The University of Western Australia celebrated its Rio Olympic representatives at a breakfast event last week with former Hockeyroo and Olympic gold medallist Sally Carbon among a panel of special guests.
Western Australia’s Governor, a Supreme Court judge, an Australian hockey legend and one of Perth’s leading businessmen are among 18 graduates and a staff member of The University of Western Australia who have been recognised in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
The University of Western Australia and the Perth USAsia Centre have welcomed the return of former federal defence minister Kim Beazley to his alma mater after serving as Australia’s Ambassador to the United States for six years.
UWA Law School’s Deputy Dean Dr Brenda McGivern has been appointed as chair of the Western Australian Reproductive Technology Council (RTC). Having served on the Council since 2005, Dr McGivern will succeed the inaugural Chair, Professor Con Michael AO, who has led the Council since its inception in the late 1980s.
UWA Law School’s newest Honorary Fellow, Jonathon Leek, has further cemented his position as one of Australia’s foremost tax lawyers after being named Best Tax Lawyer Perth 2016 by the Australian Financial Review.
Researchers at The University of Western Australia Law School concerned about juvenile offenders battling foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are working with communities in Broome, Derby and Fitzroy Crossing on law reforms that will benefit offenders, the courts and government agencies delivering services.
A group of 27 students Law School students selected from a highly competitive field of applicants have participated in a unique cultural immersion experience designed to develop Chinese cultural literacy. The experience, undertaken as part of the Graduate Diploma of Chinese Business Law, was led by Professor Ken Shao, expert in Chinese Business Law and Chinese culture and course director. Professor Shao designed the elective unit to instil in students an understanding of the key, yet frequently misunderstood concept of cultural literacy.
A PhD psychology candidate who is passionate about mental health and education and a law graduate who runs the WA Debating League have taken out this year’s Bryant Stokes Matilda Award for Cultural Excellence at The University of Western Australia.