Research that will improve our understanding about the potential of unconventional oil and gas in tight rocks and a design guideline for the installation of offshore wind turbines are two new research projects at The University of Western Australia to receive Federal Government funding.
Professor Akshay Venkatesh, believed to be one of The University of Western Australia’s youngest graduates, is only the second Australian to have been awarded one of the world’s most prestigious mathematical awards – the Fields Medal.
Senior Technician Graeme Warburton never planned to work at UWA for very long. In 1982, while visiting from Sydney, he turned down a two-year contract working on an automated sheep shearing machine. However, after accepting a shorter six-month contract in the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, he was hooked – and 36 years later, he’s still at UWA.
After many years of dedicated service to UWA, Professor Robyn Owens has made the decision to retire at the end of her current term, in November 2019.
Robyn’s contribution to the university has been immeasurable, having performed numerous roles, most recently of course serving two terms as the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research. In this role Robyn has led the University’s research strategy and played a critical role as a member of the UWA Executive.
One of the hits of this year’s Perth Festival was honoured at Australia’s top performing arts awards on Monday night. Early music adventurer Jordi Savall’s performance with Hespèrion XXI and Tembembe Ensamble Continuo won a Helpmann Award in the best chamber and/or instrumental ensemble concert category.
Putting European traditions alongside Indigenous Mexican and Latin American sounds, Savall and a dozen performers revered and celebrated both forms in a thrilling performance of music and dance.
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UWA Open Day will take place on Sunday 12 August from 10am – 4pm.
Join us at the second and final briefing for staff in the lead up to our single largest annual recruitment event open to the WA community.
Hear from Owen Davies, Chief Marketing Officer, on why Open Day is an important recruitment event for UWA, the key messages we are delivering in our campaign, and how the university will showcase its courses and campus life with unique displays, activities and entertainment.
For 14 years, Julie Millias worked as a Dental Therapist, visiting schools across Perth, the Wheatbelt and Great Southern. When she decided it was time for a career change, she turned to studying microcomputers – a change that led her to a new career with UWA. Now Julie has set herself another goal – to complete postgraduate studies in Leadership.
O-Week runs from 23 - 27 July and new students from across the globe will join us on campus for a range of activities to help them settle into life at UWA. A consistent piece of feedback from new students is that they are excited to meet academic staff and would like more opportunities to do so.
You can find Jess Anstiss at the UWA Recreation Centre where she helps people work on their fitness as a UWA Sport Fitness Trainer. However when she’s not putting people through their paces you’ll probably find her on the netball court battling it out in arguably the toughest domestic competition in the world.
For the second year Jess is a core member of the West Coast Fever, WA’s Suncorp Super Netball team which is currently at the top of the ladder.
“I have a degree in Exercise Sport and Rehab Science, and it’s great to transfer what I learnt into my role at UWA Sport.
Good morning. I am pleased to announce that UWA will be the lead university in the new Western Australia Life Sciences Precinct which will bring together researchers and industry partners to generate new business opportunities in medicine, health, agriculture and biodiversity.