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External events held at UWA
 October 2018
Monday 08
13:00 - WORKSHOP - Free Gamsat Biology Tutorial (UWA) | GradReady : This seminar is dedicated to covering the Biology section on the GAMSAT Website | More Information
Don’t know where to start with your GAMSAT® Preparation? Struggling with the Biology section?

GradReady is running a FREE GAMSAT Tutorial that will give you the chance to focus on the Biology section of the GAMSAT Exam in an individual and dedicated 1-hour class.

Spots are limited to the first 30 students so make sure you don't miss out!

GradReady is an education technology company aimed at making learning more effective and engaging. GradReady has helped over 6000 students prepare for the GAMSAT® exam since 2010 and our students have improved by an average of 25 percentile points and 90%+ have achieved medical school admissions over the last 4 years.

To learn more about GradReady, click here: https://gradready.com.au/

At these tutorials we create an interactive learning environment that mimics the way we deliver our actual courses to provide students with an invaluable learning experience and real engagement with our expert tutors - All for Free!

https://gradready.com.au/posts/gamsat-preparation-courses/free-gamsat-events

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Program:

- High Level Overview of the GAMSAT® Exam and Detailed Breakdown of Biology Area - Biology-Specific Study Techniques: Strategy, Planning and Free Resources - Sample MCQs: Group Activity and Review - More MCQs Added for Semester 2 - Q&A with GAMSAT® Biology Tutor

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In addition to our regular tutorials, we’re also running two larger seminars:

- GAMSAT Graphs Seminar

Visit our FB events for more details: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GradReadyGAMSAT/events

For more information on the other seminars and events we’re planning to run throughout the year visit our website here: https://gradready.com.au/posts/gamsat-preparation-courses/free-gamsat-events

We look forward to seeing you at our events!

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Tuesday 09
16:00 - EVENT - Postgraduate Opportunities: Arts Q&A + networking : Join us for Q&A session followed by networking with academics. Website | More Information
Discover more about your postgraduate study options in Arts, Business, Law and Education and have all your questions answered.

Postgraduate qualifications have become an expectation in a global workforce and can be the defining factor in your future career pathway. Find out how you can have a rewarding career and contribute to solving some of the world’s greatest challenges.

Join us for Q&A session followed by networking with academics. This event is in collaboration with the Arts Union.

Related Courses:

- Master of International Relations

- Master of Social Research Methods

- Master of Forensic Anthropology

- Master of International Development

- Master of Heritage Studies

- Master of Public Policy

- Master of Strategic Communications

- Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

- Master of Teaching (Primary)

- Master of Teaching (Secondary)

- HASS Curriculum

- Master of Asian Studies

Other events in the Postgraduate Opportunities series:

School of Design information session

STEM: Expo + networking

Juris Doctor: Q&A session

Global Professional Sundowner

17:30 - EVENT - Postgraduate Opportunities: School of Design information session : Explore your postgraduate options in Created and Creative Environments. Website | More Information
Discover more about your postgraduate study options in Arts, Business, Law and Education and have all your questions answered.

Postgraduate qualifications have become an expectation in a global workforce and can be the defining factor in your future career pathway. Find out how you can have a rewarding career and contribute to solving some of the world’s greatest challenges.

Explore your postgraduate options in Created and Creative Environments.

Related Courses:

- Master of Architecture

- Master of Landscape Architecture

- Master of Urban Design

- Master of Building Information Modelling

- Graduate Certificate of Architectural Conservation

- Graduate Certificate of Urban Design

- Graduate Diploma of Urban Design

- Master of Heritage Studies

- Human Geography and Planning

- Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Other events in the Postgraduate Opportunities series:

Arts: Q&A + networking

STEM: Expo + networking

Juris Doctor: Q&A session

Global Professional Sundowner


19:30 - TALK - Friends of the Library : Lessons Learnt More Information
A member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from 1974 to 1983, June Craig became only the second woman (after Dame Florence Cardell-Oliver) to achieve Cabinet rank in Western Australia.

In 1987, asked about her time in government as only the fourth woman to be elected to the Legislative Assembly, she said: “… there was no reason why more women should not be there, that we really had the same sort of capacities and abilities and that perhaps in many ways we had more common sense. I really saw those things as a challenge.”

June's life has been one of continuously rising to the challenge. A state champion tennis player in her youth, she studied at the University of Western Australia and University of Melbourne before marrying Dardanup farmer, Frank Craig. With three children, she was active in local organisations, school, church and tennis.

During her time in Parliament, Cabinet posts included Minister for Lands and Forests (1977-1978), Local Government (1978-1983), and Town Planning and Urban Development (1978-1983). When her seat of Wellington was abolished in a redistribution of electoral boundaries, she was defeated contesting the new seat of Mitchell.

After her parliamentary career, she continued to be actively involved in a wide variety of community organisations, including the role of Save the Children Fund State President and later, National President. In 1994, June was appointed a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for her long and distinguished parliamentary and community service.

Come along to hear from the Hon June Craig AM her lessons learnt.

RSVP: Kathryn Maingard – kathryn.maingard@uwa.edu.au or 08 6488 2356 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lessons-learnt-by-the-hon-june-craig-am-tickets-50344276085

Members: Free, Guests: $5 donation
Wednesday 10
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Contemporary Issues in Employment Relations Annual Lecture 2018 - What has the #MeToo movement achieved? Website | More Information
The proliferation of global #MeToo movement, and its sister hashtag, #TimesUp, has been a watershed moment, capturing the global imagination and breaking a longstanding and deafening silence on how those in senior, influential positions across all areas of society – politics, business, education, charities, the arts, sport and religion - exercise sexual power to harass, humiliate, discriminate, marginalize and bully.

In this lecture, Professor Paula McDonald from the QUT Business School will examine the question of whether #MeToo is likely to galvanise substantial, longstanding change for working women and men.

RSVP By 8 October Here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/a-great-awakening-with-many-dangers-what-has-the-metoo-movement-achieved-tickets-49976948398
Friday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Leigh Sales on 'Any Ordinary Day' Website | More Information
The City of Perth Library, UWA Institute of Advanced Studies, Perth Festival and Boffins Books, are delighted to present Leigh Sales on 'Any Ordinary Day'.

As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media. But one particular string of bad news stories – and a terrifying brush with her own mortality – sent her looking for answers about how vulnerable each of us is to a life-changing event.

Join Leigh Sales as she speaks with William Yeoman, Director, Perth Writers Festival, followed by an audience Q&A, book sales and book signing.

Cost: $15 | Booking Enquiries: to Boffins Books on 08 9321 5755 or info@boffinsbooks.com.au
Saturday 13
10:00 - CONFERENCE - TEDxUWA 2018: Turning Points : TEDxUWA returns for its third annual conference dedicated to ideas worth spreading! Website | More Information
WHAT'S YOUR TURNING POINT?

WELCOME TO TEDxUWA 2018 The theme for this year is Turning Points. With an amazing line up of 10 inspirational speakers from the UWA community and beyond, get ready for a day of excitement, entertainment and enlightenment.

||Ticket Prices and Release Dates||

***FIRST RELEASE 03/09/18 - 16/09/18*** Standard $40 | Concession $30 | TEDxUWA Members $25

***SECOND RELEASE 17/09/18 - 13/10/18*** Standard $45 | Concession $35 | TEDxUWA Members $30

***Door Sales $50***

Registration opens at 9AM, for a 10AM start.

Please note morning and afternoon tea & coffee will be provided. There will be food trucks available outside for lunch.

About TED:

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.

About TEDx:

x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

About TEDxUWA:

The TEDxUWA movement aims to bring the spirit of TED to the University of Western Australia campus community by organising events that are focused on the power of ideas to change. The major TEDxUWA conference is held annually and is a full-day, multidisciplinary event with a simillar structure to the TED conference. We also host smaller scaled gatherings, called TEDxUWASalons throughout the year focusing on a singular theme, allowing attendees to have a more intimate outlook on ideas-sharing.

#tedxuwa2018 #turningpoints
Tuesday 16
18:00 - SYMPOSIUM - Getting to the heart of it: Perkins Community Forum : Come and hear from a panel of cardiology experts and community champions. Website | More Information
Despite remarkable advances in treatment of cardiovascular disease, we have surprisingly little understanding about the basic causes. Cardiovascular disease still kills one Australian every 12 minutes. The looming obesity and diabetes pandemic mean that cardiovascular disease is manifesting itself earlier in our lives.

Come and hear from a panel of experts including cardiologists, heart researchers and patients on the role and challenges we face to find urgent answers.

Tickets are essential. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. You can purchase your tickets from: www.perkins.org.au/events/community-forum

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - Van Diemen’s Band presents A La Danza Website | More Information
Van Diemen’s Band is made up of some of the nation’s most highly respected early music specialists who, between them, have many decades of experience with some of the finest ensembles in Europe and Australia. With a passion for excellence together with integrity of musicological research, VDB strives to share this expertise by presenting its discoveries in exciting and accessible concerts in interesting and unconventional venues.

In A La Danza, Van Diemen’s Band is joined by international soloists, cellist (and UWA Graduate) Catherine Jones (Australia/Italy) and Baroque guitarist William Carter (UK) for a sumptuous program of Italian music composed during the Spanish Occupation.

Heavily influenced by dance, this music of the High Baroque takes a simple structure and transforms it into a supremely virtuosic display, Concertos by Vivaldi, Fiorenza, arrangements of Neapolitan folk tunes by Gaspar Sanz and the famous Fandango quintet by Boccherini.

Tickets

Adults $45.00 | Concession $35.00 | Child (Accompanied child 15 years or under) $25.00

www.trybooking.com/408388
Saturday 20
16:30 - FESTIVAL - Pingelly Astrofest : Pingelly Astrofest is a free family-friendly event to celebrate astronomy, science and the Western Australian night sky, and is hosted by UWA Farm Ridgefield and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR). Website | More Information
UWA Farm Ridgefield and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) are hosting a community based festival event to celebrate astronomy and Australian science on Saturday, 20 October 2018!

The event will feature fun and engaging activities in a beautiful rural setting, approximately 2 hours from Perth. Attendees will be able to interact and engage with astronomy experts, enjoy activities run by Scitech, see fabulous astrophotography and learn about some of the local history of astronomy in the Pingelly region.

Don't forget to register and attend the event to go into the draw to win your very own telescope!: ioa.uwa.edu.au/events/register

Bus transport is available and will be leaving UWA campus at 2pm on Saturday 20 October, 2018 and will return to the UWA campus at approximately midnight. Bus charges are $27 per adult and $15.00 for children under 12 and concession holders. Please purchase your ticket through Eventbrite: http://ow.ly/gtJ730lRv64

If you have any questions, please email Debra Mullan (debra.mullan@uwa.edu.au) or call 08 6488 1539
Sunday 28
11:00 - FESTIVAL - Spring Fair : Spring Fair at St George's College Website | More Information
Spring Fair is back again for 2018. Enjoy the entertainment, sample produce from our vendors and sit back and soak in the atmosphere. Lots of activities to keep the kids happy and plenty of stalls to pick up gifts or something to snack.

 November 2018
Tuesday 13
11:00 - EXHIBITION - Our Living Planet – Biology as Art exhibition : 13 - 17 November in Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at UWA Website | More Information
An exhibition featuring artwork inspired by 'Our Living Planet'. The theme emphasises that our Earth is a beautiful, living planet and that through the ingenuity and creativity of those in the UWA scientific and cultural community, it shall remain a vital and healthy home for all living things. We are all working together to protect our living planet.

Visitors to the exhibition between 13 and 17 November will be invited to vote for their favourite artworks from amongst the finalists displayed.

There are three prizes of $1000 AUD; the Vice-Chancellor's Prize, the Davies Prize and the Head of School Prize. The Head of School prize is selected by people's choice and the Head of School.

19:30 - EVENT - The story of King Eddies - and ‘considerable travail’ : Friends of the Library Website | More Information
A great step forward for the women and babies of W.A. was the founding, over a hundred years ago, of the King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women. The need for a dedicated maternity hospital for poor women and a specialist women’s hospital was vigorously supported by leading women activists including Edith Cowan. Between 1916 and 2016 ‘King Eddies’ would grow to become the sophisticated modern hospital it is today, and one the most important and loved institutions in Perth.

Husband and wife team Jennie and Bevan Carter, who have both made a notable contribution to documenting the lives of Western Australians, will discuss their recent book on the history of King Edward Memorial Hospital.

In their talk ‘Considerable travail’ - 100 years of WA’s premier women’s hospital, they will track the history and evolution of KEMH, explore the crucial importance of activist women in its establishment as a training hospital, briefly look at the role it played as part of the University of Western Australia’s Medical School, and conclude with an examination of the greater community involvement in its services from the late 20th century. On the way they will include some of the fascinating stories of those who shaped King Eddie’s into the institution it is today.

Partners in Historical Research and Publication services, Jennie and Bevan are the authors, individually and together, of several books on aspects of West Australian history including Settlement to City: a history of the Armidale district and its people and most recently King Eddie’s: a history of Western Australia’s premier women’s hospital 1916-2016 published by the KEMH Alumni.

Jennie, who has qualifications in history and archives management, became archives manager at the Battye Library of West Australian History in 1998, then Library Director from 2005 to 2007. She retired from the State Library in 2008. Bevan, with Science and Education degrees and qualifications in Computing, has taught at TAFE and high schools and was mayor of Bassendean from 1997 to 2001 and from 2003 to 2005 President of the WA Genealogical Society. In retirement his interest is in environmental, family and local history and he has published several works. RSVP: Kathryn Maingard – kathryn.maingard@uwa.edu.au or 08 6488 2356

Members: Free, Guests: $5 donation
Thursday 22
15:09 - EVENT - Albany Senior High School Marine Science Talks : Come along to IOMRC and support the next generation scientists from Albany Senior High School as they present three marine science seminars based on 18 years of research into fish, oysters and seagrass off the south coast More Information
Friday 30
15:30 - EVENT - Unlocking the Healing Power of Poetry : Unlocking the Healing Power of Poetry: A Forum & Mini-Workshop More Information
Increasingly creative writing and poetry have been shown to heal. Join us as we explore the power of poetic voice for personal reflection, transformation, joy and healing. Includes afternoon tea, voluntary poetry recital, reflection, story, Q&A, along with a guided hands-on introduction into the use of poetry for care of self and other. No prior experience in poetry or creative writing needed! Organised by the UWA Medical Humanities Network

 December 2018
Monday 03
8:00 - SYMPOSIUM - AMSI BioInfoSummer Symposium Website | More Information
Held over 5 days, AMSI BioInfoSummer is a key training event in Australia, that allows attendees to develop their bioinformatics skills, national networks and employability, and nurtures the collaborations between the mathematics, statistics and information technology disciplines. AMSI BioInfoSummer brings together Australian and international researchers from the mathematical, statistical and biological sciences to develop further applications of mathematics and statistics to bioinformatics and introduce students and early career researchers to state-of-the-art bioinformatics research. AMSI BioInfoSummer is funded jointly by the Department of Education and Traning and the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI). In 2018, AMSI BioInfoSummer will be hosted by the University of Western Australia in partnership with Murdoch University and Edith Cowan University.

This is the first time AMSI BioInfoSummer will be held in WA so we would appreciate your support in promoting this event. We are expecting 150 -200 attendees to the 2018 symposium.
Wednesday 05
17:30 - PUBLIC TALK - Joseph Gentilli Memorial Lecture : Global Suburbanisms and Governance Website | More Information
The majority of the world's population now live in urban areas. Prof. Brendan Gleeson, University of Melbourne, has suggested that we are living in an era of homo urbanis. However, it is arguably more accurate to describe the human species as homo suburbanis, since it is the suburbs where most city dwellers in western liberal democracies actually live. This is certainly true of Australia's captial cities which are home to 80% of the national population.

In this, the 2018 Joseph Gentilli Lecture, the 'scholar of suburbia', Professor Roger Keil, York University (Toronto, Canada), will argue that we need to acknowledge suburbanisation as a global process and develop a more robust understanding of the governance of suburbanisation if we are to make sense of the cities in which we currently live, and will inherit in the future. This necessitates comprehending the modalities of the state, capital accumulation and the rise of private forms of governance amongst other things.

This lecture - 'Global Suburbanisms and Governance' - is informed by a multi-year global research programme on suburban goverance led by Prof. Keil, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and a focus on suburbs, suburbia and suburbanization in Africa, North America, Europe, South Asia, and China. The empirical foundation of the lecture is Canada and thus offers ideas and lessons on the goverance of Australian suburbanisation.

For more information on Prof Roger Keil and the Global Suburbanisms project visit - http://suburbs.info.yorku.ca/about-us/our-research/

The lecture will be held in the Woolnough Lecture Theatre, Geography/Geology Building, and commence at 6.00pm. Please aim to arrive by 5.30pm so the lecture can commence on time.

The Geography and Planning group look forward to welcoming you to UWA and the 2018 Joseph Gentilli Memorial Lecture.
Monday 17
19:00 - CONCERT - Christmas In The Quad : A classical music concert under the stars and on the grounds of beautiful St George's College Website | More Information
Bring a picnic and be transported into the festive season with Australia's leading soloists Sara Macliver, Paul Wright, Raymond Yong, and conductor Mark Coughlan, along with the fabulous musicians of St George's College. Booking Essential.
Thursday 20
6:00 - CONCERT - UWA Christmas Concert : We invite you and your families to join us for our final concert of 2018! Website | More Information
Held on Whitfeld Court against the magnificent backdrop of Winthrop Hall, the UWA Christmas Concert will feature all your favourite Christmas classics and carols performed by acclaimed staff and students from the UWA Conservatorium of Music.

There will be plenty of fun for all the family with Santa making an appearance on the night.

Pack a picnic or enjoy a delicious treat from one of the local food trucks (Rancho Sombrero Tex-Mex, The Spanish Casa or Tim's Ice Creams) and join us for a fun-filled evening of music!

FREE entry - suitable for all ages

We welcome guests from 6pm. Concert starts 7pm and finishes by 8.45pm Please bring something to sit on (tall chairs only permitted on the grass bank).
Friday 28
9:00 - GUIDED TOUR - Winter in Paris : A month long linguistic and cultural experience Website | More Information
Language and cultural escapade. Daily French classes - 1,5 h, 4 days a week for three weeks. Guided (or self guided) historical tours of Paris. A month accommodation in the centre of Paris in fully furnished, equipped studios in the wonderful Centre International des Récollets.

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