UWA student Brianne Yarran has recently returned from Canberra, where she sat in the National Indigenous Youth Parliament (NIYP). Brianne met with the Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove, the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and the leader of the opposition Bill Shorten.
“It was also a great honour to meet the other young Indigenous politicians who took part in NIYP,” says Brianne, “Many of them travelled from really remote communities in order to contribute and listen to what others had to say.”
It’s all about the birds and the bees and for Bron Ayre the preservation of our State Floral Emblem; the Red and Green Kangaroo Paw.
Bron took out first place at the Western Australian FameLab Semi-Final with her research on understanding the critical role birds play in pollinating South Western plants. Having only three minutes for her presentation she said it was tough picking one element of her research.
The LIMElight Award for Excellence in Indigenous Health Education Student Leadership nationally recognises a medical student who has been involved in Indigenous health leadership activity in medical schools.
University Hall resident Samantha Cullen is part of the dynamic UWA duo competing in the 2017 National Youth Archery Championships. Together Scott and Samantha will represent Western Australia to compete with 175 junior archers in Melbourne. Competitors travel from across the state, country, New Zealand and Tonga for the six day long event.
The games have already begun with a range of competitions from short and long range target events, clout, cross country and head-to-head matches being played. The final championships will be played out on Wednesday night (12 April).
University Hall was proud to have both the men's women's team make it to their Grand Finals over the weekend!
Our Female ResClub Sports Rep, Ian Brady, said the women's doubles team made it to the Grand Final after three wins and one loss. Kristin Holz and Hitomi Onoue played a fantastic game against Trinity with a close effort and win of second place.
The men's team, Ian Brady and Chris Mihaljevich, also played out some incredible games as they made it through to the Grand Final after two wins and two losses. They came in second place after playing against Trinity.
I was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. I lived there for 19 years before moving to Perth. If anyone suggested studying abroad to me three years ago I would have said no without a doubt. I loved being at home in South Africa with my family, I never wanted to leave the safety net that was my home.
The competition is fierce this year amongst UWA’s Inter-College sporting teams. UniHall is off to a flying start with our teams taking out first and second place titles in a variety of sports.
The season began with the cross-campus run where our runners won 2nd and 3rd place. It was fantastic to see a squad of more than 30 residents take part by either running, walking or cheering on the team.
Shortly after the cricket team braved the heat and took out first place during the weekend competition! Go UniHall!
The University Hall community proudly raised over $2,500 for The World’s Greatest Shave this year.
Stelio Antonas, University Hall Residential Advisor, decided to run this event for the residential community to show their support for people suffering from blood cancer. Residents could get involved by shaving their head, colouring their hair or by donating to his fundraising page.
The head hunter and book author James Fairbairn visited University Hall (UniHall) to give the first career seminar in this year’s SPARK Series. “I want to make sure you can look back on your career and say ‘I lived up to my potential’”, James began his talk.
With over 5,000 interviews under his belt and 23 years in the recruiting industry, James spent the next 90 minutes sharing tips on what it takes to stand out from the crowd when job hunting.
I’m originally from One Arm Point Community, traditionally called Ardiyooloon, which has a population about 300, and is nestled by pristine beaches and ancient islands. My tribes are the Bardi Jawi, Mayala and Mangala of coastal and central Kimberley.
My sense of empowerment comes from the history of my home community.