Outstanding Contributions Recognised by Convocation

Monday, 1 April 2019

At its Autumn Ordinary Meeting Convocation recognised three outstanding contributors to the University with the presentation of Convocation Medals to Ms Hilary Silbert, Dr Susan King and Adjunct Professor Warren Kerr AM.

Astrid Boggs and Doug McGhie at the 2019 Autumn Ordinary Meeting of Convocation

The Heart and Soul of Convocation

Monday, 1 April 2019

As is often remarked by the Warden of Convocation at our Ordinary Meetings, Convocation receives much correspondence, more often than not by email these days. Much of it is pretty standard about address changes or the like, or recently some comment about Forrest Hall and contemporary topics.

Occasionally the Warden receives a note that demonstrates just how strong and valuable is the UWA graduate network. In the lead up to the recent Ordinary Meeting I received two such items of correspondence and thought them best shared.

Jacaranda tree confirms bond at UWA

Friday, 22 March 2019

To celebrate the relationship between today’s students and graduates from earlier days, Guild President Conrad Hogg and the Warden of Convocation Doug McGhie planted a white flowering jacaranda on Convocation Walk, east side of James Oval, on this year’s annual Convocation Day.

The Merchant of Venice at New Fortune Theatre

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

The Graduate Dramatic Society's production of William Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice”, directed by Lucy Eyre.

Why Should I Vote in the Convocation Elections?

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

If you are reading this as an alumnus of UWA the odds are that you are a graduate and all graduates of UWA are automatically members of Convocation. 

The (Convocation) Network can make a difference

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Convocation aims to build on personal relationships that have been forged through years spent together at study, work, sport and fun at the University and then beyond. 

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.