One of the State’s top mining executives, a former Australian cricketer and educator and a world-leading breast cancer surgeon are among 18 graduates and three staff members of The University of Western Australia who have been recognised in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Following the legislative changes to the UWA Act approved by State Parliament last year, the number of UWA Senate members elected by Convocation has been reduced from four to two positions. As a result, three of the current members of the UWA Senate elected by the UWA Convocation were contesting only one position in the 2018 elections.
The University of Western Australia’s archivist has been honoured for her years of dedicated service preserving and promoting UWA’s history by being awarded the Convocation Medal, an award to a member of Convocation who has made a significant and sustained contribution to Convocation, the University and the community.
UWA academic staff travel far and wide attending conferences and industry meetings.
The next time you are travelling for work, consider connecting with alumni to share research and UWA updates, exchange ideas.
These meet-ups allow alumni to engage meaningfully in the UWA community, no matter where they live.
Professor Barry Marshall dined with graduates in Chicago, for example, while there to present at a leading gastrointestinal conference last year. One of those graduates was Michael Wood, the Consul-General for Chicago.
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.
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.