Mr Shaun Lee-Chen

Acclaimed violinist returns to mentor new generation

Monday, 23 March 2015

Internationally celebrated violinist Shaun Lee-Chen will return to his alma mater to work closely with his former mentor, national violin icon Professor Paul Wright, when he joins The University of Western Australia's School of Music as Artist in Residence.

Rejection of the Higher Education Bill means uncertainty for Australia's universities

Thursday, 19 March 2015

The University of Western Australia is disappointed that the Federal Government’s Higher Education Bill has been rejected by the Senate for a second time.
A deregulated tertiary sector would allow universities rather than government to set their own fees and would be of great benefit to the nation.

Western Pygmy Possum on Banksia, Torndirrup National Park. Photo S.D. Hopper

UWA Albany research students investigate nectar-feeding possums

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

An Australian Research Council Discovery grant has enabled the first of a series of honours and postgraduate studies on two of Southwest Australia’s most endearing marsupials – the Honey Possum and the Western Pygmy Possum.

Professor Len Collard - photo:  Matthew Galligan

Do you live in the place of spiders?

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Want to know more about the Noongar origins of the name of your street, suburb or town? A new website developed by researchers at The University of Western Australia with colleagues at Curtin University might help.

Professor Caroline Baillie and Randika Jayasinghe discuss recycling

Waste recycling businesses to help reduce poverty in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

The University of Western Australia has been awarded a $1.03 million grant to help incubate community-based waste recycling businesses in Sri Lanka.

Choices (detail), Elizabeth Gower, 1986

Women artists re-write the rules of art history

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Paintings made from nail polish, pixels and ochre from Australia's far north-west will be on display at The University of Western Australia soon.

Falkor

Deep-sea secrets of the cryptic Perth Canyon unveiled

Friday, 13 March 2015

Scientists have just completed a successful two-week mission unlocking the secrets of Perth Canyon, a deep ocean gorge the size of the USA’s Grand Canyon. During this time, they discovered unusual deep-sea communities as well as an autonomous ocean glider that was lost for two years.

Emeritus Professor Alan Robson AO CitWA

Former UWA VC inducted into Science Hall of Fame

Friday, 13 March 2015

Former Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia, Emeritus Professor Alan Robson AO CitWA has been inducted into the WA Science Hall of Fame.

Nang Nge Nge Phoo

Scholarship to improve Myanmar health care

Friday, 13 March 2015

Myanmar post-graduate student Nang Nge Nge Phoo has arrived in Perth to begin her studies in Public Health at The University of Western Australia as the inaugural Woodside Myanmar Postgraduate Scholarship.

Kids create brain-waves about sea-horses

Friday, 13 March 2015

The brains of a sea-horse, fat-tailed dunnart, lizard, goldfish, sheep, guinea pig, rat and mouse will be on show at Scitech - to prompt discussion about their evolutionary and ecological contexts.