Alumni Voices
School of Indigenous Studies: Post-Grad Panel

School of Indigenous Studies: Post-Grad Panel

October 5, 2021

Kaya. Wanju. Join us as we re-live an evening of reflection, learned insight and career inspiration, and hear from a panel of SIS  alumni who share their advice and experiences of work and study.

Panellists:

  • Jodi Eatt MBBS ’02
  • Kim Farmer BA ’93, GradDipA ’96, LLB ’03
  • Katina Law BCom ’91
  • Brad Regts LLB, ’99
  • Dr Cindy Solonec 
Fogarty and Winthrop Scholars Leadership Panel

Fogarty and Winthrop Scholars Leadership Panel

September 14, 2021

The UWA Fogarty and Winthrop Scholars Leadership Reception was an opportunity to hear from some outstanding former scholars as they shared their experiences and perspectives on leadership development. Panellists included:

  • James Dingley, BPhil(Hons) ’21, Project Manager at UWA Aerospace
  • Tom Durkin, BCom ’15, JD ’18, Law Graduate at Cullen Macleod
  • Simon Thuijs, BPhil(Hons) ‘’17, GradCertBusPsych ’20, UWA Masters student
  • Jasmin Sekhon BCom ’15, MD ’18, MPH ’21, Resident Medical Officer at King Edward Memorial Hospital
  • Georgie Carey, BCom ’17, BCom(Hons) ’18, Town of Mosman Park Councillor
  • Anish Badgeri, BPhil(Hons) ’17, DipModLang ’18, Teacher at Perth Modern School

 

International Women‘s Day 2021 #ChooseToChallenge

International Women‘s Day 2021 #ChooseToChallenge

August 31, 2021

Krista Dunstan LLB '11, is an impressive young Nyoongar woman from Esperance, speaking at this year's UWA International Women's Day Breakfast at the University Club. 

Krista is committed to community development and equity of service through a number of roles, including as a member of the board of Celebrate WA, Richmond Wellbeing, the Noongar Charitable Trust and as an officer in the Royal Australian Air Force Reserves. Krista was part of the NGO delegation to the UN periodic review of Australia’s performance under the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 2011.

A recipient of the Human Rights Commission's Young People's Medal in 2012, a finalist in both the Young Business Women's Award and Corporate and Private Award categories of the Telstra Business Women's Awards in 2015, the Law Society's Lawyer of the Year (under 5 years' experience) in 2017 and the Women Lawyer's WA Junior Woman Lawyer of the Year (joint) 2018.

Krista recently took on the role of Investment and Trade Commissioner for the Government of Western Australia in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) region.

 

Finding your feet: A journey from Perth to Silicon Valley

Finding your feet: A journey from Perth to Silicon Valley

February 26, 2021

Mikey Kailis MCom(Adv) '13 was born in Perth, but moved to San Francisco in 2018 for a role in the venture capital industry at Counterpart Ventures. As the first hire at the fund, his role covers a number of different functions including managing the existing portfolio, sourcing new deals, managing corporate investor relations, marketing and general operations.

Prior to moving to San Francisco, Mikey worked for a startup here in Perth that serviced the mining industry on innovation and digital transformation. He has worked alongside startup companies since he graduated UWA, having helped coordinate one of Australia’s largest startup competitions called the OzAPP Awards which is now an annual conference called the West Tech Fest.

His educational background is in journalism, business management and marketing. Mikey grew up working in his family seafood business and is a die-hard Manchester United fan.

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.

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