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.

Auora Milroy

Law students honour memory of Indigenous rights campaigner through scholarship

Wednesday, 30 March 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.

UWA Awards

Monday, 14 March 2011

Five Indigenous students were awarded UWA Excellence Awards or UWA Diversity and Merit Awards at the 2011 UWA Fogarty Foundation Undergraduate Awards and Scholarships Ceremony on 13 March 2011.

Kim Scott

Noongar storyteller wins regional literary prize

Friday, 11 March 2011

A PhD graduate from The University of Western Australia has become the first Indigenous author to win the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for best book in South-East Asia and the Pacific.

Pre-Law Graduation

Friday, 11 February 2011

Ten students graduated from the Aboriginal Pre-Law program on 11 February 2011. Eight of the graduates have enrolled in either a Bachelor of Laws or Arts/Law at UWA; the other two graduates have enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts.

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Dentistry graduation

Friday, 11 February 2011

Nine students recently completed the Aboriginal Pre-Medicine/Pre-Dentistry program. Seven of these students have begun studies in Medicine and two students have enrolled in the Bachelor of Science.