Coral samples in tanks of water

Super corals adapt well to cold but struggle with warming oceans

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Super corals from extreme reefs can acclimatise to temperatures much lower than their natural environment but struggle to cope with their home reefs becoming hotter due to climate change, according to a global research team led by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at The University of Western Australia.

Mark Jennings

Weight loss program expands as waistlines shrink

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Bibra Lake resident Mark Jennings is putting out the call for more men to get involved in The University of Western Australia’s innovative community weight loss initiative for men, MAN v FAT Soccer.

The Barrow Island meeting centre archaeological display

Sharing archaeological insights with Barrow Island's workforce

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Fly-in, fly-out workers on Barrow Island are taking advantage of a unique opportunity to learn about the remarkable history of their workplace thanks to a collaboration between Chevron Australia and The University of Western Australia.

Professor Enrico Valdinoci at UWA's Crawley campus.

Top mathematician awarded prestigious fellowship

Monday, 16 September 2019

Professor Enrico Valdinoci from UWA’s School of Physics, Mathematics and Computing has been awarded a prestigious national fellowship.

VOICE conference committee members

WA children urged to have their say at UWA VOICE conference

Monday, 16 September 2019

Western Australian children aged five to 12 are being encouraged to sign up for the inaugural Children’s VOICE Conference to be run by children for children as a platform to express their ideas about matters that are important to them in the world and in their futures.

Tough debut for Team UWA

Monday, 16 September 2019

Winthrop Hall

UWA retains top spot in WA in Times Higher Education rankings

Thursday, 12 September 2019

The University of Western Australia remains the highest-ranked university in Western Australia and eighth in the nation, according to the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings released today.

Hands holding peanuts in Timor Leste

Study finds crop fungus not linked to malnutrition in Timor-Leste

Thursday, 12 September 2019

A global team including researchers from The University of Western Australia has assessed the impact of fungal contamination in maize and peanuts on the health of women and children in Timor-Leste and found that it was unlikely to cause stunting in children.

Uni 7s team announced for round one

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Agatha and Alex Cohen

Vale Alex Cohen

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Former Chancellor and Clinical Professor of Medicine Alex Cohen has been remembered by his family, friends, former students and colleagues as a compassionate, hard-working and popular man with a great sense of humour.

Raine Study

Origins of adult obesity found in early childhood

Friday, 6 September 2019

Western Australia’s Raine Study provided important data for a major international study that has found body mass index (BMI) in babies, children and adults is influenced by different genetic factors that change as we age.

Quintessential Country Co-op – Quairading Farmers’ Co-operative Store, 1997 – Co

New book on co-operatives history highlights ‘more than rugged individuals’

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

​Co-operation has the backbone of building community bonds across Western Australia, and could provide valuable insights for us as we watch economies fundamentally change.

Dr Bruce Baskerville, Historian and Associate Director of the Centre for Western Australian History at UWA, launched a new book this week exploring a centenary of co-operatives in Western Australia.

The book, Let Our Co-operative Spirit Stand, centres on the community and society around co-operation in WA, described as a ‘neglected history’ and ‘a history worth knowing’.

Club bursary awardees announced for 2019

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Ben Lisle

Perth Festival appoints new board members

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Perth Festival is delighted to announce the appointment of three new Directors to its Board.

Sam Dulyba and Lucy Burns

Awards and achievements - September 2019

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

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

Amazon forest

Forest loss in Brazil contributing to rising temperatures

Monday, 2 September 2019

A global team of scientists including researchers from The University of Western Australia and the United States has found deforestation in the Brazilian Amazaon-Cerrado region is causing temperatures to rise in areas as far as 50km away from deforestation sites.

Aspire UWA camp

High school students get a taste of university life

Friday, 30 August 2019

More than 200 Year 11 students from 19 schools across Perth and the Peel area recently attended camps at The University of Western Australia to get a taste of university life and learn about the opportunities available to them through a tertiary education.

Eureka Prize winning team

Leading eye research team wins Eureka Prize

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Researchers at the Lions Eye Institute have won a prestigious Australian Museum Eureka Prize for developing a highly effective strategy to improve the management of one of the most common viral infections caused by cytomegalovirus, following transplantation.

Mine-site rehabilitation

Report aims to improve best practice in mine rehabilitation

Thursday, 29 August 2019

A first-of-its-kind report led by The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute aims to improve mining industry practice of how to define and measure successful mine-site rehabilitation criteria.

Forrest Fellows

Medical researcher and physicist awarded Forrest Fellowships

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

A medical researcher developing ways to improve the treatment of brain tumours in children and a physicist who hopes to create the world’s first laser link in WA for use in space missions are recipients of prestigious 2020 Forrest Fellowships.