Country, Culture, People, Future

University of Western Australia

Two YMAC Staff achieve Scholarship to Oxford

Posted: May 5th, 2014

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YMAC would like to congratulate staff members Tamara Murdock and Jessyca Hutchens on receiving the Charlie Perkins Scholarship.

The Scholarship was launched in 2009 in memory of Aboriginal leader and activist Dr Charlie Perkins who was the first Indigenous Australian man to graduate from university.

Both Tamara and Jessyca will be undertaking their studies at Oxford University. Jessyca will be studying a DPhil in Fine Arts and Tamara will be studying a Master’s of Science in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management.

Everyone at YMAC is very proud of Tamara and Jessica, and we wish them the very best with their studies in the UK.

Download the full media release here. 

CAMPFIRE YARNS WITH CLARRIE CAMERON

Posted: February 19th, 2014

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YMAC member and Nhanhagardi man Clarrie Cameron who launched his book Elephants in the Bush and other Yamatji Yarns last September will be appearing at the Perth Writers Festival this weekend.

Clarrie will share his stories at a free event on Saturday, February 22 at 4pm at the Tropical Grove in the grounds of the University of Western Australia.

For more information click here.

Elephants in the Bush and other Yamatji Yarns will be available for purchase on the day. If you’re unable to make it to the festival it is also available from all good bookshops and online from Magabala Books for $19.95.

NAIDOC Week 2013 starts early in Perth with Marnda Week

Posted: May 20th, 2013

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This year’s NAIDOC Week celebrations are starting early in Perth with ‘Marnda Week’, a three-day celebration of Australian Aboriginal culture organised by the West Australian Student Aboriginal Corporation (WASAC).

Marnda kicks off tomorrow at the University of Western Australia, and will be comprised of three main events throughout the week: 
– a cultural showcase on the UWA Oak Lawn on Tuesday 21st May from 12-2pm
– a footy match on UWA’s James Oval on Wednesday 22nd May from 12-2pm
– an art exhibition this Friday evening at YMCA Leederville
All activities and events are free, and all members of the community are encouraged to attend. 
To get involved, or for more information including a run down of activities taking place on each day, please visit the Marnda facebook group.

New Opportunities for Indigenous Students to Become Lawyers

Posted: December 5th, 2012

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The University of Western Australia is now offering a one-year course to mature age Aboriginal students which will provide them with direct entry into a new post-graduate law degree at UWA.

Starting in 2013, the Advanced Diploma in Indigenous Legal Studies has been devised by UWA’s School of Indigenous Studies and the Faculty of Law to ensure that Indigenous people have equality of opportunity to succeed in mainstream law and engage with the legal isssues affecting Aboriginal people.

The Diploma provides students with both the theoretical and practical training needed to pursue a legal career in Australia, with the chance to obtain scholarships and financial assistance from some of Western Australia’s most prestigious law firms and government departments.

For eligibility and requirements, please visit the UWA website, or contact Mel Thomas at mel.thomas@uwa.edu.au for further information.

YMAC at UWA Indigenous Careers Expo

Posted: September 21st, 2012

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YMAC would like to thank all the students at UWA who attended the Indigenous Careers Expo for making it a great day!