Year 12 Indigenous students

Indigenous Year 12 students get leading edge at UWA

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

More than 30 Indigenous Year 12 students from across WA are attending a leadership seminar at The University of Western Australia this week, which aims to encourage them to aspire to a tertiary education and learn about the opportunities available at UWA.

Original Indigenous artworks donated to University Hall

Monday, 21 March 2016

University Hall (UniHall) is proud of its connections with Indigenous Australia and excited by the opportunity for postgraduate residents’ to display an original piece of Indigenous artwork in their apartments.

Art Collector Dr Jo Lagerberg and Professor Ted Snell, Director Cultural Precinct, have been working with UniHall to bring together a collection of Indigenous art for residents to loan.

Mothers group

Mothers' groups linked to positive well-being

Thursday, 18 February 2016

A Perth study led by researchers from The University of Western Australia has found that participation in a local mothers’ group (facilitated or parent-led) is linked to mothers’ who have a positive mental well-being.   

Barry Marshall and Matheus Saueressig

Talking biofabrication and meeting a Nobel Laureate all in a days work for UWA prize winner

Thursday, 18 February 2016

A Brazilian student who won The University of Western Australia’s ‘Pitch the Course of the Future’ competition has visited Perth as part of his prize, to explain his idea for a degree in biofabrication to a panel of UWA experts.

Herbicide hunt

Common antibiotic inspires hunt for new herbicide

Friday, 12 February 2016

Plant biologists at The University of Western Australia have discovered that the commonly used antibiotic ciprofloxacin, which kills bacteria, also kills plants by blocking the DNA copying machinery of the plants.

PIAF 2016

PIAF opens with new hub at Elizabeth Quay

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Perth International Arts Festival 2016 has kicked off with the unveiling of the new Festival home at Elizabeth Quay and a spectacular opening weekend featuring a stellar cast of Western Australian artists.

Hot spots

UWA expert says more 'green' needed to cool Perth's suburban hotspots

Thursday, 4 February 2016

An environmental engineering expert at The University of Western Australia said ‘greening’ the suburbs of Perth will help reduce the emerging urban health crisis of heatwaves.

Bees

Male bees protect female bees from sexually transmitted diseases

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Integrative Bee Research (CIBER) have discovered that the seminal fluid of male bees kills the widespread sexually transmitted fungus Nosema apis, offering queen bees protection from the parasite which can be passed on during bee sex.

Foot

Are running shoes stopping the spring in your step?

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia’s School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health have helped uncover how arch support in footwear affects the spring in your step - literally. 

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Brainiacs and business combine to solve industry issues

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

The University of Western Australia and the Perth arm of global professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) are joining forces in a new partnership that aims to find new ways to decipher hard-to-solve industry problems.