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Displaying from Thursday, November 22, 2012
 November 2012
Thursday 22
13:00 - SEMINAR - The CMCA: An old dog with new tricks Website | More Information
The Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA) provides local researchers and students in biology and biomaterials with access to infrastructure and expertise across imaging (small animal, optical, confocal, 3-D and electron microscopies), analytical (elemental, isotopic, and (...)
Wednesday 28
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Agricultural land management strategies to reduce phosphorus loads in the Gippsland Lakes, Australia. Website | More Information
A target to reduce phosphorus flows into the Gippsland Lakes in south-eastern Australia by 40% in order to improve water quality has previously been established by stakeholders. This target, like many others worldwide, has been set mostly on the basis of environmental concerns, with limited (...)

 February 2013
Wednesday 20
10:00 - EVENT - UWA Turf Research Program Open Day : Managing turfgrass on a water allocation Website | More Information
You are invited to an informal Open Day at the UWA Turf Research Facility to see how different water allocations, in combination with wetting-agents, have influenced the development of dry-patch. A brief presentation will commence at 10:15am sharp. Please remember to wear sturdy footwear, as the (...)

 March 2013
Thursday 14
12:00 - EVENT - What matters to me and why : a conversation with W/Prof Kadambot Siddique More Information
Lunch time talk: What Matters to me and Why (with W/Prof Kadambot H.M. Siddique)

'What Matters to me and why' is a series of lunch time talks and conversations with UWA Academics. The talks explore personal stories of family, place, formative influences and how such factors continue to (...)

 April 2013
Wednesday 10
13:00 - EVENT - Food 2050 - The UWA Institute of Agriculture 2013 Industry forum : Join us for an afternoon of discussion about arguably the biggest issue facing humanity: how to feed nine billion people in 2050 without destroying the planet. Website | More Information
Building on the theme of the UWA Future Farm 2050 Project

The biggest issue facing humanity: how to feed 9 billion people in 2050 without destroying the planet. What science and technology is needed to meet this challenge?

Time: 1:00pm – 5:15pm followed by refreshments

Wednesday 17
17:00 - MEMORIAL LECTURE - Improving salt tolerance in wheat: : Discoveries from the search for genes which reduce the rate of sodium accumulation in leaves Website | More Information
In this lecture, internationally renowned and highly cited plant scientist, Prof Rana Munns, will show how the combination of fundamental plant biology and targeted plant breeding can produce significant outcomes for crop production in saline soils.

Saline soils restrict plant growth in (...)
Thursday 18
16:00 - SEMINAR - The Metabolic Theory of Ecology: Prospects and Challenges for Plant Biology : Full Speaker CV is available from jennifer.gillett@uwa.edu.au More Information
The metabolic theory of ecology (MTE) as applied to the plant sciences, aims to provide a general synthesis for the structure and functioning of plants from organelles to ecosystems. MTE builds from simple assumptions of individual metabolism to make predictions about phenomena across a wide range (...)

 May 2013
Friday 03
16:00 - TALK - The Science of Honeybees : Special Talk as Part of Honey Week 2013 Website | More Information
Special talk during Honey Week 2013
Thursday 16
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Water and Society: How do We Achieve Social Transformation? Website | More Information
A cross-disciplinary forum.

The importance of water and its impact on society will continue to be one of the key challenges for future generations struggling with droughts, floods and the availability of clean drinking water. The need for cross-disciplinary strategies to deal with the (...)

 June 2013
Thursday 06
14:10 - EVENT - IOA Postgraduate Showcase 2013: Frontiers in Agriculture : 6 of UWA's best PhD students present their research Website | More Information
Each year The UWA Institute of Agriculture hosts an annual Postgraduate Showcase where selected postgraduate students in Agriculture and related areas present their research.

The Postgraduate Showcase brings together some of UWA’s best PhD students at an advanced stage of their research (...)
Thursday 13
13:00 - PRESENTATION - Preparing and presenting a Three Minute Thesis talk : Guidelines on how to present a suitable talk for UWA's 3MT competition in 2013. Website | More Information
The rules and details of UWA's Three Minute Thesis Competition will be described, and guidance will be given on how to present a talk suitable for this event. Doctoral and Masters Researchers, ECRs and academics within 7 years of PhD completion are eligible to compete.

 July 2013
Monday 01
9:00 - EVENT - Masterclass: Research with Impact : Planning a pathway to impact for your research Website | More Information
This masterclass for doctoral and early career doctoral researchers will focus on the development of plans for achieving research impact through collaborations and the two-way exchange of knowledge between the university and a range of external stakeholders.
Thursday 18
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Reaching new heights: antioxidants in wheat : 10 years of research on how to enhance levels of antioxidant compounds in wheat Website | More Information
Cereals typically are not considered as dietary sources of antioxidants even though they can compare well with some berries known for their high antioxidant content. Wheat antioxidant levels vary substantially –even within a cultivar– across years and geographic location. Learning how to enhance (...)
Wednesday 24
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Identifying performance benchmarks in Ghanaian agriculture through efficiency analysis. Website | More Information
Agricultural production in Ghana is mainly carried out by smallholder farmers on a subsistence basis. Smallholders constitute about 95% of the farming population and produce 80% of the annual output.

This study investigates the level of technical efficiency of farms using a sample of 294 (...)
Friday 26
14:00 - ORATION - Three Minute Thesis Competition Final : An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present - their time 3 minutes! Website | More Information
The task for the 10 finalists is to give an engaging talk on their PhD topic and it's significance in language that everyone can understand - in just 3 minutes. The audience will vote for its People's Choice.

 August 2013
Tuesday 06
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Australian agriculture and global food security : 2050 Food - Lecture Series Website | More Information
A public lecture by Winthrop Professor Kadambot H.M Siddique, AM FTSE, Director, The UWA Institute of Agriculture.

Cost: Free, Register: http://2050food.eventbrite.com.au/#

Australia is currently a net food exporting country and about 70% of the food produced is exported. The (...)
Monday 12
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Lifting Africans out of poverty : an overview of the strategy and activities of the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Website | More Information
The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) sets clear targets: by 2020 its research efforts will have contributed to lifting 11 million Africans out of poverty and to restoring 7.5 million hectares of land into sustainable use. IITA's Deputy Director General for Research, Prof Ylva (...)
Tuesday 13
9:00 - COURSE - Clinical Pilates Special for UWA Staff & Affiliates : Individual clinical Pilates assessment plus 2 bonus studio sessions $100 Website | More Information
Specical offer for UWA staff and affiliates! Individual clinical Pilates assessment plus 2 studio sessions for only $100.

All sessions conducted by an accredited Exercise Physiologist and can be tailored to suits any individual.

Session bookings are subject to appointment (...)
Thursday 29
16:00 - SEMINAR - Water Sensitive Cities Seminar Series - August 2013 : The inaugural seminar of the Water Sensitive Cities Seminar Series for the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (Western Region). More Information
Scope: How do you creatively plan for a population of 62 million by 2100? Australia’s current major city planning frameworks only account for an extra 5.5 million people. Whether we want a ‘Big Australia’ or not, Australia’s 21st century is likely to see rapid and continual growth – if we want (...)
Saturday 31
18:30 - SCREENING - I Am Breathing - Motor Neurone Diease Documentary Screening Charity Event : I Am Breathing follows a MND sufferers last few months coming to terms with his terminal illness and gaining a new perspective on life. Website | More Information
I AM BREATHING reminds us what it is to be alive - a tale of fun and laughs with a smattering of upset and devastation.

Within a year, Neil Platt goes from being a healthy 30 something British bloke, with a great sense of humour, to becoming completely paralyzed from the neck down (...)


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