Warden of Convocation, Doug McGhie, completed the Ride to Conquer Cancer on the weekend of October 13th and 14th, managing the 200 kilometres well if not all easily. Each day saw the 800 plus cyclists pedalling into stiff sea breezes, and on Sunday into 70 km/h headwinds along the Warnbro Sound coast.
The Saturday evening in Mandurah was special as the head of the Harry Perkins Institute, Professor Peter Leedman, introduced top fundraisers and some particularly brave and inspirational cyclists, some of who were completing the challenge for their seventh time.
Seven students from the University of Western Australia’s Master of Professional Engineering program are one step closer to inciting change in WA’s adoption of electric mobility, recently presenting their policy brief, Transition Towards Electric Mobility in WA, to The Greens WA MLC, Mr Tim Clifford, and staffer Alison Wright, on 24 October.
Dwarf cattle breeds are better adapted to high temperatures according to research published by an international team including researchers from The University of Western Australia. The findings are important for developing climate-ready cattle.
UWA PhD candidate, Samantha Andrzejaczek, was recently awarded First Place and the Audience Choice Award for her success in the OI – OGS PhD video competition held on Tuesday 23 October at UWA’s Oceans Institute (OI). The competition, which aims to increase the impact and visibility of OI postgraduate research, presents PhD students with the opportunity to share their research efforts in a creative three minute video submission.
The University of Western Australia’s Albany Campus is seeking volunteers to collect tiny plastic pellets, known as ‘nurdles’, which have washed up on the South Coast after a massive spill off the South African coast in October last year.