The University of Western Australia and the Perth USAsia Centre have welcomed the return of former federal defence minister Kim Beazley to his alma mater after serving as Australia’s Ambassador to the United States for six years.
An adventurer preparing to tackle the Antarctic by bicycle, WA’s first Government marine research scientist and a former Lotterywest chief are among several distinguished Western Australians whose contributions will be recognised at The University of Western Australia during its autumn series of graduations.
UWA Law School’s newest Honorary Fellow, Jonathon Leek, has further cemented his position as one of Australia’s foremost tax lawyers after being named Best Tax Lawyer Perth 2016 by the Australian Financial Review.
At the 30th Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Convocation honoured long serving Committee member Elizabeth Frith for her support of the Friends for 30 years by presenting her with the Convocation Medallion.
Over the past year, members of Convocation Council have given a great deal of consideration to how Convocation can most effectively fulfil its purpose to “add value to the relationship between members of Convocation and the University of Western Australia.”
Conversation is an art. As an exercise of human skill it draws upon experience, creativity, sensitivity and empathy, all of which facilitate the sweet satisfaction which only two minds in sustainable harmony can evoke. Even several minds, attuned in similar fashion, may access this music of the spheres, but the likelihood is less because collectivism frequently induces competitiveness which is anathema to good conversation.