University News

Awards and Prizes

2014 UWA Sports Awards night

Night of nights for UWA sports athletes, clubs and officials

Friday, 31 October 2014

The University of Western Australia honoured its sporting student athletes, stars, clubs and volunteers at the annual UWA Sports Awards Night on 30 October, with rower and recent graduate Perry Ward named 2014 Sports Star of the Year.

Some of Perry's most notable achievements for 2014 include the being named Australia's fastest and the world's 5th fastest lightweight single sculler, after receiving gold at the Australian National Rowing Championships and Commonwealth Rowing Championship, and graduating with a Bachelor of Science.

AUS 2014 Team of the Year - UWA Sailing Team

Best in the west - UWA students reclaim national honours for sailing achievements

Friday, 31 October 2014

Several of Australia's leading university sailors have been honoured for their sporting prowess at The University of Western Australia's 2014 Sports Awards in Perth.

Professor Ryan Lister

Medicine and agriculture to benefit from work of UWA's Australian Life Scientist of the Year

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

A young scientist whose work at The University of Western Australia has the potential to improve our understanding of the human brain, transform stem-cell medicine and revolutionise agriculture has been awarded a Prime Minister’s Prize for Science.

Geoff Bastyan

Albany seagrass champion wins Southseas Oceans Hero Award

Monday, 27 October 2014

A lone seagrass champion from Albany has been recognised for his efforts in seagrass restoration and community collaboration at The University of Western Australia Oceans Institute's community event over the weekend.

Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger

UWA awarded $26.1M in national medical research funding

Friday, 17 October 2014

A trial that aims to improve the treatment of severe asthma in children, how microRNAs can be used to treat liver cancer and improving primary care for Aboriginal mothers and babies in the Kimberley are among 29 research projects at The University of Western Australia to benefit from new medical grants.

UWA graduates Jacob, Ryan, and Simon

Cambridge is dream come true for three UWA graduates

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Three graduates of The University of Western Australia - one with an interest in the law of the sea, another with a passion for the not-for-profit sector and a third who wants to implement the global use of sustainable energy - have won prestigious Cambridge Australia Scholarships to undertake studies at the University of Cambridge in England.

UWA’s team ‘Mickleback’

UWA computer programming team reaches world finals in Morocco

Thursday, 9 October 2014

A student computer programming team from The University of Western Australia (UWA) has won a place to compete at the World Finals of the prestigious ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) to be held in Morocco in May next year.

Moot winners

UWA takes honours in Kirby Moot

Thursday, 9 October 2014

In only its second year of participating, The University of Western Australia's Kirby Moot team has won the national finals.

Professor Osvaldo Almeida

Psychiatrist wins Mental Health Good Outcomes award

Thursday, 9 October 2014

A renowned leader in psychiatry and ageing has been recognised for excellence in research with a prestigious Mental Health Good Outcomes Award.

Survive the Panel finalists in Sydney

UWA student survives the panel in EY nationwide competition

Friday, 3 October 2014

A UWA-based social enterprise delivering Indigenous tutoring services has placed equal second in EY's nationwide Survive the Panel competition.