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Today's date is Wednesday, February 19, 2020
External events held at UWA
 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.

 January 2019
Saturday 19
9:00 - COURSE - 8-Day GAMSAT Preparation Courses on UWA Campus : Learn, review and practice for a great GAMSAT score! Gold Standard GAMSAT attendance courses cover all 3 exam sections through problem-based learning. Website | More Information
Join us on our 9th year of providing interactive, problem-based & targeted GAMSAT attendance courses on UWA campus!

We understand the GAMSAT to be a reasoning exam rather than knowledge-based and have designed our courses to help you optimise the skills that are being assessed in the test.

• Our problem-based learning method lets you approach the test as a learning experience - almost everything you need to answer a question can be found on the exam paper!

• Develop exam-level reasoning skills as you learn proven strategies from the author of the first GAMSAT textbook ever written, The Gold Standard GAMSAT, and whose experience in teaching the GAMSAT spans over 9 years.

• Purchase any 3 days and attend another full day of your choice, for free!

• You can also customise your GAMSAT review by choosing only the course or courses that target your weaknesses. Choose from any of the following courses for only $199 per day:

- January 19, 2019: Verbal Reasoning and Written Communication (Section 1 and Section 2) Problem-based Learning Course

- January 20, 2019: Bridging Course for Science and Non-science Background

- January 21, 2019: Physical Sciences Review (Section 3) & PBL

- January 22, 2019: Biological Sciences Review (Section 3) & PBL

- January 23, 2019: Virtual Reality GAMSAT Exam (VR-1)

- January 24, 2019: Virtual Reality GAMSAT Exam Review and Targeted PBL

January 25, 2019: Continued Review and Advanced GAMSAT PBL

- March 16, 2019: Virtual Reality GAMSAT Exam with Online Review of Worked Solutions Course location: University Hall, University of Western Australia

For further details, please visit www.gamsattestpreparation.com/gamsat-courses-perth.php

Our GAMSAT attendance courses are also included in our Platinum Attendance and Complete Course packages: 5000+ Q&A • 300+ Videos • 60+ Hrs Live Courses • up to 15 Full-length Exams • 4 GAMSAT Textbooks • Apps • MP3s

17:00 - SEMINAR - Free GAMSAT Strategy Session With An Expert : Get insight into efficient preparation & strategies relevant to GAMSAT-level practice questions in this free problem-based seminar provided by Gold Standard GAMSAT. Website | More Information
Gauge your readiness for the GAMSAT! We'll be providing free handouts with sample practice questions. You will then be asked to take a short timed practice test followed by a discussion of the worked solutions.

Our GAMSAT free seminars are like mini versions of our live attendance courses. We focus on teaching the most important strategies for each section rather than a mere overview of the GAMSAT.

Note: It is not necessary to be using Gold Standard GAMSAT products in order to attend this free GAMSAT seminar. You will receive a free handout but please bring some writing paper.

The Gold Standard GAMSAT textbooks are available at the UWA Co-op Bookshop as well as at www.gamsat-prep.com.
Thursday 31
8:30 - CONFERENCE - TLF2019 Teaching and Learning Forum - GET INVOLVED : WA Teaching and Learning Forum 2019 (31/01/2019 - 01/02/2019) Website | More Information
The 2019 TLF committee invites you to get involved with the 27th Teaching and Learning Forum.

The Forum has a tradition of bringing together educators from across the higher education sector to share, challenge and develop their ideas about teaching and learning. In 2019 the theme is “Vision & Voice”, which can be applied at the practitioner, university and national level.

The Forum website contains detailed information, including the call for submissions and registration link.

18:00 - FREE LECTURE - Public Lecture: Management and Innovation : This free public lecture delivered by Professor Isabella Grabner from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and presented by the UWA Business School explores the topic: Incentives for Creativity. Website | More Information
This free public lecture delivered by Professor Isabella Grabner from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and presented by the UWA Business School explores the topic: Incentives for Creativity. Professor Grabner draws on her research to show how modern companies combine incentives, budgetary controls, and promotion opportunities to drive innovation and creativity.

 February 2019
Monday 18
11:00 - STUDENT EVENT - International Information Session : Information to assist you in meeting the requirements of your course and discover the support and services available Website | More Information
This session is important for all undergraduate and postgraduate international students to ensure that you have received additional information to assist you in meeting the requirements of your course and discover the support and services available to international students.

11:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Study Abroad and Student Exchange Information Session : Important for all SESA students More Information
This session is important for all undergraduate and postgraduate SESA students to ensure that you have received additional information to assist you in meeting the requirements of your course.


11:00 - EVENT - Mature Age Information Sessions : Informational sessions for mature-age students Website | More Information
Informational sessions for mature-age students. Students will be introduced to the UWA library and the university's online systems. This is also a good opportunity for students to meet other mature-age students.


12:30 - STUDENT EVENT - Student Expo : Opportunity to speak with staff and seek further information on any key services and supports More Information
Students can visit the Oak Lawn for an opportunity to speak with staff and seek further information on any key services and supports including StudySmarter, Careers Centre, Global Learning Office, Overseas Health cover and a number of banks - should you wish to open an account.

14:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Meet Your UniMentor : An opportunity to meet up with a senior student (UniMentor) from your faculty and other students new to their studies at UWA. Website | More Information
This is your opportunity to meet up again with a senior student (UniMentor) from your faculty and other students new to their studies at UWA. Your UniMentor will take you on a campus tour and assist you through your Faculty/School's activities throughout your Faculty Orientation day.

15:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Discover Your Campus : Campus Tour Website | More Information
Explore the UWA Campus and meet other students new to their studies at UWA. You will be taken on a tour by a senior student (UniMentor) from your faculty.

16:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Welcome Ceremony : Official welcome to the University of Western Australia Website | More Information
This event is your official welcome to the University by the University Executive, the Guild President, and includes a Noongar Welcome to Country. This is a great opportunity for you to meet other students commencing their studies in 2018.

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