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Bernard Bowen

WA science legend leaves behind a remarkable legacy

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Passionate marine science and radio astronomy leader Dr Bernard Bowen passed away peacefully early this morning.

Dr Jo Hawkins

UWA gets down to business with new innovation space IQX

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

The University of Western Australia yesterday launched an innovation, co-working and event space to help grow Western Australian small-to-medium-sized enterprises.

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New program to connect students with industry and the workforce

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

A new PhD program to connect students with industry and help them solve real world problems is being rolled out in WA.

Professor David Blair at Gravity Discovery Centre

UWA awarded $898,560 to teach Einstein's physics in schools

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded $898,560 for a ground-breaking international research project to teach Einstein’s theories of space, time, matter, light and gravity through primary and secondary school.

Ivan Lin

Study recommends new ways to treat musculoskeletal pain

Monday, 18 March 2019

A new study led by The University of Western Australia has identified 11 recommendations to help health professionals and patients better manage musculoskeletal problems. The study comes after the team found many musculoskeletal problems were not being managed effectively.

Dr Sally Brinkman

Child health researcher wins national excellence award

Thursday, 14 March 2019

A child health researcher from The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute has been recognised with a national Research Excellence Award.

Study highlights ways to improve fishing practices

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and Stanford University have confirmed eco-labels on seafood are a trusted way for consumers to ensure they are buying sustainable seafood products and also encourage the seafood industry to be more sustainable.

Shark deterrent research

Research finds some shark deterrents don't work as well

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Shark researchers from The University of Western Australia have found that one of the personal shark deterrents commercially available in WA is not effective in deterring sharks.

PROSH

PROSH to liven up Perth streets

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

People are encouraged to carry loose change on Wednesday 20 March as costume-clad students from The University of Western Australia will hit the streets from 7am to sell the annual edition of the satirical PROSH student newspaper.

Ramon Wenzel low res

Centre for Social Impact researcher recognised in pro bono awards

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

A Research Assistant Professor from The University of Western Australia who is passionate about supporting the not-for-profit workforce has been recognised in the Pro Bono 2018 Impact 25 Awards.

Extinct bee

'Extinct' bee found on the outskirts of Perth

Friday, 8 March 2019

A native bee species believed to be extinct has been found during a survey of insect pollinators in a remnant of banksia woodland at Pinjar in Perth’s northern suburbs.

Justin Geldard

Awards and achievements - February 2019

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

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

Outdoor play at home key for young children's health and development

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

A simple sandpit, swing or cubby house in the backyard are all that are needed to help preschoolers get enough outdoor play time at home, according to new research led by The University of Western Australia.

Slate pencil urchin

Study warns marine heatwaves causing massive destruction

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

A study by an international team of researchers including The University of Western Australia reveals the massive damage marine heatwaves are causing to the marine environment wherever they occur.

Jacqui Batley

Plant scientist awarded Nancy Millis Medal for Women in Science

Thursday, 28 February 2019

A plant scientist from The University of Western Australia who made significant breakthroughs in disease resistance in the oilseed crop canola has been awarded the prestigious 2019 Nancy Millis Medal for Women in Science.

Fit for Study team

Student wellbeing program recognised in national teaching awards

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

A University of Western Australia program designed to improve students' health and wellbeing, their experiences and learning support services has taken out a top honour in the nation's most prestigious teaching awards.

Cameron Thorn

UWA student awarded Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

A postgraduate student at The University of Western Australia with a passion for education equality is one of 17 leading postgraduate students Australia-wide to be named a Westpac Future Leaders Scholar.

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Poor mental health linked to rising rates of chronic disease

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

New research led by researchers from The University of Western Australia suggests that poor mental health may be behind an increase in chronic disease in Australia.

Dr Livia Carvalho

Scientists tackle rare retinal disease in unique research project

Monday, 25 February 2019

Researchers at the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) and The University of Western Australia have pioneered a study of the world’s first and only laboratory model of a rare type of retinal disease, paving the way for new treatment pathways.

Law changes urged in property issues involving family violence

Law changes urged in property issues involving family violence

Monday, 25 February 2019

We need government support to improve legal aid services to help people resolve property matters where family violence is involved, according to research led by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with researchers from Murdoch University and the University of Notre Dame.