Drysdale River catchment

New site reveals 50,000 years of Aboriginal occupation in Kimberley

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

A team of archaeologists led by The University of Western Australia, in partnership with Traditional Owners, has discovered that the remote Drysdale River catchment in Western Australia’s northern Kimberley region has one of the earliest and securely dated sites for Aboriginal occupation in the North West at 50,000 years ago.

Jordan Moore

UWA musician heading to Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Music student Jordan Moore from The University of Western Australia cannot remember a time when music was not a big part of his life, and it seems his hard work has paid off with him being selected 2020 Young Composer in Residence with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurray

New exhibition shines a light on Central Desert artists

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

A new exhibition at The University of Western Australia’s Berndt Museum of Anthropology will showcase a significant collection of paintings from the 1970s to 1980s by artists from the Central Desert region. 

Dr Katie Attwell

Study finds most Australians support mandatory vaccination

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

The Federal Government’s strict ‘No Jab, No Pay’ policy is well supported by the majority of Australians, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia and University of Sydney.

View of Winthrop Hall

UWA in top 10 subject rankings

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has placed The University of Western Australia in the world’s top 10 in Mining and Mineral Engineering (5th) and Marine/Ocean Engineering (7th).

Ben Wyatt

UWA appoints state treasurer to business school board

Monday, 24 June 2019

This article is reprinted with the permission of The Australian Financial Review newspaper. It was published online on Monday 24 June 2019.

Business analytics student

Growth of 'Big Data' brings new course to UWA

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

One of the most in-demand skills in business is the ability to analyse data to make strategic decisions. With more professionals having more data at their fingertips, there is a need for more specialists who understand exactly what to do with that data.

Shuan Hern Lee

UWA music prodigy named best in the world

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

A 16-year-old student from The University of Western Australia has won the 2019 Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition in Dallas, Texas.

Research into disadvantage

80 per cent of disadvantaged families are not adequately nourished

Friday, 7 June 2019

Two-thirds of disadvantaged families struggle to feed their children a balanced meal because they can’t afford to, according to a study led by The University of Western Australia. Of these families, adults had lower food security than children, sometimes sacrificing food or going hungry in order to feed their children.

From the page to the big screen: Half the Perfect World: Writers, Dreamers and Drifters on Hydra, 1955 – 1964, awarded Cascade Films deal.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Congratulations to UWA’s Associate Professor of English and Literary Studies, Tanya Dalziell, and Curtin University’s Associate Professor in the School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry, Paul Genoni, who last month announced the sale of film rights for their book, Half the Perfect World: Writers, Dreamers and Drifters on Hydra 1955 – 1964, to Cascade Films.

University Hall award

Awards and Achievements - May 2019

Wednesday, 5 June 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

Sergio

UWA student wins global data science challenge

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

A data science student from The University of Western Australia has won the Ernst and Young (EY) NextWave data science challenge, competing against more than 4000 students from 16 countries to take out the top spot.

Dr David Griffiths’ Address to 2019 Business School Awards

Dr David Griffiths’ Address to 2019 Business School Awards

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Dr David Griffiths was awarded a Bachelor of Economics with First Class Honours from UWA in 1973 and a Master of Economics from ANU in 1976. David was a member of the Senate of UWA for 12 years retiring as Pro Chancellor in 2008. He joined the Board of Perth Festival in 2001 and stepped down as Deputy Chairman in 2015. David was award an honorary Doctor of Economics by UWA in 2009. 

Tayu Wilker

2019 Ciara Glennon Scholarship awarded

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

A third-year Law student with a passion for helping others has been awarded this year’s Ciara Glennon Memorial Law Scholarship.

Bob Hawke

Tribute to Bob Hawke

Thursday, 16 May 2019

The University of Western Australia mourns with the nation the passing of one of its most outstanding graduates, the Honourable Dr Bob Hawke, LLB, BA, DLitt.

Ship engraving

Pilbara ship engraving may depict British ship Mermaid in 1818

Thursday, 16 May 2019

A team of archaeologists has discovered a depiction of a British naval ship carved onto a boulder on an island in the Dampier Archipelago in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

UWA’s Graduate School of Education complete a trilogy of works focussed on the rebuilding of school systems destroyed by long-running conflict in post-war climates

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

The Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education celebrate the success of authors from the Graduate School of Education for the recent completion of a trilogy of works surrounding the rebuilding of school systems in post-war conflict zones, a collection that dates from 2017 - 2019.

Stephen Smith

Forum to focus on radicalisation and how we respond

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Leading experts will discuss radicalisation and its causes and how Australia and other countries are responding to it at a one-day symposium to be held at The University of Western Australia this Friday 10 May.

Child being vaccinated

Governments urged to adopt compensation for rare vaccine injury

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Research led by The University of Western Australia has found that that most countries with mandatory childhood vaccination policies don’t have no-fault vaccine injury compensation schemes to care for rare victims of vaccines.

Tim Ungar

Tim Ungar appointed Chair of Perth Festival Board

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Perth businessman Tim Ungar has been appointed Chair of Perth Festival. Mr Ungar, who has been board member of Perth Festival since July 2015, succeeds John Barrington to Chair Australia's longest-running international arts festival.