App to boost mental health awareness

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

A new mobile phone app aims to encourage West Australians to stay mentally healthy by providing information and guidance on how to ward off mental illness and get more out of life by staying physically, mentally and socially active.

The Honourable Chief Justice Wayne Martin

Queen's Birthday Honours for UWA graduates and staff

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Fourteen graduates and staff of The University of Western Australia have been honoured by their inclusion on the 2012 Queen's Birthday Honours List.  

Libya thanks UWA for student funding

Monday, 11 June 2012

The Government of Libya has formally thanked The University of Western Australia for financially supporting nine students from Libya when last year's civil war halted living allowances worth hundreds of thousands of dollars for them to study at UWA.

Professor Peter Quinn

Starry celebration for Square Kilometre Array

Monday, 11 June 2012

His Excellency, Malcolm McCusker, Governor of Western Australia, and Mrs Tonya McCusker, Federal and State Ministers, astronomers and other scientists were among the guests celebrating Australia's share in the $2 billion international radio telescope project, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).

Acute lack of skilled marine researchers: expert

Monday, 11 June 2012

Australian marine science suffers from acute skills shortages, according to one of Australia's leading marine scientists.

Review of Orientation due to commence

Thursday, 7 June 2012

A review panel appointed by The University of Western Australia will examine Orientation and related events conducted by and/or in the name of the University; the Student Guild and its affiliated Guild clubs and societies;  UWA-affiliated colleges and Currie Hall, including residential college student clubs;  The Sports and Recreation Association and affiliated clubs.

Picture courtesy NASA

Rare transit of Venus celebrated at Gingin Gravity precinct

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Overcast skies and rain failed to dampen the enthusiasm of 250 guests, scientists, amateur astronomers, school students and visitors at the Gingin Observatory and Gravity Discovery Centre this morning to celebrate the 2012 transit of Venus.

Winthrop Professor Klaus Regenauer-Lieb

Tapping geothermal energy to create fresh water for WA

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Researchers at The University of Western Australia will investigate the use of geothermal energy to desalinate groundwater in WA.

Associates Professors Eileen Webb (left) and Aviva Freilich

Do WA's housing laws support our ageing population?

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Researchers at The University of Western Australia will investigate whether WA's ageing population is being disadvantaged by laws governing housing and accommodation.

Rare transit of Venus to be seen through solar telescopes

Monday, 4 June 2012

The Governor of Western Australia, His Excellency Dr Malcolm McCusker, will open a special event on Wednesday at the Gravity Discovery Centre - the viewing of the transit of Venus across the Sun.