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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.