Gemma Johnston

UWA celebrates NAIDOC Week

Monday, 6 July 2015

As part of NAIDOC Week, UWA would like to acknowledge the achievement of UWA Graduate Dr Gemma Johnston who was awarded Tertiary Scholar of the Year for 2015, recently at the NAIDOC Awards night.

Professor Denise Chalmers

National teaching fellowship for UWA leader

Monday, 6 July 2015

The University of Western Australia’s Professor Denise Chalmers, one of Australia’s leading experts in teaching and learning in higher education, has received a 2015 National Senior Teaching Fellowship from the Federal Government’s Office for Learning and Teaching.

Simplifying diagnosis of diabetes in remote indigenous settings

Monday, 6 July 2015

Researchers have found a way of simplifying the diagnosis of diabetes in Indigenous Australians living in remote health care settings, according to a study published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Professor Geoffrey Shellam

UWA pays tribute to Professor Geoffrey Shellam

Monday, 6 July 2015

The University of Western Australia extends its deepest sympathy to family, friends and colleagues of Geoffrey Shellam, UWA Professor of the School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Co-Director of the Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases, Research and Training, who has passed away at the age of 71.

Professor David Mackey

World-leading ophthalmologist wins Churchill Fellowship

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Professor David Mackey, one of the world’s leading researchers in the genetics of eye disease, has received a 2015 Churchill Fellowship.

Zhong Xien Yeoh

West Perth student wins State Brain Bee Challenge

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Year 10 student Zhong Xien Yeoh from Shenton College who lives in West Perth has won the State championships at the Australian Brain Bee Challenge and will go on to represent WA at the National Championships in December.

The Giants

The Giants help PIAF win national award

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

The Perth International Arts Festival’s biggest-ever event has won a Helpmann Award for Best Special Event as well as 13 prestigious Helpmann Award nominations for artists and performers at the 2015 Festival.

Cattle in a field

Where are we heading with Australia’s red meat industry?

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

With demand for protein likely to increase as global incomes rise, what does Australia need to do to maintain its competitive export market?

Earth

UWA physicists celebrate advance in search for gravitational waves

Monday, 22 June 2015

An international collaboration of scientists, including a team from The University of Western Australia, has upgraded United States gravitational wave detectors to bring the instruments to sensitivities that are expected to directly detect and measure gravitational waves for the first time. 

Brain Bee students

Australia’s brainiest students put to the test

Friday, 19 June 2015

More than 100 brainy Year 10 students from WA are preparing to compete in the State championships at the Australian Brain Bee Challenge to be held on Tuesday 23 June at The University of Western Australia.