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.
Guests at an official preview of Australia's contribution to the 2014 Venice Biennale of Architecture will discover first-hand 22 unbuilt Australian architectural projects brought to life through augmented reality in an exhibition created by a team largely based at The University of Western Australia.
Members of the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation travelled to The University of Western Australia recently to thank the University for its participation in the repatriation component of their Cultural Management Plan.
The University of Western Australia's Professor Kadambot Siddique, whose mission is to ‘feed the world', and UWA arts, law and economics student - and football umpire - Timothy Lefroy have been named winners in the Western Australian of the Year awards.
you ever wondered how and why someone becomes the Australian of the Year?
free Public Forum featuring Western Australia's all four Australian of the Year
Awards recipients is being presented by the Australia Day Council of Western
Australia at The University of Western Australia's Octagon Theatre on June 9.