Award for Excellence for top Commerce student

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

The Convocation Undergraduate Prize in Bachelor of Commerce has been awarded to Emily Luu who won the Convocation Prize for her top marks in her final year of the Bachelor of Commerce in 2018. 

Students awarded this Convocation prize have the highest Weighted Average Mark (WAM) with units across semesters one and two of their final year.

 Warden of Convocation, Dr Doug McGhie, was on hand to present her certificate.

 “I am delighted that such a deserving candidate has received the Convocation Undergraduate Prize in Bachelor of Commerce,” Dr McGhie said.

Past Chancellors Support Convocation Awards

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

One of the highlights of the Convocation year is the presentation of our awards at the annual Awards Ceremony.

Recent Chancellors the Late Hon Justice Geoffrey Kennedy AO, Clinical Professor Alex Cohen AO and Former Governor and Chancellor Dr Ken Michael AC CitWA all have awards named after them and it is with much pleasure that we can announce that the most recent completed Chancellor, Dr Michael Chaney AO CitWA has agreed to support the Michael Chaney Post Graduate Research Award.

Rizwana Abdul Azeez

Radicalisation Blog Series: Implementing ‘Pluralism’

Friday, 7 June 2019

What about efforts at counter-radicalisation in societies with  a prevailing commitment to managing social, ethnic and religious diversity? This should involve operationalising pluralist ideas so as to address sources of alienation. Singapore’s mosque-based educational policy program is examined here by Rizwana Abdul Azeez. She argues this program falls short, serving to minoritise Islam and the country’s Muslims with potential unintended consequences. Shamit Saggar


Raafia Raees Khan

Radicalisation Blog Series: Sabaoon - De-radicalisation through a Compassionate Approach

Friday, 7 June 2019

De-radicalisation is a broad term that comprises many ideas and practical actions. It is important to examine what is involved at a more granular level and here Raafia Raees Khan describes a specific, multi-faceted program in Pakistan’s Swat Valley in the country’s far north. There may be scope for policy learning and borrowing for other countries, including multi-ethnic, multicultural societies such as Australia. Shamit Saggar


Professor Michele Grossman

Radicalisation Blog Series: Michele Grossman examines the perceived asymmetry between Islamist-inspired and far-right violent extremism

Friday, 7 June 2019

The nature of radicalisation is changing rapidly. The phenomenon is increasingly atomised, nested in grievances, motives and everyday lives that are difficult to penetrate for policymakers. Here Michele Grossman examines these shifts and the perceived asymmetry between Islamist-inspired and far-right violent extremism. She concludes that a credible strategy to tackle these challenges relies, more than ever, on community based responses alongside criminal justice ones. Shamit Saggar


Leila Ben Mcharek

Radicalisation Blog Series: The advent of political Islam and the rise of radicalism

Friday, 7 June 2019

Radicalisation in contemporary Tunisia has emerged as an important flashpoint, spilling out of the Arab Spring. The impacts have been felt across the Middle East and Europe, and most notably the rise of ISIS. Leila Ben Mcharek looks here at the radicalisation of Tunisian youth and the way in which the energy of the original revolution became diverted towards jihadist militancy. The example contains important lessons about the spread of extremism through deliberate and non-deliberate forces. Shamit Saggar


Dr Bulent (Hass) Dellal AO

Radicalisation Blog Series: Australia’s responses to the radicalisation of immigrant youth

Friday, 7 June 2019

Australia’s approach to countering violent extremism has developed considerably in recent years and an important pivot has been a fresh emphasis placed on how communities can support prevention. Hass Dellal discusses the key issues underpinning current thinking and practice, and calls for an independent policy think-tank to lead future work and galvanise a more evidence-based approach. Shamit Saggar


Professor Shamit Saggar

Radicalisation Blog Series: Shamit Saggar examines Islamist-inspired radicalisation and violence

Friday, 7 June 2019

Evidence about Islamist-inspired radicalisation and violence

- Shamit Saggar


Almost two decades on from 9/11 a substantial body of research knowledge has been gathered about the nature of Islamist-inspired radicalisation and violence in western countries. This contains many rich points of relevance to policymakers, and quite a lot that is not so obviously useful. So what is known and what insights for policy have resulted?

There are three areas in which there have been important breakthroughs in the evidence base informing policy formulation.

Professor Samina Yasmeen

Radicalisation Blog Series: Introduction by Shamit Saggar and Samina Yasmeen

Friday, 7 June 2019

Introduction

Samina Yasmeen (UWA Centre for Muslim States and Societies) and
Shamit Saggar (UWA Public Policy Institute)

Students looking at computer

UWA and Trilogy join forces to offer coding boot camp

Thursday, 16 May 2019

A new professional web development course that aims to meet the rising demand for job-ready tech talent will be launched by The University of Western Australia, in partnership with US education technology company Trilogy Education.