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University of Western Australia

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Motto "Seek wisdom"
Established 1911
Type Public
Endowment $326 million (inc. devises)[1]
Chancellor Dr Michael Chaney
Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson
Staff 2,800 (2005)
Undergraduates 13,000 (2005)
Postgraduates 4,000 (2005)
Location Perth, W.A., Australia
Campus Urban
Affiliations Group of Eight, ASAIHL
Website www.uwa.edu.au

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is the oldest university in the state of Western Australia. Established in February 1911, it is the only university in the state to be a member of the prestigious Group of Eight. The University was established under and is governed by the University of Western Australia Act 1911.[2] The Act provides for the control and management of the University to be the responsibility of the Senate, and gives it the authority, amongst other things, to make statutes, regulations and by-laws, details of which are contained in the university Calendar.[3] A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... The text or formatting below is generated by a template which has been proposed for deletion. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... This article is about the Australian businessman. ... A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a university in the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and some universities in Hong Kong, is the de facto head of the university. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... The Perth skyline viewed from the Swan River This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ... Capital Perth Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Ken Michael Premier Alan Carpenter (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 15  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $100,900 (4th)  - Product per capita  $50,355/person (3rd) Population (December 2006)  - Population  2,050,900 (4th)  - Density  0. ... Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... The Group of Eight (Go8) is a lobby group for the tertiary institutions generally considered to be the most prestigious and research-intensive universities in Australia. ... The Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning or ASAIHL is a non-governmental organization founded in 1956 to assist higher learning institutions in strengthening themselves through a mutual self help and to achieve international distinction in teaching, research and public service. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... Capital Perth Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Ken Michael Premier Alan Carpenter (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 15  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $100,900 (4th)  - Product per capita  $50,355/person (3rd) Population (December 2006)  - Population  2,050,900 (4th)  - Density  0. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Group of Eight (Go8) is a lobby group for the tertiary institutions generally considered to be the most prestigious and research-intensive universities in Australia. ...

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History

Winthrop Hall
Winthrop Hall

The original campus was located on Irwin Street in the centre of Perth, and consisted of several buildings situated between Hay Street and St George's Terrace. Irwin Street was also known as "Tin Pan Alley" as many buildings featured a corrugated iron roof. These buildings served as the university campus until 1932, when the campus relocated to its present-day site in Crawley ( 31°58′49″S, 115°49′7″E). ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 755 KB) Summary Winthrop Hall at sunset, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA. Photograph by Greg OBeirne, taken 24th June 2004, 5. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 755 KB) Summary Winthrop Hall at sunset, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA. Photograph by Greg OBeirne, taken 24th June 2004, 5. ... The Perth skyline viewed from the Swan River This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ...


In the 1910s the founding Chancellor, Sir John Winthrop Hackett, bequeathed a sum of over £425,000 to the University which allowed the construction of its magnificent main buildings at the present-day campus. Many buildings and landmarks within the University bear his name, including Winthrop Hall and Hackett Hall. John Winthrop Hackett Senior (4 February 1848 – 19 February 1916) journalist and public benefactor. ...


A remnant of the original buildings survives to this day in the form of the "Irwin Street Building", so-called due to its former location. In the 1930s it was transported to the new campus and served a number of uses till its 1987 restoration, which saw the original architecture restored and the building moved across campus to James Oval. Recently, the building has served as the Senate meeting room and is currently in use as a cricket pavilion and storage space for the University Archives. The building has been heritage-listed by both the National Trust and the Australian Heritage Commission. For the insect, see Cricket (insect). ...


Faculties

Irwin Street Building
Irwin Street Building

The University consists of the nine Faculties of: Image File history File linksMetadata UWA_IrwinSt. ... Image File history File linksMetadata UWA_IrwinSt. ...

  • Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts
  • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Economics and Commerce (Business School)
  • Education
  • Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
  • Law
  • Life and Physical Sciences
  • Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
  • Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Campus

UWA is one of the largest landowners in Perth as a result of government and private bequests, and is constantly expanding its infrastructure. Recent developments include the $22 million University Club, opened in June 2005, and the UWA Watersports Complex, opened in August 2005. In addition, in September 2005 UWA opened its $64 million Molecular and Chemical Sciences building as part of a commitment to nurturing and developing high quality research and development.


Attractions

Limestone arches are a prominent feature along the older undercover walkways
Limestone arches are a prominent feature along the older undercover walkways

The main Crawley campus, situated adjacent to the Swan River, is one of Perth's premier tourist attractions. Many of the buildings are constructed from limestone, including the enormous and iconic Winthrop Hall with its Romanesque architecture. These buildings are dotted amongst expansive lawns and thickets of trees such as the Sunken Garden and the Tropical Grove. The beauty of the grounds and rich history of the campus make it a popular spot for weddings. Image File history File linksMetadata UWA_Arches. ... Image File history File linksMetadata UWA_Arches. ... The first detailed map of the Swan River, drawn by François-Antoine Boniface Heirisson in 1801 Black swan and family The Swan River estuary flows through the city of Perth, in the south west of Western Australia. ... Limey shale overlaid by limestone. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The Arts Faculty building encompasses the New Fortune Theatre. The venue is a replica of the original Elizabethan Fortune Theatre and the only replica of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Since 1995 the open air venue has hosted regular performances of Shakespeare's plays co-produced by the Graduate Dramatic Society and the University Dramatic Society. The venue is also home to a family of peafowl donated to the University by the Perth Zoo. They survive to this day and have recently started producing completely white chicks. The Elizabethan Era is the period associated with the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558 - 1603) and is often considered to be a golden age in English history. ... The Fortune Playhouse is the name of an historic theatre in London. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Perth Zoo opened in Perth, Australia in 1898 with two lions, a tiger and six staff members. ...


Cultural attractions for visitors include the Berndt Museum of Anthropology, the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery and The Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum. The Berndt Museum holds extensive collections of Australian Aboriginal art and Aboriginal cultural materials, as well as collections from Melanesia, Asia and South-East Asia. The Lawrence Wilson Gallery is acknowledged as one of the finest university galleries in Australia, featuring the University's extensive art collection, contemporary art, and innovative touring shows. The Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum is a part of the School of Earth and Geographical Sciences at the university and its collections consist mostly of palaeontological artefacts. It is open to the public and caters particularly well to school visits, but also acts as an important academic research tool for postgraduate students. Anthropology is the study of the physical and social characteristics of humanity through the examination of historical and present geographical distribution, cultural history, acculturation, and cultural relationships. ... Earth science (also known as geoscience, the geosciences or the Earth Sciences), is an all-embracing term for the sciences related to the planet Earth. ... Map showing Melanesia. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ...


UCC Coke Machine

In 1992 the University Computer Club(UCC) connected a drink vending machine loaned from a subsidary of Coca Cola, to the internet, enabeling anyone to check the contents of the machine. This machine remained online until mid 1995 when it became known to Directors of Coca Cola in Atlanta. They sent a representative from the subsidary to request the machine be disconected, to rectify the problem UCC purchased the machine.[4][5] Coca-Cola is a cola (a type of carbonated soft drink) sold in stores, restaurants and vending machines in more than 200 countries. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ...


Libraries

Reid Library balcony
Reid Library balcony

The University of Western Australia features seven main subject libraries on campus, including the architecturally recognised Reid Library. Five of the libraries are located on campus, with the other two being located within walking distance. The seven main libraries are: Image File history File linksMetadata UWA_Reidlibrary. ... Image File history File linksMetadata UWA_Reidlibrary. ...

  • Biological Sciences Library
  • Education, Fine Arts & Architecture Library
  • Law Library
  • Mathematics & Physical Sciences Library
  • Medical & Dental Library
  • Music Library
  • Reid Library (containing the Business Library, the Humanities & Social Sciences Library, the Geology collection, the Scholars' Centre and a map collection)
  • Undergraduate Physical Sciences Library

Residential colleges

Several residential colleges are located close to the campus, including Currie Hall, St George's College, St Catherine's College, Trinity and St Thomas More College.


Offsite Locations

UWA Centre Albany.
UWA Centre Albany.

The University established a UWA Albany Centre in 1999 to meet rural education needs. In 2005, Curtin University of Technology joined UWA in Albany to provide additional course offerings to the local rural community. UWA Albany offers postgraduate coursework and research programmes through the Institute for Regional Development and the Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management. The UWA Rural Clinical School provides year-long rural placements for fifth-year medical students in Albany, and also has facilities in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Additionally, the University is involved in the Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health in Geraldton. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 488 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (834 × 1024 pixel, file size: 278 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): University of Western Australia User:Nachoman... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 488 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (834 × 1024 pixel, file size: 278 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): University of Western Australia User:Nachoman... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Albany, (IPA: ; ; post code: 6330), is a city on the south coast of Western Australia, 408 kilometres south-southeast of Perth. ... Kalgoorlie may refer to the following geographically related places: Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, a city and council in Western Australia; Division of Kalgoorlie, a federal division of the Australian House of Representatives located around the geographical area; Electoral district of Kalgoorlie, an electoral district of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly. ... Capital Perth Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Ken Michael Premier Alan Carpenter (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 15  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $100,900 (4th)  - Product per capita  $50,355/person (3rd) Population (December 2006)  - Population  2,050,900 (4th)  - Density  0. ... Geraldton is a town in Western Australia located 424 km north of Perth. ...


The University has further facilities across Stirling Highway in Nedlands, linked by pedestrian underpasses beneath the highway, and paths in front of the residential colleges. Although not directly contiguous with the main Crawley site, the University does own almost every parcel of land between them and has long term plans to expand the two sites towards each other. The University also has facilities in Claremont, purchased in 2005 from Edith Cowan University. The University prefers to refer to these facilities as "UWA Claremont" and not as a campus. The University remains a single campus institution.[6] UWA Claremont is approximately 5kms west of the main Crawley campus. Further west still, the University also has staff in central Claremont. The University also owns a large parcel of land in Shenton Park, which it uses for various agricultural research and services support functions, such as a print shop, storage facility and woodwork shop for the University. The University owns or leases fibre capacity sufficient to operate a metropolitan area network to service its larger facilities in metropolitan Perth at either 100 megabit or 1 gigabit speeds. Edith Cowan University (ECU) is located in Perth, Western Australia, (). It is named after Edith Dircksey Cowan, who was the first woman to be elected to an Australian Parliament. ... Metropolitan area networks, or MANs, are large computer networks usually spanning a city. ...


Overseas, the University has strategic partnerships with institutions in Malaysia and Singapore, where students study for University of Western Australia qualifications, but does not operate these foreign institutions directly.


Students

UWA's student body is generally dominated by school-leavers from within Western Australia, mostly from the Perth metropolitan area. There are comparatively smaller numbers of mature-age graduates. In recent years, numbers of full-fee paying foreign students, predominantly from Southeast Asia, have grown as a proportion of the student population. In 2006, the University had 3,134 international students, part of a total student body of over 17,000.[7]


On a per-capita basis, indigenous students are under-represented on campus - a situation that has existed since the university's inception. The UWA Senate has acknowledged this, and is making efforts to increase indigenous student numbers, as well as working to better inform students and staff on issues relating to equity, diversity and racial tolerance.


Internationalisation

The foyer of the multi-million dollar Chemical and Molecular Sciences building, featuring a double helix staircase
The foyer of the multi-million dollar Chemical and Molecular Sciences building, featuring a double helix staircase

The University of Western Australia is strongly committed to internationalisation of all aspects of its activities. UWA has formal agreements with 44 international institutions, promoting staff and student exchanges, collaborative research and exchange of teaching materials and methods. The University also teaches several of its programmes offshore, in Singapore, Indonesia and Hong Kong. Trans-national programmes facilitate the development of UWA as a genuinely international university. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (600x800, 129 KB) Summary Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): University of Western Australia Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (600x800, 129 KB) Summary Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): University of Western Australia Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital...


Research strength and Rankings

As a result of its strong research culture, the University recently attracted more competitive research funding - on a per capita basis of staff involved in research - than any other Australian university. Annually the University receives in excess of $71 million of external research income, expends over $117 million on research and graduates over 250 higher degree by research students, mostly doctorates.


The University has over 80 research centres, including the Crime Research Centre, the Centre for Forensic Science, the Centre for Water Research and the Centre for Oil and Gas Engineering[8]


A recently announced project is the Zadko Telescope. A local businessman, James Zadko, and his family contributed funds for the purchase of a robotically controlled 1-metre modified Ritchey-Chrétien telescope (F/4 equatorially mounted flat field). The telescope will be co-located with the UWA's Gravity Discovery Centre and Southern Cross Cosmos Centre 70km north of Perth on Wallingup Plain near the town of Gingin. Its operation will be harmonised with detection of major supernova events by some of the European Union's satellites. The Ritchey-Chrétien telescope or RCT is a specialized Cassegrain telescope with a hyperbolic primary and secondary mirror. ... The Perth skyline viewed from the Swan River This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ... Gingin (S°31′ 20 E°115′ 54) is an agricultural town in Western Australia. ... An Earth observation satellite, ERS 2 For other uses, see Satellite (disambiguation). ...


The university consistently ranks highly internationally. Newsweek ranked UWA 78th in the world in it's 2005 global rankings,also in 2005 THES ranked UWA 80th in the world,the academic world university rankings conducted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranked UWA's Life and agricultural science programs(34th in the world and the best in Australia) as well as being ranked (between51-75 and equal 1st in Australia) in the Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy Category in the world,it's overall ranking in the Academic world university rankings compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University was between 101-150th in the world and equal 3rd in Australia.


Student Guild

The Reflection Pool was largely built by the labour of volunteer students
The Reflection Pool was largely built by the labour of volunteer students

The UWA Student Guild is the premier student representative body on campus and had a peak membership of more than 13,000 students, when membership was universal. It is affiliated with the National Union of Students. The vision of the UWA Student Guild is to be inclusive and representative of the student community and to provide relevant, high quality services to its members, whilst remaining environmentally and socially conscious. UWA Student Guild logo The UWA Student Guild is the premier student representative body at the University of Western Australia, with a peak membership of more than 13,000 students (when membership was compulsory). ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1464 KB) Summary Reflection Pool, University of Western Australia. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1464 KB) Summary Reflection Pool, University of Western Australia. ... One famous reflecting pool lies between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.. A reflecting pool is a structure often used in memorials. ...


The Guild provides a variety of services from catering to financial counselling. There are also over 80 clubs and societies funded by and affiliated with the Guild. The Guild publishes the student newspaper, Pelican, as well as several other publications.


Guild Council is the overall governing body of the Guild and consists of 20 voting members democratically elected at the annual guild elections. Former guild presidents include notable figures such as Bob Hawke, Kim Beazley and Jim McGinty. Robert James Lee Bob Hawke AC (born 9 December 1929) is a former Australian trade union leader turned politician who became the 23rd Prime Minister of Australia. ... For Kim Beazleys father, Kim Beazley senior, see Kim Edward Beazley. ...


Currently, the UWA Guild and many other student unions around Australia are adjusting to the implementation of Voluntary Student Unionism, or VSU - legislation proposed by the Howard Government that when enacted saw student union membership become voluntary from 1 July 2006. This legislation outlawed the compulsory levying of an Amenities and Services Fee from that date. VSU is strongly opposed by the Guild, as financial support for services such as student representation and financial assistance has been impacted without the funds generated by the compulsory fee. Voluntary student unionism (VSU) is a policy under which membership of – and payment of membership fees to – university student organisations is not compulsory. ...


University events

The highlight of the social year is widely considered to be Prosh, an April day on which students dress up in costume and parade through the streets of the city selling risqué satirical newspapers for various charities. Many social events have become infamous with venues outside of the campus grounds due to the hard partying students, exemplified by the lifetime bans enacted upon the students' science faculty society (Science Union) by both AQWA and Scitech. Proshers at work Prosh refers to both a calendar fundraising event and the satirical annual newspaper written by students at the University of Western Australia to raise funds for nominated charities. ... The UWA Science Union is the faculty society for Life and Physical Sciences at the University of Western Australia, Perth. ... The Aquarium of Western Australia (AQWA) is an privately owned aquarium in Hillarys, Western Australia. ... Scitech is a non-profit organisation running a science discovery centre that is located in Perth, Western Australia. ...


A social club, now defunct, known as The Manic Depressive Society, was formed in 1984, based on the Delta house fraternity in the movie Animal House. The Club containd the largest membership of any social club at UWA in the mid to late 90's. The club held an annual Toga party in the Student Guild's courtyard and refectory courtyard, one of the events of the year. It's Toga party was famous as it grew from a humble event of about 400 people in the mid 1980's, to approximately 2000 people in the late 1990's. Unfortunately strict liquor licensing laws, and tighter campus security led to the event moving off campus in 2002, before having a disappointing finale in 2003. The Deltas in front of their house Movie poster of Animal House National Lampoons Animal House (also called Animal House) is a 1978 comedy film in which a misfit group of Delta fraternity boys takes on the system at their college. ...


The biggest social club on Campus now is Solid Gold. A club created to worship the years 1969-1985, and in particular the 1970's and its music. Solid Gold runs several shows throgh the year, including two Rolladisco's, and their Sold Gold Ball.


Uni Camp for Kids Inc. is the oldest registered charity in WA. It began in 1936, and has over the past 70 odd years provided underprivileged West Australian children with University student carers during week long camps in Januuary, and day long picnincs throughout the year. Former Australian of the year Fiona Stanley, was a member, and a patron, speaking at the Club's black tie 70th anniversary in 2006. Professor Fiona Stanley (born August 1, 1946) is an Australian epidemiologist noted inter alia for her work on cerebral palsy. ...


The biennial Indian Rim Asian University Games were held from 28 November to 4 December 2005 at Challenge Stadium and UWA Sports Park, with more than 100 teams representing 23 universities from eight countries. Nine sports were contested at the week-long competition: Badminton, Cricket, Field Hockey, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Soccer, Volleyball, Tennis and Water Polo. More than 35 countries from the Indian Ocean Rim and Asia were invited to attend the 2005 Games. UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson committed funds to assist university teams from Tsunami affected areas, as well as to promote women’s sport in the region.[9] The Danish Olympic badminton player Peter Gade Badminton is a racket sport played by either two opposing players (singles) or two opposing pairs (doubles), who take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court that is divided by a net. ... For the insect, see Cricket (insect). ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world. ... Judo ), meaning gentle way, is a modern Japanese martial art (gendai budō) and combat sport, that originated in Japan in the late nineteenth century. ... Taekwondo is the Korean national sport and martial art, and is also one of the worlds most commonly practiced sports. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Water polo is a team water sport, which can be best described as a combination of swimming, football, rugby and wrestling. ... Tsunami strikes Ao Nang, Thailand. ...


Sport

UWA Sports operates on campus with a Recreation Centre, a Fitness Centre, the Aquatic Centre (Human Movement) as well as a Watersports Complex (On the Swan River) along side a Boat Shed, a Sports Shop and Physiotherapy. Off Campus they operate the UWA Sports Park (MacGillivray Oval) containing Athletics, Baseball, Cricket, Football, Hockey (Grass & Turf), Rugby, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee fields. The UWA Tennis Centre is alongside Challenge Stadium & UWA Sports Park. UWA Shenton Recreation Park also contains a Gym, Indoor Sports Hall, Tennis Courts, and a Hockey Turf.


InterVarsity UWA competes in three inter-university competitions each year.


Tertiary Sports Western Australia[1]


Tertary Sports Western Australia (TSWA) is the Western Australian Inter-University competition. Competing teams represent the five WA universities, Curtin University of Technology, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, The University of Notre Dame Australia and UWA. UWA has been the leader for the last 6 years, winning the event AUSwest title consecutively since 2000, and 11 times since the competition began in 1992. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Edith Cowan University (ECU) is located in Perth, Western Australia, (). It is named after Edith Dircksey Cowan, who was the first woman to be elected to an Australian Parliament. ... Murdoch University is a university with its main campus at Murdoch, 14km south of Perth, Western Australia, along South Street near the Kwinana Freeway ( ). It commenced operations as WAs second university in 1973, and opened its doors to its first students in 1975. ... The University of Notre Dame Australia is a private Roman Catholic university established in 1990 in the Western Australian port city of Fremantle, , . While the University of Notre Dame Australia has strong collegial links [1] with the American University of Notre Dame located in South Bend, Indiana, they are separate...


Australian University Games[2]


AUG is the biggest annual sporting competition in Australia. Started in 1993, the AUG gathers the best athletes and teams from universities across Australia, who then compete in over 40 different events. Held in a different city each year, the week long event attracts over 5000 students. UWA finished 3rd (It's Highest placing) in 1999, and has had 3 consecutive top 10 finishes since finishing 4th in Perth 2004. With the Mens Hockey Team having won 4 Gold Medals & 2 Bronze Medals since 1993, including 3 Gold Medals in a row 2004-06.


Australian University Championships[3]


Are stand alone events for those sports that are not included in the AUG. They take place at different venues all over the country throughout the academic year


Club Competition


Sport has long been a traditional part of university life at UWA. Sporting clubs[4] were established by students during the founding years of the university. UWA now has a vibrant community of sporting clubs, who participate in many different levels of competition, from social games, to athletes at the Olympic level.


UWA Has the following Clubs:


Athletics, Badminton, Baseball/Softball, Boat, Cricket, Triathlon, Fencing, Flying Disc, Football, Golf, Hockey, Judo, Karate, Martial Arts, Netball, Outdoor, Rugby, Savate, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwon-Do, Tennis, Touch, Ultimate Frisbee, Underwater, Volleyball, Water Polo, Water Ski


Notable alumni

UWA has a proud collection of notable alumni, particularly in the area of politics and government. The list includes, but is not limited to, many premiers of Western Australia including Geoff Gallop and Richard Court, former Deputy Prime Minister and former Whitlam Cabinet minister respectively Kim Beazley and his father Kim Edward Beazley, and 23rd Prime Minister of Australia Bob Hawke. The University of Western Australia has had many notable alumni and staff. ... Dr. Geoffrey Ian Gallop (born 27 September 1951) has been the Premier of Western Australia since 2001. ... Richard Fairfax Court AC (born Nedlands, September 27, 1947), was Liberal Party Premier of Western Australia between 1993 and 2001. ... For Kim Beazleys father, Kim Beazley senior, see Kim Edward Beazley. ... The Hon. ... Robert James Lee Bob Hawke AC (born 9 December 1929) is a former Australian trade union leader turned politician who became the 23rd Prime Minister of Australia. ...


The University also features many notable science and medicine alumni, including Nobel prize winner Barry Marshall, the Australian of the Year for 2003 Fiona Stanley and the Australian of the Year for 2005 Fiona Wood. Barry James Marshall, FRS FAA (born 30 September 1951 in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia) is an Australian physician and Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the University of Western Australia. ... The Australian of the Year Awards commenced in 1960. ... Professor Fiona Stanley (born August 1, 1946) is an Australian epidemiologist noted inter alia for her work on cerebral palsy. ... The Australian of the Year Awards commenced in 1960. ... Fiona Wood AM is a plastic surgeon working in Perth, Western Australia. ...


Former Kookaburras Captain and Hockeyroos Coach Ric Charlesworth. Dr Richard Ric (or Rick) Ian Charlesworth (born December 6, 1952, Subiaco, Western Australia) is a sports and performance consultant and a former Australian cricketer and field hockey player and coach. ...


Gallery

See also

The University of Western Australia has had many notable alumni and staff. ... The Group of Eight (Go8) is a lobby group for the tertiary institutions generally considered to be the most prestigious and research-intensive universities in Australia. ... The UWA Science Union is the faculty society for Life and Physical Sciences at the University of Western Australia, Perth. ... Proshers at work Prosh refers to both a calendar fundraising event and the satirical annual newspaper written by students at the University of Western Australia to raise funds for nominated charities. ... Rindos v. ...

References

  1. ^ Financial Statements and Performance Indicators
  2. ^ University of Western Australia Act 1911
  3. ^ Official Publications: Calendar
  4. ^ Morris, Peter. "Fizzer as Net bubble bursts", The West Australian, June 21, 1995. 
  5. ^ purchase reciept
  6. ^ Campus Planning Review 2000
  7. ^ UNISTATS 2006
  8. ^ Biospace. The University of Western Australia
  9. ^ Media Statement - NEW INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY GAMES LAUNCHED IN PERTH

The West Australian (often simply called The West) is Perths only locally edited daily newspaper, and is owned by ASX-listed West Australian Newspapers Limited. ... June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 193 days remaining. ...

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