We share profile stories and videos of individuals highlighting the innovation and impact of our high-achieving alumni all over the world.
Imprisoned in body and mind
While the COVID-19 pandemic has seen many Australians experience separation and isolation over the past year, it has added an extra layer of despair to the lives of those behind bars, who have had little or no face-to-face contact with loved ones.
Making an impact
UOW alumni across the globe are making it their personal mission to tackle some of the world’s most prevalent environmental and societal issues, one United Nations Sustainable Development Goal at a time.
Resilience under fire
On the evening of 4 January 2020, a fast-moving front of the monstrous Currowan fire – which would ultimately destroy half a million hectares and hundreds of properties over 74 days – tore through New South Wales’ picturesque Kangaroo Valley.
Taking charge of sustainable business
An interest sparked during an undergraduate product marketing subject, combined with a personal passion for automobiles created the perfect formula for a diverse marketing and PR career journey for UOW Business alumnus, Ross Purdy.
Permission to imagine
It’s not always that we take our Dad’s advice, but when Kendra Rogers was considering her options after high school in Canada, a pearl of wisdom from her Dad made a huge impact.
From a young age, Ahmed Adham Abdulla (Adham) loved the sea and swimming in clear lagoons with friends and family. Which is understandable growing up with the pristine waters of the Maldives on your doorstep.
Re-birthing regional medical care
General Practitioner, GP Obstetrician and GP educator. Dr Teena Downton has her hands well and truly full wearing three very important hats.
Off to a flying start
Rajvir Singh has had a soaring start to his career. Less than two years ago, while studying towards a computer science degree, he landed a graduate position in financial services with Macquarie Group, Hong Kong, combining his skills and passion for technology with real-world problem solving.
The Australian bushfire crisis
When we think of summer time, we think of barbeques, late afternoon swims at the beach, and enjoying time with friends and family. It’s been a summer like no other. The ABC reported that more than 12.6 million acres across Australia were burned, 434 million tonnes of CO2 was emitted, half the population was affected by smoke and an estimated one billion animals were killed.