It is exciting times for the last cohort of undergraduates in the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery who are a week away from graduation before they enter our hospitals officially as doctors.
It is an especially wonderful week for one student. Declan Scott, a proud Wirlomin, Noongar man has been awarded the 2016 ANZCA/ASA Gilbert Troup Prize in Anaesthetics, supported by The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) and the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA).
The School of Indigenous Studies together with its counterparts at Murdoch, Curtin, Notre Dame and Edith Cowan Universities have organised the first combined Health Careers Festival. It will be held in the Bush Court at Murdoch University on Thursday 6 October from 10am–2pm.
Communications and Media Studies graduate, Kamsani Bin Salleh has been selected as one of 10 artists to capture their view of Perth and WA as part of The Sunday Times PerthNow’s 10th birthday celebrations.
Kamsani’s art will be on display at the WA Art Gallery with the other 9 artists from 20 July until 1 August.
Kamsani has recently completed a painting for the Department of Immigration and Border Control’s Perth office celebration of NAIDOC Week.
Twenty seven Year 10 Indigenous students from around the State will have a different kind of fun this week as they learn about surviving the slums, testing how high water rockets will go, learning about the Noongar 6 seasons, experimenting with liquid nitrogen, making moulds of teeth and challenging their sporting abilities.
The New Colombo Plan (NCP) has published a short video to promote the participation of Indigenous students in the NCP program, an Australian Government initiative to increase the number of Australian undergraduate students studying in the Indo-Pacific.
Ziggy Fatnowna and Brianna Ozies were two of 10 Indigenous students from UWA who had opportunity for a cultural immersion experience in Bali in September 2015. In this short clip, they talk about their experiences pursuing Indigenous Knowledge studies through a New Colombo Plan mobility grant.
A postgraduate student who came to The University of Western Australia as part of an Aboriginal Orientation Course in 2001 has been named this year’s NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) Scholar of the Year for Western Australia.
Adriane Houghton, 2nd year MD student and mother of two primary school children, has been recruited by Rural Health West to become its first Aboriginal ambassador. Adriane began studying at UWA in 2002 in the Aboriginal Orientation Course and continued onto the Bachelor of Science majoring in Geography and Chemistry graduating in 2006 and then onto employment with Woodside Energy in Karratha.
A new exhibition at The University of Western Australia’s Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery will explore the life and legacy of Ngarinyin Lawman, Elder and artist Bungal (David) Mowaljarlai, OAM (c.1925-1997).
More than 30 Indigenous Year 12 students from across WA are attending a leadership seminar at The University of Western Australia this week, which aims to encourage them to aspire to a tertiary education and learn about the opportunities available at UWA.
University Hall (UniHall) is proud of its connections with Indigenous Australia and excited by the opportunity for postgraduate residents’ to display an original piece of Indigenous artwork in their apartments.
Art Collector Dr Jo Lagerberg and Professor Ted Snell, Director Cultural Precinct, have been working with UniHall to bring together a collection of Indigenous art for residents to loan.
Ellie Moir, 2nd year Science student at UWA not only won the Young Carers Award for WA in November 2015, but in late February won the National Young Carers Award which was presented by Hon Christian Porter, Minister for Social Services. The three National Carers awards have been developed to recognise and raise the understanding of the impact that carers such as Ellie have on the people they support. This is just one of a number of awards Ellie has won – in 2012 she won the NAIDOC Carers’ award.
Horace Hill and Ashley Marino represented the School of Indigenous Studies and UWA at the 6th University Scholars Leadership Symposium in Hong Kong in 2015. This Symposium is held annually in a developing country in the Asia Pacific region to discuss, learn and talk about human rights. 850 students attended the symposium representing about 56 different countries including USA, Ukraine, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Indonesia, UK, France, Austria, Germany and Australia.
A project led by Dr Mark Waters from UWA to find new ways to improve crop productivity and one by UWA’s Professor Alistair Paterson to help preserve the heritage of the state’s north-west are winners in the latest round of funding grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC).
A leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention body has warned that Christmas is a susceptible time for both young and old in the community who may struggle with expectations of the festive holiday period.
Ashley Marino is ever grateful for her time spent in The Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation’s, Follow the Dream program. Starting in the program as a primary school student, she’s now studying a Bachelor of Science at UWA and living on campus at University Hall.
Staff and students from The University of Western Australia’s School of Indigenous Studies have made a surprise discovery on an excursion to Rottnest Island (Wadjemup), uncovering a rare nineteenth century glass spearhead.