University News

University News

Associate Professor Robert McLaughlin (centre) announced winner

UWA triumphs in international technology contest

Friday, 7 February 2014

Western Australian researchers fighting against breast cancer have won the final of an international technology presentation competition held in San Francisco in the US.

Winthrop Professor Lin Fritschi

Outdoor workers face increased cancer risk

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Perth researchers have completed a comprehensive study into Australian workers and their exposure to ultraviolet radiation - a known human carcinogen.

Dr Audrey Kunin at a Kakadu plum plantation near Broome

Bush fruit gains American celebrity endorsement

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

A US television celebrity and dermatologist who is CEO of an international cosmetic company recently travelled to Broome to film a documentary on the native fruit gubinge, also known as Kakadu plum, which will be a key ingredient in a new range of skin care products her company is developing.

Peter Lilly

Peter Lilly to lead UWA's Engineering Zone project

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

A senior manager at BHP Billiton has been appointed Director of UWA's Engineering Zone project, which aims to revolutionise engineering education and research.

'BOABS' Volunteers

'BOABS' helps Indigenous people quit smoking

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Smoking kills more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and puts more in hospital than all the other preventable illnesses put together. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people smoke at much higher rates than non-Indigenous Australians, and not many are quitting.

Ryan Kempster with bamboo sharks

Repelling sharks to save them... and us

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Shark biologist Dr Ryan Kempster will share his insights into shark behaviour at a public lecture this month as part of UWA Extension's summer season.

Peter Coleman

New UWA MBA offers 12-month career transformation

Monday, 3 February 2014

A new 12-month Master of Business Administration backed by Western Australia's top business leaders is expected to attract candidates from around the world.

Africa School Of Mines

UWA mining experts with premier in South Africa

Monday, 3 February 2014

Mining for development experts from the UWA-based International Mining for Development Centre (IM4DC) are accompanying Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett at the Mining Indaba (or Conference) in Cape Town, South Africa, where Mr Barnett is delivering a keynote address on WA's world-leading mining legislation and regulation.

Nadia Okis

Police-worker credits UWA

Monday, 3 February 2014

Little did graduate Nadia Okis know that the Japanese language lessons she took at The University of Western Australia would come in handy occasionally to help her with Police work.