What does it take to pursue impossible?
No two impossibles are the same. Our graduates, staff and students are great examples of how hard work, determination and connection to the UWA community makes pursuing the impossible a reality.
Bridging the gap between archaeology and science
Liesel Gentelli works to uncover the past and bring treasure to light.
Engineering a sustainable agricultural future
Andrew Guzzomi is combining his passion for engineering with a desire to help sustain the future.
A seat at the United Nations
Starting life in Bahrain, Adil Cader’s worldly upbringing is now seeing him pursue his dreams.
Weaving the Urban Fabric
Abel Feleke is living out his dreams, travelling the world to complete his research project.
Engineering a way to improve health
Dr Brendan Kennedy is seeing first-hand how engineering has the potential to save lives.
Changing direction to change the world
From Human Movement, to financial planning, to ending world hunger; Bree is choosing her own path. ...
A doctor without borders
Summer Porter is moving closer towards her dream of working with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
Giving a voice to the voiceless
Annie Sparrow’s passion has taken her from Perth to the frontline of the Syrian crisis.
A fair go at good health
John is using recycled sporting equipment as a means to end health inequality.
Starting out at the top
Not even Mia realised how soon her ambition to become a CEO would become a reality.
Using technology to overcome poverty
Providing education to children in one of the poorest countries in the world.
A love for research
At the age of 12, Gail Alvares found her calling.
Improving lives for kids with cystic fibrosis
UWA graduate Tim Rosenow is working to make a difference in the lives of children.
A career on the rise
A move from China at 17 saw Winnie begin her journey to become a Civil Engineer.
Creating a better world
Nathanael's passion for aiding society led to the creation of tea enterprise, threeonesix.
Sometimes it takes other people to make you realise your dreams can become a reality.
A cleaner, greener world
With pollution on the rise, Madison is working to ensure a clean environment for all.
Life under the sea
Being able to swim with whale sharks is just another day at the office for Ana.
Connecting with TEDxUWA
Thea manages her engineering studies while running TEDxUWA.
Sleep for performance
A career in sleep science may sound relaxing but Ian Dunican isn’t one to rest on his laurels.
Delivering gene therapies
Jessica is working to develop a safe and efficient method to deliver gene therapies.
Helping to feed the world
Professor Rajeev Varshney is working to enhance crop productivity and benefit human health.
Understanding cell communication
Alistair works with DNA sequencing and bioinformatics to understand cancer and genetic diseases.
Empowerment through education
Sara is helping others to reach their full potential.
Overcoming every obstacle
Strength and determination helped Zac to walk, and run, again.
The Ultimate Frisbee dream
It sounds like a kid's dream come true, but Jodie can call herself an expert in the Frisbee field.
Helping the vulnerable
After working at a summer camp in North Carolina, Stephan Lund found his passion for social work.
On the up and up
You could say entrepreneurship is in Ronan’s blood.
Searching for a cure
Sarah is on a career path towards finding a cure for motor neuron disease.
Gravitational waves discovered
As a young boy captivated by the Russians launch of Sputnik, David's future career was set in stone.
Always remember your passion
Jade shows you don’t have to give up one passion to follow another.
Reaching for the stars
As a kid obsessed with science and space TV shows, Simon was destined for astronomy.
Smiling her way to success
Louisa is proof you can take your career in any direction you choose.
Searching for sharks
Shane found his niche somewhere between music and science.
As a young performer and composer, James has found a passion in the field of research.
Study by numbers
After discovering pure mathematics, Melissa has never looked back.
Already an inspiration
Despite incredible adversity, Vinka's pursuit is becoming Derby’s first Aboriginal doctor.
Igniting a love for mentoring
From a young age, Ilona Quahe has been interested in issues of social justice and equality.