News Centre archive - 2021
Collated on this page is an archive of the University's News Centre stories in 2021.
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Study exposes muscle mania stronghold on Australian young people
A world-first study has revealed that Muscle Dysmorphia (MD) is more common in Australian young people than other obsessive compulsive and eating disorders.
Opinion: Cheerleaders are athletes. The NRL should pause on packing away the pom poms
As the NRL competition ushers in its 2021 season, women waving pom poms while clad in figure hugging attire and white, knee-high boots will be missing from some games.
Opinion: How young LGBTQIA+ people used social media to thrive during COVID lockdowns
We spoke to 65 LGBTQIA+ people aged 16–30 from across Australia. For many, isolation provided an opportunity to reflect and build on their identity.
Women of the West Awards honour community advocates
Western Sydney University is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Women of the West Awards.
Virtual hackathon drives student innovations in business
In partnership with ServiceNow and CSA, Western Sydney University has delivered its second annual Western Virtual Hackathon.
Finding the drivers of Australia’s massive eucalypt dieback problem
New research from Western Sydney University, published in New Phytologist, can now offer an explanation for the phenomena known as eucalypt ‘die back’.