Alumni Voices
Accounting for impact: the journey from classroom to boardroom

Accounting for impact: the journey from classroom to boardroom

September 21, 2020

Professor Ann Tarca BCom '79, MAcc '98, PhD '03, a member of the Business School's Ambassadorial Council UK Chapter, qualified as a chartered accountant in 1985 and graduated with her PhD in accounting in 2003. She taught and researched at the UWA Business School, where her academic career culminated in her appointment as Head of the Accounting and Finance Discipline Group from 2012-2016.  In July 2017, Ann was appointed as a member of the International Accounting Standards Board.  Ann is truly a global leader in accounting.  Find out how she made this massive transition and what life looks like for her today.

The Latest Developments in Tennis Technology

The Latest Developments in Tennis Technology

September 14, 2020

Tennis is a notoriously traditional sport. Listen and learn about how UWA graduate Dr Machar Reid, Head of Innovation at Tennis Australia, is challenging the old-school thinking and transforming the sport into a new way of thinking.

Education on waste issues a priority

Education on waste issues a priority

September 7, 2020

Clare Courtauld BSc(Hons) '14, Waste Education Coordinator is empowering the community with knowledge and tools to take action at the City of Cockburn. Learn how her journey from Bridgetown to UWA influenced her career and passion for the environment.

Visit www.ecoactionwa.org or follow on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EcoActionWA/ today!

TEDxUWA Thursdays: What Diagnosing Rare Diseases Can Tell Us About The Future of Work | Georgia Hay

TEDxUWA Thursdays: What Diagnosing Rare Diseases Can Tell Us About The Future of Work | Georgia Hay

September 3, 2020

TEDxUWA secretary Mytreye Manikyam [BSc '17] catches up with Dr Georgia Hay [BSc '14, BSc(Hons) '15] about her working life since finishing her PhD and working as a researcher at the Future of Work Institute. She takes us through her experience at UWA where she found her passion for organisational psychology and began her research career on what makes peoples' work compelling.

Watch Georgia's TEDxUWA talk here.

Find out more about TEDxUWA's upcoming event, TEDxUWASalon: Little Grey Cells, here: https://www.facebook.com/events/339243357460471

Get tickets here: https://tedxuwasalonlittlegr-event.getqpay.com/

The Journey from Scientist to Consultant

The Journey from Scientist to Consultant

August 31, 2020

In this episode, we connect with Tomy Hwang, who currently works as a consultant in Canberra. He shares his stories about his time at UWA, his favorite memories, and the time he spent working with children at Princess Margaret Hospital. We also discuss his transition into consultancy, personal branding for young professionals, and Tomy offers his insight and advice for both present and future young professionals.

From Cradle to Golden Years: A happy, healthy life

From Cradle to Golden Years: A happy, healthy life

August 28, 2020

They say life is all about the journey. Even so, we all hope we are destined for comfortable, healthy and happy golden years.

Driven by passionate researchers and supported by visionary individuals and organisations, new discoveries, novel therapies and innovative programs for young and old are promising to significantly improve quality of life at birth, into childhood, adulthood and during our senior years.

Dr Sam Illingworth, Senior Lecturer, School of Biological Science, UWA Faculty of Science, hosted an expert panel of philanthropically funded researchers exploring innovative research at UWA that is providing life-changing improvements to health from birth, to childhood, adulthood and during senior years. Discover what novel therapies and innovative programs our researchers have been working on that have been supported by visionary individuals and organisations to improve our quality of life.

TEDxUWA Thursdays:  How your mental health lived experience can heal others I Pheobe Ho

TEDxUWA Thursdays: How your mental health lived experience can heal others I Pheobe Ho

August 20, 2020

Talia Strutt [BA '18, DipModLang '18] sits down with TEDxUWA speaker Pheobe Ho [BSc '18, BSc(Hons) '19], who in 2018 shared How your mental health lived experience can heal others. Talia learns what Pheobe has been up to since her TEDxUWA talk, gains insight into her previous role as UWA Student Guild Welfare Officer, and explores how one can turn their mental health lived experience of challenge and hardship into a tool for inspiring others to heal. Watch Pheobe's TEDxUWA talk here.

Find out more about TEDxUWA here @ facebook.com/TEDxUWA

Humm: A wearable that stimulates your brain to improve memory

Humm: A wearable that stimulates your brain to improve memory

August 10, 2020

From UWA to Silicon Valley! Iain McIntrye, Andy Henson and the Berkeley, California-based company hope to help people continue to learn and grow throughout their lives through their wearable patch.

Listen and learn how an idea that that was born at UWA, is now making waves by launching smart patches (as simple as a Band-Aid) as a memory aid for everyday use.

Visit https://thinkhumm.com/ today!

TEDxUWA Thursdays: Winning your own Olympics - how to make the most of your role models.

TEDxUWA Thursdays: Winning your own Olympics - how to make the most of your role models.

August 6, 2020

What is it like to be a role model? Join TEDxUWA Founder & Licensee Thea Kurniawan [BSc '18] and two-time Olympian Heidi Gan [LLB, BCom '15], discuss the impact of being kept on a pedestal for being an Olympian, the ripple effect it's had on her life and studies, and how Heidi defines success.

 

Watch Heidi's TEDxUWA talk here.

 

Find out more about TEDxUWA here: https://www.facebook.com/TEDxUWA

A global leader in sustainable water resource management

A global leader in sustainable water resource management

August 3, 2020

In this episode, we meet Alex Whitebrook [BA '17], whose greatest passion is sustainable water resource management. Although initially interested in food and water security during his studies at UWA, this interest evolved into a deeper passion away from 'security' towards a concern for social wellbeing of people facing environmental challenges. From giving presentations on water scarcity to Swiss and Egyptian government representatives, to grassroots research and advocacy with the World Youth Parliament for Water, Alex is driven by a passion to see a sustainable future for humanity. 

Also check out Alex's blog, mentioned in this podcast: www.peopletakingaction.org

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