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.
Former West Coast Eagles star David Wirrpanda and Aboriginal leader Warren Mundine are among the speakers at the second annual Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations Conference, to be hosted by The University of Western Australia on December 3 and 4.
Western Australia's Chief Justice Wayne Martin, former Federal Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Fred Chaney and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda are among the speakers at this year's National Indigenous Legal Conference, to be held in WA for the first time next month.
Pioneering research into improving dementia care for Aboriginal Australians has been featured in Ten of the Best Research Projects 2012 - a publication that showcases the work of some of the nation's top medical researchers.
In the recent July
school holidays, 50 enthusiastic Indigenous high school students from across the
state converged on the University and participated in the School of Indigenous
Studies' Science, Engineering and Health Camp.
A comprehensive research report into the high rates of suicide in the Kimberley has called for a major change in the way prevention programs are designed and delivered that will both empower and heal Aboriginal communities.
Indigenous communities that take steps to preserve their cultural past and control their civic lives experience better health and fewer suicides, according to a Canadian expert in Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention.
Eight Indigenous students from UWA were selected from 12 WA representatives to participate in Constitutional Recognition Forum for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Australians held at the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence in Sydney from 14 – 17 March. Claire Brettner, Casey Kickett, Micah Kickett, Kelsi Forrest, Dylan Collard, Maleeah Rind, Hira Rind and Ahmi Narkle were all successful in gaining a place to attend this forum.
Kevin Taylor, 2nd
year Medical student was selected as one of the fifty Indigenous players aged
between 18 - 24 from all over Australia for the AFL/Rio Tinto Footy Means Businessprogram. Initially this meant travelling to
Sydney in November 2011 for draft camp testing and playing in a North vs South
game where Kevin was awarded "best on ground." Apart from this, the experience involved exposing players to
AFL, Indigenous athletes such as Michael O'Loughlin, Patrick Johnson, Xavier
Clarke and Chris Johnson as well as some skills and leadership workshops.
A gift of $1.5 million to support significant research into Kimberley Rock Art at The University of Western Australia will advance the understanding of the Indigenous cultural heritage of Western Australia's far north.