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.   

UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson

Major philanthropic gift for Indigenous Rock Art research

Monday, 27 February 2012

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.

Indigenous Cadet Rebecca Sullivan with colleagues at DCP

UWA Student Rebecca Sullivan starts Cadetship at Department of Child Protection

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Rebecca Sullivan was recruited as a cadet through the Aboriginal Cadetship Program at the Department of Child Protection in November 2011. She completed her first year of study in a Bachelor of Psychology degree at the University of Western Australia in 2011 and is currently undertaking her placement at the Perth office with the guidance and support of her supervisors, Anette Bohm and Alana Egerton-Green. 

Indigenous scholarship to transform lives

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

A prestigious new scholarship established at The University of Western Australia is the most generous grant to an Indigenous undergraduate student at UWA and will highlight the life-changing effects education can have not only on an individual but on a community.

Dr David Paul

Teacher of Indigenous doctors and dentists wins international award

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

A West Australian health expert who has made a substantial contribution to training Indigenous doctors over many years is the winner of an award from the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Network, a project run by the Medical Deans of Australia and New Zealand.

Capacity building a big challenge for Indigenous businesses

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

There are great opportunities for Indigenous owned and operated businesses in Western Australia but a major barrier is the challenge in growing capacity, according to industry representatives at yesterday's Indigenous Business, Corporations and Entrepreneurship Conference 2011 at The University of Western Australia.

Indigenous communities take control through microenterprise

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Indigenous communities are choosing to create microenterprises (small businesses) rather than rely on government intervention, academics and community leaders told yesterday's Indigenous Business, Corporations and Entrepreneurship Conference 2011 at The University of Western Australia.

More potential seen for Indigenous joint ventures

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Indigenous joint ventures are yet to realise their full potential, representatives from Wesfarmers, WorleyParsons and Rio Tinto told the Indigenous business conference at The University of Western Australia yesterday.

Global future seen for Indigenous business

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Australia has good reason to be optimistic about the future of Indigenous business and its role in the national and international economy, a conference at The University of Western Australia was told yesterday.

Balanced funding models needed for Indigenous expenditure

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Governments must achieve a balance in funding areas for Indigenous progress, with more weighting required in economic participation, according to public sector leaders at an Indigenous Business, Corporations and Entrepreneurship Conference 2011 at The University of Western Australia yesterday.

New cultural challenges for Aboriginal art enterprises

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Aboriginal art enterprises must overcome the challenge of changing demographics, according to speakers at an Indigenous business conference at The University of Western Australia yesterday.

Demand high, supply low for young Indigenous workers

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Indigenous educators have stressed the critical nature of investing in young people to enable them to take advantage of an abundant employment opportunities available in Western Australia.

Social enterprise in remote Australia

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Social enterprise models have great potential to generate innovative benefits for remote Indigenous communities, an Indigenous business conference was told today.

Commercial-NFP partnerships the key to successful microfinance

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

The key to successful microfinance, or small commercial loans, is combining banking practices with social enterprise, an Indigenous business conference at The University of Western Australia heard today.

Pilbara Bridge

Leadership and governance essential in native title progress

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Strong leadership, robust governance and a commitment to working in partnership are the hallmarks of new Native Title Agreements that are changing the face of Indigenous economic development, a conference at The University of Western Australia was told today.

Students at the 2010 Year 8 Discovery Days

Year 8 Indigenous students come to Uni

Thursday, 17 November 2011

More than 100 Indigenous students from 30 schools around the State will get a glimpse of future study possibilities at The University of Western Australia next week.

Sam Shepherd runs in New York Marathon

Engineering student, Samantha completes New York Marathon

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Samantha Shepherd, 3rd year Environmental Engineering student was one of the 11 Indigenous men and women selected as part of Rob de Castella’s 2011 Indigenous Marathon Project to complete the New York Marathon with 47,000 other competitors.  

WASAC Chair Cameron Howard presents Professor Alan Robson with artwork

School of Indigenous Studies’ graduation and WASAC’s 21st birthday celebration

Monday, 7 November 2011

On Friday 4th November the School of Indigenous Studies recognised the graduates of the 2011 Aboriginal Orientation Course and also students completing undergraduate and postgraduate courses in 2011. 

Krista McMeeken

UWA law student finalist for Young Australian of the year

Thursday, 3 November 2011

The University of Western Australia today congratulated final-year law student and reconciliation campaigner Krista McMeeken, who has been named as a State finalist in the Young Australian of the Year Award 2012.

UWA leads in research funding

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

The University of Western Australia cemented its place as the state's leading research institution with the announcement of a total of $16.6 million in Federal Government grants awarded by the Australian Research Council.