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South Perth from Kings Park

Is Perth public transport 'off the rails'?

Friday, 4 July 2014

Claims that Perth's public transport system is in crisis have been proven wrong by researchers who have compiled the first comprehensive look at the city's public transport use since 2004.

Winthrop Professor Cristina Gibson

Managing multicultural workforce the biggest challenge for organisations: UWA Business School researcher

Friday, 4 July 2014

Managing a multicultural workforce will be the biggest challenge for organisations in coming years, according to a leading researcher from The University of Western Australia's Business School.

Bryce Bevan with horse Eiffel

Indigenous student tops in sport of kings

Friday, 4 July 2014

A young Albany Indigenous man who recently completed his Honours at The University of Western Australia is about to embark on a scholarship that will enable him to be part of the international thoroughbred industry.

Kimberley Cup - water rocket activity

UWA engineering students on tour in Broome

Thursday, 3 July 2014

A team of 12 engineering student ambassadors from The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics touched down in Broome last week to take part in the Kimberley Cup, an annual school sporting carnival coordinated by Broome Senior High School.

Better fun than being on holiday for Indigenous kids keen on science

Thursday, 3 July 2014

School holidays? What school holidays?

Fifty Indigenous students in Years 9 and 10 will be having a different kind of fun when school breaks up at the end of the week - including learning about designing a world championship-winning racing car, launching rockets, extracting DNA from strawberries, experimenting with liquid nitrogen, making moulds of teeth and challenging their sporting abilities.

'Community conversations' about heart disease

Researchers call for community help to better manage heart disease

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Heart disease is still the number one killer of Australians - and researchers at The University of Western Australia want to meet people who have had, or care for someone, with heart disease, heart failure or atrial fibrillation.

Remember when you believed anything and everything?

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Children's tendencies to being tricked, fooled and misled by their peers are being investigated by researchers from The University of Western Australia.

Brenda Coutts

National recognition for UWA research student

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

A PhD student, whose research on plant viruses has resulted in advances in the potato industry, has been named Researcher of the Year by one of Australia's peak grower industry bodies.

Dancers are Yilin Kong and Kenny Johnson, Photo by Dana Weeks

Ochre bridges the gap through dance

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

There is a lot of talk about ‘bridging the gap' between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and usually it is in the context of addressing the imbalance in health and life-expectancy.

Plastic pieces

Research needed to resolve fate of missing plastic debris

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Plastic pollution in the open ocean is widespread but less than predicted, according to a study published today in the US journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Green light for revolutionary new science curriculum

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

A revolutionary new science curriculum that aims to teach all school students about science starting with Einstein's discoveries a century ago has received $400,000 in Federal Government funding.

Eliot Courtney

Science students awarded New Colombo Plan scholarships

Monday, 30 June 2014

Two high-achieving science students from The University of Western Australia have been awarded prestigious scholarships under the Federal Government's New Colombo Plan Pilot Program - a program that aims to improve knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia.

Assistant Professor Susan Peters

State funding for medical research

Monday, 30 June 2014

Five researchers from The University of Western Australia have been awarded State Government funding of $10,000 each in this year's New Independent Researcher Infrastructure Support (NRIS) awards.

WINTERarts inspire at UWA

Monday, 30 June 2014

A wacky children's theatre production hailed as ‘pure junkyard genius', dance representations of award-winning West Australian novelists' works and a performance featuring internationally renowned clarinettist Ashley Smith are just some of the inspiring events on the menu for this year's WINTERarts festival at The University of Western Australia.

Why are women delaying pregnancy?

Friday, 27 June 2014

A study by the Telethon Kids Institute and The University of Western Australia is exploring the reasons why women are delaying pregnancy well into their thirties.

Dr Christine Allen in Stirling Range National Park

Young plant rescuer on a mission

Friday, 27 June 2014

There are only 400 Stirling Range Wattles and 600 Kambellup Banksias alive in the wild - and a researcher at The University of Western Australia has devoted the last four years of her life to making sure the two species are not lost forever.

Professor Livia Hool

Researchers find link to failing heart in muscular dystrophy

Thursday, 26 June 2014

In a world first, researchers at The University of Western Australia have discovered a communication breakdown may be responsible for causing heart failure in people with muscular dystrophy.

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Pilbara, Perth year nine students get a taste of Uni fun

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Plastering ‘broken' fingers, kung fu, investing in property and shares, building a water filter and having a go at calligraphy are just some of the activities more than 550 year nine students are enjoying at The University of Western Australia this week.

WA community urged to take part in university research

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Members of the community are being urged to get involved in research projects at The University of Western Australia either through participating in the actual research or helping us use the outcomes.

Brain Bee Champ Harman Sharma St Mary's College, Broome

Broome student is WA bid for Australia’s brainiest kid

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Year 10 student Harman Sharma from St Mary's College, Broome has won the WA championship and will now represent the State at the Australian Brain Bee Challenge.