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Today's date is Monday, July 16, 2018
Events for the public
 July 2018
Sunday 22
3:00 - FREE LECTURE - Free GAMSAT Lecture For UWA students : Learn the most effective tips and strategies for GAMSAT success Website | More Information
We're holding a free lecture to teach students everything they need to know to prepare for all three sections of the GAMSAT. We will cover the most effective proven tips and strategies.

Register Here - https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238461790/9435750835
Tuesday 24
9:00 - CANCELLED - CONFERENCE - WA Migration and Mobilities Update: Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking : A conference bringing together policy makers, academics, industry and community to discuss the latest on modern slavery and human trafficking More Information
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.



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The critically important and challenging subject of ‘Modern Slavery and Migration’ is the focus of this year’s WA Migration and Mobilities Update, an issue of increasing relevance in Australia to Government and key community interests. This fourth annual WA Migration and Mobilities Update provides a forum for debate and discussion about this issue. The programme, organised by the Migration, Mobilities and Belonging (MMoB) research group at UWA with the support of an expanded Steering Committee, reflects key stakeholder voices in this area. The key aim of this Update is to extend our understanding of the specific policy issues and experiences related to migration, modern slavery and forced labour, and to promote and strengthen links between the university, government, nongovernment and community sectors. We actively support rigorous dialogue and exchange about policy and service delivery, and link high-quality research to the debate. To achieve this aim, this year’s program features two panels led by experts – Professor Jennifer Burn and Associate Professor Marie Segrave, whose presentations will provide an update on the latest research on migration and modern slavery. They are supported by panels of the key voices within government, non government and community who are engaged in both policy and service delivery in this field. We are also pleased to offer an additional half day workshop to raise awareness about indicators of modern slavery.
Thursday 26
17:00 - EVENT - TEDxUWASalon: Exposition : TEDxUWA is excited to announce our second event of 2018, focusing on the oohs and aahs of all things art! Website | More Information
TEDxUWA is excited to announce that we’ll be hosting our second major event of 2018 titled TEDxUWASalon: Exposition on Thursday, 26th of July from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM!

In celebration of the City of Perth #WINTERarts, the goal of TEDxUWASalon: Exposition is to share and showcase innovation, creativity and insight into the world of art!

You can purchase your tickets now and come along to the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at UWA to see our line-up of amazing and unique speakers and workshop leaders!

Find our event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2062243157350460/

-- ABOUT TEDxUWA:

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 (Subject to certain rules and regulations).

We seek to find and share ideas from around the world and closer to home with the UWA community. We are students from the University of Western Australia , we are TEDxUWA.

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Belonging and Displacement: experiences of people seeking asylum in Australia Website | More Information
A public panel presented by the Limina 13th Annual Conference and the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies.

There are 65.6 million people in the world displaced by war, poverty, and environmental disaster, who have been forced to give up their homes in search of safety and hope for themselves and their families (UNHCR Figures 2016). Of these, 27,626 were accepted as refugees in Australia in 2016, to begin their new life in rural and urban communities. How do you foster a sense of home in another country when you may be faced with trauma, cultural barriers, bureaucratic insecurity, and a political discourse of distrust?

In this panel as part of the 2018 Limina Conference – Home: Belonging and Displacement, we invite you to hear from three speakers who will share their insight, knowledge, and ideas about what it means to work for and create a new home in Australia. The panel will draw from their perspectives as community leaders, researchers, and individuals with lived experiences as refugees.

Facilitator: Fadzi Whande is the Inclusion and Diversity Adviser for The University of Western Australia. She is a Global Diversity and Inclusion Strategist and award winning Social Justice Advocate.

Panellists:

Sara Shengeb recently graduated from UWA with Bachelor of Science. She works part time for the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA). Currently she serves as a Ministerial Advisor to the Hon. Paul Papalia (Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests). At YACWA she coordinates two major programmes, Catalyst Youth Summit and ShoutOut. Sara continues to work for young people of WA which led her to be recognized as a finalist for the Australian Young People’s Human Right Medal in 2016, WA Young Achiever Award 2018 finalist and she was named Young Citizen of the year 2017 by her local government.

Bella Ndayikeze grew up in a refugee camp in Tanzania, with her mother working for UNHCR and father working as a teacher. She lived in the refugee camp for seven years before her family was granted a humanitarian visa to Australia. They arrived in 2005. It was a difficult transition, compounded when her family was torn apart by domestic violence and her mother was left to raise five children. In 2009 Bella began with the Edmund Rice Centre’s Youth sports program and was invited to be a youth leader in 2010. In 2011 she became the first black African female AFL coach in Australia, as the assistant coach of the Edmund Rice Lions, and also began a traineeship at the WA Football Commission in 2012. In 2014 she became co-ordinator of the Edmund Rice Lions team and debuted as an AFL player with West Perth Football Club. In that same year she also coordinated the Edmund Rice Youth leadership and Arts Program. In 2016 she launched her business Ignite Creative Media, joined the Global Shapers team in Perth and coached at the Female AFL Diversity Championships. In 2017 she was employed by the Federal Member for Cowan and became a member of the first ever Youth Ministerial Advisory Council.

Associate Professor Caroline Fleay teaches human rights and conducts research into the experiences of people seeking asylum in Australia at the Centre for Human Rights Education. She has been a regular visitor to some of WA’s sites of immigration detention and written extensively about the impacts on people seeking asylum of indefinite detention and being released into the community with minimal supports. Caroline has also been involved with a range of community groups and human rights campaigns over the past three decades. In 2011 she was awarded the Amnesty International Australia (WA) June Fassina Award for her contributions to human rights activism, and in 2017 she was a finalist for the United Nations Association of Australia Award for the Promotion of Human Rights. Caroline is currently a Board Member of the Refugee Council of Australia and continues to liaise with WA, national and regional refugee support organisations and activists to campaign on the rights of people seeking asylum.
Saturday 28
13:00 - WORKSHOP - UWA Music presents: Keyed Up! Day of Piano Website | More Information
At the UWA Conservatorium of Music, we know that performance enhances your brain, your social skills and helps you reach your full potential.

We also know that exams and auditions can be a daunting experience for young musicians!

Join us for the annual Keyed Up! Day of Piano where you can learn tips and tricks of piano performance from some of Perth’s most experienced teachers and examiners. Why not ensure that every performance you give is one that you are proud of, whether that be for your University or School assessment, WACE practical or AMEB or other grade exams!

The skills that you learn at the Keyed Up! Day of Piano will give you the confidence to excel in all your performance endeavours!

Led by UWA Head of Keyboard and Performance Studies, Graeme Gilling and supported by Perth’s finest pianists, teachers and performance specialists and ideally timed for those students undertaking ATAR Music and AMEB or other grade exams the Keyed Up! Day of Piano is an event not to be missed!

Register to perform and receive feedback from one of our expert panel in an informal workshop setting or just come along and observe students at your own level.

You’ll also have the opportunity to:

- Hear performances by UWA Conservatorium of Music students - Explore the Conservatorium’s Historical Instrument collection with a guided session led by Dr Cecilia Sun - Discover the range of AMEB piano options with Valerie Lang

 August 2018
Thursday 02
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Finding our Place in the Universe : The 2018 George Seddon Memorial Lecture by Professor David Blair Website | More Information
The 2018 George Seddon Memorial Lecture by David Blair, Emeritus Professor, ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery.

Over less than two human lifetimes, discoveries in physics transformed the world and our sense of place in the universe. We harnessed electromagnetic waves, thereby shrinking our planet to a village; an infinitesimal speck in a vast and inflating universe. After a long struggle, we learnt how to detect waves of space, gravitational waves, which allow us to hear the universe, thereby changing our sense of the universe once again. Each wave of discovery re-emphasises our transient and improbable existence in an equally transient universe. Our treasure, which is our life and our planet, grows in value as each successive discovery uncovers more and more threads on which our existence depends.

Gravitational science has linked Western Australia to the world and to the whole universe. Einstein’s revolutionary theory of gravity was created while Western Australians were fighting in the first world war. In 1920 while Western Australia was still mourning those killed and wounded, Professor Alexander Ross, Foundation Professor of Physics at UWA campaigned for an international expedition to test Einstein’s extraordinary new theory during an eclipse of the Sun, best seen at Wallal Downs in the Kimberley. Two years later under instructions from Prime Minister Billy Hughes, a Trans Australian steam train carried a team of US astronomers and huge telescopes through Kalgoorlie and Guildford, en route to Wallal Downs. They provided the first indisputable proof of Einstein’s prediction that space is warped by matter.

On 15th September 2015, a vast explosion of gravitational waves was detected by an International team that included more than 20 West Australians. They shared in the world’s richest science prize. The gold that enriched Western Australia was itself a mystery: where is gold created? In 2017 the same team heard a long drawn out siren sound of rippling space - the signature of colliding neutron stars. In their final crash, they slung out blobs of neutrons that exploded like a vast atomic bomb. The Zadko telescope at UWA’s Gingin Centre and many other telescopes observed this explosion and the tell-tale signature of gold.

The annual George Seddon Lecture is sponsored by the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies and UWA’s Friends of the Grounds.
Wednesday 08
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Three Kinds of Clay, Three Kinds of Antiquity? : The 2018 Tom Stannage Memorial Lecture Website | More Information
The 2018 Tom Stannage Memorial Lecture by Ann McGrath AM, the Kathleen Fitzpatrick ARC Laureate Fellow and Distinguished Professor, School of History, Australian National University

In this memorial lecture, Professor McGrath will focus upon the story of how ‘Terra Australis’ or ‘Sydneia’ - Linnaean classifications for Sydney’s ‘primitive earth’ – became an agent in the importation of Anglo-Hellenic antiquity. What might such clay stories, replete with alluring female figures, reveal about plans to transform a strange earth? How could a fantastically storied antiquity, with it super-corporeal characters, co-exist with the Enlightenment’s fascination with science? Do Indigenous songlines provides clues? And how might such questions relate to the more recent articulations of deep human pasts associated with ancient places like Lake Mungo and the many sites currently being researched in Western Australia?

The 2018 Tom Stannage Memorial Lecture - This memorial lecture commemorates the exceptional contribution made by Professor Tom Stannage (1944-2012) to the Western Australian community. Professor Stannage was a prominent Australian historian who worked hard to foster a wider understanding of Western Australian history and heritage. He is remembered as an inspiring teacher and a passionate advocate for the study of history.
Thursday 09
18:00 - TALK - Just Not Cricket. Aspects of the ball tampering saga Website | More Information
A panel discussion presented by the UWA School of Human Sciences (Exercise and Sport Science) and the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies.

Why Tamper? Understanding the aerodynamics of a cricket ball - Professor Andrew Cresswell, Head, School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences and Professor of Biomechanics/Neurophysiology at The University of Queensland and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Professor Cresswell will present an overview of how a cricket ball behaves in flight. Particular focus will be on the material properties and characteristics of the ball. This will lead to a description of the aerodynamics of a stationary and rotating cricket ball. The aerodynamic effects of the ball’s surface properties and speed will be discussed.

The Law: caught and bowled - Dr Tony Buti, Member for Armadale, WA State Parliament and Honorary Fellow, Law School, The University of Western Australia.

In this talk Dr Buti will provide a commentary on the law of cricket and the process leading to the sanctions imposed on Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, then move on to discussing issues of sporting contracts, sports tribunals and behavioural misconduct by athletes.

Caught out: a perspective on ethical behaviour in sport - Associate Professor Sandy Gordon, The University of Western Australia, Registered Sport Psychologist.

Dr Gordon will present a critical perspective on the topic, which explains behaviour in professional sport from a rarely considered ideological viewpoint, and comment on social psychological factors such as apparent misuse of power, group think and risky shift phenomena. Suggestions for sport organisations on value-proofing will be offered and also his personal opinion on the ‘character-building and sport’ relationship.

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Sleep, Body Clocks and Health: biology to new therapeutics Website | More Information
A public lecture by Russell Foster, Professor of Circadian Neuroscience, Senior Fellow Brasenose College, University of Oxford and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Our internal 24 hour biological clock (circadian clock) and daily sleep processes interact to play an essential, yet poorly recognised, role in our lives. Sleep is not just the simple suspension of physical movement but is an active state when the brain coordinates indispensable activities that define our ability to function whilst awake. The quality of our sleep profoundly influences our cognition, levels of social interaction, empathy, alertness, mood, memory, physical strength, susceptibility to infection, and every other aspect of our waking biology. We are beginning to understand how these critical processes are generated and regulated and many surprising findings have surfaced. For example, until recently it seemed inconceivable to most vision researchers and ophthalmologists that there could be an unrecognised type of light sensor within the eye. Yet we now know that there exists a “3rd class” of photoreceptor in the eye that detects the dawn/dusk cycle and which sets the internal clock to the solar day. The past decade has witnessed remarkable progress in understanding how the brain generates and regulates our daily patterns of sleep and wake. In parallel with this understanding, there has been a growing realisation that our sleep and circadian rhythms cannot be ignored in our headlong dash to generate a 24/7 society. This presentation will review the biology of sleep and circadian rhythms, what happens when these systems go wrong and how recent discoveries are allowing new therapeutics to be developed that will help correct abnormal patterns of sleep and wake.
Sunday 12
10:00 - OPEN DAY - UWA Open Day 2018 : Everything you need to know about university, all in one place. Website | More Information
UWA’s Open Day is the best way to get a feel for life at uni. Everything you could ever want to know is right there for you, from info about our unique course structure and career opportunities to details about student clubs and accommodation.

Our stunning campus will be buzzing with activities, displays, entertainment and more, and there’ll be staff and students on hand to answer your questions.

You can be a future student, a parent, a teacher…well, just about anyone. All you need is a sense of curiosity and excitement.

So drop by on Sunday 12 August – you never know what you might learn.

Find out more at uwa.edu.au/openday

#UWAOpenDay
Monday 13
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Black Bodies, White Gold: cotton, art and the materiality of race Website | More Information
A public lecture by Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Assistant Professor of Black Diasporic Art, Princeton University.

This talk examines the visual relationship between the cotton trade and the representation of blackness in American culture, using historical case studies and contemporary art. Juxtaposing contemporary interventions with historical moments, it examines how cotton materially influenced the way black Americans were seen, and represented themselves, as both enslaved and free. It argues that tracing this relationship deepens our understanding of the intersections of vision, value and subjectivity in the production of racial identity in nineteenth-century America, and also today.
Thursday 16
19:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Keyed Up! Alex Raineri Website | More Information
“As a voyager of the keys, Raineri is courageous. He doesn’t shy away from risk in his drive towards dramatic moments.” Limelight Magazine, 2018

Pianist Alex Raineri is a sought-after recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. He joins us at UWA as a Royal Over-Seas League Artist in Residence for a week of workshops, masterclasses and performances.

In this his solo recital, he presents a program of challenging and varied works for piano including a new work by UWA faculty member James Ledger.

Program

Johann Sebastian Bach / Sergei Rachmaninoff - Prelude in E from Violin | Partita #3, BWV 1006 | Chris Dench - flex for AR (2017) | Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 ‘Pathetique’ | Maurice Ravel - Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte | James Ledger - Intended Inventions (2017)

Tickets: Standard $25 | Concessions $20 | Friends of UWA Music $18 | School students attend for FREE (email concerts@uwa.edu.au)
Wednesday 22
6:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Sir Wallace Kyle Oration 2018 Website | More Information
The McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Perth, invite you to the 2018 Sir Wallace Kyle Oration.

The late Air Chief Marshall, Sir Wallace Kyle, was an Honorary Doctor of Laws at The University of Western Australia and Governor of Western Australia from 1975-1980.

The Sir Wallace Kyle Oration is given by distinguished speakers of international standing and outstanding leadership. The theme of the Oration is "Service Above Self", the motto of Rotary.

Professor Stanley's oration will highlight the leadership and contribution individual citizens can make to build a more equal and just world, with reference to her distinguished career.

This is a free public event but registration is required.
Thursday 23
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Idea of Peace Parks in Africa Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Maano Ramutsindela, Department of Environmental and Geographical Science, University of Cape Town and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Peace parks are not unique to Africa but have a salient character in the continent as a result of Africa’s socio-political, economic and environmental conditions. This talk will analyse how the idea of peace parks was developed, and how it took root on various sites in twenty-first century Africa. It will argue that the idea of peace parks gained legitimacy by assembling together environmental issues, archaeological findings, segments of colonial histories, post-independence development challenges, and local and global aspirations into a meta-discourse of peace and development. This discourse also chimed with pan-Africanism and decolonial thinking. The creation of peace parks in Africa raises questions about how African landscapes are re-imagined by various actors ranging from African governments, business, and donor agencies. Peace parks not only reignite historical images of Africa but also present a contested vision for the future of the continent and its people.
Saturday 25
10:00 - EVENT - Art Upmarket : An exciting new event showcasing Perth’s best visual artists. Website | More Information
Art Upmarket is an exciting new event showcasing Perth’s best visual artists. Meet the artists and purchase art directly from them on the day. Fill your home with local art. The market will showcase a curated selection of more than 45 of Perth’s most talented artists in Winthrop Hall, connecting them with art enthusiasts.

• Saturday 25 August 2018 – 10am-3pm • Free entry and parking. Venue is easily accessible

Venue: The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall Undercroft

35 Stirling Highway, Crawley Website: www.perthupmarket.com.au Facebook.com/perthupmarket #artupmarket

This event is proudly supported by The University of Western Australia's Cultural Precinct, Jacksons Art Supplies and RTRFM
Sunday 26
14:00 - WORKSHOP - UWA Music presents: ATAR Performance Workshops (Clarinet & Saxophone) Website | More Information
The UWA Conservatorium of Music and the Clarinet & Saxophone Society of WA (CASSWA) invite clarinet and saxophone students undertaking their WACE/ATAR practical music exams to come along and perform in front of our panel of experts (including UWA's Ashley William Smith and WASO's Allan Meyer), receiving individual feedback, plus helpful tips on performance etiquette and managing stress.

We will provide an experienced accompanist to play with you, or if you prefer to being your usual accompanist along, please feel free to do so!

Attendance is free but bookings are essential!
Thursday 30
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Main Stage Let's Dance Website | More Information
The exceptional ability of young emerging artists and their passion for music will always create an extraordinary experience for concertgoers.

'Let’s Dance' is the inspiration for new works by emerging young composers from the UWA Conservatorium of Music. These new works, performed by the UWA Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of celebrated composer James Ledger, will sit alongside John Adam’s ‘foxtrot for orchestra’, The Chairman Dances and Aaron Copland’s perennial favourite Appalachian Spring.

TICKETS: $18 Friends of Music | $20 Concessions | $25 Standard

 September 2018
Sunday 16
10:00 - EVENT - Perth Upmarket : Perth’s premier quarterly market for original and handcrafted wares. Website | More Information
Perth Upmarket is Perth’s premier quarterly market for original and handcrafted wares. The market brings together over 180 of Perth’s most talented artists, designers, craftsmen and gourmets all under one roof at the University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall. Incorporating a dedicated Junior Upmarket and Gourmet section.

Parking and entry are free and the venue is easily accessible. Three ATMs onsite.

Sunday 16 September 2018 10am - 4pm University of Western Australia's Winthrop Hall www.perthupmarket.com.au
Friday 21
18:30 - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - Spring Ordinary Meeting of the Convocation of UWA Graduates : Annual General Meeting Website | More Information
Ordinary Meetings of Convocation are the general meetings of The University of Western Australia.

These meetings of Convocation provide the opportunity to receive an update on the operations of your University and current issues in tertiary education from the Vice-Chancellor, the Warden of Convocation and the Guild.

Guest Speaker Jill Benn will talk about 'Reinvention of the Library in the Digital Age'.

Questions to the VC must be submitted in writing no later than 10 September by email to Juanita.Perez@uwa.edu.au .

Light refreshments will be served after the meeting.

 November 2018
Sunday 25
10:00 - EVENT - Perth Upmarket : Perth’s premier quarterly market for original and handcrafted wares. Website | More Information
Perth Upmarket is Perth’s premier quarterly market for original and handcrafted wares. The market brings together over 180 of Perth’s most talented artists, designers, craftsmen and gourmets all under one roof at the University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall. Incorporating a dedicated Junior Upmarket and Gourmet section.

Parking and entry are free and the venue is easily accessible. Three ATMs onsite.

Sunday 25 November 2018 10am - 4pm University of Western Australia's Winthrop Hall www.perthupmarket.com.au

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