Most of them own a mobile and a computer, they’re often logged on
24/7, they usually have their own blog and a 2007 survey of Australian
employers found they’re bad spellers, don’t bother with grammar and
have little understanding of how to behave at work.
The breadth of scientific research talent within The University of
Western Australia has been confirmed with the announcement of Professor
David Blair as Western Australian Scientist of the Year, Dr Kristen
Nowak as Western Australian Young Scientist of the Year and Professor
Paul McMenamin winning the Excellence in Science Teaching Award.
Premier Alan Carpenter last night announced the winners of the
Premier’s Science Awards, which recognise outstanding achievements in
Western Australian science.
With the emergence of an ageing HIV-positive population in
Australia, health issues facing the older and ageing gay, lesbian,
bisexual, trans and intersex community in Western Australia will be the
focus of a forum to be held at The University of Western Australia this
The third annual GRAI Forum, a free public event, will be held this
Wednesday October 24, 2007, at 6pm, in Theatre Auditorium of the
University Club at UWA.
Recent achievements in equity and diversity may be threatened by an
emerging political climate that may be more tolerant of stereotyping
based on race, gender, or belief, according to UWA Professor of
Psychology Stephan Lewandowsky.
A new series of free public lectures at The University Western
Australia, which starts next week, will examine the role that science
can play in shaping the emerging public discussion about equity and
‘CHANGE CLIMATE CHANGE: THINK FUTURE, ACT NOW’ - LECTURES BEGIN OCTOBER 23-24
Australia’s most prominent climate change speakers and activists
will speak at the UWA Extension lecture series CHANGE CLIMATE CHANGE:
THINK FUTURE, ACT NOW. Don't miss this opportunity to hear four of
Australia's most prominent speakers and activists on critical issues
associated with climate change, Bill Mollison, Peter Andrews, Callum
Coats and John Law.
Women are in a unique position to be able to bring exceptional life
skills to the workplace, according to one of The University of Western
Australia’s first female engineering graduates, Sue Murphy.
Ms Murphy, who was also the first female engineer employed by
Western Australian construction firm Clough Engineering, will be the
guest speaker at a cocktail party to honour women in engineering at The
University of Western Australia’s Watersports Complex, from
6.30pm-8.30pm next Friday, October 26, 2007.
Ancient nickel-iron sulphide deposits, which are some of our most
valuable mineral resources, provide important clues to help us
understand the operation of the Earth’s systems more than 2.5 billion
Formed at a time when there was no oxygen and no complex life, these
clues can help us find more deposits, according to Professor Mark
Barley of the Centre for Exploration Targeting in The University of
Western Australia’s School of Earth and Geographical Sciences.
Scientists at The University of Western Australia are racing against
the clock to find plants that will provide bio-energy and bio-fuels and
be able to perform under the environmental extremes predicted with
And an inconspicuous, aesthetically-challenged weed, Arabidopsis
thaliana (or thale or mouse-eared cress) is offering vital information
to researchers at the Centre of Excellence for Plant Metabolomics, to
be opened at 4pm today (Monday, October 15, 2007) at UWA, by the
Minister for Energy, Resources, Industry and Innovation, Fran Logan.
The University of Western Australia’s Rural Clinical School has won
a prestigious 2007 Carrick Award for its Clinical Learning Embedded in
Rural Communities Program.
The program was recognised in the Innovation in Curricula, Learning
and Teaching category of the Carrick Awards, which acknowledge the
vital contribution made by individuals and teams to the quality of
student learning in Australia.
Join Carmen Lawrence at The University of Western Australia’s UWA
Extension public lecture Exporting Democracy, Monday 7 – 8.30pm,
October 29, 2007.
Join Carmen Lawrence at a public lecture where she will raise
questions about freedom and the modern democracy divide between areas
of the world still governed by dictatorships and monarchs and the
Australian political system. Can democracy successfully be exported?
One of Australia’s leading geophysicists will tackle the hot topic
of changing sea levels in a free public talk – the Joseph Gentilli
Memorial Lecture – at The University of Western Australia next week.
Professor Kurt Lambeck, President of the Australian Academy of
Science, will review past changes in sea level and the implications for
glaciations and past shoreline reconstructions in his lecture Sea level
change through the ages: Learning from the past to understand the
A unique event which is set to explore the future 50 years of
medical research in Western Australia is planned for the culmination of
The University of Western Australia’s Medical School’s golden
The research symposium entitled Medical Research: Securing the
Future Health of our State, will involve a number of high profile
international, national and local speakers and is open to the public.
Eight PhD students from four schools within the Institute of
Agriculture at the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (FNAS)
at The University of Western Australia (UWA) recently presented their
research to an audience of 60 in a post-graduate showcase, ‘Frontiers
in Agriculture and Resource Management’.
Focussing on innovative land management and animal production
systems, as well as plant production for the future, the sessions were
an opportunity to showcase high quality research and for students to
interact with the industry and potential employers.
11:15hrs Tuesday 9 October 2007
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands
All media welcome
Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall will announce details of a
new study at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital on Tuesday 9 October.
He will also call for volunteers to take part in the study which
aims to determine if people develop immunity to a common stomach
infection called Helicobacter pylori or H. pylori or if they are always
open to re-infection.
Three outstanding teaching and learning programs at The University
of Western Australia have been recognised with 2007 Carrick Awards for
Programs that Enhance Learning.
UWA Vice-Chancellor Alan Robson said the awards rewarded the efforts
of individual staff members to enhance the quality of student learning.
“UWA staff have a well-deserved reputation for excellence and
quality teaching and it is particularly pleasing to see staff rewarded
for their commitment in winning three out of 14 institutional awards,”
Professor Robson said.
We are enjoying an economic boom but, when this abates, we will
depend on our ingenuity and innovation, underpinned by scientific
know-how, according to Western Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor
Professor Beazley will give a free public lecture, Science Matters
for the Future of Western Australia, at The University of Western
Australia, in the University Club’s Theatre Auditorium, at 6pm on
Tuesday (October 9) as part of the annual Karrakatta Club address.
Two Federal Government Capital Development Pool grants of $3 million
for The University of Western Australia’s new Business School, and $1
million for its Albany Centre, were a welcome and significant
contribution to the State’s infrastructure, Vice-Chancellor Professor
Alan Robson said today.
“The Federal Government’s $3 million grant towards the construction
of our new $47 million business school is a significant contribution to
UWA’s ability to further enhance the quality of its business education
programs,” Professor Robson said.