The Human Movement and Exercise Science Alumni Committee have had a busy 12 months – hosting a well attended reunion for all graduates, a wine tasting, an industry dinner for those in the occupational health and safety workforce and a reunion for the 87ers - those who commenced undergraduate studies in 1985 and concluded in 1987 - or near to.
September 10 heralded the graduation of the first 28 students from the Master of Pharmacy course.
All Prizes were awarded for the first time with many sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry and others by organisations and individuals involved in the pharmacy discipline. A special award - the Gladys Heedes Medal - sponsored on an annual basis by Pharmaceutical Defence Limited for the top student in the Master of Pharmacy course, was awarded to Christel Burgess. Gladys Heedes, after whom the award is named, was a special guest at the function and personally presented the medal to Christel.
On 31st October the revamped Biochemistry Building, which is now a dedicated combined Medicine, Pharmacy and Neuroscience teaching and research facility, was officially reopened by His Excellency, Dr Ken Michael AC, Governor of Western Australia.
Kate Leeming Deputy Head Professional, Royal Melbourne Tennis Club Adventure cyclist Author of Out There and Back; the story of the 25,000km Great Australian Cycle Expedition; BPE (1987); Dip Ed (1988)
Studying physical education at UWA seemed a natural progression after school, given my abilities as a sporting ”all-rounder”. After completing my degree in 1987, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do so I added a Dip Ed to my qualifications and taught for a year before heading to the UK on a UWA Hockey Club tour. I then spent a couple of years pedalling 15,000km from Spain to Turkey and up to the Nord Kapp in Norway. This was my personal discovery of Europe.
On Wednesday 22nd November 2006, the Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences was delighted to host a dinner in honour of a generous contribution made to the Faculty by Mrs Marjorie Le Souef. Her gift will enable the endowment in perpetuity of an Academic Chair in Tropical Microbiology.
Jacqueline Davidson Project Scientist for the SOFIA project USRA, NASA Ames Research Centre California, USA BSc (Physics) 1980; PhD (Physics) 1986
I wanted to be a physicist, involved in cutting-edge scientific endeavours, ever since my early high-school years. My love for physics continued as an undergraduate at UWA, especially for classical, statistical, and quantum physics and of course relativity.
UWA's Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences is conducting a careers destination survey of Life and Physical Science graduates so that we can better advise prospective and current students of career opportunities both in Australia and overseas. Keep us informed of where you are and what you are doing.