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The University of Western Australia’s Professor Ryan Lister has been awarded a $50,000 2015 Metcalf Prize, from the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia, in recognition of his leadership in stem cell research.
In early April The University of Western Australia announced it had secured $4 million in Federal Government funding to establish an Australia Consensus Centre to undertake detailed economic cost benefit analysis into many of Australia’s, and the world’s, biggest challenges.
Helping to feed the world may seem like the province of agricultural research, but it is also the challenge of academic and student researchers at The University of Western Australia working in computational biology and information technology – and an enthusiastic team of undergraduates recently made it into the finals of the Incite Awards run by the WA Information Technology and Telecommunications Alliance.
Medical students from the Rural Clinical School (RCSWA) at The University of Western Australia are more likely to work in remote locations after graduating, a recent report has shown, which is having a positive impact on rural and remote communities that often struggle to gain access to medical practitioners.
Local, community-based farming system groups are more readily able to serve the specific information needs of farmers, than large, geographically dispersed groups. They are also more effective at engaging members in group activities, according to a study conducted by researchers from The University of Western Australia.
His Excellency Professor Doctor Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, former President of the Republic of Indonesia, remains hopeful that relations between Australia and Indonesia will be able to withstand the strain of recent events.
The Hon Colin Barnett, Premier of Western Australia, said today that the state's ongoing economic and social relationships with key Asian countries would continue to strengthen, and Western Australia would "bounce back just as quickly as it has done every other time" from current issues such as iron ore pricing and supply.
The Westerly Centre is happy to announce that Dr Catherine Noske has just joined The University of Western Australia as the new editor of Westerly magazine.
Dr Noske joins Westerly from Monash University where she completed a PhD in creative writing last year. She has held a Residential Fellowship at Varuna (National Writers' House), won the A.D. Hope Prize of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, and was a Visiting Research Scholar in the Writing Programme at Warwick University, UK.
Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, former president of the Republic of Indonesia, will soon be welcomed as a visiting Professor at The University of Western Australia and as a Senior Fellow with the Perth USAsia Centre, expanding opportunities for deeper regional understanding and cooperation.
They do not eat their fruit and veg, but without them you wouldn't either. And even though they are vegetarians, they help produce the meat you eat. Their labour is valued at up to $6 billion here in Australia alone, but their workforce lives in dark wooden sheds.