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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.