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UWA welcomes Labor's $3M commitment to Albany campus

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

The University of Western Australia has welcomed today's announcement by Great Southern Minister Kim Chance that a Labor government would commit $3 million towards a planned $6 million expansion of UWA's Albany campus. 

The ethics of health research

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Health research is a global enterprise and international codes have guided its ethical conduct for more than 50 years - yet important questions such as "what is the ethical rationale for conducting studies in certain countries and not others?" still need to be answered. 

Former Governor, Chief of Army to talk about Indigenous affairs at UWA

Monday, 18 August 2008

A former Governor of Western Australia and Chief of Army, Lieutenant General John Sanderson AC, will deliver the annual Shann Memorial Lecture at The University of Western Australia on Tuesday, August 19.

Curriculum Council Chair to become Deputy leader at UWA

Monday, 18 August 2008

Teacher, academic and curriculum expert Professor Bill Louden has been appointed as the next Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor at The University of Western Australia, the second most senior executive position at the University. 

Distinguished Thailand graduates honoured by UWA

Monday, 18 August 2008

Two Thai Government ministers and a professor of agronomy have been honoured as distinguished graduates of The University of Western Australia at two ceremonies in Thailand.  

Achievements of UWA's Singapore students acknowledged

Thursday, 14 August 2008

More than 170 students studying with The University of Western Australia in Singapore - including the first group of science students to complete studies in Singapore - were acknowledged at a Presentation Ceremony this evening. 

Challenging beliefs at UWA

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

An author who was once an evangelist and a creationist will defend scepticism in two Science Week lectures at The University of Western Australia next week. 

Dr Michael Shermer's visit is part of the National Speaker Tour for National Science Week.  He is the founding publisher of Skeptic Magazine and a monthly columnist for Scientific American and is known as a "ghost-buster" and crusader against junk science. 

New Dean to lead Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

An eminent Australian academic and internationally renowned scholar of Indonesian media and culture has been appointed to lead The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.  

Minister to join UWA Motorsport World Champions celebration

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

A celebration honouring The University of Western Australia's world-beating Motorsport team will have some special guests - Fran Logan, Minister for Energy, Resources, Industry and Enterprise, as well as visitors from the universities of Zhejiang and Kobe.

UWA hits top gear for Expo

Friday, 8 August 2008

Tens of thousands of prospective students and members of the public will visit The University of Western Australia this Sunday to learn more about one of the best teaching, learning and research institutions in Australia.

Palm Island death in custody examined in UWA lecture

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Forty-five minutes after his arrest for swearing at a police officer and his incarceration in the Palm Island watch house, 36 year-old Cameron Doomadgee was dead, with injuries like those of someone who had been in a car crash. 

UWA lecture looks at barriers to women in criminal justice

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

An academic who has written extensively about women behind bars is equally interested in those who are imprisoned by a ‘glass ceiling' and she will give a free public lecture titled ‘The Changing Role of Women Working in Criminal Justice' at The University of Western Australia soon.

Conquest and violence under the microscope at UWA

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Bloody conquest and settlement over past centuries have produced the world we live in and will be discussed at The University of Western Australia in the History Lecture Series, 2008. 

UWA boasts its biggest-ever Olympic contingent

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

The University of Western Australia boasts its biggest-ever Olympic contingent, with four students and five graduates set to represent Australia in Beijing and one graduate representing Zimbabwe. 

UWA's Rural Clinical School wins grants to beat disease through art

Friday, 1 August 2008

The University of Western Australia's Kalgoorlie-based Rural Clinical School, in partnership with the Wongutha Birni Aboriginal Corporation, has been awarded two major grants to support an exciting and innovative arts health project to combat diabetes and kidney disease in the Western Desert and the Goldfields.

Primary teacher education to be taught at UWA

Friday, 1 August 2008

In a move designed to address the teacher shortage and to attract quality teachers, The University of Western Australia will offer new primary teacher education courses from next year.

Middle East meets western wheatbelt

Thursday, 31 July 2008

Declining global biodiversity, which threatens plant genetic diversity and therefore the raw materials humans rely on for food, fibre, fuel, medicine and industrial products, has led to a far ranging collaborative research project between The University of Western Australia (UWA) and Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) in the Sultanate of Oman.

New primary teacher education courses at UWA

Thursday, 31 July 2008

In a move designed to address the teacher shortage and attract quality teachers, The University of Western Australia will offer new primary teacher education courses from next year.

UWA graduate named Chief Justice

Thursday, 31 July 2008

Leading Western Australian Federal Court judge, Justice Robert French, who was named Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia this week, is another distinguished graduate from The University of Western Australia who is helping to shape the nation, according to UWA Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alan Robson. 

Former Federal Senator to talk about 'Forgotten Australians' at UWA

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

A former WA Senate representative who was instrumental in Federal inquiries into child migration and institutional care will speak at a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia next week (Monday, August 4).