We bring to life subjects that illustrate the impact UOW’s teaching, research and graduates make in the world.
The Stand exists to unlock the knowledge and expertise inside the University of Wollongong (UOW), telling stories about our people and their accomplishments that inform, educate and inspire. This magazine was born out of a renewed sense of place, purpose and values that will guide the University in fulfilling its role in exploring how to resolve society’s large and complex social, environmental and economic challenges.
We believe education is one of the most powerful transformative forces on communities and individuals. It opens minds and helps people find purpose, meaning – and solutions for the world’s most pressing challenges.
This is our unified story – a story that draws on our past, understands the present, and looks to the future.
What is toxic positivity?
As NSW continues its second and strictest COVID lockdown, there has been plenty of focus on maintaining a positive outlook.
How to choose milk for yourself and the environment
The acceptance of alternative milk in Australia is booming, with plant-based products equating seven per cent of milk consumed and the industry worth around $230 million in 2020.
The vape divide
Will banning nicotine-containing vape fluid do more harm than good? University of Wollongong toxicologist Dr Jody Morgan believes it will.
The wellness myth
Wellness is a state of being, a catchcry that encompasses the Instagram generation’s focus on good health and living well.
The rise of eco-anxiety
As the world continues to grapple with the tangible impacts of climate change, eco-anxiety has become a very real problem.
The race to save the corroboree frog
As bushfires raced through Kosciuszko National Park in January, researchers from the University of Wollongong watched in horror. Only weeks before, they had dropped more than 100 precious corroboree frogs into the area as part of their species recovery program.