News Centre archive - 2021
Collated on this page is an archive of the University's News Centre stories in 2021.
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Opinion: Don’t be afraid to pass your first language, and accent, to your kids. It could be their superpower
Australia is a multicultural society. There are different traditions, cultures, accents and languages all over the country.
Opinion: On an electric car road trip around NSW, we found range anxiety (and the need for more chargers) is real
Replacing cars that run on fossil fuels with electric cars will be important in meeting climate goals – road transport produces more than 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
$2m scholarship program strengthens Walker Family commitment to Western Sydney
The Walker Family Foundation has pledged funding of over $2 million in a partnership with Western Sydney University to promote educational opportunity and performance.
Citizen of the Year for making ‘helping people’ a career
An inspirational alumna has been announced as the winner of the 2021 City of Parramatta ‘Young Adult Citizen of the Year’ award – in recognition of her substantial contributions to the community as a local volunteer and youth worker.
Opinion: Do men really take longer to poo?
There’s a common assumption men take longer than women to poo. People say so on Twitter, in memes, and elsewhere online. But is that right?
Opinion: We are the 1%: the wealth of many Australians puts them in an elite club wrecking the planet
Among the many hard truths exposed by COVID-19 is the huge disparity between the world’s rich and poor.