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UWA Forward

Vice-Chancellor's Voice

Good morning. I hope you had a restful and enjoyable break.

Last week, UWA researchers, led by Boris Baer, helped to get Parliament buzzing with the installation of several bee hives in the Parliament House gardens. Honeybees have complex worldwide distribution networks and their agricultural importance as pollinators for major crops is crucial. In Western Australia we have one of the healthiest honeybee populations on the planet, yet the global populations are collapsing, making the innovative work of the Centre for Integrative Bee Research all the more important. If you want to know more, CIBER run weekly seminars on Tuesdays in meeting room 4.06 in the Bayliss Building.

Last Friday, I attended a marvellous free concert by Pinata Percussion, a contemporary percussion ensemble based at UWA, as part of the School of Music [email protected] series. These unique musical experiences are a superb way to start your weekend, and they take place every Friday during semester at 5pm in the Calloway Music Auditorium. They are free and open to all, as are the Lunchtime Concerts every Friday during semester at 1pm, also in the Calloway Auditorium. They present an ideal opportunity for you to invite your family and friends to campus to see some of our talented students and staff in action.

Professor Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson

Forward Focus

UWA Professor breaking new ground in autism research

When Professor Andrew Whitehouse entered the field of autism research ten years ago, the thought of preventing the disability associated with the disease was purely science fiction. But talking to him ahead of World Autism Day on 2 April, you get the feeling that what was a pipedream could soon be a scientific reality.

Professor Andrew Whitehouse

My mum volunteered me to spend some time with her friend’s 4-year-old son who had just been diagnosed with autism. Meeting this young boy and his family not only opened my eyes, but truly changed the course of my life.

Professor Andrew Whitehouse

Read about Professor Whitehouse's ground-breaking work and don't forget to check out his 60SecondScience videos.

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