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.
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.