Pat Dudgeon

COVID-19 puts extra strain on wellbeing of Indigenous Australians

Friday, 26 June 2020

Indigenous communities must be empowered to address the social and emotional wellbeing needs of Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders, with COVID-19 putting an additional strain on mental health, a national consensus report led by The University of Western Australia has revealed.

Professor Pat Dudgeon

Black lives matter. Aboriginal lives matter. Black deaths in custody must stop

Friday, 5 June 2020

The Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention at The University of Western Australia has today released a Statement on #BlackLivesMatter, and Black deaths in custody. An extract from the Statement is below.

Professor Pat Dudgeon

UWA Expert Series - Crucial lessons from COVID-19 for Indigenous Australians

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Professor Patricia Dudgeon and Dr Kate Derry from the School of Indigenous Studies have spent recent weeks hard at work investigating the impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous Australians.

Tim Colmer

UWA Expert Series - UWA joins expert taskforce to help government response to COVID-19

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

The University of Western Australia has contributed nine top researchers to a taskforce of more than 100 experts across the Group of Eight (Go8) Universities that has today released a Roadmap to Recovery report, designed to help the Federal Government plot the best path through COVID-19.

Indigenous students

Indigenous students to boost Aboriginal communities

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Twelve Indigenous students – the largest ever cohort to study medicine in any year – have commenced their postgraduate studies at The University of Western Australia.

Indigenous medical students

Indigenous medical students a boost to the Aboriginal community

Thursday, 20 February 2020

This year, twelve Indigenous students have commenced postgraduate Medicine. This is the largest number of Indigenous students ever commencing Medicine  at UWA in any one year. The students come from all over Australia including Perth, Broome, Derby, One Arm Point, Tennant Creek, Warralong in the Pilbara, Exmouth, Halls Creek and Albany.  Most have completed undergraduate degrees in Biomedical Science or Science at UWA, although one of the students has a  teaching background and another a Medical Science degree from the University of Sydney.

Indigenous dentistry graduates

Three female Indigenous students graduate in Doctor of Dental Medicine

Friday, 13 December 2019

Three Indigenous women were among 232 students to graduate at a ceremony held today in The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall.

Stellar graduates join Young Lives Matter Board

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Australia’s first Indigenous doctor Helen Milroy and Western Australia’s former chief justice Wayne Martin have joined the board of The University of Western Australia’s suicide research initiative Young Lives Matter Foundation.

Sharynne Hamilton

UWA students recognised in Premier's Science Awards

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Two students from The University of Western Australia were last night recognised in the 2019 Premier’s Science Awards, which celebrate the achievements of the Western Australian science community.

Group of Indigenous high school students jumping

Holiday camp to inspire Indigenous high school students

Friday, 5 July 2019

More than 40 Year 10 and 11 Indigenous students from across the State will spend their school holidays at The University of Western Australia for the annual Indigenous Science, Engineering and Health Camp where they will learn about future career opportunities.

Professor Wendy Erber

Top Indigenous STEM students make finals of Premier's Science Awards

Friday, 21 June 2019

Students at The University of Western Australia have taken out all four finalist places in a new Aboriginal STEM Student of the Year category in this year’s Premier’s Science Awards, announced by WA Premier Mark McGowan.

Professor Pat Dudgeon

Federal funding boost for Indigenous mental health services

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

A research program led by The University of Western Australia has received $5 million to improve the delivery of mental health services for Australia’s Indigenous population.

Year 12 Indigenous students

UWA program to encourage year 12 Indigenous students

Friday, 12 April 2019

Indigenous Year 12 students from around the state will attend a leadership seminar at The University of Western Australia. The seminar, organised by UWA’s School of Indigenous Studies, aims to encourage Year 12s to further their education at tertiary level.

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.