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 May 2017
Tuesday 09
9:00 - EVENT - Statistics Short Course: Spatial Point Patterns : Analysis of spatial data using R and spatstat Website | More Information
Spatial point pattern datasets are becoming common across many fields of research. However, statistical methodology for analysing these data has not been easily accessible. This course is a practical introduction to the analysis of spatial point patterns with a strong focus on hands-on exercises (...)
Friday 12
11:00 - SEMINAR - Quantifying the public-health benefits of exposure to the natural environment More Information
A growing body of literature suggests that exposure to the natural environment may provide a range of public-health benefits. However, methodological limitations means that claims about the health benefits of nature have been treated with caution by public-health researchers and practitioners. In (...)
Friday 19
11:00 - SEMINAR - Personal discount rates on and off the farm More Information
Longitudinal studies of populations have achieved significant results, for example the long-running study of the health of residents of Bunbury. So far however there have not been any economics equivalents. There is therefore very little knowledge about the way subjective economic variables change (...)
Thursday 25
12:00 - EVENT - The Friends of Grounds of UWA Plant Sale : A large selection of succulents, exotics, natives and herbs for sale. More Information
Our last sale sold out before 2pm. Any remaining plants will be sold on Friday 26th May at 12 - 2pm. We have a large selection of succulents as well as exotics, natives and herbs. Most plants will be $3-$5 with most herbs less. It is cash only and bring your own bag/box if possible. All proceeds (...)
Friday 26
11:00 - SEMINAR - Connecting with Nature in the City: nonmaterial benefits from urban green space in Perth More Information
What’s your favourite green space in Perth? What makes it special? Do you connect with nature in the city, how does it happen and does it even matter? These are the sorts of questions that Dawn has been exploring for her PhD and this talk will present some of the findings from her work so far (...)

 June 2017
Friday 02
11:00 - SEMINAR - An application of Hierarchical Information Integration to environmental valuation: marine management in Morten Bay, Queensland More Information
Hierarchical Information Integration/Integrated Choice Experiments are methods of dealing with large numbers of attributes in a discrete choice experiment. It has been widely applied in the transport literature, and to some extent in health, but there have been no applications in the (...)
Wednesday 07
13:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - 2017 Postgraduate Showcase: Frontiers in Agriculture : Come and hear UWA's top postgraduate students present their research in agriculture and related areas Website | More Information
Come and hear UWA's top postgraduate students present their research in agriculture and related areas.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Dawn Freshwater will give the opening address.

Afternoon tea is provided and the event will be followed by drinks and nibbles in the Bayliss Foyer.
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Sunday 18
10:00 - EVENT - Feeding the Future event : Students, staff and community are invited to see some of UWA's pioneering work and find out about careers of the future. Website | More Information
Our world-leading researchers tackle global, regional and local issues. One example is advancing research to feed the world. Despite the significant progress made over the last two decades, more than one billion people around the world still go hungry every day. UWA will host Feeding the Future to (...)
Tuesday 27
9:00 - EVENT - Introductory Statistics Website | More Information
The aim of this course is to introduce you to basic statistics. It will cover descriptive statistics (means and standard deviations); data exploration; basic categorical data analysis; simple linear regression and basic analysis of variance (ANOVA). The statistical package SPSS will be used to (...)

 July 2017
Tuesday 04
9:00 - EVENT - R Basics Website | More Information
R is a free and extremely powerful language and software environment for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphics. The course is designed for those who have no experience with R, but have a basic understanding of statistics. Those without this experience are encouraged to attend the (...)
Thursday 06
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - NOT JUST HOT WATER: THE SCIENCE, STORIES AND IMPORTANCE OF PERTH’S GROUND WATER RESOURCES : The 2017 George Seddon Memorial Lecture by Dr Megan Clark AC. Website | More Information
Perth has long relied on its ground water resources. Today just under half of Perth’s water supply comes from ground water. The science of our water resources is a fascinating story of different aquifers and how they interact with the landscape around Perth. The story of how we have tapped into (...)
Tuesday 11
9:00 - EVENT - ANOVA, Linear regression and Logistic regression Website | More Information
This course covers techniques that can be used to analyse data with continuous and categorical variables. The course will begin with simple linear regression and then proceed with approaches that can be used with more than two variables such as multiple regression. ANOVA with interactions and (...)
Tuesday 18
9:00 - COURSE - Data Visualisation : Understanding how to display data Website | More Information
This course will cover topics such as:

-Presenting data for a single variable: Including an introduction to histograms, box plots, and bar graphs

-Visualisation of two or more variables: Including an introduction to scatterplots, pairs plots, parallel coordinate plot and (...)

 August 2017
Thursday 10
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Financial Crisis and Rural Reforms in China: Implications for Australia : China in Conversatoin Website | More Information
Reforms in land ownership and the opening up to international markets have contributed to China’s successful recovery from the financial crises experienced over the last decades.

Of significance is the shift in China’s policy towards agricultural production. With only 14% of land arable (...)
Friday 11
11:00 - SEMINAR - Agricultural Groundwater Markets: An Analysis of the Gains from Trade and the Role of Market Power More Information
Abstract: Groundwater is becoming a more widely regulated resource, yet the impacts of groundwater markets are not well understood. With an application to a groundwater basin in southern California, I develop a theoretical and simulation model of groundwater trading to estimate the gains from (...)
Friday 25
11:00 - SEMINAR - Mathematical Dialectics: Exploring the Spatial Dynamics of Capitalism More Information
Abstract: In this presentation, we articulate a distinctively geographical approach to understanding the dynamics of capitalist economies, unpacking the concept from the perspective of an ontology that is grounded in socio-spatial dialectics. We conjecture that there is potential added-value from (...)

 September 2017
Wednesday 06
18:00 - EVENT - WA Department of Health Youth Health Policy Community Conversation #1 : If you are 13-24 we want to hear your thoughts on the new Youth Health Policy! Website | More Information
Are you aged 13 - 24? We want to hear from YOU! We want to find out what you think about health services for young people. The WA Department of Health wants to hear from people aged 13 – 24 about the WA Youth Health Policy. You are invited to come along and share your thoughts and ideas.

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Thursday 07
13:00 - PRESENTATION - Researching without the red-tape* : Join the Risk and Legal team for a discussion on clinical trials, complex research collaborations and data ownership. Website | More Information
Step beyond the tangle of red tape and start your research sooner.*

Meet the UWA team who are here to work with researchers and central experts to quickly navigate the formalities of agreements and approvals. The Risk & Legal unit welcome researchers and peers to an informal open (...)
Friday 08
13:00 - STAFF EVENT - Embedding Research Skills into Learning Experiences : A discussion forum to learn from each other's experiences. Website | More Information
There is evidence that generic attributes like research skills are most effectively developed when they are embedded in the curricula.

In this session, we will present examples from the courses in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences as well as literature where academics have (...)
Tuesday 26
9:00 - EVENT - Forecasting: Principles and Practice Website | More Information
Forecasting is required in many situations: deciding whether to build another power generation planting the next five years requires forecasts of future demand; scheduling staff in a call centre next week requires forecasts of call volume; stocking an inventory requires forecasts of stock (...)


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