SIS Graduates

Five female Indigenous students graduate in medicine

Monday, 17 December 2018

Five Indigenous women were among 206 students to graduate as doctors at a ceremony held this week in The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall.

Jack Collard

UWA students recipients of New Colombo Plan scholarships

Monday, 26 November 2018

A 19-year-old Whadjuk Ballardong Nyoongar man studying Political Sciences, International Relations and Indonesian studies at The University of Western Australia has been named the New Colombo Plan Indonesia Fellow and presented with a scholarship through the prestigious 2019 New Colombo Plan (NCP) scholarship program.

Fifty per cent of cardiovascular patients suffer from multiple diseases

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

New research led by The University of Western Australia has revealed that one in two patients admitted to hospital with a cardiovascular disease is suffering from multiple chronic medical conditions which required complex treatment. The rate was significantly higher among Aboriginal people, affecting three in four patients.

Perth Festival

Experience Kings Park transformed into a nocturnal wonderland

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Kings Park will come alive next February, with an unforgettable 2019 Perth Festival Opening Weekend featuring the voice and images of celebrated UWA conservation biologist Professor Stephen Hopper.

Indigenous students

Holiday fun for Indigenous high school students

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Forty-two Year 10 and 11 Indigenous students from across the State are spending their school holidays at The University of Western Australia for the annual Indigenous Science, Engineering and Health Camp.

Tory Rickerby

UWA students celebrated during NAIDOC Week

Monday, 9 July 2018

An aspiring engineer and youth mentor and a young musician and playwright, both from The University of Western Australia, have been recognised for their contribution to the Aboriginal community as part of this year’s NAIDOC Week.

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Pilbara students get an insight into university life

Friday, 1 June 2018

More than 400 high school students in the Pilbara have had a taste of university life as staff from The University of Western Australia visited the North-West.

NAIDOC winner

Sophie Coffin – Miss NAIDOC 2018

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Sophie Coffin, 1st year JD student and Arts graduate, won Miss NAIDOC 2018 last weekend.  She competed with nine other amazing young women. 

Dr Stacy Mader

From Wyndham, to Parkes and space…

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

SIS Graduate and astronomer, Dr Stacy Mader

Recently, UWA graduate, Dr Stacy Mader returned to the School of Indigenous Studies and Shenton House where he was a student in the early 1990s.

Dementia Funding

UWA researchers awarded $2.5 million for dementia prevention

Monday, 23 April 2018

A research team led by Dr Kate Smith at The University of Western Australia has been awarded $2.5 million in federal funding to reduce the prevalence of dementia in Aboriginal Australians.

Leadership camp

Leadership camp set to inspire Indigenous students

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

School holidays got off to an educational start when nearly 40 Indigenous Year 12 students from remote areas of Western Australia arrived in Perth to get a taste of university life.

For the love of school and storytelling

Monday, 26 March 2018

Being one of the welcoming faces for incoming and current students at the School of Indigenous Studies (SIS) is just one of the things Sabrina Swift enjoys about her job.

Coming from the Bardi people from north of Broome and the Gija people in the East Kimberley, Sabrina knows what it’s like to be new to a community and hopes she can play a role in helping students find their feet at SIS.

In addition to being a familiar face to students, she is the go-to-person for most of the daily operations of the School.

The Hon Ken Wyatt, Jasirah Bin Hitam, The Hon Peter Tinley and Andrew Beck, the

Ground breaks for new Indigenous housing

Thursday, 15 March 2018

An official ground breaking ceremony has signalled a new chapter in the history of St Catherine’s College as work gets underway on new custom-designed accommodation for Indigenous students.

golden gavell winner

Micah Kickett, UWA Law graduate, wins National Golden Gavel

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Micah Kickett graduated from Arts/Law in March this year and is now working in a graduate position with the Department of Attorney General and Justice in Darwin. Recently Micah competed and won the Northern Territory Golden Gavel competition with a presentation on ‘Ten tips to succeed in the law without really trying’.

Aboriginal students published in Australian Poetry Journal

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Three students from the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia have had poems published in the prestigious Australian Poetry Journal.

The journal invited submissions from international and Australian-born poets, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander poets were encouraged to submit.

Wheelchair basketball

Indigenous high school students shoot for the stars

Monday, 17 July 2017

Thirty-four Year 10 Indigenous students from around the State spent their school holidays learning a raft of new skills from wheelchair basketball to building a strong bridge and making moulds of teeth.

Smoking ceremony

UWA welcomes international students to NAIDOC Week

Monday, 3 July 2017

Students from universities around the world have today experienced a traditional smoking ceremony and welcome to country as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations at The University of Western Australia.

study abroad java

Study abroad leads to an international internship

Friday, 30 June 2017

Final year Arts student, Horace Hill, took up the opportunity of a study abroad experience through UWA’s Global Learning Studio, offered by the Australian Consortium for “in-country” Indonesian Studies. The West Java Field Studies Program is held at the Parahyangan Catholic University in Bandung, West Java. 

UWA’s Western Waagyls and the 22nd National Indigenous Games

Monday, 26 June 2017

The Western Waagyls are competing in the National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games at Deakin University Geelong from 26 June – 29 June. Continuing a 22 year tradition, the Games celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, initiate communication, reinforce identity and promote unity, health, fitness and wellbeing.