Health & Education

Stop feeling like a leadership fake

OPINION: Growing demands on school leaders have led to a lack of confidence among many, fuelling the onset of ‘imposter syndrome’ within school communities.

Local firms win $12m in contracts

Valmec has secured a $6 million contract with Newmont Mining, while BGC Australia and Devlyn Constructions have won Bunbury school construction works worth a combined $5.9 million.

Bard1 raises $7.5m, makes board changes

Cancer-focused medical technology company BARD1 Life Sciences has raised around $7.5 million via a share placement and rights issue, and has appointed two non-executive directors to its board.

Easing cancer patients' breath burden

Gary Lee has dedicated his professional life to making it easier for people to breathe, and on Friday night he was recognised for his work at the annual Cancer Council WA awards.

Beware the school leader’s blind spots

OPINION: Those of us who have learned to drive a motor vehicle will no doubt recall the driving instructor alerting us to ‘blind spots’, the parts of the road to the side and slightly behind your vehicle that you can’t see in your side or rear view mirrors.

University signs global partner for Greater Curtin

Curtin University has secured a development partner for $300 million worth of works at its Bentley campus, which will include 1,000 new student accommodation beds, a 60-room boutique hotel and 3,000 square metres of commercial space.

Rio, FMG support indigenous children initiatives

Rio Tinto has backed a STEM initative in the Pilbara, while Fortescue Metals Group has thrown its support behind Ricky Grace's Girls Academy.

Training numbers fall sharply in WA

The number of apprentices and trainees in Western Australia fell by 10.7 per cent last year, adding to a three-year slide, with conditions set to deteriorate further after a fall in commencements, according to data from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Research investment key at UWA hub

A healthy WA population and economy are twin goals at UWA’s new Life Sciences Innovation Hub.

Time to get emotional about school leaders

OPINION: When teachers, students and parents reflect on their most admired school leader, what do you think springs to mind?

Freshwater resigns from UWA

University of Western Australia vice-chancellor Dawn Freshwater has resigned after 2.5 years in the top job and accepted the position of vice-chancellor at the University of Auckland.

Healthway, Lotterywest lead drive for better health

WA’s government health promotion agency, Healthway, is poised to deliver more positive outcomes in the community following its 2018 merger with Lotterywest.

West best for mass fundraising fun

Western Australians are putting their bodies on the line to provide vital funds for some of the state’s most active medical charities and research organisations.

Peak sporting associations deliver off-field wins

The collective success of WA’s professional sporting teams is currently the envy of the nation, but it is the collective influence of the state’s peak clubs on the health and wellbeing of communities that is perhaps their greatest achievement.

Medical marvels delivering outcomes

Home to some of Australia’s most heralded and important research foundations, WA’s relative isolation has done little to dampen the medical research sector’s inspiration for innovation. Here are some of the leading lights dedicated to making the state, and the world, a healthier place to live.

Investments in medical tech to pay healthy dividends

Billions have been invested to ensure WA remains at the forefront of medical innovation and discovery.

Indigenous scholarship to honour 40under40 winner

Five indigenous students are the inaugural recipients of the Dr Tracy Westerman Aboriginal Psychology Scholarship at Curtin University, with its patron, Western Australian governor Kim Beazley, officially launching the program at Government House.

Notre Dame and Freo Ports enter partnership

The University of Notre Dame Australia and Fremantle Ports have signed a partnership agreement designed to create new study, research, training and graduate opportunities for both organisations and the broader Fremantle community.

WA poised for more international students

Higher promotional funding and a lift in the state’s share of new international students are encouraging signs.

Unis battle funding cuts, government uncertainty

Widespread government reviews are causing a headache for Western Australia’s major universities.

PS Structures for $41m Balcatta High rebuild

PS Structures, Ertech and WBHO Infrastructure are among contractors that have won $53 million of work from the state government in recent weeks, while PwC has been selected for two major consulting reviews.