UWA Sports Park Master Plan wins urban design award

Thursday, 6 December 2007

The University of Western Australia’s Sports Park Master Plan has won a planning award for the town planning and urban design firm that developed it, Chappell Lambert Everett.

The AK Reserve/UWA Sports Park Master Plan received a Commendation at the Planning Institute of Western Australia Awards, where it was nominated in the Urban Design-Plans and Ideas category of the awards.

UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson congratulated Chappell Lambert Everett on the award.

UWA-industry partnership addresses engineering demand

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Leading national engineering group, Monadelphous, has joined forces with The University of Western Australia in a major partnership which will help meet the strong demand for engineers that has arisen from the State’s resources boom.

Monadelphous and UWA have formed a strategic partnership to build and operate an innovative world-class learning centre for engineering students.

UWA and BHP Billiton forge $5 million business education partnership

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Business education and research has been boosted with the announcement of an A$5 million partnership between BHP Billiton and The University of Western Australia Business School.

Announcing the partnership today, President BHP Billiton Stainless Steel Materials Mr Jimmy Wilson said the company would provide $5 million to support the establishment of a new Professorial Chair - known as the BHP Billiton Chair in the Business of Resources - new research initiatives, new scholarships as well as targeted training and education.

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WA test set to benefit mesothelioma patients

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

West Australian researchers have developed a new type of test that could predict very early on in treatment if mesothelioma patients will benefit from chemotherapy.

Up to 60 patients with the asbestos-related cancer will participate in a study of the test, which is being conducted at the National Research Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases based at the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR).

Native grains could rescue farmers, says UWA team

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Climate change, salinity, poor soil, pests and disease and increased costs of fertiliser and fuel – these are some of the problems facing Australian farmers.

A new pilot study by researchers at The University of Western Australia, co-funded by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), George Weston Technologies and Ballard Seeds, could provide growers with alternative crops that are hardy and require little fertiliser.

High success rate for UWA Indigenous medical students

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Four Indigenous medical students have graduated from The University of Western Australia (UWA) – the highest number in one year.

Dr Donna Bacon, Dr Kim Isaacs, Dr Marium Rind and Dr Jason King will work at Sir Charles Gairdner and Royal Perth Hospitals before engaging in rural and urban practices or taking up specialty studies.

UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson said the University was committed to Indigenous education.

Former Deputy Prime Minister joins UWA

Monday, 26 November 2007

Former Deputy Prime Minister and ALP Leader Kim Beazley has returned to scholarship at The University of Western Australia as a Professorial Fellow.

UWA Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alan Robson, said Professor Beazley would add tremendous intellectual value to the University particularly in areas of politics, public policy and international relations.

“The UWA community is delighted to welcome Kim Beazley back to the University from which he graduated and from where he achieved a high level of scholarship including becoming a Rhodes Scholar,” he said.

Liver disease linked to increased diabetes risk

Sunday, 25 November 2007

An Australian study has found that a liver disease, caused by overweight and obesity rather than alcohol, increases the risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome. An 11 year follow-up study of patients from the renowned Busselton Health Survey found people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) were three times more likely to develop diabetes than people without NAFLD.

New course offers boost for science teaching

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

The University of Western Australia will offer a new Masters in Science Communication and Education for the first time next year in a bid to ease the State’s shortage of high-quality science teachers.

At the launch of the new course today by WA’s Chief Scientist, Professor Lyn Beazley, UWA’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Research Training) Robyn Owens said the course would provide a much-needed boost to the education sector in Australia.