Alumni Voices
UWA Grad in the fight against climate change

UWA Grad in the fight against climate change

November 12, 2020

Jessica Panegyres, LLB, BA(Hons) '10, holds first class honours degrees in Law and Arts from UWA, and a Masters Degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Oxford where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Jess has since presented on climate change at the UN, featured on the ABC documentary "Fight for Planet A", worked for Greenpeace, The Wilderness Society and currently manages environmental philanthropy at the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network (AEGN). Kirsty Brooks, BSc(Hons) '12, chats to Jess about Australia's position on climate change, what led her down this career pathway and how we can all help.

Welcome to our recently appointed Vice-Chancellor by UWA alumni in the UK and Europe

Welcome to our recently appointed Vice-Chancellor by UWA alumni in the UK and Europe

November 5, 2020

October 26, 2020

Professor Chakma, UWA's 19th Vice-Chancellor, was recently welcomed to the UWA community in a webinar by UWA alumni in the UK and Europe. Hear his impressions of UWA and his plans for its future.  

To date, the Vice-Chancellor has had an outstanding career in higher education leadership and academia in Canada. He is joined here by the Executive Dean Health & Medical Sciences, Professor Jon Watson who provides an update on the Medical School and WA Medical Students’ Society President Oliver Dearsley who gives a first-hand impression of the student experience at UWA. An account of some cutting edge research at UWA is given by Associate Professor Julia Powles and Professor Livia Hool.

Due to the UWA London Alumni Reception not being held in 2020, special thanks to the Trustees of Friends of UWA in the UK and Europe for providing this virtual opportunity for their alumni community.

RealRoes! A tribute to real hero front line essential workers in our community

RealRoes! A tribute to real hero front line essential workers in our community

October 26, 2020

Aaron Yeak's [BCom, BE '08] career has spanned business, fitness, sport and recreation, Formula 1, and management consulting. In 2020 he co-founded RealRoes, a fun and free adventure app game in tribute to the “realroes”, real hero front line essential workers in our community, such as nurses, police, and scientists.

On this episode Aaron shares why he created the APP, the impact COVID-19 has had on his business and mental health, and offers his top tips to running a small business in 2020.

Mistakes I Make as a Junior

Mistakes I Make as a Junior

October 19, 2020

What mistakes have you made early in your career? Liz Graydon [BCom '18] Junior Planner at Ogilvy, has been sharing “mistakes I made as a junior” on LinkedIn the past few months. Interviewed by Young Alumni Network ambassador Andrea Bradbury [BCom '14], Liz gives insight into the inspiration of the series, what she hopes people gain from, including her top 5 mistakes she's made.

TEDxUWA Thursdays: 2019 Guild President Conrad Hogg

TEDxUWA Thursdays: 2019 Guild President Conrad Hogg

October 15, 2020

The 2019 UWA Guild President, Conrad Hogg [DipModLang '17, BPhil '18], shares his university experience and the importance of mental health services for students with Scott da Silva [BCom '20], a former Events member of TEDxUWA. Conrad discusses the initiatives he started regarding UWA's mental health services during his term as Guild President and how his dedication to mental health has continued since graduating from university.

Watch Conrad's talk here.

The TEDxUWA annual conference will be happening on the 5th of December so mark your calendars! If you've enjoyed listening to our past speakers, you'll be able to hear another great line-up of speakers live. More information to come soon. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn to stay updated.

Photos from our first in-person salon this year, TEDxUWASalon: Little Grey Cells, are up now on Flickr.

Perth Upmarket Alumni Exhibitors: Engineers and artists, how they balance both

Perth Upmarket Alumni Exhibitors: Engineers and artists, how they balance both

October 12, 2020

Current UWA student and LWAG Student Advisory Committee member interviews three UWA grads with degrees in engineering who are making waves in the arts. Hear about how they've balanced their brains between mathematics and science-heavy work with their creative outlets, making a career out of both.

How COVID-19 is changing the future of work in Hong Kong

How COVID-19 is changing the future of work in Hong Kong

October 5, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to threaten the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in Hong Kong, additional concerns are being raised about the future of work.

Join Ricky Mui [BSc, LLB ‘97] Managing Director - Greater China at Robert Walters, and our panel of experts who share their insights on what you need to know - and how it will affect you.

Brought to you by Development and Alumni Relations and the Hong Kong Alumni Network.

TEDxUWA Thursdays: The power of social courage | Belinda Teh [LLB, BCom ‘16]

TEDxUWA Thursdays: The power of social courage | Belinda Teh [LLB, BCom ‘16]

October 1, 2020

Belinda Teh [BCom, LLB ‘16] takes us through her journey walking from Melbourne to Perth, bringing awareness to the Voluntary Assisted Dying bill, with Jevin Parmar, Co-head of Communications at TEDxUWA. In this episode, she explores the power of Social Courage and why it's important to cultivate it in our daily lives. 

Watch Belinda’s talk here.

Stay updated with our next event and find out more about TEDxUWA on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Find out more about Go Gentle Australia on their website and Facebook page.

Breaking the cycle

Breaking the cycle

September 28, 2020

Dr Kate Leeming is more than just an adventurer, and more than just a cyclist – she’s a passionate advocate for human rights and social justice. Kate will discuss how her achievements, physically, mentally and philanthropically, have endowed her with a compelling and inspiring story of what can be achieved with hard work and perseverance.

Accounting for impact: the journey from classroom to boardroom

Accounting for impact: the journey from classroom to boardroom

September 21, 2020

Emeritus 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.

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