International Women’s Day 2019

March 15, 2019

Gender equality in your lifetime?

The World Economic Forum estimates that women will not reach economic parity with men until 2234. That’s two centuries away.

In 2017, the global gender gap widened for the first time in ten years. While we may disagree on the best ways to get there, it’s rare indeed to find a man or woman in Australia openly opposed to equal opportunity. So what’s the hold up?

Join UWA on International Women’s Day 2019 for an insightful examination of what’s holding us back and how we could speed the rate of change.

Personal brand: what’s yours?

March 5, 2019

Your brand tells the world - employers, customers, contacts - who you are, what you're passionate about and what you're capable of. It defines you and shapes the opportunities you attract.

What is your personal brand? Spend time with a panel of UWA graduates who know their brand and how to use it.

Plastic, plastic everywhere! What’s a person to do?

February 5, 2019

Join us for a compelling exploration of the plastic pollution problem, featuring a panel of UWA research and graduate experts. Learn what you as a concerned citizen can do about it and how your University is leading positive change

Career Acceleration Strategies for Women with Shona Rowan - International Speaker, Trainer and Success Coach

December 4, 2018

Would you like to inspire, develop and retain your female staff?   Or boost your own performance as a woman in business?

Shona Rowan is passionate about empowering women to step up, stand out and maximise their success in highly competitive environments. As an international speaker, trainer and success coach, Shona has spent the last 15 years helping thousands of women accelerate their success by increasing their influence, confidence, personal impact, visibility, networking and communication skills. Her practical programs and inspirational events equip women with specific mindsets, behaviours and strategies needed to claim the success they desire and deserve.

Shona’s unique and results-driven approach looks at both the internal and external aspects of success and draws on her qualifications in Psychology, NLP, Hypnotherapy and Peak Performance coaching and her real-life experience as an elite athlete, ranked 6th in the world as a competitive ballroom dancer.  Her clients include Gold Fields, Ashurst, DLA, Shell UK/Australia, Citi Bank, The University of Western Australia, Lockton London/Dubai, TATA UK and Women in Subsea Engineering.

If you would like to inspire, develop and retain your female staff, or accelerate your own success – see www.shonarowan.com/empowering-women or email support@shonarowan.com

Do not put off for tomorrow what can be achieved today - Bernard Chia [BE ‘04], Managing Director, Alyka

November 13, 2018

In 2008, Bernie (B. Eng) founded Alyka, an agency specialising in digital marketing and web development. In just a few years, he transformed the business from a small start-up to an industry-leading firm with 45+ digital experts and an international presence.

As Managing Director, he brings more than 20 years’ experience to the business, and is widely regarded as a thought leader in digital strategy and technical innovation.

In 2014, Alyka was the only Western Australian digital marketing company to be listed in the BRW Fast 100 acknowledging the company’s average growth of 81% for each of the past five years. Bernie won a 40Under40 award in the same year, recognising his entrepreneurial skills and business success. Alyka continues to win awards for 2016 and 2017 – Business News Professional Services Rising Stars Award and AFR Fast 100 respectively.

Bernie holds a Bachelor of Engineering, majoring in Information Technology from the University of Western Australia.

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship’s Community Conversations series – Riley Dolman

November 6, 2018

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA, is a unique Centre that aims to inspire students and the Western Australian community to become active citizens in our local, regional and global communities through its internship program, academic units and events.

Riley recently completed a Bachelor of Science (Sports Science, Exercise and Health) at the University of Western Australia. With a particular interest in AFL, Riley completed his practicum placement at the West Coast Eagles Football Club and successful applied for an internship with Fair Game through the McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA. Through his internship, Riley delivered recycled sporting equipment and fitness programs to under-serviced remote Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. After travelling to Karijini National Park to run sport programs for local children from Tom Price, Karratha and Port Hedland, Riley became interested in sports development and he plans to return to UWA as a postgraduate student. Since completing his internship, Riley has undertaken leadership training with Fair Game and is on Fair Game’s board of directors and is a member of the McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA’s Student Advisory Committee through which he encourages students to be active members of their communities.

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship’s Community Conversations series - Shakira Donovan [BSc ‘17]

November 5, 2018

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship’s Community Conversations series – Shakira Donovan

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA, is a unique Centre that aims to inspire students and the Western Australian community to become active citizens in our local, regional and global communities through its internship program, academic units and events.

Shakira recently completed a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) at the University of Western Australia. During her undergraduate studies, Shakira became interested in the intersection of mental and physical health with international development, leading her to successfully apply for an internship through the McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA at the international advocacy organisation, Global Citizen, in New York City to work on their Global Health campaign. There, she became passionate about universal health coverage and health systems improvement which she now plans to explore as a postgraduate student.

Shakira went on to complete the Pathways to Citizenship unit at the McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA where strengthened her belief in the importance of active and global  citizenship and its positive impact on the community. Shakira dedicates much of her time to volunteering and is a member of the McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA Student Advisory Committee through which she seeks to help shape university-based citizenship initiatives and encourage students to be compassionate, active members of their communities.

The sky is the limit - Nicholle Harris [BCom ‘15]

October 30, 2018

Nicholle Harris is a graduate of UWA BComs ‘15, and currently works as a Human Resources professional within the local government sector.  Prior to this role, Nicholle’s experiences range across the oil & gas and hospitality industries.  Nicholle has a passion for developing people, and investing in the younger generation.  Known for her resourcefulness and passion, Nicholle employs an engaging and consultative style to both her professional  and personal life. 

UWA’s first ever ‘Sustainable Careers Expo’ - Basundhara Dutta [Environmental Science Student]

October 16, 2018

The Guild Environment Department is running UWA's first ever Sustainable Careers Expo on Tuesday 23rd October:

  • Find out about career options that won't contribute to a future defined by climate chaos 
  • Meet environmental professionals and NGOs
  • Learn how you can support sustainability in all career pathways from engineering to environmental science to economics.

Meet Basundhara Dutta

Basundhara is a 2nd year student studying Environmental Science at the University of Western Australia and is the UWA Student Guild’s Environment Officer and the President for UWA French Club. In 2018, Basundhara’s aim with the Guild Environment Department was to maximise student engagement by promoting sustainability campus wide and providing a larger platform for students to engage and advocate for environmental issues. Throughout the year, she relaunched the Fossil Free UWA campaign, ran events such as EnviroFest, make your own keepcup events and Enviro Week as well as working with the university to implement sustainable initiatives at UWA. Sustainability is big topic in 2018 and Basundhara would like to continue partaking in environmental initiatives through her career in Environmental Science and Sustainable Design.

Why I’m A Researcher - Alannah McKay [BSc ‘15, BSc ‘17 (Hons)]

October 9, 2018

Alannah McKay completed a Bachelor of Science (Exercise, Health and Sports Science) from UWA in 2014. She then moved to Canberra to take up a post-graduate position within the Physiology department of the Australian Institute of Sport, where she was directly involved in the preparation of many Australian athletes that went on to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics. In 2016, Alannah returned to UWA to complete her BSc(Hons) and in 2017, in collaboration in with the Australian Institute of Sport and Western Australian Institute of Sport, commenced a PhD investigating the effects of dietary manipulation on iron metabolism and immune functioning in elite athletes.