Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh is one of several distinguished Western Australians whose contributions to the community will be recognised at The University of Western Australia during its autumn series of graduations for more than 3,800 students.
This year's Beazley Medal winner, Katerina Chua, is among ten of the State's highest-achieving students who have accepted UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships to study at The University of Western Australia.
First cousins Aurora Milroy and Rebecca Hutchens have not only just finished their professional degrees at the same time at The University of Western Australia - they have also become the first Indigenous students to be awarded, respectively, First Class Honours in Law and the Australian Medical Association Prize, which is the top prize in Medicine.
Never one to let a golden opportunity pass him by, Adjunct Professor Terry Woodings of the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering organised a get-together of some of the University's - and the nation's - most respected computer experts recently.
Past and present professors, students and professional staff celebrated 40 years of The University of Western Australia's Master of Business Administration (MBA) at a reunion dinner held earlier this month.
Business leader Andrew Forrest and his wife Nicola will make history today with what is believed to be the largest single philanthropic donation in Australian history – $65 million to attract the best minds to Western Australia. The gift launches a $400 million fundraising campaign for The University of Western Australia.