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.

Winthrop Professor Helen Milroy

Australia's first Indigenous psychiatrist wins top international awards

Friday, 14 October 2011

Winthrop Professor and Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health at The University of Western Australia, Helen Milroy, has won two international awards in as many months.

Samantha Shepherd in front  and right of male athlete, Derek Hill

Samantha is off to New York

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Congratulations to Samantha Shepherd, 3rd year Environmental Engineering student as she has been selected as one of four Indigenous women for the 2011 New York Marathon in November. 

The Western Waagyls

Western Waagyls come second in NITESG 2011

Monday, 3 October 2011

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.

The Western Waagyls depart for the Games

Students depart for National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games 2011

Monday, 19 September 2011

The Western Waagyls left Perth early Sunday morning (September 18) for Melbourne and the National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games.

Student Sam Shepherd trialling for New York Marathon

UWA’s Samantha Shepherd – trialling for New York Marathon

Friday, 16 September 2011

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 squads.

Students experimenting on Camp

Students stay engaged after Camps

Thursday, 15 September 2011

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.

Indigenous kids take first step to top careers

Monday, 25 July 2011

More than 40 Indigenous secondary students in Years 9, 10 and 11 from all around the State visited The University of Western Australia for an Indigenous Science, Engineering and Health Camp.

UWA's teachers among nation's best

Friday, 22 July 2011

The high standard of teaching at The University of Western Australia has again been recognised in the national Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) teaching awards for 2011.

Kim Scott

Scott wins second Miles Franklin award

Thursday, 23 June 2011

A PhD graduate from The University of Western Australia, Kim Scott, has won Australia's most illustrious literary prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, for the second time.

Students with Joshua Nipps

Laptops from St John of God Hospital for first-year CAMDH medical students

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Continuing 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.   

Indigenous Studies winning football team

Indigenous Studies men and women UWA football champions

Tuesday, 31 May 2011


At the recent interfaculty football competition, the School of Indigenous Studies (SIS) was one of the many faculties which played off for the title of champions. 

Students at the UWA Study Abroad stall

UWA Indigenous Careers Expo

Saturday, 21 May 2011

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.

Students receive Art Prizes

Congratulations to Indigenous Arts Prize winners!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Indigenous students were awarded a number of prizes at the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Prize giving on Wednesday May 4.

BHP Scholarship winners 2011

Congratulations to 2011 BHP Scholarship recipients

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

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.