UWA Arts student, Emma Young, travelled to Bunbury to intern with Enable WA, which provides quality, individualised support for people living with a disability in the South West of the State, and assisted them in mobilising clients to build stronger community connections.
UWA Finance and Law and Society student, Shaneli Dias, works on “best practice” legal processes for Aboriginal children and their families who come into contact with the Western Australian court systems.
Exchange student René Neumann completed a McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship with United Nations Association of Australia WA and helped to organise the inaugural UN Day Gala which celebrated the UN’s 60th anniversary and awarded Western Australians for outstanding achievements across the areas encompassed by the UN's seventeen sustainability goals.
Originally from Singapore, Business Student Rachael Yeh Kai Ming was trying to find a "way to gain some practical experience and contribute meaningfully to society" when she applied for a McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA internship.
Britt Liebeck used her skills in strategic communications to help UnitingCare West redesign its annual report by telling the stories of marginalised individuals that the organisation serves with compassion and respect.
In addition to SVLG1002 for undergraduates, postgraduates can now receive credit for undertaking a McCusker Centre internship by enrolling in SVLG5001 (6 points) or SVLG5002 (12 points). The units can be taken in Semester I, Semester II or Summer.
We were very excited to work with the State Library to bring you our 'Active Citizens' panel for the Disrupted - Festival of Ideas. The panel was led by Waleed Aly - and included June Oscar AO, The Hon. Wayne Martin, Michael Sheldrick and Kaliyugan Pathmanathan.
The 2016 Wallace Kyle Oration by Lieutenant General David Lindsay Morrison AO (Retd). Hearing the Unheard, Seeing the Unseen. A Man’s Journey to Better Understanding the Challenges Facing Australia in the 21st Century.