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A Summer in the Freezing Southern Ocean

Paige Maroni (right), searching rock samples for benthic biota hauled from the depths of the Southern Ocean.

Marshall Waters, Reporter

April 13, 2020

When you picture a PHD student, do you think of a woman on the deck of a ship surveying off the coast of Antarctica, sifting through muck looking for organisms living at extreme depths in freezing water and high seas? This is exactly where UWA PhD student, Paige Maroni, decided to spend her summer. RV investi...

Bringing mental health to work

Bringing mental health to work

Lisa Simcock, ECU Reporter

October 9, 2017

The Transformative Work Design Centre at UWA has partnered with The Mental Health Commission (MHC) to help raise awareness about mental health for employees in workplaces across Western Australia. The State Government is giving $500,000 to the partnership to allow UWA researchers to promote positive mental health and wellbeing via assessment tools, training modules, educational materials and other resources. The ...

Good job prospects for WA grads

Good job prospects for WA grads

Greg Corrigan, ECU Reporter

September 3, 2017

Recent data from the Good Universities Guide reveals that students graduating from universities in WA are earning much more than those attending other universities around Australia. Good Education Group released the Good Universities Guide for 2018 last Monday, ranking Australia’s universities so...

Exhibition celebrates bionic ‘earmouse’ 20 years on

DeMonstrable celebrating science and culture

Tiffany Warne and Rika Potter, Staff reporters

September 18, 2015

A new exhibition, DeMonstrable, is opening at UWA's Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery on October 2. DeMonstrable is in commemoration of the cultural and scientific successes of the 'earmouse'. The exhibit honours the 20 year anniversary of the scientific success. The first footage of a mouse with a...

UWA rejects government funding sparking a political debate

UWA rejects government funding sparking a political debate

Gemma Kelly, Staff reporter

May 12, 2015

The University of Western Australia has announced it will be handing back the Federal Governments allocated $4 million grant that was funded to establish an Australian Consensus Centre on its campus. There has been an outcry among the staff, students and alumni of UWA about the Consensus Centre, which...

UWA still under fire for climate change contrarian Bjorn Lomborg

UWA has come under attack for endorsing climate action opponent Dr Bjorn Lomborg

Mentari Sandiastri, Staff reporter

April 28, 2015

The University of Western Australia continues to come under fire after well-known adversary to climate action Dr Bjorn Lomborg secured a four-year deal to establish a policy research centre in the university's business school, using $4 million funding granted by the Australian Government. A student-led...

The $64,000 question: what’s better than UWA?

The $64,000 question: what's better than UWA?

Marie Bertolini, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2014

It's the $64,000 question: now that the University of Western Australia (UWA) has decided that a basic undergraduate degree will cost a little less than an average year's earnings, what else could your university dollar buy you? UWA, the highest ranked uni in Western Australia, has become the first...

Sock it to Sarcoma and EMAS fight back!

The Superhero Soiree aims to raise $10,000 for sarcoma patients, carers and families.

Emily Evans, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2014

Charity foundation Sock It to Sarcoma and UWA’s Electronic Music Appreciation Society (EMAS) have teamed up to join the fight against sarcoma, a rare and aggressive cancer which affects mostly children and young adult cancer patients. On Wednesday September 3, university students are invited to...

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