2015 News archive

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November 2015
Protein on the menu for invasive myna birds   View Summary
2 November 2015
A common myna birdResearch provides unprecedented insight into the feeding behaviours and nutritional priorities of invasive myna birds.
October 2015
Celebrating outstanding contributions to student learning   View Summary
1 October 2015
"Associate Professor Jaime Gongora & Associate Professor Alyson Simpson (Faculty of Education and SoCongratulations to Jaime Gongora from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, recognised by the federal government last week for the impact of their teaching.
July 2015
Eureka Prize Finalists   View Summary
27 July 2015
Eureka Prize Finalists - Veterinary ScienceVeterinary Science team from the Division of Natural Sciences have been named as finalists in the prestigious Eureka Prizes, known as the Oscars of Australian science.
University of Sydney brings home the bacon in annual meat judging competition   View Summary
21 July 2015
University of Sydney student participants and coachesFifteen students from the faculties of Veterinary Science and Agriculture and Environment at the University of Sydney have brought home the bacon after a hard fought battle in the 26th annual Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging Competition, held at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, NSW.
Lack of knowledge on animal disease leaves humans at risk   View Summary
21 July 2015
Animal DiseaseResearchers from the University of Sydney have painted the most detailed picture to date of major infectious diseases shared between wildlife and livestock, and found a huge gap in knowledge about diseases which could spread to humans.
CAAS agreement signed   View Summary
16 July 2015
Representatives from the Univeristy of Sydney and Chinese Academy of Agricultural SciencesA new agreement the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences will see will see postgraduate students complete part of their research training at the University of Sydney.
New study to identify risks of transporting horses   View Summary
16 July 2015
A horseAs part of her PhD on the topic of equine transportation, Barbara Paladino will collect data on horse transportation practices and transport-related illnesses in Australia.
Building a better future for greyhounds   View Summary
7 July 2015
Greyhounds racing on a trackMembers of the public and industry stakeholders are being asked to share their views on greyhound racing in NSW.
Australian Rhino Project - A bold plan to save the rhino   View Summary
3 July 2015
Australian Rhino ProjectA pressing aim of The Australian Rhino Project is to establish a breeding herd of black and white rhinos in Australia as an 'insurance population' in the event of extinction of the species in the wild.
May 2015
Livestock disease leads to advance in understanding deadly liver disease in humans   View Summary
11 May 2015
calfA veterinary scientist from the University of Sydney has been instrumental in an international research effort that has discovered an animal model of a disease of the developing liver that is the most common reason for liver transplantation in children.
Reinvention of One Health: Human as sentinels of animal diseases   View Summary
4 May 2015
Reinvention of One Health: Human as sentinels of animal diseasesReinvention of One Health: Human as sentinels of animal diseases. Animals have been used as sentinels for human diseases for a long time - think canary in a coalmine - but it is probably time for humans to payback! A project being conducted by Faculty researchers Dr Navneet Dhand and Prof Michael Ward is exploring if animal health workers can be used as sentinels of bovine brucellosis.
New Student Accommodation: Applications are now open for semester 2 in the Queen Mary Building   View Summary
4 May 2015
Queen Mary Building - Student AccommodationStudents, are you in need of accommodation right in the heart of Camperdown, within walking distance of Uni, the restaurants of Newtown and transport? Applications are now open for semester 2 in Queen Mary Building, Grose Street Camperdown.
April 2015
Faculty a global leader in QS World University Rankings   View Summary
30 April 2015
QA World University RankingsThe Faculty of Veterinary Science has demonstrated the excellence of its teaching and research in achieving a global ranking of 11 in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.
Scholarships for students undertaking Work-Integrated Learning (WIL)   View Summary
2 April 2015
Scholarships for students undertaking Work-Integrated Learning (WIL)The Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) is the professional association for practitioners and researchers from the tertiary education sector, industry, community and government who are involved in WIL in Australia is offering eight scholarships, valued at $1,500 each.
March 2015
First Vet Student Exchange Program Between Australia - Indonesia   View Summary
5 March 2015
First Vet Student Exchange Program Between Australia - IndonesiaThis Faculty is the first veterinary school in Australia to establish a formal exchange program with a veterinary school in Indonesia. Sydney University and UGM lead the way!
Veterinary Students Go Batty in Centennial Park   View Summary
4 March 2015
Veterinary Science Students Visit Centennial ParklandsOn 20 February, DVM1 students ventured to Centennial Parklands for an immersive learning experience aimed at increasing student understanding of the interconnectedness between human, animal and environmental health (One Health One Welfare).
January 2015
Lizard illness makes it the 'canary in the coal mine' for chemical exposure   View Summary
14 January 2015
Associate Professor David PhalenThe well-known shingle back or sleepy lizard suffers a high prevalence of anemia associated with agricultural chemical exposure, research contributed to by the University of Sydney reveals.