Convocation Warden's Bike Jersey

Successful Warden’s Ride

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Warden of Convocation, Doug McGhie, completed the Ride to Conquer Cancer on the weekend of October 13th and 14th, managing the 200 kilometres well if not all easily. Each day saw the 800 plus cyclists pedalling into stiff sea breezes, and on Sunday into 70 km/h headwinds along the Warnbro Sound coast.

The Saturday evening in Mandurah was special as the head of the Harry Perkins Institute, Professor Peter Leedman, introduced top fundraisers and some particularly brave and inspirational cyclists, some of who were completing the challenge for their seventh time.

Convocation Medal presented to Jiwei Li by Warden of Convocation Dr Doug McGhie

Convocation Medal awarded for outstanding student volunteer for 2018

Thursday, 11 October 2018

A student at The University of Western Australia has won Convocation’s highest honour for her outstanding volunteering work at UWA and around Perth.

Convocation Medal and Certificate presented to Pat Stroud by Warded Doug McGhie

Convocation award for outstanding commitment to the theatre

Thursday, 11 October 2018

A student who joined the University Dramatic Society (UDS) soon after arriving at The University of Western Australia has gone on to win Convocation’s highest honour for her long service and huge contribution to the theatre.

2019 Convocation Elections – Call for nominations

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Nominations for the following positions open on Wednesday, 7 November 2018 and close at 12.00 noon on Wednesday, 5 December 2018.


• ELECTION OF THE WARDEN OF CONVOCATION
• ELECTION OF THE DEPUTY WARDEN OF CONVOCATION
• ELECTION OF SEVEN MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL OF CONVOCATION
• ELECTION OF ONE MEMBER TO SENATE BY CONVOCATION


The current office holders of these honorary positions complete their term in March 2019 and all are eligible for re-election.

Convocation IQX Fellowship 2018 recipient Dr Rafael Medeiros de Souza

Industry and Innovation Engagement: Convocation IQX Fellowship Winners 2018

Thursday, 11 October 2018

The Convocation of UWA Graduates has recognised and awarded two UWA graduates for their entrepreneurial contributions to international innovation.

One Ocean, Three Perspectives

Friday, 14 September 2018

West Australians love the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean. We swim in it, we mine it, we even drink it. We also share it with about 40% of the world’s population.

Arman Siahvashi, 2018 Convocation Postgraduate Research Travel Award recipient

UWA PhD student wins Student Scientist of the Year Award for 2018

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

A final year PhD student from UWA has been selected as an ExxonMobil Student Scientist of the Year 2018 as part of the Premier's Science Awards, which recognise and celebrate the achievements of the Western Australian science community.

Convocation and a Sense of Place on Campus

Thursday, 14 June 2018

“What is Convocation and what does it do?”

NAIDOC winner

Sophie Coffin – Miss NAIDOC 2018

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Sophie Coffin, 1st year JD student and Arts graduate, won Miss NAIDOC 2018 last weekend.  She competed with nine other amazing young women. 

Convocation Medal recipient, Maria Carvalho with Convocation Warden, Doug McGhie

UWA archivist wins Convocation Medal at UWA Convocation Autumn Ordinary Meeting for 2018

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

The University of Western Australia’s archivist has been honoured for her years of dedicated service preserving and promoting UWA’s history by being awarded the Convocation Medal, an award to a member of Convocation who has made a significant and sustained contribution to Convocation, the University and the community.