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Human rights mission

UWA Master of International Relations post grad William Paparo has been honing his diplomatic skills while in Geneva and reports there was never a dull moment.


Advancing LGBTIQ rights in Hong Kong

July was a groundbreaking moment in advancing the human rights of LGBTIQ people in Asia and UWA alumni Peter Reading has played a key role.


Nil Sine Labore

After a cycling accident in 2013 that left him paralysed, UWA PhD candidate Zac Leow was told he’d be lucky to ever walk again. He was to prove everyone wrong.


Running just like life says NAIDOC champ

UWA graduate Torey Rickerby, who was awarded runner up for the NAIDOC Education Achievement Award, says he uses marathon running as a metaphor for life.


Music got me started

As principal lawyer at a specialist practice offering services to artists and innovators across the creative industries there’s no denying Michael Tucak is passionate about developing arts and culture in Perth and WA.


Sophie to use win to inspire others

UWA law student Sophie Coffin says she’ll use her 2018 Miss NAIDOC crown as a platform to motivate other young indigenous women and to advocate for Aboriginal rights.


Being the change

Dr Kate Leeming is one of many UWA graduates determined to make the world a better place, as she prepares to make the first-ever bicycle crossing of the Antarctic continent, via the South Pole.


Surfing for social causes

Social entrepreneur Sarah Sands believes the power of the ocean can be a potent vehicle to inspire change.

Michael Sheldon

Saying no to poverty

For Michael Sheldrick, a relentless travel agenda is all part of his New York-based role as Vice-President of Global Policy and Government Affairs at Global Citizen. 

Darren Lomman

Waging a war on plastic

The chance viewing of a television advertisement was the catalyst for Darren Lomman's latest mission, to establish WA's first-ever plastic reprocessing facility. 

Common causes

Common causes

As wave energy technology attracts global interest in Albany, we look at the breadth and depth of UWA's interaction with the community.

Robert French

Our new Chancellor, in his own words

The former Chief Justice of Australia's High Court and one of the country's most respected judges, is no stranger to UWA. Robert French talks to Uniview about his plans for his new role at his alma mater.

Mr Munns

The University is his garden

The remarkable story of Mr George Munns, UWA's first ever gardener, as told by alumni and well-known journalist Tony Thomas in a piece for The West Australian back in 1965.

Stewart Scrambler

Natural wonders

To create his unique ceramics, potter Stewart Scambler delves deep into the West Australian bush - for inspiration and materials alike.


Overcoming huge odds to pursue her dreams

Dilakshana Yogarasa has overcome more obstacles along the way to study than most people encounter in a lifetime. You won't believe her story.


Latest in innovation showcased

The UWA IQ Awards have lived up to their name with a host of cutting edge solutions recognised and celebrated at UWA's new IQX collaborative space in Nedlands.

Thought leaders

Zoe Yujnovich

Convocation's work never done

The first reaction to any discussion of Convocation at UWA is often a question - “What is Convocation and what does it do?” Warden Dr Doug McGhie has the answer.

Zoe Yujnovich

Thriving through the energy transition

Chairman of Shell Australia and UWA graduate Zoe Yujnovich explores how climate change is impacting the energy industry, and society, and looks at what needs to change.

Terrorism, the Muslim religion and other identities

Australia Day: It’s complicated

It’s a day we usually associate with sunshine, time off, back yard barbeques and evening fireworks however January 26 has also become a day which sits uncomfortably with many Australians.

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Terrorism, the Muslim religion and other identities

Today, terrorism is quickly linked with religion – to be more precise, with Islam – but is there really a connection?

Australian schooling reform

Australian schooling reform: lots of change but very little impact

Completion rates remain persistently low, with only 74% achieving year 12 by the time they turn 19. This means a staggering one in four young Australians don’t complete school. This rises to nearly one in three for young men, with only 70% finishing.




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