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Our community traverses oceans. It comprises of graduates from over 160 countries around the world, current and former staff, donors, and supporters – our friends. No matter your relationship to Curtin, we welcome you with open arms and are excited to explore opportunities with you.

Our community traverses oceans. It comprises of graduates from over 160
countries around the world, current and former staff, donors, and supporters – our
friends. No matter your relationship to Curtin, we welcome you with open arms
and are excited to explore opportunities with you.

Alexis Steyn standing with painting

Curtin Commons

An exciting new space for our alumni, students, staff and friends to stay connected with their university.

Sharing thought-provoking and insightful ideas, experiences and stories, we hope you find inspiration in ways that are beneficial to your lives, families and communities.

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Moorditj Yorga Scholarship Program

We’ve all been influenced by strong women, or ‘moorditj yorga,’ in our lives – mothers, sisters, aunts, teachers, colleagues and friends.

Together, we can provide the opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women – who may feel the promise of higher education has passed them by – to enter and succeed at university. Find out how you can support moorditj women so they can return to their communities as strong leaders and role models.

CurtinFM Radio

CurtinFM Radio

Curtin FM 100.1 is a community broadcaster that has been educating, entertaining and informing since 1976. It is a not-for-profit enterprise completely funded by community support and sponsorships.

The Carrolup Centre for Truth-telling

The Carrolup Centre for Truth-telling

Shining a light on the injustices of our past and examining their consequences across generations so we can build a fairer and more inclusive future together.

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Find out how your actions today can create a lasting impact on tomorrow.

Curtin graduate and Perth surrealist Liam Dee’s (BA Illustration, 2010) latest self-portrait, ‘Oversaturation’ reflects the life of a colourblind artist. 🎨🖌

Recently named as a finalist in the 2022 Lester Prize, for Liam, the process of painting himself came with many mixed emotions, as reflected through the impeccable detail and composition of the intricate work.

It was during his time studying graphic design at Curtin where Liam found his passion for fine art.

“I guess I owe a lot to my time at Curtin, being a design student, it gave me a good understanding of visual communication, balance and composition but also helped me make lifelong friends and good industry contacts.”

His biggest piece of advice for aspiring artists and creatives is to expand your knowledge and push boundaries. 💫

“I like the idea that if DaVinci were alive today, he wouldn’t be a painter. He would be innovating on the forefront of technology with all the tools at his disposal. Do not limit your scope, expand your knowledge, and find mediums that push the boundaries.”

Check out more of Liam’s breathtaking work in #CurtinCommons via link in bio. 👆

#CurtinGrad #CurtinUniversity #art #exhibition #perth #perthart #perthartists #graduates #portrait #art #painting #surrealism #monochromatic #acrylic #contemporaryart #perthcreatives #australianart #australianartist

Curtin graduate and Perth surrealist Liam Dee’s (BA Illustration, 2010) latest self-portrait, ‘Oversaturation’ reflects the life of a colourblind artist. 🎨🖌

Recently named as a finalist in the 2022 Lester Prize, for Liam, the process of painting himself came with many mixed emotions, as reflected through the impeccable detail and composition of the intricate work.

It was during his time studying graphic design at Curtin where Liam found his passion for fine art.

“I guess I owe a lot to my time at Curtin, being a design student, it gave me a good understanding of visual communication, balance and composition but also helped me make lifelong friends and good industry contacts.”

His biggest piece of advice for aspiring artists and creatives is to expand your knowledge and push boundaries. 💫

“I like the idea that if DaVinci were alive today, he wouldn’t be a painter. He would be innovating on the forefront of technology with all the tools at his disposal. Do not limit your scope, expand your knowledge, and find mediums that push the boundaries.”

Check out more of Liam’s breathtaking work in #CurtinCommons via link in bio. 👆

#CurtinGrad #CurtinUniversity #art #exhibition #perth #perthart #perthartists #graduates #portrait #art #painting #surrealism #monochromatic #acrylic #contemporaryart #perthcreatives #australianart #australianartist
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Our last #CuriousCorner episode for the year is here and it’s the sweetest one yet! 🍬🍩

Self-confessed lolly and ice-cream lover Chelsea interviews her mum, #CurtinGrad and nutritionist Rebecca Russell to learn more about why we crave ice-cream and lollies in summer.

Do you have a curious child who wants to learn more about the world around them from our bright community of alumni leaders and experts? Send us a message to get involved. 📩 

#CuriousCorner #CurtinGrad #nutrition #nutritionist #alumni #healthyeating #healthyfood #nutritiontips #summerfoods #perthkids #perthfood #perth #foodtips

Our last #CuriousCorner episode for the year is here and it’s the sweetest one yet! 🍬🍩

Self-confessed lolly and ice-cream lover Chelsea interviews her mum, #CurtinGrad and nutritionist Rebecca Russell to learn more about why we crave ice-cream and lollies in summer.

Do you have a curious child who wants to learn more about the world around them from our bright community of alumni leaders and experts? Send us a message to get involved. 📩

#CuriousCorner #CurtinGrad #nutrition #nutritionist #alumni #healthyeating #healthyfood #nutritiontips #summerfoods #perthkids #perthfood #perth #foodtips
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Our global search for Carrolup artworks unearthed a historic piece drawn by 13-year-old Noongar artist, Ross Jones, more than 70 years ago. 🖤❤️💛

On hearing Curtin’s international search for works created by Australian First Nations children at WA’s Carrolup Native Settlement after they were forcibly removed from their families in the 1940s, Manjimup-based retired neonatal paediatrician Dr Patrick Pemberton recognised the piece in his home.

Purchased by his father from the London-based Foyles Art Gallery in 1951, the @johncurtingallery retrieved a photo in their archives of Ross, at age 13, holding the same stunning pastel drawing.

The process of reconnecting Carrolup artworks with families is at the heart of Curtin’s Carrolup Centre for Truth-telling - an ambitious undertaking to create a permanent home for the collection in Australia and provide an opportunity for others to learn about this tragic period in Australian history. 

Tracing the art of a Stolen Generation: the child artists of Carrolup was supported by Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Western Australia, Australian High Commission in the United Kingdom, BHP, @aubritish, @johncurtingallery, @curtinuniversity, @porticolibrary , @ukaustraliaseason & @britisharts 

If you think you may have found a historic Carrolup children’s artwork, get in touch with @John Curtin Gallery.

[Image description: John Curtin Gallery’s Manager Kathleen Toomath with the located artwork by Ross Jones at Carrolup].

📸: Brad Coleman, John Curtin Gallery

#StolenGeneration #Carrolup #CarrolupCentreForTruthTelling #CarrolupCentre #CarrolupArt #FirstNations #AboriginalArt

Our global search for Carrolup artworks unearthed a historic piece drawn by 13-year-old Noongar artist, Ross Jones, more than 70 years ago. 🖤❤️💛

On hearing Curtin’s international search for works created by Australian First Nations children at WA’s Carrolup Native Settlement after they were forcibly removed from their families in the 1940s, Manjimup-based retired neonatal paediatrician Dr Patrick Pemberton recognised the piece in his home.

Purchased by his father from the London-based Foyles Art Gallery in 1951, the @johncurtingallery retrieved a photo in their archives of Ross, at age 13, holding the same stunning pastel drawing.

The process of reconnecting Carrolup artworks with families is at the heart of Curtin’s Carrolup Centre for Truth-telling - an ambitious undertaking to create a permanent home for the collection in Australia and provide an opportunity for others to learn about this tragic period in Australian history. 

Tracing the art of a Stolen Generation: the child artists of Carrolup was supported by Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Western Australia, Australian High Commission in the United Kingdom, BHP, @aubritish, @johncurtingallery, @curtinuniversity, @porticolibrary , @ukaustraliaseason & @britisharts

If you think you may have found a historic Carrolup children’s artwork, get in touch with @John Curtin Gallery.

[Image description: John Curtin Gallery’s Manager Kathleen Toomath with the located artwork by Ross Jones at Carrolup].

📸: Brad Coleman, John Curtin Gallery

#StolenGeneration #Carrolup #CarrolupCentreForTruthTelling #CarrolupCentre #CarrolupArt #FirstNations #AboriginalArt
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As we reflect on the year, Curtin soon-to-be graduate Nina Dakin’s ‘Branching Future’ illustration brings to life the eclectic collection of inspiring and heartfelt stories of #CurtinCommons. 🍃✍️

For many cultures around the world, trees symbolise a creative source of storytelling. A writer puts pen to paper enlightened by Curtin’s brightest minds and leaders while sitting under a London plane tree on our Bentley campus.

This year in Curtin Commons we have been fortunate enough to share the stories of Australian actress Kate Mulvany, @masterchefau extraordinaire Brendan Pang and Australian Scientist of the Year Kliti Grice, to name a few.

A passionate illustrator and creative designer, Nina’s mesmerising work has been featured in @grokmagazine, @curtinwritersclub, 
@paperbird_books and recently she presented on a panel at @perthcomicartsfestival. 

Thank you, Nina, for your beautiful illustration that brings Curtin Commons to life! ✨👏

If you haven’t already, check out #CurtinCommons via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinCommons #CurtinGrad #illustration #creativedesign #animationdesign #timelapsevideo #storytelling #illustrationdesign #leaders #waleaders #community

As we reflect on the year, Curtin soon-to-be graduate Nina Dakin’s ‘Branching Future’ illustration brings to life the eclectic collection of inspiring and heartfelt stories of #CurtinCommons. 🍃✍️

For many cultures around the world, trees symbolise a creative source of storytelling. A writer puts pen to paper enlightened by Curtin’s brightest minds and leaders while sitting under a London plane tree on our Bentley campus.

This year in Curtin Commons we have been fortunate enough to share the stories of Australian actress Kate Mulvany, @masterchefau extraordinaire Brendan Pang and Australian Scientist of the Year Kliti Grice, to name a few.

A passionate illustrator and creative designer, Nina’s mesmerising work has been featured in @grokmagazine, @curtinwritersclub,
@paperbird_books and recently she presented on a panel at @perthcomicartsfestival.

Thank you, Nina, for your beautiful illustration that brings Curtin Commons to life! ✨👏

If you haven’t already, check out #CurtinCommons via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinCommons #CurtinGrad #illustration #creativedesign #animationdesign #timelapsevideo #storytelling #illustrationdesign #leaders #waleaders #community
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As the year draws to a close, we are proud to celebrate the outstanding creations of our latest arts graduates. 🎨🎓

The 2022 Curtin Art Degree Show is the largest fine art graduate show in Western Australia, featuring the amazing work of our latest graduates.

Take a wander through the free multi-gallery exhibition that showcases eye-catching paintings, printmakings, sculptures, videos, performances, and other interdisciplinary art forms.

You don’t want to miss this, make sure to visit before it closes tomorrow, see the details below. 

🗓 Monday 21 Nov – Tuesday 22 Nov | 10AM – 4PM daily

📍Buildings 202, 203 and 212, Manning Road entrance, Curtin Bentley.

Check out a sneak peek of some of the work on display below. 👇

#CurtinGrad #CurtinUniversity #finearts #graduates #artschool #artschoolife #graduateartshow #contemporaryart #perthart #perthartist #perthartists #perthartlist #curtinlifeaustralia

As the year draws to a close, we are proud to celebrate the outstanding creations of our latest arts graduates. 🎨🎓

The 2022 Curtin Art Degree Show is the largest fine art graduate show in Western Australia, featuring the amazing work of our latest graduates.

Take a wander through the free multi-gallery exhibition that showcases eye-catching paintings, printmakings, sculptures, videos, performances, and other interdisciplinary art forms.

You don’t want to miss this, make sure to visit before it closes tomorrow, see the details below.

🗓 Monday 21 Nov – Tuesday 22 Nov | 10AM – 4PM daily

📍Buildings 202, 203 and 212, Manning Road entrance, Curtin Bentley.

Check out a sneak peek of some of the work on display below. 👇

#CurtinGrad #CurtinUniversity #finearts #graduates #artschool #artschoolife #graduateartshow #contemporaryart #perthart #perthartist #perthartists #perthartlist #curtinlifeaustralia
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Do you work with your best friend? 💼🤝

It’s often said that starting a business with your bestie rarely works, but if work forms such a big part in our lives why should we spend it with people we don’t get on with. 🤔💭

Reflecting on the past 20 years working as a product & service design professional, Curtin graduate Guy Buchan (BA Design 1996) shares how friendships have helped shape the success of his design-led ventures.

Guy shares his top tips when it comes to friendship and business via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinGrad #friendship #business #design #entrepreneur #entrepreneurialmindset #creativeentrepreneur #london #startup #innovation #workculture #businesstips

Do you work with your best friend? 💼🤝

It’s often said that starting a business with your bestie rarely works, but if work forms such a big part in our lives why should we spend it with people we don’t get on with. 🤔💭

Reflecting on the past 20 years working as a product & service design professional, Curtin graduate Guy Buchan (BA Design 1996) shares how friendships have helped shape the success of his design-led ventures.

Guy shares his top tips when it comes to friendship and business via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinGrad #friendship #business #design #entrepreneur #entrepreneurialmindset #creativeentrepreneur #london #startup #innovation #workculture #businesstips
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Curtin graduate Suguna Veerapandia had her eye on Yugen Paramesvaran from the moment she stepped foot at Curtin. 💘🎓

A bowling night arranged through mutual friends eventually drew them together, from there they exchanged numbers, met up the next day and it flourished from there.

Surprisingly, their most memorable moment on campus was during the stressful exam period.

“Those were the nights we were so stressed and happy at the same time because to escape the stress we would play chess, go for walks and order HANS’ nasi lemak every night without fail.”

Since graduating, Suguna is now a Marketing Executive at MCIS Life, while Yugen is working for Young Living Malaysia with hopes to one day become an Operations Director in his dream company.

Want to read more heart-warming graduate stories? check out #CurtinCommons via link in bio. 👆

#CurtinGrad #CurtinCouples #CurtinMalaysia #lovestory #memories #graduatelife #university #highereducation #cutecouplesgoals

Curtin graduate Suguna Veerapandia had her eye on Yugen Paramesvaran from the moment she stepped foot at Curtin. 💘🎓

A bowling night arranged through mutual friends eventually drew them together, from there they exchanged numbers, met up the next day and it flourished from there.

Surprisingly, their most memorable moment on campus was during the stressful exam period.

“Those were the nights we were so stressed and happy at the same time because to escape the stress we would play chess, go for walks and order HANS’ nasi lemak every night without fail.”

Since graduating, Suguna is now a Marketing Executive at MCIS Life, while Yugen is working for Young Living Malaysia with hopes to one day become an Operations Director in his dream company.

Want to read more heart-warming graduate stories? check out #CurtinCommons via link in bio. 👆

#CurtinGrad #CurtinCouples #CurtinMalaysia #lovestory #memories #graduatelife #university #highereducation #cutecouplesgoals
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Congratulations to former Curtin student and two-time Olympian Peter Bol on being named the 2023 WA Young Australian of the Year. 💫

Originally from Sudan, Peter has become a household name by being the first Australian to make the 800m final in 53 years after winning his semi-final at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Last night, Peter was recognised for not only his impressive athletic achievements but also his outstanding work off the field, where he dedicates his time towards coaching and mentoring our next generation of sporting superstars.

We are so proud of all the inspiring work you do Peter! 👏

Read Peter’s inspiring story in #CurtinCommons via the link in bio. 👆

📸: @ausdaywa

#CurtinGrad #AusoftheYear #ReflectRespectCelebrate #WereAllPartOfTheStory #athlete #olympian #communityleader #leadership

Congratulations to former Curtin student and two-time Olympian Peter Bol on being named the 2023 WA Young Australian of the Year. 💫

Originally from Sudan, Peter has become a household name by being the first Australian to make the 800m final in 53 years after winning his semi-final at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Last night, Peter was recognised for not only his impressive athletic achievements but also his outstanding work off the field, where he dedicates his time towards coaching and mentoring our next generation of sporting superstars.

We are so proud of all the inspiring work you do Peter! 👏

Read Peter’s inspiring story in #CurtinCommons via the link in bio. 👆

📸: @ausdaywa

#CurtinGrad #AusoftheYear #ReflectRespectCelebrate #WereAllPartOfTheStory #athlete #olympian #communityleader #leadership
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Congratulations to Daryna Zadvirna for being named WA Journalist of the Year – The Daily News Centenary Prize and winning the Feature Photograph/Photographic Essay category for her coverage of the war in Ukraine. 👏

The 26-year-old had been a print journalist for less than three years before she took personal leave, bought a camera, and jetted off to Ukraine to tell the stories of the Russian invasion of her homeland.

Curtin graduate Keane Bourke was awarded the The Eaves-Day Prize and soon-to-be graduate Charles Mills took out the Outstanding Journalism Student Award.

At the Rural Media Association of WA Awards, Cally Dupe was recognised for Most Outstanding Commitment to Rural and Regional Media and Best Coverage of an Agricultural Issue while Amber Lilley was awarded for Best News Coverage.

We are so proud to see our bright alumni making such a tremendous impact on the world! 🌟

📸: @withmeaa

#CurtinGrad #WAMediaAwards #RuralMediaAssociation #awards #media #journalist #leadership #femaleleaders #newsreporter #perth #perthlife

Congratulations to Daryna Zadvirna for being named WA Journalist of the Year – The Daily News Centenary Prize and winning the Feature Photograph/Photographic Essay category for her coverage of the war in Ukraine. 👏

The 26-year-old had been a print journalist for less than three years before she took personal leave, bought a camera, and jetted off to Ukraine to tell the stories of the Russian invasion of her homeland.

Curtin graduate Keane Bourke was awarded the The Eaves-Day Prize and soon-to-be graduate Charles Mills took out the Outstanding Journalism Student Award.

At the Rural Media Association of WA Awards, Cally Dupe was recognised for Most Outstanding Commitment to Rural and Regional Media and Best Coverage of an Agricultural Issue while Amber Lilley was awarded for Best News Coverage.

We are so proud to see our bright alumni making such a tremendous impact on the world! 🌟

📸: @withmeaa

#CurtinGrad #WAMediaAwards #RuralMediaAssociation #awards #media #journalist #leadership #femaleleaders #newsreporter #perth #perthlife
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Growing up watching her family succumb to the complications of diabetes, Teresa Di Franco made it her mission to make life easier for those living with the condition. 

After noticing a gap in the community for easily accessible diabetes education services, Teresa opened @pdchealthhub by Perth Diabetes Care to challenge the status quo of diabetes care in WA.

For many the diagnosis can be life-altering as it often comes with little warning, so Teresa was driven to offer a more holistic approach to diabetes education that considers both the physical and mental impacts of the condition.

Teresa credits her time at Curtin for giving her the knowledge and experience to make a difference in this space as a credentialled diabetes educator.

“To be in a position where I can work with people living with diabetes to feel heard, safer, more confident in their management of the disease is very rewarding.”

This #WorldDiabetesDay we are proud of all our inspiring Curtin graduates making an impact in this space. ❤️

Read more inspiring graduate stories in #CurtinCommons via link in bio. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinGrad #WorldDiabetesDay #EducationtoProtect #diabetes #diabetesawareness #diabetesmanagement #community #education #healthcare #wellbeing

Growing up watching her family succumb to the complications of diabetes, Teresa Di Franco made it her mission to make life easier for those living with the condition.

After noticing a gap in the community for easily accessible diabetes education services, Teresa opened @pdchealthhub by Perth Diabetes Care to challenge the status quo of diabetes care in WA.

For many the diagnosis can be life-altering as it often comes with little warning, so Teresa was driven to offer a more holistic approach to diabetes education that considers both the physical and mental impacts of the condition.

Teresa credits her time at Curtin for giving her the knowledge and experience to make a difference in this space as a credentialled diabetes educator.

“To be in a position where I can work with people living with diabetes to feel heard, safer, more confident in their management of the disease is very rewarding.”

This #WorldDiabetesDay we are proud of all our inspiring Curtin graduates making an impact in this space. ❤️

Read more inspiring graduate stories in #CurtinCommons via link in bio. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinGrad #WorldDiabetesDay #EducationtoProtect #diabetes #diabetesawareness #diabetesmanagement #community #education #healthcare #wellbeing
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Congratulations to Pharmacy and Philosophy graduate, Dr Mustafa Atee for receiving the Innovation Award at our Alumni Awards Ceremony. 👏💫
 
Mustafa is the research and practice lead at @hammond_care’s Dementia. Centre. His PhD led to the development and commercialisation of @painchek ®, an artificial intelligence-powered pain assessment medical device that uses facial recognition to determine the presence of pain in non-verbal adults.
 
His work has been recognised in numerous state and national awards including the Innovator of the Year, WA Premier’s Science Award and the Australian Computer Society’s Gold Disruptor/ICT Researcher of the Year.
 
Watch Mustafa’s inspiring award winner video via the link in bio. 👆
 
#CurtinUniversity #CurtinGrad #AlumniAwards #Alumni #Awards #Painchek #digitalhealth #healthinnovation #agedcare #leadership #artificialintelligence #community #painmanagement

Congratulations to Pharmacy and Philosophy graduate, Dr Mustafa Atee for receiving the Innovation Award at our Alumni Awards Ceremony. 👏💫

Mustafa is the research and practice lead at @hammond_care’s Dementia. Centre. His PhD led to the development and commercialisation of @painchek ®, an artificial intelligence-powered pain assessment medical device that uses facial recognition to determine the presence of pain in non-verbal adults.

His work has been recognised in numerous state and national awards including the Innovator of the Year, WA Premier’s Science Award and the Australian Computer Society’s Gold Disruptor/ICT Researcher of the Year.

Watch Mustafa’s inspiring award winner video via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinGrad #AlumniAwards #Alumni #Awards #Painchek #digitalhealth #healthinnovation #agedcare #leadership #artificialintelligence #community #painmanagement
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