Graduates, staff members and students from The University of Western Australia have been recognised as finalists in this year's Western Australian of the Year Awards, which will be announced at a gala dinner on Friday 30 May at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Four Indigenous students received awards at the recent Faculty of Law Awards Ceremony at the University Club.
Aurora Milroy was awarded the Faculty of Law prize in Advanced Evidence and Proof, Angela Crombie and Kelsi Forrest shared the Dr Dorothy and Dr Robert Collin Prizes for the Indigenous students obtaining the highest academic achievement in Law while Sarah Dunne received the Ashurst Prize for the Advanced Diploma in Indigenous Legal Studies.
Last week, WASAC (Western Australian Student Aboriginal Corporation) celebrated MARNDA on campus. This was a four day program commencing with a Welcome, food and cultural activities such as didgeridoo playing and basket weaving on Oak Lawn. During the week there were other activities such as a film screening of Utopia and Indigenous round interfaculty sport where Sharrod Wellingham, an Indigenous player from the Eagles came and spoke to the students.
Thirty-one Elders and community representatives from 17 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities around Australia have contributed to a powerful report into self-harm and suicide in which they offer ways in which to address the tragedy.
A 17 year-old Victoria Park girl in her first year at The University of Western Australia has been recognised as the State's top-performing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student in the WA Certificate of Education (WACE).
Thirty-three Indigenous Year 12 students from around metropolitan Perth and WA - from as far north as Kununurra and as far south as Esperance - will come to The University of Western Australia next week for a leadership seminar.
First cousins Aurora Milroy and Rebecca Hutchens have not only just finished their professional degrees at the same time at The University of Western Australia - they have also become the first Indigenous students to be awarded, respectively, First Class Honours in Law and the Australian Medical Association Prize, which is the top prize in Medicine.
Smoking kills more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and puts more in hospital than all the other preventable illnesses put together. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people smoke at much higher rates than non-Indigenous Australians, and not many are quitting.
Over the past 30 years, improvements in cancer treatments have resulted in better cancer survival in the wider community. Unfortunately, these same benefits have not been seen for Indigenous Australians who continue to experience much poorer outcomes after diagnosis with cancer.
Two climate change projects led by The University of Western Australia - one a study into reporting on climate change in the media and another focusing on the challenge of ancient soils under modern land use - have been chosen for funding by the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN).