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.

WAJO-2017-Students

Math Stars Shine at UWA

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

On Saturday 28 October, over 370 future maths stars came together at UWA for the 2017 Western Australian Junior Mathematics Olympiad (WAJO). 97 teams of year 7, 8 and 9 students from 24 Perth schools competed to solve a range of mathematical problems and vie for over $3,500 worth of prizes.

golden gavell winner

Micah Kickett, UWA Law graduate, wins National Golden Gavel

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Micah Kickett graduated from Arts/Law in March this year and is now working in a graduate position with the Department of Attorney General and Justice in Darwin. Recently Micah competed and won the Northern Territory Golden Gavel competition with a presentation on ‘Ten tips to succeed in the law without really trying’.

A Modern Slavery Act for Australia? UWA explores the challenges

A Modern Slavery Act for Australia? UWA explores the challenges

Friday, 27 October 2017

Australia is now in the early stages of introducing legislation that could put an end to companies endorsing a variety of modern forms slavery within their global supply chains.

Convocation Warden Doug McGhie presents cheque to Chancellor Michael Chaney

Masonic Hall Restoration supported by UWA Convocation

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The historical Masonic Hall sits on Broadway at the eastern entrance to the University of Western Australia. Works have begun on its restoration for use as a Graduate Innovation Hub and it is anticipated the project will be completed in February 2018. Convocation has accepted the role as a Foundation Sponsor with a contribution of $100,000 in 2017 recently approved by Convocation Council.

United Nations Recognition for Convocation Councillor

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Dr. Mark Andrich, one of our UWA Convocation Councilors and former Honorary Research Fellow at UWA, has received recognition from the UN in New York for his company’s innovative fintech product, the SustainablePlatform.com. The Sustainable Platform has helped funds, including the world’s largest asset manager, the $1 trillion Norwegian sovereign wealth fund, to understand which non-financial factors matter the most for predicting portfolio performance and risk.

David Gozzard, 2017 WA Student Scientist  of the Year

'Horrible Science’ inspired WA’s Student Scientist of the Year for 2017

Thursday, 5 October 2017

At a time when Australia’s students are being told they should pursue courses in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for the good of our nation and humanity, one student from The University of Western Australia needed little encouragement. 

NIYP participant

UWA represented at National Indigenous Youth Parliament

Friday, 2 June 2017

UWA student Brianne Yarran has recently returned from Canberra, where she sat in the National Indigenous Youth Parliament (NIYP).

Bronwyn Ayres, University Hall Alumnus on far right

UniHaller Bron Wins State FameLab Competition

Friday, 28 April 2017

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.