Uni leading way in three Rs - reusing, reducing, recycling

Friday, 11 November 2011

The University of Western Australia is adopting a sustainable development approach which it hopes will provide an example of good practice in the community - and its new policy has the potential to affect as many people as the population of a WA regional centre.

Rachel Paterson

UWA Rhodes Scholar hopes to save lives

Friday, 11 November 2011

A medical researcher from The University of Western Australia who aims to eradicate killer diseases such as HIV has been named WA's 2012 Rhodes Scholar.


Shark Bay stromatolites at risk from climate change

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Climate change resulting in more frequent flooding of the Wooramel River that leads into Shark Bay is threatening the unique ‘living rock fossils' that make Shark Bay a World Heritage site, according to researchers from the Oceans Institute, at The University of Western Australia, Curtin University and the CSIRO.

UWA Vice-Chancellor named Leading National CEO for Advancement of Women

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

The University of Western Australia continues to build on its reputation as a gender equity employer with today's naming of Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson as "Leading CEO For The Advancement Of Women" at an awards ceremony in Sydney.

New Korean studies program to aid trade links

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

The University of Western Australia will be one of only six Australian universities to offer Korean language studies with tomorrow's launch of a new program supported by the Korea Foundation.

Winthrop Professor Fiona Wood

Fiona Wood to talk on future burn care

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Burns expert Fiona Wood will give a free public lecture - Burn Care of the Future.  Can We Think Ourselves Whole? - next Monday, at The University of Western Australia.

More UWA finalists in running for science awards

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Two scientists from The University of Western Australia are finalists in Early Career Scientist category of the 2011 WA Science Awards.

Book celebrates aquatic diversity in Northern Australia

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Water scorpions, brightly coloured spotted scats and freshwater sawfish are just some of the unique species featured in the most comprehensive book yet about northern Australia's inland aquatic habitats.

Ms Vickie Kong, postgraduate student

Subsea pipeline stability simulator wins innovation award

Monday, 7 November 2011

A giant flume capable of simulating cyclones to improve the stability of subsea oil and gas pipelines has won a major innovation award.

Professor Carlos Duarte, Director of the Oceans Institute, UWA

Marine life off Australia most at risk from temperature changes due to climate change

Friday, 4 November 2011

Marine life in the areas to the north of Australia and elsewhere along the Equator, as well as the waters off Australia's east coast, have emerged as being at particular risk from temperature changes due to climate change, according to a study published today in the international journal Science.