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Abbie Galvin

UWA graduate is NSW's first female Government Architect

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

An architecture graduate from The University of Western Australia has been appointed NSW Government Architect – the first woman to hold the role in its 200-year history.

Kate Offer at Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar: 20 talks, 10 bars, one night

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Twenty world-leading researchers from The University of Western Australia are set to transform Perth bars into learning spaces, hosting free public talks for this year’s Raising the Bar event on Tuesday 29 October.

Kate

People with lived experience offer powerful insight during Mental Health Week

Monday, 7 October 2019

A research project led by The University of Western Australia has brought together six people with mental health conditions to offer insight into how treatment can be improved and to break down the stigma surrounding mental health.

Environment and population key to reducing child deaths in Africa

Monday, 7 October 2019

An international study led by The University of Western Australia and Flinders University has found children under the age of five in Africa are more likely to die than those in wealthy countries due to a degraded environment and increasing population density.

Graham Hillis

Funding boost for heart valve disease and breast cancer research

Friday, 4 October 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded more than $2.8 million in funding for two research projects that will investigate treatment of a common heart condition and whether breast cancer patients benefit from MRI.

Dresser Formation in the Pilbara

Ancient rock remains reveal signs pointing to earliest life on Earth

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Ancient rock remains in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia hold the key to analysing some of the earliest signs of life on Earth, according to a new study by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with a global team of scientists.

High school students

Education innovators help prepare students for work of the future

Thursday, 3 October 2019

The University of Western Australia has brought together WA school principals and leading education innovators to examine the future of the workforce and how school students can be best supported to transition from high school to university.

Professor Saunders

Video to improve breast cancer awareness in women of Timor-Leste

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

A new video launched today aims to improve breast cancer awareness and early detection in Timor Leste where the vast majority of women usually present with very advanced, late-stage breast cancer which is beyond treatment.

Awards and Achievements - October 2019

Awards and Achievements - October 2019

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

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

Tayyeb Shah

Our future lies in the East as brains follow money

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

This article is reprinted with the permission of The Australian newspaper. It was published on Wednesday 2 October 2019.

Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique

Agricultural expert receives highest honour from People's Republic of China

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Director of The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture, Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique, has been awarded a prestigious Friendship Award at a ceremony in Beijing today.

Students at Shenton engaging with the interactive model

WA school students explore sustainable cities with UWA

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Exploring the concept of liveability and sustainable growth of cities was on the agenda for students at Shenton College recently as they took part in a hands-on workshop delivered by experts from the University of Western Australia.

UWA ranked best in Oceania for alumni outcomes

Friday, 27 September 2019

The University of Western Australia Business School’s MBA program has been ranked number one in Oceania for Entrepreneurship and Alumni Outcomes, and 6th in Oceania overall, according to the QS World University Rankings 2020 Global MBA Rankings.

Mining

National consortium on mine closure passes first hurdle

Thursday, 26 September 2019

A proposed Cooperative Research Centre for Transformations in Mining Economies (CRC-TiME) is one step closer as one of only six proposed centres to progress to Stage 2 in Round 21 of the Australian Government’s CRC Program.

Ocean plastic

Andrew Forrest calls for plastic waste to become a cashable commodity

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Business leader, philanthropist and UWA PhD candidate Andrew Forrest has called for a voluntary contribution on fossil fuel-derived plastic, in a bid to stop up to eight million tons of plastic being dumped in the world’s oceans each year.

KIDDO workshop

Workshops to get kids healthy and active across WA

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Workshops to help schools, childcare centres and educators increase physical activity in children are being rolled out across regional towns in Western Australia during October and November, and education providers and encouraged to register their interest. 

Rosalie Primary School and Osborne Primary School students examine images in Ast

Exhibition explores the night sky through cultural interpretation

Friday, 20 September 2019

A new exhibition at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery will explore the concept of the night sky from cultural, scientific and artistic perspectives.

Young Tall Poppy Awards

Researchers recognised in Young Tall Poppy Awards

Friday, 20 September 2019

Three researchers from The University of Western Australia and its affiliate Telethon Kids Institute have been recognised in this year’s WA Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

UWA Business School building at night

UWA Business School named highest-ranked MBA in the State

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

The University of Western Australia Business School has been ranked #1 in Western Australia and placed in the top 10 schools nationally for its MBA program, according to the Australian Financial Review BOSS MBA Rankings 2019 survey, released on Friday 13 September 2019.

Coral samples in tanks of water

Super corals adapt well to cold but struggle with warming oceans

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Super corals from extreme reefs can acclimatise to temperatures much lower than their natural environment but struggle to cope with their home reefs becoming hotter due to climate change, according to a global research team led by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at The University of Western Australia.