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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.

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Who's behind the Moorditj Yorga Scholarship (for mature-aged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to study at Curtin)? Strong women - or moorditj yorgas.Dr Vanessa Guthrie AO, an influential leader in the mining sector, believes her own university education was pivotal to getting her out of a middle-class suburban life that encouraged her to become a wife and nothing more. Succeeding in her career despite the sexism she faced, Vanessa also knew that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women she met during this time had even more hurdles to jump to find success. So, in 2019 she decided to do something about it and founded the Moorditj Yorga Scholarship.Professor Sandra Eades is Dean of Curtin Medical School and the 'Moorditj Aunty' of the scholarship program. She says it was the women in her life who inspired her to become a leader in the medical field, including being mentored by Professor Fiona Stanley."It is thanks to my PhD that I have been able to make contributions to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families," Sandra says.Click the link in our bio to: 🌻 join the circle of empowerment that Vanessa and Sandra started by giving to the Moorditj Yorga Scholarship and supporting more women like Sandra to excel 🌻 read Vanessa's story in Curtin Commons#CurtinCommons #moorditjyorgas #aboriginal #indigenous #womenempowerment #strongwomen #empoweringwomen

Who's behind the Moorditj Yorga Scholarship (for mature-aged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to study at Curtin)? Strong women - or moorditj yorgas.

Dr Vanessa Guthrie AO, an influential leader in the mining sector, believes her own university education was pivotal to getting her out of a middle-class suburban life that encouraged her to become a wife and nothing more. Succeeding in her career despite the sexism she faced, Vanessa also knew that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women she met during this time had even more hurdles to jump to find success. So, in 2019 she decided to do something about it and founded the Moorditj Yorga Scholarship.

Professor Sandra Eades is Dean of Curtin Medical School and the 'Moorditj Aunty' of the scholarship program. She says it was the women in her life who inspired her to become a leader in the medical field, including being mentored by Professor Fiona Stanley.

"It is thanks to my PhD that I have been able to make contributions to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families," Sandra says.

Click the link in our bio to:
🌻 join the circle of empowerment that Vanessa and Sandra started by giving to the Moorditj Yorga Scholarship and supporting more women like Sandra to excel
🌻 read Vanessa's story in Curtin Commons

#CurtinCommons #moorditjyorgas #aboriginal #indigenous #womenempowerment #strongwomen #empoweringwomen
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Banking and Finance grad Dikshita Awotarowa is not only a Financial Market Research Analyst at CGIA Institute, she has also taken the initiative to found a Women in Finance and Investment Network: curtin.edu/mqzq7a"We exist to address the underrepresentation of women in finance and investment and a hope to evolve the public's perception of what a female expert in those fields look like. By increasing the visibility of such women, we hope to motivate the next generation of talented young girls to aspire for these roles."Explore @wifin.global or tag a #CurtinGrad in the comments who's also doing great things like @Ayushi_257 👏And a final question to ponder... if you were to start a network, what it would be? 🤔#womeninfinance #network #inspiration

Banking and Finance grad Dikshita Awotarowa is not only a Financial Market Research Analyst at CGIA Institute, she has also taken the initiative to found a Women in Finance and Investment Network: curtin.edu/mqzq7a

"We exist to address the underrepresentation of women in finance and investment and a hope to evolve the public's perception of what a female expert in those fields look like. By increasing the visibility of such women, we hope to motivate the next generation of talented young girls to aspire for these roles."

Explore @wifin.global or tag a #CurtinGrad in the comments who's also doing great things like @Ayushi_257 👏

And a final question to ponder... if you were to start a network, what it would be? 🤔

#womeninfinance #network #inspiration
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“I am a Bundjalung woman from Grafton, NSW. I have worked extensively in the community development sector, and I still do on a part-time basis. Working part-time and studying full-time is sometimes very challenging.“The Moorditj Yorga Scholarship allowed me to set up my study nook and pay large bills, reducing financial pressures so I could focus on my studies. I feel positive about the future, and about what I can contribute to my family and my community. My positive experience at Curtin prompted me to encourage my daughter to enrol in tertiary studies.”These are words from one of our current scholarship recipients, Janelle Brown. Did you know we are trying to raise funds for many more scholarships? We believe mature-aged Aboriginal women studying at university shouldn't be a rarity - it should be commonplace. Join us in making that happen by clicking on 'Support Moorditj Yorga Scholarship' via the link in our bio."To the donors of the Scholarship, I give you a really big thank you," says Janelle. "I am so appreciative of your generosity.  The scholarship not only places me in a better position financially, but also has given me a confidence boost to continue my studies to the best of my ability."#CurtinGrad #moorditjyorgas #aboriginal #indigenous #womenempowerment #strongwomen #empoweringwomen

“I am a Bundjalung woman from Grafton, NSW. I have worked extensively in the community development sector, and I still do on a part-time basis. Working part-time and studying full-time is sometimes very challenging.

“The Moorditj Yorga Scholarship allowed me to set up my study nook and pay large bills, reducing financial pressures so I could focus on my studies. I feel positive about the future, and about what I can contribute to my family and my community. My positive experience at Curtin prompted me to encourage my daughter to enrol in tertiary studies.”

These are words from one of our current scholarship recipients, Janelle Brown. Did you know we are trying to raise funds for many more scholarships? We believe mature-aged Aboriginal women studying at university shouldn't be a rarity - it should be commonplace. Join us in making that happen by clicking on 'Support Moorditj Yorga Scholarship' via the link in our bio.

"To the donors of the Scholarship, I give you a really big thank you," says Janelle. "I am so appreciative of your generosity. The scholarship not only places me in a better position financially, but also has given me a confidence boost to continue my studies to the best of my ability."

#CurtinGrad #moorditjyorgas #aboriginal #indigenous #womenempowerment #strongwomen #empoweringwomen
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WA's homegrown spacecraft, Binar-1, has been shot into the vacuum of space! 🚀Congratulations to the Curtin team who watched with excitement last week as the cubesat was deployed into Low Earth Orbit from the International Space Station (ISS). The spacecraft is now on a journey to make first contact with our team here in Perth. If successful, it will test critical systems, collect data and take photographs from 400 kilometres above Earth.Follow @binarspacewa for more thrilling updates!#CurtinGrad #CurtinResearch #space #spacecraft #ISS

WA's homegrown spacecraft, Binar-1, has been shot into the vacuum of space! 🚀

Congratulations to the Curtin team who watched with excitement last week as the cubesat was deployed into Low Earth Orbit from the International Space Station (ISS). The spacecraft is now on a journey to make first contact with our team here in Perth. If successful, it will test critical systems, collect data and take photographs from 400 kilometres above Earth.

Follow @binarspacewa for more thrilling updates!

#CurtinGrad #CurtinResearch #space #spacecraft #ISS
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Have you visited the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial exhibition at the John Curtin Gallery yet? 👨🏽‍🎨On now until 31 October, these stunning artworks, sculptures, ceramics and textiles come from a range of countries, including India, Kenya, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand and Western Australia; but all reflect on this year's theme of 'Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday.’Artists explore topics such as ceremony, colonisation, gender politics, ritual, and culture through their works. Find out more via @johncurtingallery.Image: Yee I-Lann, (Malaysia), Pangkis, 2021. Image courtesy of artist @yeeilann.#CurtinCommunity #jcg #art #IOTA #IOTA2021 #gallery #indianocean

Have you visited the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial exhibition at the John Curtin Gallery yet? 👨🏽‍🎨

On now until 31 October, these stunning artworks, sculptures, ceramics and textiles come from a range of countries, including India, Kenya, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand and Western Australia; but all reflect on this year's theme of 'Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday.’

Artists explore topics such as ceremony, colonisation, gender politics, ritual, and culture through their works. Find out more via @johncurtingallery.

Image: Yee I-Lann, (Malaysia), Pangkis, 2021. Image courtesy of artist @yeeilann.

#CurtinCommunity #jcg #art #IOTA #IOTA2021 #gallery #indianocean
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