Taryn Foster and Joshua Dunne

Three UWA graduates awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Friday, 7 December 2018

A marine science postgraduate, an international relations graduate and one of Australia’s brightest young female entrepreneurs have been awarded Fulbright scholarships for 2019, joining a prestigious global group that includes Nobel Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners.

Joshua Dunne completed a Bachelor of Philosophy with Honours in Political Science and International Relations at UWA and is currently working as a Study Abroad Assistant in UWA’s Global Learning Office.

UWA graduates: become a JP and give back to the community

Thursday, 6 December 2018

With the numbers of Justices of the Peace (JPs) being commissioned in Western Australia dwindling, UWA graduates are urged to broaden their community service and volunteering experience by becoming a JP.

UWA graduate Malcolm Collier JP – who is Registrar of the Royal Association of Justices of Western Australia – said that, since January 2018, there had only been 55 JPs commissioned in WA.

“This barely covers the loss of JPs caused by change of personal circumstances, age and infirmity,” Mr Collier said.

Free library membership to all UWA Graduates commencing 2019

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Convocation’s subscribing members have, for many years, had access to the benefit of discounted Library Membership. Access to the Library print collections and online resources was a valuable benefit to Convocation’s members who supported Convocation through the subscription.


The money raised by subscriptions help fund faculty prizes, postgraduate research travel awards, cultural and sporting awards, and maintains Convocation’s activities on campus. Your subscription also supports the development of services for graduates.

Convocation Warden's Bike Jersey

Successful Warden’s Ride

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Warden of Convocation Doug McGhie successfully completed the Ride to Conquer Cancer in early October. Each day saw the 800 plus cyclists pedalling into stiff sea breezes, and on Sunday into 70 km/h headwinds along the Warnbro Sound coast.


The Saturday evening in Mandurah was special as the head of the Harry Perkins Institute, Professor Peter Leedman, introduced top fundraisers and some particularly brave and inspirational cyclists, some of who were completing the challenge for their seventh time.

Convocation Medal presented to Jiwei Li by Warden of Convocation Dr Doug McGhie

Convocation Medal awarded for outstanding student volunteer for 2018

Thursday, 11 October 2018

A student at The University of Western Australia has won Convocation’s highest honour for her outstanding volunteering work at UWA and around Perth.

Convocation Medal and Certificate presented to Pat Stroud by Warded Doug McGhie

Convocation award for outstanding commitment to the theatre

Thursday, 11 October 2018

A student who joined the University Dramatic Society (UDS) soon after arriving at The University of Western Australia has gone on to win Convocation’s highest honour for her long service and huge contribution to the theatre.

Rachael Zemek, recipient of the 2018 Geoffrey Kennedy Convocation Postgraduate R

UWA research aims to improve immune therapy for cancer treatment

Thursday, 11 October 2018

A student from The University of Western Australia is undertaking innovative research which could have important benefits for cancer patients.

Rachael Zemek, who is in the fourth year of a Doctor of Philosophy, has identified the immunological pathways responsible for a successful anti-tumour immune response, which may then be targeted to improve response rates.

2019 Convocation Elections – Call for nominations

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Nominations for the following positions open on Wednesday, 7 November 2018 and close at 12.00 noon on Wednesday, 5 December 2018.


• ELECTION OF THE WARDEN OF CONVOCATION
• ELECTION OF THE DEPUTY WARDEN OF CONVOCATION
• ELECTION OF SEVEN MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL OF CONVOCATION
• ELECTION OF ONE MEMBER TO SENATE BY CONVOCATION


The current office holders of these honorary positions complete their term in March 2019 and all are eligible for re-election.

Convocation IQX Fellowship 2018 recipient Dr Rafael Medeiros de Souza

Industry and Innovation Engagement: Convocation IQX Fellowship Winners 2018

Thursday, 11 October 2018

The Convocation of UWA Graduates has recognised and awarded two UWA graduates for their entrepreneurial contributions to international innovation.

New heights reached in EZONE UWA Student Hub Construction

Friday, 21 September 2018

On Wednesday 19 October the EZONE UWA Student Hub reached a significant milestone with a topping out ceremony held to recognise construction reaching its highest level.