Field Day to showcase UWA’s commitment to agriculture and rural communities

Monday, 31 August 2015

The University of Western Australia’s Farm Ridgefield near Pingelly will open its doors to the wider community at the 2015 Field Day on Friday 11 September.

Colleen Fisher

Prestigious appointment for UWA public health expert

Friday, 28 August 2015

The Head of The University of Western Australia’s School of Population Health, Professor Colleen Fisher, has been appointed the new President, and Chairperson of the National Executive, for the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australia (CAPHIA). 

Tim Hammer and Ptilotus axillaris (mat mulla mulla)

Wanted: world's best for Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

The world’s best young minds are invited to apply for this year’s prestigious Forrest Foundation Research Scholarships, available to international and Australian students who wish to undertake a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at one of Western Australia’s five universities.

UWA pays tribute to 'Larrikin Angel' Veronica Brady

Friday, 21 August 2015

The University of Western Australia extends its deepest sympathy to family, friends and colleagues of Veronica Brady, former Professor of Literature at UWA, Catholic nun and tireless campaigner for Indigenous rights, who has passed away in Perth at the age of 86.

Adult brain

Aboriginal communities have world's highest dementia incidence

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Research by The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Health and Ageing has confirmed that the incidence of dementia in remote Aboriginal communities is the highest in the world, with head injuries and age the greatest contributing factors.

Dr Najafzadeh

UWA student takes out top award

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

PhD student Afrooz Najafzadeh from The University of Western Australia has been awarded Researcher of the Year by the Australiasian Sonographers Association (ASA), for her significant contribution to medical sonography.

Cells with paraspeckles

Research provides clues about Motor Neurone Disease

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research have discovered a new connection between the molecules they study and Motor Neurone Disease (MND) or ALS.

Australia's $10 billion 'other reef'

Monday, 17 August 2015

For the first time scientists have put a dollar value on Australia’s little talked about ‘other reef’, the Great Southern Reef, finding it contributes more than $10 billion to the Australian economy each year.

UWA Travelling Scientist program adding SPICE to the Kimberley

Friday, 14 August 2015

The University of Western Australia has extended its ‘Travelling Scientist’ program to the state’s remote Kimberley region in a bid to support and inspire science teachers and their students.

BloomLab launch

BloomLab encouraging WA's young innovators

Friday, 14 August 2015

Western Australia’s next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs now have help to get their ideas off the ground with the official launch of BloomLab, a collaboration between St Catherine’s College at The University of Western Australia and not-for-profit student organisation Bloom.