Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak

Perth Festival a magnet for tourists and locals alike

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Perth Festival attracts thousands of tourists and fosters social harmony and community pride in Western Australia, a new report shows.

Nikulinsky painting of grass trees

Philippa Nikulinsky exhibition reflects WA's biodversity

Friday, 24 May 2019

The work of one of Western Australia’s most respected artists, Philippa Nikulinsky, will be showcased at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at The University of Western Australia from tomorrow, Saturday 25 May.

Raising the Bar Perth

World-leading experts take to the stage (and pubs) across Perth

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Western Australians will have the opportunity to hear from leading experts in music, literature, rock art, business, history, engineering, medicine and science during UWA’s Research Impact Series.

Convocation Warden, Dr Doug McGhie presents Ashlynne Hendry with the 2018 Convoc

Higher calling for top Arts student

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

The Convocation Undergraduate Prize in Bachelor of Arts has been awarded to Ashlynne Hendry who completed her Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Linguistics and Anthropology, and Sociology at The University of Western Australia in 2018.

Helping books come to life

Monday, 13 May 2019

Eleanor Hurt worked in the Dymocks head office as the book buyer for their flagship store for a few years prior to joining UWA Publishing (UWAP) early this year.

Schenberg art prize winner

Cheezels add new flavour to Schenberg art fellowship prize

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Monash University fine arts graduate Anita Cummins has been awarded The University of Western Australia 2019 Dr Harold Schenberg Visual Art Fellowship, which is now worth $50,000.

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.