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.
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.
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.
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.