University News

University News

Debbie Rutherford and Margot Rutherford with Professor Alan Robson

New centre to focus on emotional health

Monday, 10 May 2010

A new centre will boost The University of Western Australia's internationally recognised research into human emotional experiences and behaviours.

UWA awards excellence in teaching

Thursday, 6 May 2010

The University of Western Australia has awarded its highest accolade for excellence in teaching to six exceptional teachers selected from the UWA nominations to the national Australian Learning and Teaching Council Awards.


Port Geographe seagrass study

Thursday, 6 May 2010

A two-year study by a collaboration of scientists including researchers from The University of Western Australia has recommended structural changes to the groynes at Port Geographe in the State's South West to remedy long-term seagrass accumulation problems.

Coral communities on sea floor

Nationwide sea-floor study starts in WA

Thursday, 6 May 2010

The University of Western Australia is taking part in a collaborative study of the ecology of Australia's sea-floor that will increase understanding of how ocean currents affect coastal ecosystems.

UWA students

Focus on teaching and learning

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

The University of Western Australia has launched its fifth annual Teaching and Learning Month when staff and students come together to celebrate their teaching and learning success and discuss future improvements.

Eileen Webb (middle), flanked by Shelda Debrowski and Judith Fordham

UWA scholarship winners to help put Perth on the map

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Three staff members at The University of Western Australia are among 11 academics to be awarded Professional Development Scholarships aimed at attracting international experts to Perth.

Lead author Dr Qun Mai

UWA study questions quality of care for mental health patients

Monday, 3 May 2010

The fact that people who are using mental health services have a life expectancy in their 50s is not due to inadequate access to general practitioners (GPs) but is more likely to represent a need for improved quality of primary health care.

York, terrace and festival music man turns 80

Monday, 3 May 2010

Friends, colleagues and former students of well-known and highly respected musician Emeritus Professor David Tunley will gather at The University of Western Australia tomorrow to celebrate his 80th birthday.

Students discover deep-sea canyon

Friday, 30 April 2010

A deep-sea canyon new to science has been discovered on the continental shelf near the Montebello Islands by students from The University of Western Australia, James Cook University and the University of Tasmania.

Don Voelte and Professor Alan Robson

UWA honours support from business and community leaders

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Business and community leaders, most of whom are graduates of The University of Western Australia, from Australia, the US and the UK, have joined the University as Hackett Foundation Patrons to support fundraising for the education of future generations of students.