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Today's date is Sunday, November 19, 2017
Events for the public
 November 2017
Tuesday 21
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Human Brain Surviving Without Oxygen Website | More Information
A public lecture by Philip Ainslie, Canada Research Chair in Cerebrovascular Physiology and Co-Director, Centre for Heart, Lung & Vascular Health, The University of British Columbia and UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Relative to its size, the brain is the most oxygen-dependent organ in the body, but many pathophysiological and environmental processes may either cause or result in an interruption to its oxygen supply. Arguably the most unique data in humans comes from free-divers and mountaineers, extreme athletes in whom the lowest oxygen tensions and greatest extremes of carbon dioxide have been recorded (from respiratory alkalosis in the mountaineer to acidosis in the free-diver). In this talk, with a focus on integration and punitive mechanism(s) of action, data will be highlighted to examine to what extent the brain likely contributes toward these athletes’ extraordinary abilities to survive in such harsh environments characterized by physiological extremes of hypoxemia, alkalosis, and acidosis helping define the human brain’s remarkable limits of tolerance. The consequences of extreme free diving and mountaineering from a physiological and clinical perspective will also be outlined.
Tuesday 28
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Precision medicine, it’s promising but complex : 2017 Wesfarmers' Harry Perkins Oration Website | More Information
You are invited to the 2017 Wesfarmers’ Harry Perkins Oration. The 2017 Orator is Professor Christina Mitchell, Dean of Medicine at Monash University.

Professor Mitchell trained as a physician scientist specialising in clinical haematology. She received her medical training from Melbourne University and consultant training in Haematology at the Alfred Hospital. Her advanced clinical training in Haematology included a Ph.D. characterizing the natural anticoagulants protein C and protein S. Her post-doctoral studies were undertaken in the field of intracellular signalling in Prof. Phil Majerus' laboratory at Washington University Medical School, St Louis USA.

On her return to Australia in 1991, Professor Mitchell became an independent investigator at the Department of Medicine, Box Hill Hospital. In 1999 she was appointed Professor and Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and in 2006 was appointed Head of School of Biomedical Sciences.

The research group led by Professor Mitchell is currently pursuing the identification and characterisation of novel proteins that regulate cell growth and differentiation.

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Visas, Visits and Refusals: working in the borderzones of resilience, distress and wellbeing Website | More Information
A public talk by Professor Alison Phipps, UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts at the University of Glasgow and Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies.

At times of great human suffering we see extraordinary courage and compassion. Receiving communities across Europe, such as Calais and Lesbos, have led with creativity, practical action, and costly generosity. Individuals and local groups have led where larger institutions and some governments have been slow, reluctant and mired in outdated thinking and ineffective solutions.

At the same time we have witnessed a rise in xenophobia and structural violence against refugees. This is something that Europe has witnessed before, in the aftermath of the Second World War, and we have much to learn from history. The last time Europe faced such numbers of refugees, it failed. In the face of this failure, in December 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the 56 members of the United Nations. These very articles however, are now in peril.

In this talk, Alison Phipps will make a poetic and critical reflection on the borderzones and visa regimes operating across several large academic and artistic projects. She will argue that when homes, livelihoods, dignity and lives are destroyed, those of us with privilege and mandates should offer solidarity, practical action and learn from those with direct experience, rather than relying on second hand assumptions.

This presentation will also consider what it means to bear witness. Professor Phipps will discuss the uncomfortable, provoking and transformative dimensions of being physically immersed in experiences of refusal and separation and how it changes those who are witnesses, often profoundly.

Professor Phipps is a visiting Keynote Speaker at the 2017 Australian Sociological Association Conference being held at UWA from 27 -30 November.
Thursday 30
12:00 - Forum - Fogarty Foundation Postgraduate Research Forum Website | More Information
Staff, students and all other interested parties are invited to attend the 2017 Fogarty Foundation Postgraduate Research Forum which showcases the education-related research being conducted by Higher Degree by Research students at WA universities.

The Forum will be held at the UWA Graduate School of Education on the afternoon of Thursday 30 November 2017. This is a free event to be followed by refreshments.

Please register via Eventbrite (link can be found on forum webpage).

17:30 - PUBLIC TALK - Social Impact Global Download : Stories and Insights from Around the World by 7 Local Change Agents Website | More Information
Join the Alumni for Social Impact UWA and Centre for Social Impact UWA with special guests to hear the latest insights from around the world.

Alumni of the Centre for Social Impact UWA and special guests share their very recent experiences on fellowships, at conferences and summits, and participating in global leadership programs. Each speaker will present quickly to the whole room before breaking off into smaller groups to have deep dialogue with audience members on what is driving positive social change around the world.

Speakers include:

Karen Wellington (Fogarty Foundation / Coder Dojo) - Westpac Social Change Fellowship Nick Maisey (Befriend) - Westpac Social Change Fellowship Adam Jorlen (enkel) & Karun Cowper - New Economy Conference Katie Stubley (Centre for Social Impact UWA) – Presencing Foundation Program (Boston, US) + Global National Happiness (Bhutan) Cassie Dewar (Inspirationery) & Chandra Sundareswaran (Spacecubed) – Social Enterprise World Forum (New Zealand)

Enjoy some light refreshments, great conversation, networking, and learning about the latest in social change from around the world.

Arrive from 5.30pm for a 5.45pm start. Strictly limited places.

Venue: Carpe Diem Studio, UWA Centre for Education Futures, Hackett Hall (parking easiest in Car Park 1, accessed from the main entrance off Stirling Highway)

 December 2017
Saturday 02
10:00 - EVENT - TEDxUWA 2017 : The Future Blueprint Website | More Information
Welcome to TEDxUWA 2017, a multidisciplinary, full-day celebration of ideas worth spreading. Our theme for this year is: The Future Blueprint ... BLUEPRINT - noun 1. a detailed program of action that describes how something might be achieved; 2. an early-stage design plan

This year, we are focusing on showcasing a pioneering squad of speakers and performers, who'll spread their cutting-edge ideas to be added to the #TEDxUWABlueprint for a better future. Join us for a day of entertainment, excitement and enlightenment!

TEDxUWA is a 100% student-operated endeavour, based at the University of Western Australia.

Running Times: Start - 10:00am Finish - 4:00pm Please note, all times are approximate and subject to change.

About TEDx, x = independently organised event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised 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 organised TED event.
Thursday 07
15:00 - SEMINAR - Cold gas outflows and life-cycle of radio galaxies : A seminar by Prof. Raffaella Morganti (ASTRON/Kapteyn) as part of the de Laeter colloquium series (joint ICRAR/CASS event) Website | More Information
AGN are episodic in nature, cycling through periods of activity and quiescence. Their life-cycle is key for understanding the impact they have on their host galaxy. On the other hand, this cycle is also the result of the intricate interplay between various, and sometimes, competing processes. The role of the gas (accretion and outflowing) is thought to be particularly important behind onset and termination of the nuclear activity.

In this talk, I will present our studies aimed at understanding the life-cycle and the role of the gas in a particular class of active nuclei: the radio-loud AGN. These studies make use of the exciting possibilities offered by the new generation of radio telescopes.

For radio AGN, their evolutionary stage (young, adult, dying, restarted) can be derived from the radio spectra and morphology, in particular by using the capabilities of new low-frequencies radio telescopes. Our search of dying and restarted sources aims at understanding the time-scale of their evolution. The study of their duty-cycle has been done in the MHz-domain using the LOFAR radio telescope and the continuum surveys that are now in progress. I will summarise the results and compare them with evolutionary models of radio sources developed by our group.

In the second part of the talk, I will present the results of our study on the effect of the radio plasma on the surrounding medium. Surprisingly, and despite the extremely energetic phenomena, these effects can be traced by the cold component of the gas using the atomic HI-21cm and the molecular (CO) components. I will describe the presence and characteristics of these fast and massive outflows and how the effect of the radio jet can be described by numerical models. I will discuss the important connection between the evolutionary stage of the radio source and the effect of the radio plasma on the surrounding ISM, particularly relevant in their first phase of life of the radio source. The results presented represent and important starting point for the large surveys (in particular of HI absorption) that are about to start with SKA pathfinders and, in the near future, with SKA.
Wednesday 20
18:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: UWA Christmas Concert Website | More Information
We invite you and your families to join us for our final concert of 2017! Set against the magnificent backdrop of Winthrop Hall, the UWA Christmas Concert will feature all your favourite Christmas classics performed by acclaimed staff and students from the UWA School of Music.

Ever wondered how Good King Wenceslas liked his pizzas?* Andrew Foote will have all the answers as he MC's the evening's proceedings, which will also feature the UWA Staff Community Choir. There will, of course, be the opportunity for the audience to sing-along to some classic carols, and balloon artists and face-painters will be on hand to keep the kids entertained.

Pack a picnic, don your Santa hat and bring the whole family along for a fun-filled musical evening!

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).

*Deep-pan, crisp and even!

Tickets are free, but please book online at TryBooking

 January 2018
Tuesday 23
9:00 - SEMINAR - GAMSAT Preparation Courses at UWA : Simulated GAMSAT Exam with Review of Worked Solutions - Course Provided By Gold Standard Website | More Information
Gold Standard will be holding a GAMSAT Practice Test on January 23, 2018 at the University Hall. This will be followed by a review of worked solutions by Dr Brett Ferdinand on January 24, and an optional Advanced GAMSAT Topic Course on January 25.

Attendance options:

- 7 full days of GAMSAT training course from January 20 to January 25 and on March 10, 2018

- 3-day course: Science Review (Jan 20-22, 2018) or GAMSAT Mock Exam with Interactive Review (Jan 23-25, 2018)

- 1-day attendance to focus on your weak area: Bridging Course, Science Review (Day 2 or Day 3), Mock Test or Advanced GAMSAT Topic Course

All attendance course options include course handouts and small-group sessions.

 February 2018
Thursday 01
9:00 - EVENT - Teaching and Learning Forum 2018 Website | More Information
The Teaching and Learning Forum 2018 continues a 26 year tradition of bringing together educators from institutions from around Perth and beyond to discuss, share, and develop their ideas on current challenges, trends and good practice in Higher Education.

In 2018, the theme is "Student Futures" including presentations and workshops on (but not limited to) topics such as employability, graduate capabilities, internationalisation, student as partners and analytics.

Key dates

Submission of papers for review : Monday 20 November, 2017

Submission of abstracts and workshops: Monday 20 November, 2017

Early-bird registration close: Friday 12 January, 2018

Forum: Thursday 1 - Friday 2 February, 2018

Register for the Teaching and Learning Forum via the URL link listed below.

 August 2018
Sunday 12
10:00 - OPEN DAY - UWA Open Day 2018 : An opportunity for future students and the community to explore what's on offer at UWA Website | More Information
There’s so much to discover, experience and enjoy at UWA Open Day.

Get a taste of uni life as the campus comes alive with interactive activities, entertainment, tours, displays and more.

Visit the Future Students Hub, explore our campus and facilities on a tour, check out the displays and information sessions, enjoy some lunch, chat to representatives from UWA Guild clubs and teaching staff, learn more about our sporting facilities and visit College Row.

Staff and current students will be on hand to answer all your questions about courses and career opportunities. Discover how a degree from UWA will equip you with the skills needed in a rapidly changing world.

We welcome you to write your future at UWA and embrace the opportunities that lie ahead.

#UWAOpenDay

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