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CatalystWest forum to shape Western Sydney’s future

Western Sydney University is set to launch its inaugural CatalystWest event – an interactive forum that will bring together over 300 thought-leaders in industry, government and the community to shape the future of Western Sydney.


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Study: Revellers ready for festival drug checks

A study of the attitudes and behaviours of young people at music festivals found that a majority were in favour of drug checking, and would reconsider taking a drug if they were aware of its contents.

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Expert: Sport should stay out of the heat to protect the spectacle

A Western Sydney University expert in sport physiology is available to comment on the impact of extreme heat on professional athletes. Dr Ric Lovell says extreme heat and sport do not mix – but not always for the reason that you might think.

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Business in China: Students travel to Xiamen to learn from innovative firms

20 Western Sydney University students have been given a unique opportunity to learn about innovation and professional practice in business, by working with firms in one of the world’s largest economies.

Employers rank Western Sydney University graduates highly in new national survey

Western Sydney University graduates are highly sought-after by today’s employers, according to the latest data from the Federal Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching Employer Satisfaction Survey.


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Music festival audience

Study: Revellers ready for festival drug checks

A study of the attitudes and behaviours of young people at music festivals found that a majority were in favour of drug checking, and would reconsider taking a drug if they were aware of its contents.


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A better way to leave prison: supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders

New research published by The Australian Journal of Rural Health shows that more can be done for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people leaving prison.




Expert opinion

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Moral rights, artistic integrity and Cory Bernardi’s Australia Day playlist

Amid the debate over changing the date of Australia Day and Triple J’s announcement of moving the Hottest 100 countdown, Senator Cory Bernardi, has sparked criticism for arranging his own Australia Day playlist on Spotify.


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Should raw sushi-eaters be worried about tapeworms?

Australians love their sushi and consume more than 115 million servings of seaweed-wrapped rolls and sashimi (slices of raw fish) per year.




Awards and appointments

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Teaching excellence recognised with prestigious national award

Professor Craig Gonsalvez’s outstanding contribution to the teaching and supervision of clinical psychology has been recognised with a prestigious national Award for Teaching Excellence.


Ragbir Bhathal

Passion for physics recognised with community outreach award

An esteemed Western Sydney University educator and engineering physicist has been announced as the recipient of the 2017 NSW Community Outreach to Physics Award by the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).



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Secrets of the brain may be key to understanding back pain

Researchers at Western Sydney University are seeking to discover why some people with acute onset lower back pain recover quickly, while others do not.


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Emergency nurses’ narratives: an intimate encounter with burnout

Researchers at Western Sydney University are investigating what it is like for registered nurses working within busy hospital emergency departments and exploring the issues around stress and burnout.