Running, long jump, shot put, javelin, boxing and equestrian events
were almost all that were on offer when the Olympic Games began in
ancient Greece about 3000 years ago.
“If they were alive today, the Greek mathematicians Euclid and
Pythagoras would probably be delighted to know that The University of
Western Australia has its own version of the old games,” UWA’s Faculty
of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, Professor Cheryl Praeger,
Mozart said that to stop music would be to stop time and Dumbledore,
JK Rowling’s wizard headmaster, acknowledged that music was more
magical than magic itself. With that in mind, The University of
Western Australia’s School of Music is keeping up with the times with
its exciting new Music for Life program.
Music and medicine, music psychology, ethno-musicology, music
theatre and opera studies are just some of the vibrant and inclusive
courses beginning next year.
Two students from The University of Western Australia have won the
top national awards in the inaugural Reserve Bank of Australia
Callum Jones, 20, of Floreat, won the $1500 first prize while
Virginia Gogan, 19, of Coogee, took second prize of $750. Both students
are in their third year, both studying double degrees in Law and
The students’ essays addressed the consequences of an ageing
population for Australia’s future productivity and economic growth, and
the associated economic policy challenges.
A higher than usual percentage of PhD candidates will be among almost 1,200 students graduating during the spring series of graduation ceremonies starting at The University of Western Australia tonight.
More than 90 PhD candidates will graduate having completed research which impacts on areas ranging from health and education to environmental sustainability. They will be joined by three candidates graduating with professional doctorates – two in Education and one in Business Administration.
Many more high-quality students will have the opportunity to
undertake higher education at their preferred institution thanks to the
allocation of new Commonwealth-funded places to The University of
Western Australia, according to UWA’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alan
Professor Robson said he was delighted that the Federal Government,
and particularly the Minister for Education, Science and Training,
Julie Bishop, had acknowledged the need for additional places in areas
of high demand at UWA.