Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander conceptions of healing, empowerment and leadership differ from Western concepts and must be considered if the mental health and social and emotional well-being of the nation's first Australians are to improve, according to the co-chair of a new group.
On May 31, five Law students were awarded the 2013 Lavan Legal Scholarships at a presentation by Mr Dan Mossenson, Emeritus Partner, Lavan Legal at Shenton House (School of Indigenous Studies). This scholarship was awarded for the first time in 2012. The recipients for 2012 Angela Crombie, Dylan Collard, Katja Gvozdenovic, Micah Kickett and Laura Vincent received awards again for 2013.
The scholarships have not only provided book vouchers but Lavan Legal also offered mentorship opportunities for students and invitations to meetings and social functions at Lavan Legal.
This year at UWA’s Undergraduate Scholarships Ceremony last month, over 25 scholarships were awarded to Indigenous students at UWA. This included Excellence Awards, Diversity and Merit Awards, Rio Tinto Residential Scholarships and BHP Billiton Iron Ore Scholarships. Several students were successful in being awarded more than one scholarship. This year two new scholarships, the Pam and Roland Farrant Scholarship and the VACE Scholarship were awarded for students in the Aboriginal Orientation Course.
The success of a local empowerment project designed to reduce the high rate of suicide among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has led a team of researchers from The University of Western Australia to hope it will be useful for Indigenous communities across the rest of the nation.
Sites of extraordinary cultural and archaeological significance in WA's remote Weld Range will be investigated and documented in a partnership involving Wajarri Traditional Owners and two archaeologists from The University of Western Australia.
Australia must invest in Indigenous knowledge systems to secure the country's social and economic future, the Dean of The University of Western Australia's School of Indigenous Studies, Winthrop Professor Jill Milroy, told a national Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations Conference at UWA this week.
It's time Australia's "blackfellas" started talking about having careers, not just a job, leading Indigenous business leader Neil Willmett told more than 300 delegates at this week's national Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations Conference at The University of Western Australia.
Leading West Australian Aboriginal MP Ben Wyatt has called for greater empowerment of Indigenous communities in self-determination and governance at this week's national Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations Conference at The University of Western Australia.
Rock Art archaeologist, Adjunct Associate Professor June Ross from The University of Western Australia, will reveal the findings of a three-year archaeological project in the northwest Kimberley at a public lecture on Thursday 15 November 2012.
Addressing the needs of unpaid carers of older Aboriginal people, The Fremantle Diabetes Study Phase II and the long-term consequences of IVF treatment on offspring are among 50 research projects to benefit from new medical grants totalling more than $31 million for The University of Western Australia.
The University of Western Australia will tomorrow launch an Advanced Diploma in Indigenous Legal Studies to offer an alternative pathway for Indigenous students seeking to become lawyers through UWA’s new Juris Doctor degree.