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Monday, 17 August 2020

All UWA news content, including media releases, are now available on Impact.

Paula Cartwright taking water samples in Exmouth Gulf

How climate affects coastal waters of Exmouth Gulf

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are a step closer to learning how climate patterns have affected the coastal waters of the Exmouth Gulf with a multi-year study nearing completion.

Indigenous dentistry graduates

Three female Indigenous students graduate in Doctor of Dental Medicine

Friday, 13 December 2019

Three Indigenous women were among 232 students to graduate at a ceremony held today in The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall.

Dresser Formation in the Pilbara

Ancient rock remains reveal signs pointing to earliest life on Earth

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Ancient rock remains in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia hold the key to analysing some of the earliest signs of life on Earth, according to a new study by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with a global team of scientists.

Girls in Engineering

Girls in Engineering and eye research team among Eureka Prize finalists

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

An outreach program to encourage high school girls to study STEM subjects and the research team that developed a highly effective strategy to reduce the impact of a common eye infection are finalists in the 2019 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.

Ship engraving

Pilbara ship engraving may depict British ship Mermaid in 1818

Thursday, 16 May 2019

A team of archaeologists has discovered a depiction of a British naval ship carved onto a boulder on an island in the Dampier Archipelago in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

Engraving by American whalers on Dampier archipelago

American whalers left rock engravings in Pilbara in 1840s

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

A team of archaeologists from The University of Western Australia working with Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation and mining company Rio Tinto have discovered that Indigenous people were not the only ones to leave their mark in the Dampier Archipelago.

Rio Tinto and UWA Leadership Program to benefit students

Friday, 21 September 2018

Rio Tinto and The University of Western Australia have joined forces to bring an innovative global leadership program for students to Western Australia designed to enhance their cultural intelligence, networks, collaboration and leadership skills.

Fifty per cent of cardiovascular patients suffer from multiple diseases

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

New research led by The University of Western Australia has revealed that one in two patients admitted to hospital with a cardiovascular disease is suffering from multiple chronic medical conditions which required complex treatment. The rate was significantly higher among Aboriginal people, affecting three in four patients.

Perth Festival

Experience Kings Park transformed into a nocturnal wonderland

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Kings Park will come alive next February, with an unforgettable 2019 Perth Festival Opening Weekend featuring the voice and images of celebrated UWA conservation biologist Professor Stephen Hopper.

VC and students

Pilbara students get an insight into university life

Friday, 1 June 2018

More than 400 high school students in the Pilbara have had a taste of university life as staff from The University of Western Australia visited the North-West.

Fish head credit Jonathan Mitchell

Shark bite-off rates revealed at Ningaloo

Thursday, 22 February 2018

In a world first, researchers at The University of Western Australia have quantified the number of shark bite-offs of recreationally caught fish in the Ningaloo region.

Fish eye

Shark declines can lead to fish with smaller eyes and tails

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Scientists at The University of Western Australia have discovered evidence of body shape changes in fish due to shark population declines from overfishing.

Humpback dolphin

Male dolphins offer gifts to attract females

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have captured a rare sexual display: evidence of male humpback dolphins presenting females with large marine sponges in an apparent effort to mate.

UWA researchers

Research measures Indigenous outcomes in the Kimberley and Pilbara

Friday, 20 October 2017

A study commissioned by the State Government and carried out by researchers from The University of Western Australia has provided the first detailed analysis of government service provision and expenditure in the Kimberley and the Pilbara and its impact on Indigenous communities.

Mental health partnership

New partnership to improve workplace mental health

Friday, 22 September 2017

Researchers at The University Western Australia are to team up with the Western Australian Mental Health Commission to assist workplaces to promote and support employees’ mental health.

Blue sharks have made underwater canyons their home

Researchers discover Australian canyons are hotspots for fish life

Friday, 25 August 2017

Research carried out by scientists from The University of Western Australia has found that underwater canyons may be critical and overlooked habitats for many commercially valuable species of fish such as tuna, swordfish and mackerel.

Dolphins

Dolphins follow WA fishing trawlers for food

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

New research shows that the offshore dolphin population in the area of the Pilbara Trawl Fishery is smaller than previously thought, and that some dolphins are faithful to following fishing trawlers over days, weeks and years.

Ephemeral stream in the Hamersley Ranges

UWA projects win national research funding

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Research that aims to reduce the risk of mine tailings failure and a project to improve understanding of the ecology and hydrology of streams in arid areas are two new research projects at The University of Western Australia to receive Federal Government funding.

Professor Peter Veth

Earliest evidence found for Aboriginal people living on the Australian coast

Friday, 19 May 2017

A team of international archaeologists has confirmed evidence from a remote cave in Australia’s North West that pushes back human occupation of Australia to around 50,000 years ago.  The discovery is of international significance in providing one of the earliest age brackets for the settlement of Australia. It also has the longest record of dietary fauna providing unprecedented insights into the lifeways of the earliest Australians.