Esi Edugyan

Perth Festival Writers Week to start on 18 February

Friday, 11 January 2019

International headliners prize-winning Nigerian author and poet Ben Okri (below) and Canadian author of Washington Black, Esi Edugyan, will be joined by more than 100 writers, poets and journalists at this year’s Perth Festival Writers Week which runs between 18 - 24 February 2019.

Shopping

A guide to shopping and managing debt over Christmas

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

'Tis the season that Australians are expected to spend billions of dollars on food, presents and travel but it's also the season that sends many into considerable financial debt.

Taryn Foster and Joshua Dunne

Three UWA graduates awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Friday, 7 December 2018

A marine science postgraduate, an international relations graduate and one of Australia’s brightest young female entrepreneurs have been awarded Fulbright scholarships for 2019, joining a prestigious global group that includes Nobel Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners.

Joshua Dunne completed a Bachelor of Philosophy with Honours in Political Science and International Relations at UWA and is currently working as a Study Abroad Assistant in UWA’s Global Learning Office.

emergency services

Study finds one in three emergency services personnel are stressed

Thursday, 29 November 2018

A national study commissioned by Beyond Blue and led by researchers from The University of Western Australia in partnership with Roy Morgan Research has found one in three police and emergency services employees experience high or very high psychological distress compared to one in eight Australian adults.

UWA leads the way in global subject rankings

Thursday, 18 October 2018

The University of Western Australia has been ranked first in WA in the subjects of Business & Economics, Social Sciences, and Education in the global Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject, released today.

Trading Room

UWA Business School trading room named world's best

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

The University of Western Australia’s Rosemarie Nathanson Financial Markets Trading Room has won Education Project of the Year at the annual international AV Awards in London.

Helen Street

Stop teaching kids how to be happy : education expert

Friday, 5 October 2018

A leading educational psychologist is urging schools to stop thinking of wellbeing as another subject to be taught. Instead she is urging them to create healthier schools where students naturally develop wellbeing and a love of learning.

Mark Holdsworth

Awards and achievements - September 2018

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students. To recognise these achievements, a monthly article is published on the UWA news page on the website and in UWA Forward on the first week of every month.

One Ocean, Three Perspectives

Friday, 14 September 2018

West Australians love the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean. We swim in it, we mine it, we even drink it. We also share it with about 40 per cent of the world’s population.

Professor John Keane

Is democracy dying? Social Sciences Week public lecture

Monday, 10 September 2018

In a context where Australia has had six prime ministers in 10 years, where media interference is being blamed for political instability and where Trump-style politics is the new norm, a leading political thinker argues democracy urgently needs a rethink.

Lisa Wood

Housing and health care key to tackling Australia's homeless crisis

Monday, 3 September 2018

Stable housing together with tailored health care services are vital in addressing homelessness, according to new research by The University of Western Australia and Homeless Healthcare.

Homelessness report

Research to support State-wide strategy on homelessness

Monday, 13 August 2018

A report commissioned by the Department of Communities and authored by The University of Western Australia Centre for Social Impact has provided new insights into the state of homelessness in WA and will help inform the State Government’s 10-Year strategy on homelessness.

New study finds tattoos are more acceptable in the workplace

Friday, 10 August 2018

New research from The University of Western Australia and University of Miami has discovered people with tattoos are not disadvantaged when it comes to employment.

Sustainability research places UWA on top of Commonwealth Parliament’s

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Professor David Gilchrist of the UWA Business School has been researching the sustainability of providing disability services in the context of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for five years.

Perth Festival

Experience Kings Park transformed into a nocturnal wonderland

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Kings Park will come alive next February, with an unforgettable 2019 Perth Festival Opening Weekend featuring the voice and images of celebrated UWA conservation biologist Professor Stephen Hopper.

David Blair

Awards and Achievements – August 2018

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

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

To recognise these achievements, a monthly 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 any great awards or achievements across the University please email uwamedia@uwa.edu.au

Conference

Forum puts modern slavery and human trafficking into focus

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Modern slavery and human trafficking will be the focus of this year’s WA Migration and Mobilities Update forum, to be held on Tuesday 24 July at The University of Western Australia. It will be followed by a half-day workshop on Wednesday 25 July where modern slavery will be discussed.

3D modelling

New model for large-scale 3D facial recognition

Friday, 6 July 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have designed a new system capable of carrying out large-scale 3D facial recognition that could transform the entire biometrics industry.

Treating the cause of crime more effective than only addressing the crime itself

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Researchers fromThe University of Western Australia’s Law School have been studying the feasibility of a justice model that has the potential to improve the effectiveness of crime prevention in Western Australia. (click here to access the full report)

Aged care

Forum to look at ways of improving care for the aged

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

The importance of caring for the aged who come from a diversity of cultural and language backgrounds and addressing issues that come with aging in our community will be the topics of focus at the 2018 Leading Innovation Through Diversity forum to be held at The University of Western Australia on Friday 29 June.