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.

Elham Eshraghian's art

School of Design graduate receives Schenberg Art Fellowship

Friday, 15 June 2018

UWA School of Design graduate Elham Eshraghian has been awarded the 2018 Schenberg Art Fellowship, taking home a prize of $40,000.

Manal Shehbi

Business School PhD Graduand offered fellowship at Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Friday, 15 June 2018

UWA Business School PhD Graduand Manal Shehabi has been offerred a three-year fellowship at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.

Graduates face increasing mismatch between education and jobs

Thursday, 14 June 2018

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia has found that more than one-quarter of Australian graduates are overqualified for their jobs after they complete university.

Social Impact Market

Social Impact Festival helps drive positive social change

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Hear from global experts about major issues facing our society and how we can address them, get an insight into what it is like to be homeless and explore the Good Market where you can purchase ethically sourced products at the 2018 Social Impact Festival.

Professor Christobel Saunders

Graduates and staff recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Monday, 11 June 2018

One of the State’s top mining executives, a former Australian cricketer and educator and a world-leading breast cancer surgeon are among 18 graduates and three staff members of The University of Western Australia who have been recognised in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

UWA

UWA Public Policy Institute to help shape the future

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

The University of Western Australia has established a new way to share its world-class research and expertise with decision makers and community leaders to help shape the future of our society.

String Orchestra

Australian Music Examinations Board celebrates 100 years

Thursday, 17 May 2018

The leading body in music examinations is celebrating its centenary this year with key events rolled out over the next few months.

Julius the dog

Therapy dog a furry friend for UWA law students

Friday, 4 May 2018

The University of Western Australia Law School has a new wellbeing initiative - a furry four legged friend that is providing students with a much-needed break from their studies and proving to be quite a hit with people on campus.

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.

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.