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Awards and Prizes

Gift gives hope to Alzheimer's sufferers

Friday, 19 September 2014

A charity set up by a self-made Mandurah businessman who left Perth at the age of 14 has donated $150,000 to help find better ways to treat depression in people with Alzheimer's disease.

Winthrop Professor Denise Chalmers, Professor Jane Heyworth and Ms Jo Hocking

UWA trio receive sector's highest level of teaching recognition

Thursday, 18 September 2014

An expert in enhancing teaching and learning in higher education, an environmental epidemiologist who enables students to become well-rounded practitioners, and the coordinator of a program that matches students with industry professionals were this week recognised with prestigious awards.

Andrew Forrest

Andrew Forrest Occasional Address – Transcript

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Delivered at Winthrop Hall on Tuesday 16 September

Gemma Johnson

The Poche Leadership Development Awards

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

The Poche Leadership Development Awards provide opportunities and support for Indigenous students in medicine, dentistry and health sciences to build their leadership skills and knowledge in health at local, national and international levels. The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health is pleased to present this Award to the following Indigenous medical students:

Andrew and Nicola Forrest

Andrew and Nicola Forrest honoured at UWA Graduation Ceremony

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Andrew and Nicola Forrest have been awarded honorary doctorates by The University of Western Australia for their outstanding service to the community of Western Australia, to the nation and beyond.

Arjen Ryder

A positive outcome from MH17 tragedy

Friday, 12 September 2014

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) and the family of two Australian victims of flight MH17, shot down over Ukraine on 17 July, are raising money to establish a scholarship at The University of Western Australia Albany in honour of Mr Arjen Ryder.

Finance for Life co-leader Thomas Abraham in Sydney receiving the MSW Award on b

MoneySmart Week Award for UWA students

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

An innovative financial literacy program has won a group of UWA students a Highly Commended Award at the 2014 MoneySmart Week Awards.

Stuart Speidel (left) and Professor Keith Crews

Green light for green transport idea

Thursday, 4 September 2014

With electric vehicles soaring in popularity worldwide and 23 renewable energy vehicle (REV) charging stations around WA, a new program is a win-win for green transport, and for the student who developed it.

Stuart Spiedel

UWA computing student a finalist in 2014 National iAwards

Monday, 25 August 2014

Stuart Speidel, a PhD student  from The University of Western Australia’s School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, will compete as a Finalist in the 2014 National iAwards in Melbourne after winning the ‘Student Domaine' award for his project REView at the 23rd Western Australian Information Technology and Telecommunications Awards (WAiTTA).

Professor Ian Small

UWA success at Premier’s Science Awards

Friday, 22 August 2014

The University of Western Australia's strength in science was recognised last night when its staff won two major categories in the 2014 Premier's Science Awards and a former UWA Vice-Chancellor was inducted into the Western Australian Science Hall of Fame.