2020 Warden of Convocation Clinical Professor Lesley Cala

UWA graduate association support for staff during COVID-19

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

The University of Western Australia’s graduate association, Convocation, has come out strongly supporting UWA staff who quickly developed new, innovative ways of teaching and assessing students during COVID-19.

Professor Jo McDonald

First Aboriginal cultural sites discovered underwater 50,000 years later

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Australia’s first Aboriginal cultural sites that were submerged under the sea after the last ice age have been discovered by a research team including scientists from The University of Western Australia. The research findings will be published in PLOS ONE.

Pat Dudgeon

COVID-19 puts extra strain on wellbeing of Indigenous Australians

Friday, 26 June 2020

Indigenous communities must be empowered to address the social and emotional wellbeing needs of Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders, with COVID-19 putting an additional strain on mental health, a national consensus report led by The University of Western Australia has revealed.

Wendy Erber

Ground-breaking research uncovers genetic causes of rare diseases

Friday, 26 June 2020

A research program pioneering the use of whole genome sequencing has diagnosed hundreds of patients with rare diseases and discovered new genetic causes of disease.

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Shelling out for dinner - dolphins learn foraging skills from peers

Friday, 26 June 2020

A new study by an international team of researchers including The University of Western Australia demonstrates for the first time that dolphins can learn foraging techniques outside the mother-calf bond – showing that they have a similar cultural nature to great apes.

A Lifetime of Giving Back to the Community

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

One of the first group of UWA graduates in Medicine in 1959, Clinical Professor Bryant Stokes AO, neurosurgeon, has not only used his specialised training to treat patients with neurological conditions with skill and compassion but has also made time to facilitate improvements in the level of healthcare available to the people of Western Australia.

UWA students celebrate Volunteer Week virtually

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

As a result of COVID-19, for the first time UWA Guild Volunteering held all events virtually for this year’s National Volunteer Week, which ran from 18 to 24 May. 

Diver in marine forests

Deep reefs used as refuge by marine forests

Thursday, 11 June 2020

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia has found deep reefs in Western Australia can be used as a refuge by marine forests from the impacts of ocean warming. 

Eleanor with UWA Albany Director

Scholarship recipient sets her sights on increasing knowledge through science

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

A University of Western Australia student who is passionate about studying the mysteries of the ocean and making science more accessible to the public has been awarded a Friends of UWA Albany Verna Rowbotham Scholarship.

2020 Warden of Convocation Clinical Professor Lesley Cala

New Leadership of UWA Graduates

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Greetings to all UWA Graduates from the new Warden, Clinical Professor Lesley Cala