshay Venkatesh, the youngest-ever student to enrol at The University of Western Australia and last year’s recipient of the prestigious Fields Medal for mathematics, will be awarded an honorary doctorate at a special ceremony to be held at UWA’s Winthrop Hall tomorrow.

Drysdale River catchment

New site reveals 50,000 years of Aboriginal occupation in Kimberley

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

A team of archaeologists led by The University of Western Australia, in partnership with Traditional Owners, has discovered that the remote Drysdale River catchment in Western Australia’s northern Kimberley region has one of the earliest and securely dated sites for Aboriginal occupation in the North West at 50,000 years ago.

3D facial photography offers quick way to predict sleep apnoea

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Three-dimensional facial photography can provide a simple and highly accurate method of predicting the presence of obstructive sleep apnoea, according to a study led by The University of Western Australia.

Fellowship recipients

Early career researchers awarded science PhD Fellowships

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Seven early career researchers from The University of Western Australia are among 13 recipients to receive prestigious Western Australian Government Science Industry PhD Fellowships.

Sharynne Hamilton

UWA students recognised in Premier's Science Awards

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Two students from The University of Western Australia were last night recognised in the 2019 Premier’s Science Awards, which celebrate the achievements of the Western Australian science community.

Cosmpolitan image

Artwork explores a stimulating decade in Australian history

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

A new exhibition at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery on The University of Western Australia campus takes an in-depth look at the 1930s, a vibrant and tumultuous decade in Australia.

LWAG image

Exhibition showcases the latest in contemporary art

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

The annual HERE&NOW exhibition – a showcase of some of the most exciting and innovative artwork created in Western Australia – returns on Saturday 31 August 2019 to Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Rob Atkin

Are laxatives the answer to more powerful mobile phones, cars that run better?

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

A global research team including scientists from The University of Western Australian has found laxatives may hold the key to creating mobile phones that don’t need batteries to operate, and hybrid cars that run better.

Rugby great joins fight against youth suicide

Friday, 9 August 2019

Rugby great Nick Farr-Jones has thrown his support behind The University of Western Australia’s suicide research initiative Young Lives Matter Foundation at UWA.

Professor Christobel Saunders

Patient survey reveals flaws in cancer treatment

Friday, 9 August 2019

An international survey of more than 4000 cancer patients and carers, including 850 Australians, has highlighted the need to tackle shortcomings in diagnosis, treatment and psychological support as well as high medical costs.

Dot-underwing moth

Like moths to a colourful flame

Friday, 9 August 2019

A nocturnal moth may be using its colourful wing patterns to attract a female mate, according to new research led by The University of Western Australia and the Adolphe Merkle Institute in Switzerland.

Jordan Moore

UWA musician heading to Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Music student Jordan Moore from The University of Western Australia cannot remember a time when music was not a big part of his life, and it seems his hard work has paid off with him being selected 2020 Young Composer in Residence with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.