A wacky children's theatre production hailed as ‘pure junkyard genius', dance representations of award-winning West Australian novelists' works and a performance featuring internationally renowned clarinettist Ashley Smith are just some of the inspiring events on the menu for this year's WINTERarts festival at The University of Western Australia.
Plastering ‘broken' fingers, kung fu, investing in property and shares, building a water filter and having a go at calligraphy are just some of the activities more than 550 year nine students are enjoying at The University of Western Australia this week.
West Coast Eagles players Jamie Bennell,
Josh Hill and Sharrod Wellingham will be on hand to help Indigenous high school
students explore their future study and career options at the 2014 Future Footprints Indigenous
Careers Expo, being held at the UWA Business School.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are dying at twice the rate of other Australians from suicide, and among younger age groups the rate can be six times higher. In some communities, suicide clusters involving up to 20-plus deaths in a short time-frame take a terrible toll not only in terms of wasted lives, but also devastate communities and those left behind. Professor Pat Dudgeon, from The University of Western Australian's School of Indigenous Studies and a summit convenor said: "It's time that this terrible ‘gap' is closed, once and for all."
Premier and Science Minister Colin Barnett today announced the appointment of The University of Western Australia's Professor Peter Klinken as the new Chief Scientist of Western Australia, the third UWA researcher to be appointed to the role.