Wheelchair basketball

Indigenous high school students shoot for the stars

Monday, 17 July 2017

Thirty-four Year 10 Indigenous students from around the State spent their school holidays learning a raft of new skills from wheelchair basketball to building a strong bridge and making moulds of teeth.

Tom Maclaurin

Student invention unlocks potential of pilotless aerial vehicles

Monday, 17 July 2017

A 19-year-old law student from The University of Western Australia has invented a pilotless aerial vehicle that is capable of flying five times longer than many drones currently on the market. The device also has the ability to conduct aerial surveillance at a fraction of the cost of current piloted aircraft.

Fatty liver

Health of parents before and during pregnancy linked to fatty liver in teenagers

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

A Perth study, led by researchers from The University of Western Australian, Edith Cowan University, Curtin University and the Western Australian Cohort (Raine) Study has discovered that a significant part of the risk for fatty liver in teenagers is linked to their parent’s health and lifestyle before and during their mother’s pregnancy.

Dolphins

Dolphins follow WA fishing trawlers for food

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

New research shows that the offshore dolphin population in the area of the Pilbara Trawl Fishery is smaller than previously thought, and that some dolphins are faithful to following fishing trawlers over days, weeks and years.

Janet Holmes à Court image

Janet Holmes à Court exhibition opens at UWA

Monday, 10 July 2017

The University of Western Australia’s Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery presents a new art exhibition featuring a selection of works from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection.

Enterprise agreements

In-principle agreement reached on enterprise agreements

Monday, 10 July 2017

The University of Western Australia and the National Tertiary Education Union have reached an in-principle agreement on the proposed 2017 enterprise agreements, with both parties committed to delivering new agreements for staff at UWA that are fair and reasonable.

Social Impact Festival

Social Impact Festival aims to inspire social change

Friday, 7 July 2017

The University of Western Australia will host more than 50 major public events as part of the 2017 Social Impact Festival, which runs between Tuesday 18 and Friday 28 July.

Homeward Bound

UWA staff selected for Antarctic leadership program

Thursday, 6 July 2017

An environmental economics researcher and a neuropsychologist from The University of Western Australia are among 80 women from 13 countries around the world selected to take part in the trip of a lifetime to Antarctica.

June awards and achievements

Awards and achievements - June 2017

Monday, 3 July 2017

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

Professor Alistair Forrest

UWA's leading cancer researchers awarded $18 million

Monday, 3 July 2017

World-leading cancer research projects led by The University of Western Australia have today received a boost with $18 million in funding from the Cancer Research Trust and other partners.