Awards and Prizes http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/taxonomy/term/72/all en Three female Indigenous students graduate in Doctor of Dental Medicine http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2019121311771/awards-and-prizes/three-female-indigenous-students-graduate-doctor-dental-medicine <p>Three Indigenous women were among 232 students to graduate at a ceremony held today in The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall.<br /></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2019 simone.hewett 11771 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Health researchers awarded $16.89 million in federal funding http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2019120911766/awards-and-prizes/health-researchers-awarded-1689-million-federal-funding <p>Researchers at The University of Western Australia have secured almost $17 million in federal funding for 11 research projects, including a promising asthma treatment and an important predictive test for parents donating a kidney to their child.<br /></p> Mon, 09 Dec 2019 simone.hewett 11766 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Awards and Achievements - December 2019 http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2019120411761/awards-and-prizes/awards-and-achievements-december-2019 <p>The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.</p> <p></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2019 nicholas.smith 11761 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au UWA student awarded New Colombo Plan Fellowship http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2019112511739/awards-and-prizes/uwa-student-awarded-new-colombo-plan-fellowship <p>A 19-year-old student from The University of Western Australia who is passionate about how data and economics can be used to tackle global challenges, is the recipient of the prestigious New Colombo Plan ASEAN Fellowship.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2019 jess.reid 11739 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Five early career researchers awarded federal funding http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2019111311723/awards-and-prizes/five-early-career-researchers-awarded-federal-funding <p>Five researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded almost $2.05 million in Federal Government funding for projects that range from investigating Australian rare breed poultry and livestock conservation to working out whether cutting-edge cognitive approaches can help those with severe anxiety.<br /></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2019 simone.hewett 11723 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au WA Australian of the Year Awards announced http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2019110811716/awards-and-prizes/wa-australian-year-awards-announced <p class="1stParagraph">Philanthropist and education advocate Dr Annie Fogarty AM and world-leading pre-term birth expert Professor John Newnham have been recognised in the 2020 WA Australian of the Year Awards, announced last night.<br /></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2019 simone.hewett 11716 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Weed chipper recognised in WA Innovator of the Year awards http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2019110711713/awards-and-prizes/weed-chipper-recognised-wa-innovator-year-awards <p>A mechanical weed chipper designed by engineers and researchers from UWA and The University of Sydney last night won the Rio Tinto Emerging Innovation award category at the 2019 WA Innovator of the Year awards.</p> <p></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2019 nicholas.smith 11713 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Postdoctoral researcher wins ACS Medal for UWA thesis http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2019110711710/awards-and-prizes/postdoctoral-researcher-wins-acs-medal-uwa-thesis <p>A postdoctoral researcher developing new methods for skeleton-based action recognition, Dr Qiuhong Ke, has won the inaugural Australian Computer Society (ACS) 1962 Medal for her University of Western Australia (UWA) PhD thesis.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2019 lauren.humfrey 11710 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au UWA Awards and achievements - November 2019 http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2019110511704/awards-and-prizes/uwa-awards-and-achievements-november-2019 <p>The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2019 jess.reid 11704 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au World-leading engineer elected to National Academy http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2019102311688/awards-and-prizes/world-leading-engineer-elected-national-academy <p>The University of Western Australia’s Professor Melinda Hodkiewicz is one of 25 Australian leaders in science, technology and engineering to be elected a <a href="https://www.applied.org.au/news-and-events/article/academy-welcomes-stem-leaders-as-fellows/">Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering</a> this year.<br /></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 simone.hewett 11688 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Brilliant mathematician wins Australia's top prize for science http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2019101711675/awards-and-prizes/brilliant-mathematician-wins-australias-top-prize-science <p>The University of Western Australia’s Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger has won the prestigious Prime Minister’s Prize for Science for her contribution to the mathematical sciences.</p> <p></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 nicholas.smith 11675 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au UWA musician and Paul Kelly win ARIA award http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2019101411672/arts-and-culture/uwa-musician-and-paul-kelly-win-aria-award <p>James Ledger from The University of Western Australia’s Conservatorium of Music and Australian musician Paul Kelly have been awarded Best Classical Album in the 2019 ARIA Awards for the album Thirteen Ways to Look at Birds. The performers on the album also include Alice Keath and the Seraphim Trio.</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2019 jess.reid 11672 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Convocation Medals Awarded in Recognition of Outstanding Services http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2019101011663/alumni/convocation-medals-awarded-recognition-outstanding-services <p>During Convocation’s Spring Ordinary Meeting held on Friday 20 September 2019 at The University Club, two recipients were honoured with Convocation Medals.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2019 juanita.perez 11663 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Agricultural expert receives highest honour from People's Republic of China http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2019100111635/awards-and-prizes/agricultural-expert-receives-highest-honour-peoples-republic-china <p>Director of The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture, Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique, has been awarded a prestigious Friendship Award at a ceremony in Beijing today.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2019 jess.reid 11635 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au Researchers recognised in Young Tall Poppy Awards http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2019092011620/awards-and-prizes/researchers-recognised-young-tall-poppy-awards <p>Three researchers from The University of Western Australia and its affiliate Telethon Kids Institute have been recognised in this year’s WA Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.<br /></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2019 simone.hewett 11620 at http://www.news.uwa.edu.au