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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 Loman's latest mission, to establish WA's first-ever plastic reprocessing facility. 

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 Scrambler delves deep into the West Australian bush - for inspiration and materials alike.


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.


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.


Side-lined star begins long road back from injury

As the Hockeyroos line up against Canada today in the first round of a battle for Commonwealth gold, UWA's Georgia Wilson, will be cheering them on while recovering from a knee injury.

UWA Comm Games

In her own words - Brianna Throssell

Perth-born butterfly hope Brianna Throssell, one of four UWA-linked swimmers going for gold at the Commonwealth Games in April, says there’s one piece of luggage she’d love to take to the Gold Coast.

UWA Comm Games

Going for gold at the Commonwealth Games

Four UWA-linked swimmers and two pole vaulters will vie for gold at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast next month.  

Robert French

New Chancellor formally welcomed to UWA

The Honourable Robert French AC has been formally installed as the 15th Chancellor of UWA at a Winthrop Hall ceremony attended by more than 400 guests

Thought leaders

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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