Six hundred UWA undergraduate students are enrolled in the School of Indigenous Studies’ Aboriginal Encounters: Strangers in our Backyard unit this semester, an increase of 140 per cent from the previous year.
The unit, which examines contested Australian history from Indigenous perspectives, has been running for six years and continues to increase in popularity.
Vinka Barunga is a fifth-year UWA medical student. She is currently on a 12-month placement in Derby where she divides her time between UWA’s Derby Rural Clinical School and the Derby Aboriginal Health Service.
Fifty Indigenous Year 12 students from around metropolitan Perth and from as far north as Kununurra and as far south as Albany will come to The University of Western Australia next week for a leadership seminar.
Want to know more about the Noongar origins of the name of your street, suburb or town? A new website developed by researchers at The University of Western Australia with colleagues at Curtin University might help.
A report on Aboriginal heart health released this week is the most comprehensive ever published in Western Australia about the single biggest killer of Aboriginal people. The report highlights the need for all sectors of government, health service providers, business and the community to work together to further narrow the gap between rates of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heart disease deaths.
Everyone has seen TV footage of surfers taking their lives into their hands in massive surf at Margaret River or Oahu in Hawaii, where waves can tower to six metres and produce solid walls of water and long pipelines.
Twenty two Aboriginal students are currently attending in Study Abroad programs in Chile and Washington DC, USA. These students are all enrolled in the unit, Indigenous Ways of Knowing (INDG3800) which was offered for the first time this year. The trip will be a chance for the students to explore comparative issues of Indigenous Ways of Knowing within the Mapuche and American Indian Indigenous cultures.
Congratulations to Kamsani Bin Salleh, whose production
team won two awards at the annual Faculty of Arts' Media and Communication
showcase 2014 for their short film "Billy and the Fridge' - the Multimedia
Centre Award for Best Production, and The Chair of Media and Communication
Award for Most Innovative Film.
The film was produced for the COMM3002 Communication
Studies Project unit, semester 2 2014. The showcase was held at Somerville Auditorium
on November 20 and it featured the 10 best films produced in the unit this
What methods do junk-food manufacturers use to make sure people keep buying their products? More than 150 Indigenous students are about to find out - at The University of Western Australia's Year 8 Discovery Days.
A nationwide review looking at effective mental health strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has highlighted the ongoing need for culturally-appropriate and holistic programs and services.
In 2016 the School of Indigenous Studies will be moving to a brand new facility, just south of the Old Pharmacology Building alongside Prescott Court. Thank you to all the students that participated in our survey about the type of facility you want built. This feedback is invaluable in making sure that the new building is designed to provide the best teaching and learning experience and a variety of spaces for students, staff and visitors to enjoy their time on campus.
Two UWA teams named after the snakelike Dreamtime creature the Waagyl have swept the annual National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games (NITESG) for the second year in a row, taking out first and third places.
More than 350 Indigenous tertiary students from 21 universities around Australia will be welcomed to The University of Western Australia this Sunday September 21 when UWA hosts the 19th annual National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games.