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.
Someone asked me “Why don’t you get an English name?” I answered “Don’t you know what Son stands for? Be smart, be original, be noble and be Son.”
I grew up in Saigon, Vietnam. The city which you can see motorbikes almost everywhere. The city which you can enjoy various types of food from different cultures without paying more than $10. The city which is always busy and crowded. The city I love the most. The city I called home. I never thought that I would leave this place.
The Common Room in K House has been revamped just for our UniHallers.
University Hall has listened to the residential community about how students would like to use their common spaces around the Hall. Spending a night in with friends watching movies or having a gaming marathon are two favourite past times at the Hall.
University Hall kicked off the year with some incredible O-Week activities.
Freshers traveled from all over the world, Australia and Western Australia to move into UniHall during our Welcome Day. From there everything began with a Welcome BBQ where freshers met the UniHall team - Principal Mark Sampson, the Residential Advisors and most importantly other residents who they'll be living with among the community.
Amok Island has captured elements of the diverse community at UniHall through a street art wall piece outside our standard premium rooms.
What was once just a space for residents to lock up their bikes is now an area for them to wander past and take in the intricate parts of the wall piece. It’s a great way to relax after a stressful day at classes.
Xander, Amok Island artist, describes his style as abstract and realistic at the same time. He uses the bare minimum in colour palette and geometric shapes to represent a subject.
It is exciting times for the last cohort of undergraduates in the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery who are a week away from graduation before they enter our hospitals officially as doctors.
It is an especially wonderful week for one student. Declan Scott, a proud Wirlomin, Noongar man has been awarded the 2016 ANZCA/ASA Gilbert Troup Prize in Anaesthetics, supported by The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) and the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA).
Murray Giles Little is a name that doesn’t readily come up in conversation or in print when scholars or historians refer to prominent educators in Western Australia. Nor, for that matter, is Mr. Little mentioned in the annals of The University of Western Australia (UWA), where he studied. Sometimes, even when a particular person rises through the ranks to become the Western Australian Director of Education between1940-50, he can slip through the cracks.
The School of Indigenous Studies together with its counterparts at Murdoch, Curtin, Notre Dame and Edith Cowan Universities have organised the first combined Health Careers Festival. It will be held in the Bush Court at Murdoch University on Thursday 6 October from 10am–2pm.
I first met Dr John Fall in February 1976 having arrived fresh from Fiji as an undergraduate student. Like any typical international student, I was home sick, having never left Fiji before. I met Dr Fall on Sunday 22 February at dinner, my second day in Australia. He became a lifelong friend, mentor, teacher and inspiration.
Communications and Media Studies graduate, Kamsani Bin Salleh has been selected as one of 10 artists to capture their view of Perth and WA as part of The Sunday Times PerthNow’s 10th birthday celebrations.
Kamsani’s art will be on display at the WA Art Gallery with the other 9 artists from 20 July until 1 August.
Kamsani has recently completed a painting for the Department of Immigration and Border Control’s Perth office celebration of NAIDOC Week.