Professor Christobel Saunders

Patient survey reveals flaws in cancer treatment

Friday, 9 August 2019

An international survey of more than 4000 cancer patients and carers, including 850 Australians, has highlighted the need to tackle shortcomings in diagnosis, treatment and psychological support as well as high medical costs.

Dot-underwing moth

Like moths to a colourful flame

Friday, 9 August 2019

A nocturnal moth may be using its colourful wing patterns to attract a female mate, according to new research led by The University of Western Australia and the Adolphe Merkle Institute in Switzerland.

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.

Family and domestic violence

Breaking the cycle between family violence and homelessness

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Women who become homeless as a result of family and domestic violence are also facing legal and financial issues that make it hard for them to make a fresh start, according to an evaluation report on the Safe as Houses pilot program.

Arman Siahvashi sitting in a laboratory with his research project

Awards and achievements - August 2019

Monday, 5 August 2019

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

Belinda Teh

Belinda’s 3,500 kilometre journey to reform WA law

Monday, 5 August 2019

A law degree might come in handy in ways that could surprise you. Just ask UWA Law School alumna Belinda Teh.

Jet ski

World's first electric hydrofoil jet ski

Friday, 2 August 2019

The University of Western Australia’s Renewable Energy Vehicle Project (REV) has teamed up with technology partner Electro.Aero, a Perth-based start-up company, and funding sponsor Galaxy Resources, an ASX-listed lithium producer, to develop the world’s first electric hydrofoil personal watercraft, named WaveFlyer.

people browsing through tables of books

Largest book sale in the State supports children in need

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

The University branch of Save the Children Australia will hold its annual book sale at The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall, below the UWA clock tower, from Friday 16 August to Wednesday 21 August.

Girls in Engineering

Girls in Engineering and eye research team among Eureka Prize finalists

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

An outreach program to encourage high school girls to study STEM subjects and the research team that developed a highly effective strategy to reduce the impact of a common eye infection are finalists in the 2019 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.

Alice Hashiguchi

UWA pharmacy student wins national award

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

A pharmacy student at The University of Western Australia has been named Pharmacy Student of the Year at an awards ceremony in Sydney.