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Isabel Inkster

2018 Ciara Glennon Scholarship awarded

Thursday, 3 May 2018

A third-year Law student with a passion for the law, arts and environment has been awarded this year’s Ciara Glennon Memorial Law Scholarship.

$1.75 million grant to help tackle disadvantage in Western Australia

Thursday, 3 May 2018

A project addressing entrenched disadvantage in WA in which The University of Western Australia is taking the lead research role has received $1.75 million in funding from Lotterywest.

Awards and achievements - April 2018

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Awards and Achievements – April 2018 The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

Dr Jennifer Walsh

World-first cannabis trial looks to treat insomnia

Monday, 30 April 2018

In a world-first study, researchers at The University of Western Australia will examine the effect medicinal cannabis has on adults suffering from chronic insomnia.

The business of honey

Thursday, 26 April 2018

The business of honey will be the focus of an upcoming Hackathon to address challenges facing the honey industry and explore markets for valuable, but largely untapped honey bee products.

Albany Wave Energy Centre announced

Albany to become global leader in wave energy

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

The Great Southern is one step closer to becoming a global leader in marine renewable energy after the Albany Visitor Centre was announced as the location for the Wave Energy Research Centre.

Dementia Funding

UWA researchers awarded $2.5 million for dementia prevention

Monday, 23 April 2018

A research team led by Dr Kate Smith at The University of Western Australia has been awarded $2.5 million in federal funding to reduce the prevalence of dementia in Aboriginal Australians.

Dr Joost Lesterhuis

New collaboration to improve treatments for cancer patients

Monday, 23 April 2018

The University of Western Australia has entered a new collaboration with Douglas Pharmaceuticals, building on the work of researchers from UWA and the Telethon Kids Institute, to develop immunotherapy treatments for cancer.


Modern science shows Roman wheat farming advice was highly accurate

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Plant biologists from The University of Western Australia have made an important discovery about rising temperatures and wheat crops - and subsequently learned that the Romans suspected the effect more than 2000 years ago.

Law Building

UWA and Corrs launch AI legal collaboration

Thursday, 19 April 2018

A special pro bono collaboration to help prepare law students for the increasing influence of artificial intelligence in the practice of law – while at the same time benefiting the Australian not-for-profit sector – has been announced by Australia’s leading independent law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, and The University of Western Australia.

Leadership camp

Leadership camp set to inspire Indigenous students

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

School holidays got off to an educational start when nearly 40 Indigenous Year 12 students from remote areas of Western Australia arrived in Perth to get a taste of university life.

Dr Seyhan Yazar

Combing the human genome for the roots of hair colour

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are part of an international team of 45 scientists from seven countries that has identified the genes that determine hair colour.

Earth crust

Earth’s oldest crust exposed in East Pilbara

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Queensland University of Technology have unveiled how the Australian continent formed and evolved long before the evolution of the Earth’s present day tectonic plates.

Anna Nowak

Top mesothelioma investigator named Cancer Researcher of the Year

Friday, 13 April 2018

An internationally recognised researcher specialising in asbestos-related diseases at The University of Western Australia has today been named Cancer Council Western Australia’s (CCWA) WA Cancer Researcher of the Year.

UWA Music School

Perth voices unite to end homelessness

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

The streets of Perth will come alive on Friday evening when up to 1000 singers and musicians gather to harness the power of music and raise awareness of homelessness in Western Australia. 

Increasing marine heatwaves threaten our oceans

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

A new international study by The University of Western Australia has found marine heatwaves have increased by more than 50 per cent over the past century with devastating effects on global marine ecosystems. The researchers warn these extreme events will become even longer and more frequent under continued global warming.

New Owner

Engaging season of theatre for children opens at UWA

Monday, 9 April 2018

A new season of theatre designed for children and young people will open at The University of Western Australia and run between Thursday 3 May and Friday 20 July.

Researcher and child

Two thirds of young children do not do enough physical activity

Friday, 6 April 2018

The largest global study to examine physical activity in children aged between two and five years old has found 66 per cent of children are not getting the nationally recommended three hours of daily physical activity needed for their growth and development.

EZONE UWA groundbreaking event -group photo

EZONE UWA construction marks a new era of engineering and mathematical sciences at UWA

Thursday, 5 April 2018

A new era for engineering students at The University of Western Australia is a step closer with a ground-breaking event to mark the start of construction of EZONE UWA.

Chromodoris colemani_WA mimic_J Arnold

Stunning new species of sea slugs discovered

Thursday, 5 April 2018

A small team of scientists at The University of Western Australia, the Western Australian Museum, and the California Academy of Sciences has identified 18 new species of sea slugs, including some only found in WA.