Former Western Australian Premier Dr Geoff Gallop is one of several people whose contributions to society will be recognised at The University of Western Australia during its autumn series of graduations for 3,471 students.
The effective interaction of the corporate sector, philanthropists, investors, not-for-profit service delivery agencies (and governments) is increasingly crucial to delivering improved social and community benefits to people across social service areas and those in need, according to Winthrop Professor Paul Flatau, Director of the Centre for Social Impact at The University of Western Australia.
Some of the state's top achievers will now be able to study music as a prelude to professional studies such as law, medicine and architecture under a revamped course structure at The University of Western Australia.
Internationally recognised UWA Architecture graduate and Adjunct Professor, Kerry Hill, has been made an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) for ‘distinguished service to architecture, particularly as an ambassador for Australian design in South East Asia, and as an educator and mentor.’
The first group of WA school teachers has signed up for the challenge of becoming leading State school principals through The University of Western Australia's new Master's Degree of School Leadership.
Nugget, who gained a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from The University of Western Australia, not only became the first Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, but also led a full life as a rural teacher, student, economist, Aboriginal rights activist, Chancellor of the Australian National University, Governor of the Commonwealth Bank and adviser to prime ministers from Ben Chifley through to Gough Whitlam.