From punk rock to ‘rocking’ engagement

Monday, 29 January 2018

Growing up in Kojonup as a ‘farm boy’, little did Jayden Worts, Alumni Relations Officer, know that he’d end up doing ‘virtual engagement’ with alumni worldwide.

“I was probably as far from the stereotypical ‘farm boy’ as you can get. One of my early memories growing up on the farm in the South West was the sense of expanse and freedom, and, funnily enough, of my geologist dad licking rocks to figure out their composition.

University’s New Century Campaign: Investing in engineering and innovation for the future

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Jim Giumelli lives his life according to a simple ethos: you must have a willingness to learn and a willingness to have a go. It is this positive attitude and history of hard work that has made Jim one of the most respected and successful businessmen in Western Australia.

As the second son of a dairy farmer in the State’s South West, Jim was always going to have to carve his own path in life.

The generosity of donors celebrated last week

Monday, 4 December 2017

The generosity of more than 12,000 donors has resulted in the overwhelming success of UWA’s $400 million New Century Campaign

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Micah Kickett, UWA Law graduate, wins National Golden Gavel

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Micah Kickett graduated from Arts/Law in March this year and is now working in a graduate position with the Department of Attorney General and Justice in Darwin. Recently Micah competed and won the Northern Territory Golden Gavel competition with a presentation on ‘Ten tips to succeed in the law without really trying’.

UWA Software Engineering Graduate Wins Australian Computer Society 1962 Prize

Thursday, 26 October 2017

UWA Software Engineering graduate, Mark Shelton, has received the prestigious Australian Computer Society (ACS) 1962 prize.

UWA Graduates Win Young Environmental Engineer of the Year Awards

Monday, 23 October 2017

UWA Environmental Engineering graduates, James McCarthy-Price and Rebecca Dracup, are respective winners of the 2016 & 2017 Engineers Australia Young Environmental Engineer of the Year Award.

The awards were presented at a formal dinner on Wednesday 18 October, after the Engineers Australia Sustainable Engineering Conference held in Melbourne.

Convocation Warden Doug McGhie presents cheque to Chancellor Michael Chaney

Masonic Hall Restoration supported by UWA Convocation

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The historical Masonic Hall sits on Broadway at the eastern entrance to the University of Western Australia. Works have begun on its restoration for use as a Graduate Innovation Hub and it is anticipated the project will be completed in February 2018. Convocation has accepted the role as a Foundation Sponsor with a contribution of $100,000 in 2017 recently approved by Convocation Council.

United Nations Recognition for Convocation Councillor

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Dr. Mark Andrich, one of our UWA Convocation Councilors and former Honorary Research Fellow at UWA, has received recognition from the UN in New York for his company’s innovative fintech product, the SustainablePlatform.com. The Sustainable Platform has helped funds, including the world’s largest asset manager, the $1 trillion Norwegian sovereign wealth fund, to understand which non-financial factors matter the most for predicting portfolio performance and risk.

Josephine Wilson won the Miles Franklin Literary Award for her novel Extinctions

UWA creative writing graduate wins Miles Franklin Literary Award

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Josephine Wilson, a UWA creative writing graduate, has won the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award with her second novel, Extinctions.

David Gozzard, 2017 WA Student Scientist  of the Year

'Horrible Science’ inspired WA’s Student Scientist of the Year for 2017

Thursday, 5 October 2017

At a time when Australia’s students are being told they should pursue courses in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for the good of our nation and humanity, one student from The University of Western Australia needed little encouragement.