Indigenous communities must be empowered to address the social and emotional wellbeing needs of Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders, with COVID-19 putting an additional strain on mental health, a national consensus report led by The University of Western Australia has revealed.
The Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention at The University of Western Australia has today released a Statement on #BlackLivesMatter, and Black deaths in custody. An extract from the Statement is below.
The University of Western Australia has contributed nine top researchers to a taskforce of more than 100 experts across the Group of Eight (Go8) Universities that has today released a Roadmap to Recovery report, designed to help the Federal Government plot the best path through COVID-19.
This year, twelve Indigenous students have commenced postgraduate Medicine. This is the largest number of Indigenous students ever commencing Medicine at UWA in any one year. The students come from all over Australia including Perth, Broome, Derby, One Arm Point, Tennant Creek, Warralong in the Pilbara, Exmouth, Halls Creek and Albany. Most have completed undergraduate degrees in Biomedical Science or Science at UWA, although one of the students has a teaching background and another a Medical Science degree from the University of Sydney.
Australia’s first Indigenous doctor Helen Milroy and Western Australia’s former chief justice Wayne Martin have joined the board of The University of Western Australia’s suicide research initiative Young Lives Matter Foundation.
More than 40 Year 10 and 11 Indigenous students from across the State will spend their school holidays at The University of Western Australia for the annual Indigenous Science, Engineering and Health Camp where they will learn about future career opportunities.
Students at The University of Western Australia have taken out all four finalist places in a new Aboriginal STEM Student of the Year category in this year’s Premier’s Science Awards, announced by WA Premier Mark McGowan.
Indigenous Year 12 students from around the state will attend a leadership seminar at The University of Western Australia. The seminar, organised by UWA’s School of Indigenous Studies, aims to encourage Year 12s to further their education at tertiary level.
A 19-year-old Whadjuk Ballardong Nyoongar man studying Political Sciences, International Relations and Indonesian studies at The University of Western Australia has been named the New Colombo Plan Indonesia Fellow and presented with a scholarship through the prestigious 2019 New Colombo Plan (NCP) scholarship program.
New research led by The University of Western Australia has revealed that one in two patients admitted to hospital with a cardiovascular disease is suffering from multiple chronic medical conditions which required complex treatment. The rate was significantly higher among Aboriginal people, affecting three in four patients.
Forty-two Year 10 and 11 Indigenous students from across the State are spending their school holidays at The University of Western Australia for the annual Indigenous Science, Engineering and Health Camp.
An aspiring engineer and youth mentor and a young musician and playwright, both from The University of Western Australia, have been recognised for their contribution to the Aboriginal community as part of this year’s NAIDOC Week.