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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
The LIMElight Award for Excellence in Indigenous Health Education Student Leadership nationally recognises a medical student who has been involved in Indigenous health leadership activity in medical schools.
A record number of Indigenous students from The University of Western Australia have graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree this year, the highest number of Indigenous Law graduates in UWA's history.
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).