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More than 2000 students make real impact through UWA McCusker Centre for Citizenship

The University of Western Australia’s unique McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship program has reached a major milestone providing more than 2,000 students the opportunity to contribute over 200,000 hours’ to make a real impact in the community.

8 September, 2022

Capri helps raise awareness for digital accessibility

UWA McCusker Centre for Citizenship student Capri King has contributed 100 hours towards valuable work being done at the Centre for Accessibility (CFA) Australia, a local not-for-profit with a strong focus on promoting digital accessibility, ensuring that people with disabilities can have equal access to technology and the internet.

2 September, 2022

Tyana supports new community engagement initiative for Pingelly seniors

UWA McCusker Centre for Citizenship student Tyana Orlando has travelled to regional WA to complete an internship project with “The Village”, an innovative social aging initiative based out of Wandering, Wickepin, Cuballing and Pingelly.

2 September, 2022

Niray supports Wanslea initiative for children and families in the regions

UWA’s McCusker Centre for Citizenship student Niray Shah has contributed 100 hours towards the valuable work being done at Wanslea, a not-for-profit organisation that works to promote the wellbeing and development of children and families across metropolitan and regional WA.

2 September, 2022

Charlotte supports Telethon Kids media research into adolescent health

An internship with UWA’s McCusker Centre for Citizenship has seen Biomedicine student Charlotte Ryall contribute 100 hours towards a research project at Telethon Kids Institute that aims to use media and education to help prevent adolescent alcohol consumption.

2 September, 2022

Grace collaborates with researchers to support fight against period poverty

UWA McCusker Centre for Citizenship student Grace de Chaneet has collaborated with UWA researchers and public health professionals on a valuable initiative led by Dr Katrina Stratton MLA, Member for Nedlands, to provide free menstrual products in all WA state schools.

30 August, 2022

Commissioner June Oscar AO delivers 2022 Sir Wallace Oration

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship at the University of Western Australia, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Perth, had the privilege of welcoming June Oscar AO, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner to the University Club in Crawley on Wednesday 24 August to deliver the 2022 Sir Wallace Kyle Oration.

25 August, 2022

Active Citizenship in Context: Disability Advocacy, Empowerment & Respect

On Tuesday 16 August 2022 the McCusker Centre for Citizenship Student Advisory Committee hosted a panel discussion for UWA students exploring Active Citizenship in Context: Disability Advocacy, Empowerment & Respect.

16 August, 2022

UWA McCusker Centre for Citizenship secures partnership with YACWA to strengthen youth-sector internships

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship UWA is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with the Youth Affairs Council of WA (YACWA), which will enable more UWA students to contribute towards organisations, projects and policies that advocate for and support young people in WA.

4 August, 2022

McCusker Centre for Citizenship recognises outstanding interns

On Monday 1 August 2022, the McCusker Centre for Citizenship were joined by The Honourable Malcolm McCusker AC CVO QC CitWA and His Honour Judge Denis Reynolds to formally recognise the achievements of 19 UWA students nominated for the Centre’s Outstanding Intern Award across Winter and Semester 2, 2021.

4 August, 2022