Six young Australian men, including four graduates from The University of Western Australia, are planning to swim 34km across the English Channel in July to raise funds for a charity that is close to their hearts.
UWA Business School Every time the world encounters another bankruptcy, 2010 NWQ Visiting at the UWA Business School Professor Edward Altman sits back with his wife and pops open another champagne bottle. At least, that's what he told audience members at his recent public lecture at the UWA Business School.
But no, it's not because he thrives on other people's misery. Rather, bankruptcy gives him more data to feed into his research: bankruptcy analysis and prediction; credit and lending policies; and risk management.
Apart from providing the academic skills required for their careers, UWA hopes to instil in students a desire to serve the community. That message is certainly reflected in the extensive pro bono work undertaken by Anna Rakoczy, UWA graduate and senior litigation lawyer at Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
Business and community leaders, most of whom are graduates of The University of Western Australia, from Australia, the US and the UK, have joined the University as Hackett Foundation Patrons to support fundraising for the education of future generations of students.
Agricultural Science students from The University of Western Australia have won first and third prizes in the State Government's recent Young Professionals in Agriculture Forum awards. And a UWA graduate won the award for best presentation.
The recipients of a pioneering engineering scholarship program established by one of WA's foremost engineers, Dr Harold Clough, will have the opportunity to salute their benefactor at The University of Western Australia tonight.
In the past 10 years 38 agricultural science graduates have successfully completed fourth year honours research projects with The University of Western Australia (UWA) based Western Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (WAHRI).
To celebrate the achievement, a reunion of former honours students was held at UWA’s Institute of Agriculture last week.