Scientists at The University of Western Australia and Perth-based biotech Ondek Pty Ltd have revealed new insights into the function of an important bacterial protein in Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium that causes stomach ulcers.
Western Australia’s Chief Scientist, one of Australia’s most highly cited astronomers and one of the State’s top public servants are among 12 graduates and a staff member of The University of Western Australia who have been recognised in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Andrew and Nicola Forrest have made philanthropic history today, donating a further $65 million to the Forrest Research Foundation, a partnership with all five Western Australian universities and hosted within The University of Western Australia (UWA).
The University of Western Australia extends its deepest sympathy to family and friends of Miriam Stannage, State Living Treasure and leading Australian artist, who has passed away in Perth at the age of 77.
Western Australia’s Governor, a Supreme Court judge, an Australian hockey legend and one of Perth’s leading businessmen are among 18 graduates and a staff member of The University of Western Australia who have been recognised in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
The University of Western Australia and the Perth USAsia Centre have welcomed the return of former federal defence minister Kim Beazley to his alma mater after serving as Australia’s Ambassador to the United States for six years.
An adventurer preparing to tackle the Antarctic by bicycle, WA’s first Government marine research scientist and a former Lotterywest chief are among several distinguished Western Australians whose contributions will be recognised at The University of Western Australia during its autumn series of graduations.
Almost a decade ago it was “an idea in need of $100 million and some serious innovation”. Now UWA researchers are involved with Carnegie Wave Energy’s world-first technology that promises clean energy powered by the Indian Ocean waves we love to surf.
For students working strategically to shape their career prospects, the opportunity to get hands-on experience in ‘real world’ projects – with a mining company, architectural firm, legal office or a government agency – is invaluable.
The earth beneath our feet is arguably the world’s most sustainable building material – and it has stood the test of time in landmark buildings such as Spain’s Alhambra. UWA is exploring the benefits of rammed earth construction and participating in an ARC Linkage project with industry and government.
When you talk to Wendy Martin, vignettes of her career – from television arts broadcasting to performance on an Olympic scale – underscore a sense that each job appears to have brought her one step closer to the Perth International Arts Festival. Her father and grandfather would applaud her taking the helm of a midsummer festival that took root at UWA and has flowered into one of Australia’s most ambitious cultural events.
While Jordan’s UNESCO World Heritage site of Petra, carved out of rose-coloured rock, still survives, UWA archaeologist David Kennedy fears for a region that has seen too many archaeological treasures destroyed by Islamic State.
Over the past year, members of Convocation Council have given a great deal of consideration to how Convocation can most effectively fulfil its purpose to “add value to the relationship between members of Convocation and the University of Western Australia.”
Conversation is an art. As an exercise of human skill it draws upon experience, creativity, sensitivity and empathy, all of which facilitate the sweet satisfaction which only two minds in sustainable harmony can evoke. Even several minds, attuned in similar fashion, may access this music of the spheres, but the likelihood is less because collectivism frequently induces competitiveness which is anathema to good conversation.