Sean Hood

Awards and achivements - May 2020

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

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

Wave

New data reveals significance of Perth super storm

Monday, 1 June 2020

Two drifting wave buoys deployed along the coast of Western Australia by researchers at The University of Western Australia have highlighted the significance of Perth’s recent super storm, recording massive waves along 1000km of WA’s coastline. 

Health and medicine

Medical students get support to train in mental health first aid

Friday, 29 May 2020

Up to 8,000 medical students, including those from The University of Western Australia, will get access to mental health first aid training over the next two years under an agreement between the Australian government and Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand.

Galaxy

Astronomers see ‘cosmic ring of fire’, 11 billion years ago

Friday, 29 May 2020

A University of Western Australia scientist is part of a global team of astronomers that have captured an image of a super-rare type of galaxy – described as a “cosmic ring of fire” – as it existed 11 billion years ago.

Scott Reef

Powerful and large cyclones place distant coral reefs at risk

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Big and strong cyclones have the potential to damage coral reefs up to 1000km away from their paths, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

Professor Pat Dudgeon

UWA Expert Series - Crucial lessons from COVID-19 for Indigenous Australians

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Professor Patricia Dudgeon and Dr Kate Derry from the School of Indigenous Studies have spent recent weeks hard at work investigating the impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous Australians.

Job seeker

UWA Expert Series - Youth support critical to battle COVID-19-related employment challenges

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Researchers from The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Social Impact say supporting young people is more important now than ever, highlighting the long-term impact on youth unemployment as the result of shutdowns and restrictions from COVID-19.

Katie Attwell

UWA Expert Series - New research prepares for COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

As the world waits for a COVID-19 vaccine, University of Western Australia researchers are part of a new study designed to prepare parents and government for a potential Australia-wide vaccination program.

Prof Jane Den Hollander

International students vital

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

This opinion piece by UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander was published in The West Australian on Thursday 22 May and is reprinted with the newspaper’s permission.

Like many sectors in WA, our universities are in crisis. But while so many others have received government help, we have received none and there is not yet any clear pathway to recovery.

Professor Ted Snell

Art needs funding and we need art

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

This opinion piece by UWA Professor Ted Snell was published in The West Australian on Saturday 23 May and is reprinted with the newspaper’s permission.

In times of crisis, we need the arts more than ever.