Ms Violet Bacon

New book aims to transform Indigenous social work

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Social workers from around Australia have contributed ground-breaking cultural learnings to a new book which could change the face of Indigenous social work in Australia.

Dr Catherine Engelke

UWA graduate wins RACGP General Practice Registrar of the Year Award 2012

Thursday, 15 November 2012


Dr Catherine Engelke, a UWA medical graduate, recently was presented the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) General Practice Registrar of the Year Award 2012.

Adjunct Associate Professor June Ross

Kimberley rock art mysteries explained

Thursday, 8 November 2012

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.

Indigenous health, asthma, diabetes targeted by NHMRC funding

Friday, 19 October 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.

Professor Len Collard

House of spider or no brunettes? - Nyungar scholar sets record straight

Monday, 15 October 2012

An Indigenous expert from The University of Western Australia is working to unravel generations of confusion over the true meaning of Aboriginal place names throughout Perth and the South-West.

New pathway for indigenous students to become lawyers

New pathway for indigenous students to become lawyers

Friday, 5 October 2012

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.

Indigenous business conference to examine growth opportunities

Monday, 1 October 2012

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.

Kimberly Klub Awards Presentation

UWA Indigenous students win Kimberley Klub awards

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Recently three Indigenous students from the Kimberley won awards from Garnduwa Amboorny Wirnan's Kimberley Klub program.

Strawberry Hill farm

Archaeologists to excavate historic Albany sites

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

An ancient meeting place dating back almost 20,000 years is being excavated by staff and students from The University of Western Australia at Albany, 390km south of Perth.

WA Chief Justice Wayne Martin

UWA to co-host WA's first National Indigenous Legal Conference

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

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.

Event photo

Kevin Rudd visit

Friday, 7 September 2012

Former Prime Minister, the Honourable Kevin Rudd MP visited Shenton House on 30 August 2012 to meet with students and the WASAC Committee and to attend a barbecue with School and community members.  

Geraldine Shadforth, Dr Kate Smith and Winthrop Professor Leon Flicker

Improving dementia care for Indigenous Australians wins acclaim

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

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.

Group photograph: SIS Science, Engineering and Health Camp 2012

SIS Science, Engineering and Health Camp 2012

Monday, 20 August 2012

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.

Hear Our Voices report

Empowering Aboriginal communities the key to suicide prevention

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

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.

Emeritus Professor Michael Chandler

Culture and identity key to helping Indigenous mental health

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

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.

Kelsi Forrest awarded Aboriginal Women's Legal Education Trust Scholarship

Indigenous women win Law awards

Monday, 21 May 2012

Kelsi Forrest has been awarded the inaugural Aboriginal Women’s Legal Education Trust Scholarship offered by the Women Lawyers of WA at its annual Honours Dinner at the UWA Club in March 2012.   

Noongar rights denied by colonial laws: expert

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

The ways in which early Swan River colonists used British law to deny the rights of Noongar people will be examined in a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia.

Kelsi Forrest, Micah Kickett and Claire Brettner at the Constitutional Forum

Indigenous youth from UWA involved in constitutional forum

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

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.  

Eight UWA students win 2012 Pallottine Scholarships

Eight UWA students win 2012 Pallottine Scholarships

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Eight Indigenous students were awarded Pallottine Scholarships at the Pallottine Centre on Sunday March 25. 

UWA Student Kevin Taylor combines football, community and medicine

Kevin Taylor combines football, community and medicine

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

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.