Tim Ungar

Tim Ungar appointed Chair of Perth Festival Board

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Perth businessman Tim Ungar has been appointed Chair of Perth Festival. Mr Ungar, who has been board member of Perth Festival since July 2015, succeeds John Barrington to Chair Australia's longest-running international arts festival.

RESULTS OF CONVOCATION ELECTIONS OF WARDEN, DEPUTY WARDEN, MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL OF CONVOCATION AND ONE MEMBER OF SENATE

Monday, 1 April 2019

Following the 12th March 2019 deadline for receipt of voting papers, a ballot was conducted by the Western Australian Electoral Commission, in the presence of scrutineer. 

Pursuant to section 71 of Statute No 9, and clause 20 of Statute No 12, the following candidates were officially declared elected at the 2019 Autumn Ordinary Meeting of Convocation.

Astrid Boggs and Doug McGhie at the 2019 Autumn Ordinary Meeting of Convocation

The Heart and Soul of Convocation

Monday, 1 April 2019

As is often remarked by the Warden of Convocation at our Ordinary Meetings, Convocation receives much correspondence, more often than not by email these days. Much of it is pretty standard about address changes or the like, or recently some comment about Forrest Hall and contemporary topics.

Occasionally the Warden receives a note that demonstrates just how strong and valuable is the UWA graduate network. In the lead up to the recent Ordinary Meeting I received two such items of correspondence and thought them best shared.

Fit for Study team

Student wellbeing program recognised in national teaching awards

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

A University of Western Australia program designed to improve students' health and wellbeing, their experiences and learning support services has taken out a top honour in the nation's most prestigious teaching awards.

The Merchant of Venice at New Fortune Theatre

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

The Graduate Dramatic Society's production of William Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice”, directed by Lucy Eyre.

Boorna Waanginy

Perth Festival opens with epic Kings Park adventure

Friday, 8 February 2019

Perth Festival opens in spectacular style this weekend by transforming Perth’s beloved Kings Park into a nocturnal wonderland for the entire family to enjoy over four magnificent nights.

Esi Edugyan

Perth Festival Writers Week to start on 18 February

Friday, 11 January 2019

International headliners prize-winning Nigerian author and poet Ben Okri (below) and Canadian author of Washington Black, Esi Edugyan, will be joined by more than 100 writers, poets and journalists at this year’s Perth Festival Writers Week which runs between 18 - 24 February 2019.

AMEB Syllabus News

Friday, 7 December 2018

On November 15th we launched our new Piano Syllabus and supporting Series 18 educational resources. This represents the first full review of the syllabus since 2008 and includes revision of all technical work requirements as well as repertoire. AMEB has also introduced additional piano examination options including Collaborative Piano and Repetoire exams. The full syllabus is available in the 2019&n

16 year old Shaun Hern Lee

Shuan Hern Lee takes out first prize in New Zealand!

Friday, 7 December 2018

Shuan Hern Lee has once again made the AMEB proud by winning the title in the Under 28 category at the International Piano Competition in Kerikeri, New Zealand. At only 16, he is the youngest performer to win this title, since the competition started in 1987.

Of the 69 entrants, only 15 candidates were selected to compete at Kerikeri.

After Round 1 and 2, only 4 out of the 15 competitors progressed to the final round. The three adjudicators, who were from the USA, Australia and South Korea, were unanimous in their decision to select Shuan Hern as the first prize winner.

Convocation Warden's Bike Jersey

Successful Warden’s Ride

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Warden of Convocation Doug McGhie successfully completed the Ride to Conquer Cancer in early October. Each day saw the 800 plus cyclists pedalling into stiff sea breezes, and on Sunday into 70 km/h headwinds along the Warnbro Sound coast.


The Saturday evening in Mandurah was special as the head of the Harry Perkins Institute, Professor Peter Leedman, introduced top fundraisers and some particularly brave and inspirational cyclists, some of who were completing the challenge for their seventh time.