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Professor Jane den Hollander

UWA will admit students on Year 11 results

Sunday, 19 April 2020

This article by UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander first appeared in the online edition of The Australian newspaper on April 14 and is reprinted with the newspaper's permission.

Isabel Philip

2020 Ciara Glennon Scholarship awarded

Friday, 17 April 2020

A second-year Law student with a quiet determination to make the world a better place has been awarded this year’s Ciara Glennon Memorial Law Scholarship at The University of Western Australia. 

Professor Toby Richards

UWA Expert Series - Researchers working together will provide best defence against COVID-19

Thursday, 16 April 2020

UWA’s Professor Toby Richards shares his insight on COVID-19 treatment, clinical trials and why buying time through isolation and ramping up collaboration is our best chance of defence.

Associate Professor Brendan Kennedy

UWA researchers create new way to detect breast cancer more accurately

Thursday, 16 April 2020

A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research has developed a new way to more accurately detect breast cancer in patients undergoing breast-conserving surgery.

BepiColumbo in space

UWA Zadko Telescope helps track ambitious space mission to Mercury

Thursday, 16 April 2020

Space scientists from The University of Western Australia have worked with the European Space Agency to provide continuous imaging of a space probe passing Earth while on a journey to Mercury.

Contract

COVID-19 provides new insights for contracts of the future

Thursday, 9 April 2020

COVID-19 has presented new challenges and complexities that may affect the way consumer and business contracts factor in unforeseen circumstances in the future, according to an expert from The University of Western Australia’s Law School.

Knee

Obesity linked to earlier need for knee replacements

Thursday, 9 April 2020

A study led by The University of Western Australia and Fiona Stanley Hospital and published in BMJ Journals has found obese patients undergo knee replacements around eight years earlier than those who are a regular weight.

campus

How will a $214 billion war on two fronts be paid for?

Thursday, 9 April 2020

This opinion piece by Professor Peter Robertson and Rod Tyers, from UWA's Business School, is reprinted with the permission of The Australian Financial Review newspaper. It was published on Wednesday 1 April 2020. 

UWA campus at sunrise

New online learning solutions to support UWA community

Thursday, 9 April 2020

The University of Western Australia has partnered with Microsoft to rapidly implement new online learning and collaboration solutions, supporting University staff and students working and studying remotely due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Professor Jon Watson

UWA Expert Series - UWA expert warns being too confident too soon could be dangerous for WA

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

WA is risking COVID-19 disease flare-ups across the state if it becomes too confident too soon and responds to the recent “flattening of the curve” by easing up on strict social distancing restrictions, warns The University of Western Australia’s Professor Jon Watson, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

Groundwater

Computer modelling to protect populations from groundwater contamination

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

A team of scientists including The University of Western Australia has developed a computer model that can analyse and predict arsenic groundwater contamination, which can poison drinking water.

Marco Rizzi

How to find reliable and accurate sources of information during COVID-19

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

With a sea of information available about COVID-19, and much of it conflicting advice, it can be challenging to find the most useful and accurate information.

Students

UWA offers financial support to students

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

The University of Western Australia has moved swiftly to introduce new measures of financial support for students affected by COVID-19.

Livia Hool

Keeping a healthy heart during COVID-19

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

People who suffer from cardiovascular disease and hypertension are vulnerable during COVID-19 and need to be protected, according to an expert in cardiovascular health from The University of Western Australia.

Dr Nick Coatsworth

UWA graduate joins Australia’s front line medical team in Canberra

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

While he may feel he was lucky to be “in the right place at the right time”, there’s no doubt that the skills and experience gained from working in some of the world’s most vulnerable and war-torn countries helped UWA medicine graduate Nick Coatsworth secure the role of Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Australia.

baby

Migrant women at risk of stillbirth during first two years in Australia

Friday, 3 April 2020

A study led by The University of Western Australia has found the first two years after arrival in Australia holds the highest risk of stillbirth in migrant women and improving access to healthcare is vital in reducing this.

Charlotte Birkmanis, one of the six UWA semi-finalists

UWA researchers to showcase their science findings live

Friday, 3 April 2020

Six early career researchers from The University of Western Australia researching topics such as how their self-image influences the way leaders lead others and how to stop deadly bacteria from accessing sugar in the body have been selected to present their research at the 2020 FameLab Western Australia semi-final.

The BRUIE robot underwater

Autonomous robot could help in the search for signs of life in space

Friday, 3 April 2020

A new autonomous robot developed by engineers at NASA and tested in Antarctica by a team of researchers, including an engineer from The University of Western Australia, is destined for a trip into outer space and could, in the future, search for signs of life in ocean worlds beyond Earth. 

Winthrop hall during the day

New pathway aims to alleviate concerns of year 12 ATAR students

Thursday, 2 April 2020

The University of Western Australia has introduced a new admissions pathway to help Year 12 ATAR students worried about a substantial interruption to their studies due to COVID-19. 

Homeless

Rough sleepers in Perth need accommodation to prevent COVID-19 taking hold

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

While Australians are being urged to stay home and self-isolate, more than 100,000 Australians experiencing homelessness are at high risk of COVID-19 because of chronic health conditions and no home in which to isolate.