Teaching and Learning http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/taxonomy/term/68/all en UWA News has moved to Impact http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020081712221/alumni/uwa-news-has-moved-impact <p>All UWA news content, including media releases, are now available on <a href="http://www.uwa.edu.au/news">Impact</a>.</p> Mon, 17 Aug 2020 nicholas.smith 12221 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au McCusker Centre celebrates 1000 student internships http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020070612209/business-and-industry/mccusker-centre-celebrates-1000-student-internships <p>A unique internship program that provides students from The University of Western Australia with an opportunity to give back to their communities has surpassed a milestone of more than 1000 internships, contributing more than 100,000 hours’ service to the community.</p> <p></p> Mon, 06 Jul 2020 nicholas.smith 12209 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Scientists discover how to smash quantum limits http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020070212207/research/scientists-discover-how-smash-quantum-limits <p>Scientists from The University of Western Australia’s Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) are part of a global team of researchers that has made a surprising discovery, working out how to break quantum limits. The research was published today in the prestigious <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2420-8"><em>Nature</em></a> journal.</p> Thu, 02 Jul 2020 jess.reid 12207 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au UWA ranked top in Australia in five STEM subjects http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020070112201/research/uwa-ranked-top-australia-five-stem-subjects <p>The University of Western Australia has achieved the highest ranking among all Australian universities for five STEM subjects, according to the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by Subject.</p> Wed, 01 Jul 2020 jess.reid 12201 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au First crop of agriculture students from Japan join UWA http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020061912170/international/first-crop-agriculture-students-japan-join-uwa <p>The University of Western Australia has welcomed a group of agriculture students from Nagoya University in Japan as part of a joint Doctor of Philosophy program in which students simultaneously enrol and complete part of their degree at both UWA and Nagoya University.&nbsp;</p> <p></p> Fri, 19 Jun 2020 nicholas.smith 12170 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Top tips for doing your COVID-19 tax return http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020061812169/research/top-tips-doing-your-covid-19-tax-return <p>The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in changes to almost every aspect of our lives and the last thing we need to worry about is our tax return.<br /></p> Thu, 18 Jun 2020 simone.hewett 12169 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au A Lifetime of Giving Back to the Community http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020061712168/features/lifetime-giving-back-community <p>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.</p> Wed, 17 Jun 2020 juanita.perez 12168 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Female engineers share industry experiences online http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020061712165/events/female-engineers-share-industry-experiences-online <p>A panel of female industry leaders with some of the most diverse and creative engineering careers in Western Australia will share their experiences at an online event next Tuesday to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day.</p> <p></p> Wed, 17 Jun 2020 nicholas.smith 12165 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au UWA launches online short courses to meet need for skills http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020060412139/science/uwa-launched-online-short-courses-meet-need-skills <p>In response to the challenges many Australians may face finding work in the coming months, The University of Western Australia has launched new online short courses that offer practical skills and experiences across a range of industries.<br /></p> Thu, 04 Jun 2020 simone.hewett 12139 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au UWA Expert Series - Crucial lessons from COVID-19 for Indigenous Australians http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020052812121/regional/crucial-lessons-covid-19-indigenous-australians <p>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.</p> Thu, 28 May 2020 simone.hewett 12121 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Exercise physiology students use telehealth to help community http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020052512105/sport/exercise-physiology-students-use-telehealth-help-community <p>In response to physical distancing requirements imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, exercise physiology students from The University of Western Australia are now offering exercise fitness and rehabilitation consultations to the local community using online telehealth.</p> <p></p> Mon, 25 May 2020 nicholas.smith 12105 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Fearless campus leaders who stepped into the breach http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020051312078/business-and-industry/fearless-campus-leaders-who-stepped-breach <p><strong>This article was published online in The Australian newspaper on Tuesday 28 April and is reprinted with permission of the newspaper.</strong></p> <p class="selectionshareable">Neither Jane den Hollander nor Belinda Robinson had any idea what they were in for when they agreed to take an interim job running a university for a few months.<br /></p> Wed, 13 May 2020 simone.hewett 12078 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Strange hollow ball-like structures found in 80-million-year-old fossils http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020051212074/research/strange-hollow-ball-structures-found-80-million-year-old-fossils <p>Scientists from The University of Western Australian and University of Cambridge have made a chance discovery in UK museum collections, finding hollow ball-like structures in 80-million-year-old fossils from species believed to be related to starfish and sea urchins.</p> Tue, 12 May 2020 jess.reid 12074 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Pandemic pondering - 10 new ethical problems emerging from COVID-19 http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020050712064/research/pandemic-pondering-10-new-ethical-problems-emerging-covid-19 <p>As WA works out how to wind back some of its COVID restrictions without becoming complacent, there are still many important ethical issues that we are grappling with as a society.&nbsp;<br /></p> Thu, 07 May 2020 simone.hewett 12064 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au What books tell us about ourselves http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2020042412020/books/what-books-tell-us-about-ourselves <p>Over two million new books are published around the world every year, of which about thirty thousand are published here in Australia.</p> <p>Books are our friends: we read aloud poems at weddings and funerals, nestle up with bestseller novels on holiday, and indulge in audiobooks on buses and road trips.</p> Fri, 24 Apr 2020 rebecca.rey 12020 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au