VC and students

Pilbara students get an insight into university life

Friday, 1 June 2018

More than 400 high school students in the Pilbara have had a taste of university life as staff from The University of Western Australia visited the North-West.

Main street of Mt Magnet

Rural cancer patients hit with major out-of-expenses

Monday, 7 May 2018

Rural Western Australian cancer patients experience significant out-of-pocket expenses during cancer treatment according to a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Fish head credit Jonathan Mitchell

Shark bite-off rates revealed at Ningaloo

Thursday, 22 February 2018

In a world first, researchers at The University of Western Australia have quantified the number of shark bite-offs of recreationally caught fish in the Ningaloo region.

Fish eye

Shark declines can lead to fish with smaller eyes and tails

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Scientists at The University of Western Australia have discovered evidence of body shape changes in fish due to shark population declines from overfishing.

Humpback dolphin

Male dolphins offer gifts to attract females

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have captured a rare sexual display: evidence of male humpback dolphins presenting females with large marine sponges in an apparent effort to mate.

UWA researchers

Research measures Indigenous outcomes in the Kimberley and Pilbara

Friday, 20 October 2017

A study commissioned by the State Government and carried out by researchers from The University of Western Australia has provided the first detailed analysis of government service provision and expenditure in the Kimberley and the Pilbara and its impact on Indigenous communities.

Waves at Torbay in Albany

New UWA-led wave energy centre to be established in Albany

Friday, 6 October 2017

WA’s renewable energy future has received a boost with the State Government awarding $3.75 million to The University of Western Australia to establish a new wave energy centre in Albany.

Mental health partnership

New partnership to improve workplace mental health

Friday, 22 September 2017

Researchers at The University Western Australia are to team up with the Western Australian Mental Health Commission to assist workplaces to promote and support employees’ mental health.

Blue sharks have made underwater canyons their home

Researchers discover Australian canyons are hotspots for fish life

Friday, 25 August 2017

Research carried out by scientists from The University of Western Australia has found that underwater canyons may be critical and overlooked habitats for many commercially valuable species of fish such as tuna, swordfish and mackerel.

Starfish

275 million-year-old starfish fossil found in Western Australia

Monday, 14 August 2017

A research team led by The University of Western Australia has discovered a 275 million-year-old fossilised starfish-like creature in the north-west town of Gascoyne Junction.

Dolphins

Dolphins follow WA fishing trawlers for food

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

New research shows that the offshore dolphin population in the area of the Pilbara Trawl Fishery is smaller than previously thought, and that some dolphins are faithful to following fishing trawlers over days, weeks and years.

Geckos and skinks

Geckos and skinks back from the brink

Friday, 30 June 2017

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are supporting a new project to trial the release of critically endangered blue-tailed skinks into a wild enclosure.

Reef shark and fusileers

Big marine parks needed to protect sharks

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Marine reserves that protect the entire reef ecosystem are more likely to sustain healthy shark populations than single species ‘shark sanctuaries’ or zoned schemes that only fully protect a few reefs within an area, according to an international study led by The University of Western Australia.

Ephemeral stream in the Hamersley Ranges

UWA projects win national research funding

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Research that aims to reduce the risk of mine tailings failure and a project to improve understanding of the ecology and hydrology of streams in arid areas are two new research projects at The University of Western Australia to receive Federal Government funding.

Professor Peter Veth

Earliest evidence found for Aboriginal people living on the Australian coast

Friday, 19 May 2017

A team of international archaeologists has confirmed evidence from a remote cave in Australia’s North West that pushes back human occupation of Australia to around 50,000 years ago.  The discovery is of international significance in providing one of the earliest age brackets for the settlement of Australia. It also has the longest record of dietary fauna providing unprecedented insights into the lifeways of the earliest Australians.

Curator

Project to examine history of collecting in WA

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and Deakin University will partner WA’s key cultural institutions including the Museum, State Library and Art Gallery, as well as the British Museum, to investigate the State’s collection of historical items from pre-colonial to modern times.

Reef sharks

Declines in sharks drive 'fatter' fish

Thursday, 20 April 2017

New research from The University of Western Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) suggests that reef fishes eat differently when sharks are around.

The University of Western Australia campus

Boost for UWA medical training in regional Western Australia

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Regional medical training in Western Australia has received a boost, with the Federal Government’s announcement today of funding for three University of Western Australia Regional Training Hubs.