News Centre archive - 2018

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Chancellor Peter Shergold and Iona Novak

Western’s exceptional graduates recognised at the 2018 Alumni Awards

The impact of Western Sydney University’s alumni community was acknowledged at this year’s annual Alumni Awards – celebrated as part of this year’s Town & Gown Gala Dinner hosted by Ray Martin.

Western Heath launch event

Western Sydney University prescribes health plan for the West

Western Sydney University has made an unprecedented commitment to Western Sydney with the launch of its ‘Western Health’ plan, a 20-year vision for health and medical research that addresses the immense health challenges of the region.

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New research shines light on sexual violence at Australian music festivals

As the weather warms up, it can only mean one thing for young music enthusiasts: the Australian summer music festival season is here. For many young people, this is a time of great anticipation, excitement and meticulous planning of outfits.

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Digital diagnosis: How your smartphone or wearable device could forecast illness

If you carry your smartphone with you everywhere, then it’s probably already tracking a lot of data about you and your behaviour. If you have a wearable device, you’ll be generating a multitude of fitness data too.

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With the right help, bears can recover from the torture of bile farming

Bear bile farms, which exist in some Asian countries like Vietnam and China, are a terrible reality for Asiatic black bears. The bears spend their lives confined in tiny steel or concrete cages and are “milked” through permanent holes in their side that allow bile to be extracted from the gall bladder.

Dr Alfred Mupenzi

From refugee to PhD: the power of resilience and an unwavering smile

Born and raised in refugee camps in Uganda after losing both of his parents by the age of 12, and then facing social and financial challenges when arriving in Australia in 2013 – recent PhD recipient Dr Alfred Mupenzi has many reasons not to smile, but he does.


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