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 was once again represented by the UWA Western
Waagyls at the 16th National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student
Games (NITESG), which was this year hosted by the University of Melbourne
from 18 to 23 September.
This year for the first time, there
will be an Indigenous women's team competing in the New York Marathon. Early this year two Indigenous UWA
students, Samantha Shepherd and Jordan Ah Chee tried out for the training
The recent July school holidays saw 70
Indigenous students from throughout the state participate in School of
Indigenous Studies Outreach programs. 46 of these students were part of the
Year 9 - 11 Science, Engineering and Health Camp, whilst the other 24 tuned up
for their exams through participation in WACE Revision classes.
a long partnership with CAMDH (Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental
Health), first year medical students were fortunate to receive a laptop from
the Social Outreach section of St John of God Health Care.
Following last year’s very successful inaugural Indigenous Careers EXPO, The School of Indigenous Studies will be holding the 2011 Indigenous Careers EXPO on Wednesday June 1 from 10am - 3pm in the Undercroft.
BHP Billiton Iron Ore Indigenous scholarship recipients were recognised at the BHP Billiton Scholarship Awards Sundowner at the UWA Business School recently. Seven students were awarded scholarships for 2011.
Indigenous law students Aurora Milroy (in her fourth year of a Bachelor of Arts/Law at the UWA) and Ashley Walker have been announced as the 2011 John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship recipients.