Tuesday, 2 June 2020

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

To recognise these achievements, an article is published on the UWA news page on the website and in UWA Forward on the first week of every month. If you know of great awards or achievements across the University please email [email protected]

Achievement: UWA’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is playing a lead role in a mental health research project that has been awarded $2.95 million in funding as part of the Commonwealth Government’s $20 million additional funding for mental health. The project aims to test people’s reaction to a variety of drugs used to treat depression in order to make advances for future treatments. UWA is providing a clinical testing site and assisting with the research. The national project is led by St Vincent’s Clinical Genomics Unit and supported by WA hospitals, HBF and mental health group Meeting for Minds.

Achievement: UWA recently celebrated outstanding student achievement through the annual Faculty Awards. Student prizes and scholarships have been made possible by the continued support of individual and corporate donors. For more information about the Faculty Awards and the list of prize and scholarship recipients, please visit

Achievement: UWA’s Forrest Hall is one of four WA projects to be recognised in the 2020 Housing Industry Association Australian Housing Awards. The project, undertaken by Jaxon Construction, was described in the awards as a landmark development overlooking to Swan River with sandy-hued blockwork to give it an enduring feel. It has been designed to provide a stimulating and creative living environment for students and rising research stars.

Congratulations UWA staff and students.

Media references

Jess Reid (UWA Media and PR Adviser) 08 6488 6876


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