Murujuga  group

Dampier's Murujuga community land and sea representatives say thank you

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Members of the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation travelled to The University of Western Australia recently to thank the University for its participation in the repatriation component of their Cultural Management Plan.

Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique AM, FTSE

UWA links to finalists in West Australian of the Year Awards

Thursday, 29 May 2014

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.

Aurora Milroy, Sarah Dunne and Angela Crombie

Indigenous Law students win prizes

Friday, 16 May 2014

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.  

Marnda at UWA

Thursday, 15 May 2014

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.

Croc snaggers part of celebration

Friday, 2 May 2014

Crocodile and emu sausages, kangaroo stew and damper will be on the menu at The University of Western Australia next week, along with didgeridoo-playing and basket-weaving workshops.

Ms Tammy Solonec

Indigenous lawyer a champion for the vulnerable and disadvantaged

Friday, 2 May 2014

An Indigenous law graduate of The University of Western Australia has been appointed as the new Indigenous Peoples' Rights Manager at Amnesty International.

Indigenous Elders speak out on tragic self-harm and suicide epidemic

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

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.

Jessyca Hutchens

Indigenous student chooses between Oxford and Cambridge

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

An Indigenous graduate of The University of Western Australia has been accepted into both Oxford and Cambridge universities and has had to choose between them.

Research officer Ros Maley with volunteer

First of its kind culturally sensitive depression screening tool

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The first of its kind culturally acceptable screening tool for depression among older living Indigenous Australians in remote areas has been developed.

Assistant Professor Clint Bracknell

Journeying back, chasing Noongar songs

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Old Noongar-language songs in the J.S. Battye Library archives will come alive again during a lecture by a young Noongar academic, historian and musician.

Louise Wilson

WACE winner has big plans

Thursday, 10 April 2014

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).

Year 12 Leadership seminar

Indigenous Year 12s get leading edge at UWA

Thursday, 10 April 2014

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.

Aspire students

Kimberley students get taste for Uni life

Monday, 7 April 2014

More than 50 Year 11 students from six high schools in the Kimberley are visiting The University of Western Australia this week as part of the Aspire UWA program.

Ms Laura Vincent

UWA student wins 2014 John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship

Friday, 21 March 2014

A 21 year-old Indigenous Law/Arts student at The University of Western Australia is one of two national winners of the Law Council of Australia's 2014 John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship.

National Empowerment Project participants

National project to tackle Aboriginal suicide

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

An Australia-wide program is tackling the extraordinarily high rates of suicide and other social and emotional wellbeing problems in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Professor Leonard Collard

New media to throw a lifeline to an ancient language

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

A new project will create the world's first Aboriginal online encyclopedia as a way of preserving the ancient and endangered Noongar language - one of Australia's biggest Aboriginal language groups.

Indigenous cousins take honours in law and medicine

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

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.

'BOABS' Volunteers

'BOABS' helps Indigenous people quit smoking

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

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.

Dr Shahid, Professor Thompson and Winthrop Professor Dawn Bessarab.

Tackling cancer in indigenous Australians

Monday, 13 January 2014

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.

Professor Patricia Dudgeon

Lifetime achievement award for passionate campaigner

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Professor Patricia Dudgeon - a Bardi woman and psychologist who works at The University of Western Australia - has won an Indigenous Allied Health Australia Lifetime Achievement Award (IAHA).