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.

40under40 award recipients

UWA business leaders shine in the 2017 40under40 Awards

Thursday, 9 March 2017

The University of Western Australia congratulates five staff members who have been named in this year's 40under40 Awards. The recipients were recognised in an awards ceremony held at Crown Perth.

Andrew Forrest

UWA high achievers recognised in Australia Day honours

Friday, 27 January 2017

Twelve graduates and one staff member from The University of Western Australia have been recognised in this year’s Australia Day Honours List.

Laura Boykin

UWA scientist wins prestigious senior TED Fellowship

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

 

A research scientist from The University of Western Australia with a mission to increase food security in East Africa has been named the first Australian-based Senior TED Fellow in the history of the program.

Ian Constable

Lowy family supports new eye research

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Noted Australian philanthropist Frank Lowy has made a significant donation to support important new eye research through the creation of Lowy Family Fellowships at the Lions Eye Institute (LEI). 

Reef shark

Sharks need a safe place too

Thursday, 1 December 2016

After analysing more than 2000 hours of coastal shark sightings, researchers from The University of Western Australia and other collaborators have warned that habitats important for juvenile shark survival are not adequately protected.

Premature birth research

Success for premature birth prevention program

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

A preterm birth prevention program led by The University of Western Australia has had success in reducing the rate of early birth in Western Australia.

Justice James Edelman

UWA graduate appointed High Court Judge

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Internationally recognised lawyer and academic James Edelman has been appointed a Judge of the High Court of Australia – one of the youngest-ever appointments to the High Court at the age of 42.

Aboriginal flag

Northern wealth under spotlight at Indigenous conference

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Indigenous leaders from across Australia will come together for the Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations Conference, to be held at The University of Western Australia on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 December.

Researchers from UWA with St Barts CEO and community representative

Stable housing for homeless will save millions each year

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

A new study from The University of Western Australia has found that providing stable public housing for homeless people could save the Western Australian health system more than $16 million a year.

Social Impact Festival hits WA

Monday, 11 July 2016

The University of Western Australia will host 16 public events as part of the 2016 Social Impact Festival, which runs from Wednesday 20 to Wednesday 27 July.

John van Bockxmeer and Mark Shelton

40under40 winner recognised for humanitarian work

Thursday, 10 March 2016

A doctor who graduated from The University of Western Australia and founded charitable organisation ‘Fair Game’, is one of 40 people recognised in the 2016 40under40 Awards.

UWA to host international energy economics conference

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Some of the world’s leading energy economics experts will attend an international conference to address Asia’s future energy needs at The University of Western Australia in February next year.

Emily Gordon

UWA law graduates win scholarships to Cambridge

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Two young law graduates from The University of Western Australia are heading to the UK’s Cambridge University after winning prestigious scholarships to continue their studies.

The Start Something initiative team

New UWA program to encourage budding entrepreneurs

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The University of Western Australia, through its IQ initiative, has kicked off a new program designed to encourage and foster entrepreneurship among researchers and post-graduate research students.

Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships attract world's best minds

Friday, 29 May 2015

Andrew and Nicola Forrest today announced the first recipients of the prestigious Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships – with the five recipients flying in from around the world to accept their scholarship.

Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh and UWA Chancellor Michael Chaney

Rio Tinto chief awarded honorary doctorate

Friday, 28 March 2014

Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh is one of several distinguished Western Australians whose contributions to the community has been recognised at The University of Western Australia during its autumn series of graduations for more than 3,800 students.