AlumniConnect: It's been an inspiring 2017!
Image of the reflection pond during open day with play button for 2017 highlights video

It's been an inspiring 2017, UWA!

Year end is the perfect time to look back on some of the things that made this year special.

From colliding neutron stars to a cutting-edge trading room, expanding community partnerships and graduation celebrations like never before: look how good we are!

Brenda Tournier
Alumni and Community Relations

Alumni milestones and achievements

Winthrop Hall and reflection pond during the New Century Campaign close event

We did it! New Century success

Thanks to the generosity of more than 12,000 donors, UWA’s $400 million New Century Campaign is a resounding success. Transformational research and teaching at UWA are assured well into the future.

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A family enjoying the day on Oak Lawn

Acting for inclusion at UWA

On 4 November, alumni, students, friends and family gathered on Oak Lawn for a celebration and show of commitment to a more inclusive world. The Pursue Inclusion website features a video and photos from the day.

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Patrick Donovan, UWA Alumni Inspire Scholarship recipient & Bachelor of Science student

You changed lives in 2017. Thank you

Through scholarships, the Fairway UWA program  and student experience project grants, you supported access to a UWA education for students of all backgrounds.

Alumni have changed student lives in 2017. 

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UWA volunteer speaking during a workshop event

Shape the future

In 2013, we conducted our first alumni attitudinal benchmarking survey. The results were fundamental to the development of our current alumni engagement approach and provided insight into the student experience at UWA.

By now, you will have received an email from UWA's Vice-Chancellor to participate in the second iteration of the study. Please take a few minutes to help to shape the future of UWA. 
Virgin Galactic's second SpaceShipTwo - photo by Enrico Palermo from the chase plane

Digital Uniview

The new edition of Uniview has hit letterboxes in perfect sync with the launch of the magazine on a number of digital platforms. Check out the new website featuring special digital-only content. You’ll also find Uniview on Apple News, with a Google News version coming soon. We hope you enjoy this new, paperless version of the magazine!

Instructions to find Uniview on Apple News can be found here »

2017: A look back

Here are some of the top UWA stories of the year.

Male humpback dolphins presenting females with large marine sponges
Evidence found of male humpback dolphins presenting females with large marine sponges as gifts in an apparent effort to woo them into mating. Read more »
UWA medical research team
Medical breakthrough in the discovery of the molecular structure of a protein responsible for drug-resistant bacteria. Read more »
Researcher with telescope
Researchers help detect the collision of two neutron stars 120 million light-years away, when dinosaurs existed. Read more »
UWA's new state-of-the-art trading centre
A new state-of-the-art trading centre is launched at UWA, bringing the real world to student experience. Read more »
Student innovators with their headset that can monitor human brain waves
Student innovators and graduates develop a headset that can monitor human brain waves and stimulate the brain to improve concentration and performance. Read more »
Stone structures known as ‘Gates’ in Saudi Arabia
A researcher at UWA uses Google Earth imagery to uncover almost 400 previously undocumented stone structures known as ‘Gates’ in Saudi Arabia. Read more »
AlumniConnect 2017 poll result wrap-up

Your year in the polls

The exploration of ideas, open dialogue and academic freedom are central to great universities. This year you weighed in on some key local, national and global issues related to research and teaching at UWA.

Here are your votes »
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Top three profiles

In 2017 AlumniConnect profiled 27 inspiring members of the UWA community.

Your top three profiles have been determined based on number of readers.

Take a look »

2018: A look forward

Jamie Mackenzie, Senior Stadium Consultant - new Perth Stadium

Alumni Changemaker

Building a vibrant and healthy lifestyle

Jamie Mackenzie
BCom '13

Senior Stadium Consultant - new Perth Stadium

Read Jamie's story »
2017 Convocation Senate

2018 UWA Convocation

Convocation Senate elections

All graduates of The University of Western Australia are members of Convocation and are entitled to vote in this election. Voting papers will be posted in February 2018.

Find out more »
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