Rio Tinto scholarships awarded to UWA students

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Thirteen scholarships for 2013 have been awarded to students at The University of Western Australia under a global education partnership program with Rio Tinto.

Photographer:  Matt Galligan

National empowerment key to reducing suicides and community distress

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

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.

From left: Colin Hamlett, Vivienne Browne and Honours student Antje Nol

UWA archaeologists help traditional owners protect vital cultural treasures

Monday, 8 April 2013

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.

Danille Bracknell

New Indigenous law pathway launched

Monday, 4 March 2013

Mature-age Indigenous people will be able to gain direct entry to The University of Western Australia's postgraduate law degree, the Juris Doctor, through a new diploma to be launched tomorrow.

Devyn Jackamarra

Scholarship engineers great prospects for Noongar student

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

A 20-year-old Noongar man who is a recipient of a BHP Billiton Indigenous Scholarship is about to start his fourth year of Engineering studies at The University of Western Australia.

Ms Jody Broun, Co-Chair National Congress of Australia's First People

Conference told self-determination vital for strong indigenous future

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Indigenous people must avoid relying on government to "fix" their social and economic problems and take a leading role in driving sustainable economic development, a national Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations Conference at The University of Western Australia was told this week.

Winthrop Professor Jill Milroy, UWA School of Indigenous Studies

Call for Indigenous knowledge to secure nation's future

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

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.

Leading Indigenous business leader Neil Willmett

Indigenous business leader urges careers - not just a job

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

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

Education seen as key to Indigenous regional empowerment

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

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.

Professor Marcia Langton AM

Urgent call for Indigenous tax reform in mining boom

Monday, 3 December 2012

Australia must reform legal and tax laws that stop Indigenous people from benefitting fully from the nation's mining boom, leading Indigenous scholar Professor Marcia Langton AM told an Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations Conference at The University of Western Australia.

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.