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Christmas Toy Appeal 2021

Christmas comes early at Western Sydney University, thanks to Chancellor’s Christmas Toy Appeal

Western Sydney University has once again held its annual Chancellor’s Christmas Toy Appeal in support of vulnerable children across the Greater Western Sydney region this holiday season.


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New appointment to the Board of Trustees of Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University announces the appointment of Mr James Christian PSM, to its Board of Trustees. The appointment follows the retirement from the Board of Emeritus Professor MaryAnn Bin-Sallik AO, after six years of outstanding service.

Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor go head to head in penalty shootout for Western Sydney University Giving Day

Parramatta’s iconic CommBank Stadium will be the backdrop for an all-star penalty shootout – one of many fun activities planned to celebrate Western Sydney University’s Giving Day.

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Western cares: hundreds of nursing and midwifery students delivering COVID-19 vaccinations

When the communities of Greater Western Sydney receive their all-important COVID-19 jab, there’s a strong chance they will be vaccinated by a proud contingent from Western Sydney University.

Historic $30 million commitment to Powerhouse Parramatta

The Powerhouse has today announced an extraordinary $30 million investment in the future of Powerhouse Parramatta by The Walker Family Foundation and Western Sydney University.


Research success

Western Sydney University’s high-tech hub for health and medical research set to transform Westmead

Construction on Western Sydney University’s Westmead Innovation Quarter (IQ) – a $350 million investment in world-class health, medical and education research – is nearing completion.


New film shines light on Western Sydney University’s work to secure a sustainable future for farming

A new online film series produced by the BBC is putting the spotlight on ground-breaking research by Western Sydney University that is revolutionising the future of food production.




Expert opinion

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Opinion: Fire management in Australia has reached a crossroads and ‘business as usual’ won’t cut it

The current wet conditions delivered by La Niña may have caused widespread flooding, but they’ve also provided a reprieve from the threat of bushfires in southeastern Australia. This is an ideal time to consider how we prepare for the next bushfire season.


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Opinion: ‘Disappointment and disbelief’ after Morrison government vetoes research into student climate activism’

Between 2019 and early 2021, we developed a research proposal asking for funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC).




Awards and appointments

Nominations open for Women of the West Awards 2022

Western Sydney University is pleased to open nominations for its Women of the West Awards 2022. Held in partnership with Coleman Greig Lawyers, the awards honour the contributions made by women of all backgrounds who live and work in Western Sydney.


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Professor Peter Shergold AC to retire as Chancellor at end of 2022

Professor Peter Shergold AC has announced his intention to retire from the role of Chancellor of Western Sydney University at the completion of his term on 31 December 2022, after 12 years of distinguished service.