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Melinda Boss with her award

Awards and Achievements - March 2019

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students. To recognise these achievements, an article is published on the UWA news page on the website and in UWA Forward on the first week of every month. If you know of great awards or achievements across the University please email uwamedia@uwa.edu.au

UWA to lead world-first LNG futures facility

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

The University of Western Australia will lead the development of the LNG Futures Facility, which will include a world-first microscale Liquefied Natural Gas plant for research and education, following today’s announcement by Premier Mark McGowan at the LNG19 conference in Shanghai.

Banking Royal Commissioner Kenneth Hayne

What's next after the banking royal commission

Monday, 1 April 2019

The implications of the Banking Royal Commission will be the topic of a breakfast panel discussion to be hosted by The University of Western Australia’s Business School this Friday 5 April.

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UWA scores highly in national research engagement and impact

Friday, 29 March 2019

The University of Western Australia has been recognised in Australia in the Engagement and Impact Assessment 2018-2019 National Report, which provides a national snapshot of how university research translates into real-world benefits for society.

Breastfeeding baby

LactaMap to support GPs caring for breastfeeding mums

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have launched a world-first online lactation care support system called LactaMap to support GPs help patients who have problems breastfeeding.

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UWA recognised for research excellence

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

The University of Western Australia has been recognised in the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) National Report and outcomes, improving on its outstanding 2015 results.

Male cricket tasting the chemicals on a female

Male crickets use female scent to rate fertility prospects

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia has found that male insects are able to use female scent to assess not only how many eggs she will produce but also the egg-laying potential of their daughters.

Native marsupial helping revive urban bushland in Perth's north

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

A native marsupial population that was successfully relocated to a pocket of urban bushland in the northern suburb of Craigie is now helping to regenerate the bush.

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Discovery to help wheat cope with salty soils

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Scientists from The University of Western Australia have discovered two enzymes that explain the sensitivity of wheat plants to salty soils.

Spiral Galaxy

Volunteers needed to help unlock the secrets of the Universe

Friday, 22 March 2019

Scientists from The University of Western Australia node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) are in need of volunteers to help with one of the biggest astronomy projects of the next ten years.

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Values influence where we spend our time and money

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

A study carried out by The University of Western Australia has highlighted the important role values play in our daily behaviour, including where we invest our time and money.

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UWA to deliver innovation in digital services for students

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

The University of Western Australia has reached another milestone in its digital campus journey, working with Cisco to deploy app-based software solution Involvio in partnership with Optus.

Bernard Bowen

WA science legend leaves behind a remarkable legacy

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Passionate marine science and radio astronomy leader Dr Bernard Bowen passed away peacefully early this morning.

Dr Jo Hawkins

UWA gets down to business with new innovation space IQX

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

The University of Western Australia yesterday launched an innovation, co-working and event space to help grow Western Australian small-to-medium-sized enterprises.

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New program to connect students with industry and the workforce

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

A new PhD program to connect students with industry and help them solve real world problems is being rolled out in WA.

Professor David Blair at Gravity Discovery Centre

UWA awarded $898,560 to teach Einstein's physics in schools

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded $898,560 for a ground-breaking international research project to teach Einstein’s theories of space, time, matter, light and gravity through primary and secondary school.

Ivan Lin

Study recommends new ways to treat musculoskeletal pain

Monday, 18 March 2019

A new study led by The University of Western Australia has identified 11 recommendations to help health professionals and patients better manage musculoskeletal problems. The study comes after the team found many musculoskeletal problems were not being managed effectively.

Dr Sally Brinkman

Child health researcher wins national excellence award

Thursday, 14 March 2019

A child health researcher from The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute has been recognised with a national Research Excellence Award.

Study highlights ways to improve fishing practices

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and Stanford University have confirmed eco-labels on seafood are a trusted way for consumers to ensure they are buying sustainable seafood products and also encourage the seafood industry to be more sustainable.

Shark deterrent research

Research finds some shark deterrents don't work as well

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Shark researchers from The University of Western Australia have found that one of the personal shark deterrents commercially available in WA is not effective in deterring sharks.