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Indigenous students aim for top marks, top jobs

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Law, medicine, education, sports science - these are just some of the careers in the sights of 26 year 11 and 12 Indigenous students who are giving up part of their school holidays to come to The University of Western Australia for a WACE revision camp starting on Sunday and ending on Friday 18 July.

Amanda and Daisy_Photo Credit  Jacqueline Kent

Breastfeeding trends good news for new mothers

Monday, 7 July 2014

There is no "average" pattern or set of rules when it comes to breastfeeding according to a recent study published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine.

Brendan Hamlett at Yallabilli Mindi_credit Annie Carson

World class 3-D models help reveal cultural treasures

Monday, 7 July 2014

Cutting edge super-computer visualisations of Aboriginal sites in Western Australia's remote Weld Range are helping archaeologists and Wajarri Traditional Owners reveal the area's cultural and archaeological treasures and train a new generation of young Wajarri in how to protect their heritage.

South Perth from Kings Park

Is Perth public transport 'off the rails'?

Friday, 4 July 2014

Claims that Perth's public transport system is in crisis have been proven wrong by researchers who have compiled the first comprehensive look at the city's public transport use since 2004.

Winthrop Professor Cristina Gibson

Managing multicultural workforce the biggest challenge for organisations: UWA Business School researcher

Friday, 4 July 2014

Managing a multicultural workforce will be the biggest challenge for organisations in coming years, according to a leading researcher from The University of Western Australia's Business School.

Bryce Bevan with horse Eiffel

Indigenous student tops in sport of kings

Friday, 4 July 2014

A young Albany Indigenous man who recently completed his Honours at The University of Western Australia is about to embark on a scholarship that will enable him to be part of the international thoroughbred industry.

Kimberley Cup - water rocket activity

UWA engineering students on tour in Broome

Thursday, 3 July 2014

A team of 12 engineering student ambassadors from The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics touched down in Broome last week to take part in the Kimberley Cup, an annual school sporting carnival coordinated by Broome Senior High School.

Better fun than being on holiday for Indigenous kids keen on science

Thursday, 3 July 2014

School holidays? What school holidays?

Fifty Indigenous students in Years 9 and 10 will be having a different kind of fun when school breaks up at the end of the week - including learning about designing a world championship-winning racing car, launching rockets, extracting DNA from strawberries, experimenting with liquid nitrogen, making moulds of teeth and challenging their sporting abilities.

'Community conversations' about heart disease

Researchers call for community help to better manage heart disease

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Heart disease is still the number one killer of Australians - and researchers at The University of Western Australia want to meet people who have had, or care for someone, with heart disease, heart failure or atrial fibrillation.

Remember when you believed anything and everything?

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Children's tendencies to being tricked, fooled and misled by their peers are being investigated by researchers from The University of Western Australia.