UWA awards and achievements

UWA awards and achievements - December 2016 - January 2017

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

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

Dr Owens with infant lung function machine

Infant lung function a predictor of adult asthma

Monday, 30 January 2017

A new study by The University of Western Australia has found that reduced lung function in infants is an accurate predictor of persistent asthma in young adults.

Andrew Forrest

UWA high achievers recognised in Australia Day honours

Friday, 27 January 2017

Twelve graduates and one staff member from The University of Western Australia have been recognised in this year’s Australia Day Honours List.

Underwater speaker

Underwater tunes for Australia Day at UWA

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Families celebrating Australia Day at Matilda Bay on Thursday will be able to hear music while they swim in the Swan River, thanks to a group of young scientists from The University of Western Australia.

David Gozzard

A flying classroom and a trip to the South Pole

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Most high school students can expect excursions to the local science centre, zoo or museum, but how about a trip to a continent few will ever get to see?

Ian Dunican

Let teenage athletes sleep in

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

A new investigation into the impacts of electronic gadgets has revealed that the removal of these devices for a couple of days does not affect sleep quality or influence performance in young elite athletes. The results suggest that to encourage optimal athletic performance, we should instead just let teenagers sleep in.

Research on babies undergoing anaesthesia

Trial determines safest airway device for babies in surgery

Thursday, 19 January 2017

A ground-breaking Western Australian medical trial, involving babies with breathing problems, has determined that a laryngeal mask (a medical device that keeps a patient's airway open) is the preferred option over an endotracheal tube during minor surgical procedures.

Handsome Devil film

Season two of Lotterywest films commences

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

The Perth International Arts Festival has launched the second half of its outdoor summer season which includes Lotterywest Festival films, some of which will be shown at UWA’s Somerville.

Galaxy stripping

Galaxy murder mystery

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

It’s the big astrophysical whodunnit. Across the Universe, galaxies are being killed and the question scientists want answered is, what’s killing them?

Professor Dawn Freshwater

UWA announces new Vice-Chancellor

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Professor Dawn Freshwater has been appointed the next Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia.