Smoking fathers link to most common child cancer

Friday, 16 December 2011

New research from Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (ICHR) has found that children whose fathers smoked around the time of conception may have a 35 per cent higher risk of developing childhood leukaemia.

Newman Senior HS students Reece Mounsey, Alex Ross and Treinaya Phillips

$5.9m federal grant doubles UWA high school program

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Twenty-five high schools from WA's Mid-West, Gascoyne and Kimberley will join a program run by The University of Western Australia to give students the opportunity and incentive to attend university.

Vice-Chancellor Alan Robson

Vice-Chancellor to head WA Museum Board

Thursday, 15 December 2011

The Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia, Professor Alan Robson, has been appointed a new member and Chair of the WA Museum Board.

Indigenous scholarship to transform lives

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

A prestigious new scholarship established at The University of Western Australia is the most generous grant to an Indigenous undergraduate student at UWA and will highlight the life-changing effects education can have not only on an individual but on a community.

Vinay Menon

UWA scores second 2012 Rhodes scholarship

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

A 25-year-old medical graduate from The University of Western Australia has been awarded an Australia-At-Large Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University in the United Kingdom.

Dr David Paul

Teacher of Indigenous doctors and dentists wins international award

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

A West Australian health expert who has made a substantial contribution to training Indigenous doctors over many years is the winner of an award from the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Network, a project run by the Medical Deans of Australia and New Zealand.

Assistant Professor Tracey Atkins

Deregulated shop trading hours will benefit consumers

Monday, 12 December 2011

An independent report by a researcher at The University of Western Australia has found that shop trading hours in Western Australia should be fully deregulated.  The report is the first of its kind to be undertaken in Western Australia.

Professor Alan Robson and Mr Colin Beckett

Chevron and UWA extend partnership in gas processing research

Friday, 9 December 2011

One of the world's leading integrated energy companies Chevron has invested more than $5.7 million to establish an endowment capable of supporting a Professorial Chair in Gas Process Engineering in perpetuity at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Richard Hobbs

UWA triumphs in WA Science Awards

Friday, 9 December 2011

The University of Western Australia confirmed its reputation as the state's leader in science teaching and research with last night's announcement of the winners of the Western Australian Science Awards.

Professor David White

UWA engineer is WA's tallest poppy

Friday, 9 December 2011

A geotechnical engineer whose work is used to assess the stability of all major pipelines being designed to tap Australia's offshore gas resources is the overall winner of the WA Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.