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Andrew Guzzomi and Michael Walsh accepting the award

Weed chipper recognised in WA Innovator of the Year awards

Thursday, 7 November 2019

A mechanical weed chipper designed by engineers and researchers from UWA and The University of Sydney last night won the Rio Tinto Emerging Innovation award category at the 2019 WA Innovator of the Year awards.

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Marine research the winner in collaboration between UWA Oceans Institute and University of Mumbai

Thursday, 7 November 2019

The University of Western Australia’s Oceans Institute and the Sindhu Swadhyay Sanstha School of Integrated Aquatic Education at the University of Mumbai in India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote marine research links across the Indian Ocean.

Power plant cooling towers during the day

Experts tackle climate change: ideas for a state policy

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Leading State and international climate change experts will examine impacts including climate change and child health, liveable towns and cities and living within the carbon budget at a symposium to be held at The University of Western Australia next Monday 11 November.

Associate Professor Hayley Christian with her dog Lenny

Dogs are more than companions, they are great for our mental wellbeing

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

A study published in the Journal of Public Health by Oxford University Press and led by The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute has highlighted the positive impact dog ownership has on our mental health. 

Andrew Guzzomi

UWA Awards and achievements - November 2019

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

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

Rhodes Scholar

UWA student awarded 2020 Rhodes Scholarship

Friday, 1 November 2019

Denmark resident and environmental scientist Natasha Lutz has been named Western Australia’s Rhodes Scholar for 2020, recognising her potential as a young global ambassador.

Bangarra Bennelong (credit Daniel Boud)

Perth Festival launches 2020 program

Friday, 1 November 2019

On a bedrock of Indigenous culture, Perth Festival 2020 welcomes everyone to a glorious summer celebration of people and place.

Bacterial filaments

Research offers insight into how oldest fossils formed

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have uncovered evidence of a new type of fossilisation that may explain how some of Earth’s oldest microfossils formed and might even help scientists detect evidence of past life on other planets.

Lakshini

STEM role model recognised in Women in Technology Awards

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

A young diabetes researcher from The University of Western Australia has been awarded the People’s Choice Award at the 2019 Women in Technology WA Tech [+] 20 Awards, selected from more than 180 outstanding women in STEM fields.

Scientists

Why plants panic when it rains

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

An international team of scientists involving The University of Western Australia’s School of Molecular Sciences, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology and Lund University has made the surprising discovery that a plant’s reaction to rain is close to one of panic.

Dr Helene Viola

At the heart of it

Thursday, 24 October 2019

For several decades UWA has been working with National Heart Foundation Australia (NHFA), which this year celebrates its 60th anniversary, to save the lives of everyday Australians affected by heart disease.

Watheroo NP Hakea prostrata

Study digs up one billion years of green plant evolution

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Scientists from The University of Western Australia are part of a worldwide team of almost 200 plant scientists that has mapped the gene sequences of more than 1100 plants, the culmination of a nine-year research project.

Melinda Hodkiewicz

World-leading engineer elected to National Academy

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

The University of Western Australia’s Professor Melinda Hodkiewicz is one of 25 Australian leaders in science, technology and engineering to be elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering this year.

Older person on phone

Phone coaching prevents falls in older people

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

A new, phone-based falls prevention program called RESPOND has been shown to reduce falls in older people who are sent home from hospital emergency departments.

The End of Normal in Politics and Economics

Lecture to examine: The End of Normal in Politics and Economics

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

The impact of international issues such as Brexit, China’s military belligerence, political unrest in Hong Kong and the lack of US leadership will be the focus of this week’s Shann Memorial Lecture at The University of Western Australia.

Cardiovascular symposium

Researchers join forces to improve cardiovascular health

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Common cardiovascular issues facing Western Australians will be the focus of an event attracting leading international and local researchers next week.

Study reveals fatty build up in lungs of overweight and obese

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

An international team including researchers from The University of Western Australia has shown for the first time that fatty tissue builds up in the airway walls, particularly in people who are overweight or obese.

Highway to Hell signage on Canning Highway

Canning Highway becomes the world's longest stage

Monday, 21 October 2019

Bring the family and stake your claim along 10km of open highway for a special art, music and entertainment event to celebrate Perth’s connection to late, great AC/DC front man Bon Scott.

Artworks

Symposium to explore use of new technologies in the arts

Monday, 21 October 2019

The University of Western Australia’s Cultural Precinct will hold a symposium on Saturday 2 November to explore ways artists and creative industries are experimenting with new technologies.

Wendy Erber sitting down

Indian Ocean Rim at forefront of medical congress in Perth

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Cutting-edge leukaemia diagnostic test methods invented here in WA and a host of blood treatment and management issues and innovations are being discussed at an international conference hosted by The University of Western Australia this week.