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

Monday, 26 June 2017

The Western Wagyls 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.

Glass spearhead

Rare glass spearhead found on Rottnest Island

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Staff and students from The University of Western Australia’s School of Indigenous Studies have made an exciting discovery during a University excursion on Rottnest Island (Wadjemup).

NIYP participant

UWA represented at National Indigenous Youth Parliament

Friday, 2 June 2017

UWA student Brianne Yarran has recently returned from Canberra, where she sat in the National Indigenous Youth Parliament (NIYP). Brianne met with the Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove, the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and the leader of the opposition Bill Shorten.

“It was also a great honour to meet the other young Indigenous politicians who took part in NIYP,” says Brianne, “Many of them travelled from really remote communities in order to contribute and listen to what others had to say.”

Limelight winner

UWA Medical student wins LIMElight Award

Friday, 21 April 2017

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.

Indigenous Law graduates

Record number of Indigenous Law students graduate from UWA

Monday, 13 March 2017

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.

Indigenous students

UWA congratulates graduating Indigenous students

Monday, 21 November 2016

The University of Western Australia congratulates a record number of Indigenous students who received their degrees at UWA’s Winthrop Hall at the weekend.

Anaesthetics Prize Winner 2016

Noongar medical student has eye on the prize

Monday, 14 November 2016

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). 

Professor Ryan Lister

UWA awarded $17.8 million in national research funding

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

The University of Western Australia has received $17.8 million for 42 new research projects as part of the Australian Research Council’s major grants announcement.

Warlang Festival

Warlang Health Careers Festival

Thursday, 29 September 2016

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.    

Kamsani Bin Salleh, UWA graduate and artist

Monday, 18 July 2016

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. 

Year 10 Indigenous students from around the State

Holiday science fun for Indigenous school students

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

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.

UWA’s Indigenous students gain from the New Colombo plan

Friday, 8 July 2016

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.

 

NAIDOC Week to celebrate Indigenous achievements

Monday, 4 July 2016

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.

NAIDOC scholar 2016

Dr Daniel Hunt, NAIDOC Scholar 2016

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Dr Daniel Hunt, final year Postgraduate Dentistry student,was awarded the NAIDOC Scholar of the Year at the NAIDOC Awards Ceremony on Friday 20 June. 

MD student and Ambassador for Rural Health West

Adriane, MD student and Ambassador for Rural Health West

Friday, 22 April 2016

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.

Bungal (David) Mowaljarlai

Exhibition to explore the life and legacy of bush professor

Thursday, 14 April 2016

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).

Year 12 Indigenous students

Indigenous Year 12 students get leading edge at UWA

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

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.

Original Indigenous artworks donated to University Hall

Monday, 21 March 2016

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.

Student prize

UWA student wins National Young Carers Award

Monday, 21 March 2016

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.