Anna Nowak

Top mesothelioma investigator named Cancer Researcher of the Year

Friday, 13 April 2018

An internationally recognised researcher specialising in asbestos-related diseases at The University of Western Australia has today been named Cancer Council Western Australia’s (CCWA) WA Cancer Researcher of the Year.

Perth City

Report reveals homeless challenges facing Australian cities

Thursday, 12 April 2018

A national report paints a bleak picture of the social and health implications of homelessness in Australian capital cities and the challenges that lie ahead to address these.

UWA Music School

Perth voices unite to end homelessness

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

The streets of Perth will come alive on Friday evening when up to 1000 singers and musicians gather to harness the power of music and raise awareness of homelessness in Western Australia. 

Increasing marine heatwaves threaten our oceans

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

A new international study by The University of Western Australia has found marine heatwaves have increased by more than 50 per cent over the past century with devastating effects on global marine ecosystems. The researchers warn these extreme events will become even longer and more frequent under continued global warming.

New Owner

Engaging season of theatre for children opens at UWA

Monday, 9 April 2018

A new season of theatre designed for children and young people will open at The University of Western Australia and run between Thursday 3 May and Friday 20 July.

Researcher and child

Two thirds of young children do not do enough physical activity

Friday, 6 April 2018

The largest global study to examine physical activity in children aged between two and five years old has found 66 per cent of children are not getting the nationally recommended three hours of daily physical activity needed for their growth and development.

EZONE UWA groundbreaking event -group photo

EZONE UWA construction marks a new era of engineering and mathematical sciences at UWA

Thursday, 5 April 2018

A new era for engineering students at The University of Western Australia is a step closer with a ground-breaking event to mark the start of construction of EZONE UWA.

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Stunning new species of sea slugs discovered

Thursday, 5 April 2018

A small team of scientists at The University of Western Australia, the Western Australian Museum, and the California Academy of Sciences has identified 18 new species of sea slugs, including some only found in WA.

Mitali with her award

Awards and achievements - March 2018

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

Dr Cuttler

Coral reefs protect coasts from severe storms

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Coral reefs can naturally protect coasts from tropical cyclones by reducing the impact of large waves before they reach the shore, according to scientists.