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Today's date is Saturday, November 17, 2018
Events for the public
 November 2018
Monday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Loneliness: the silent global epidemic in an ageing world Website | More Information
A public lecture by Jane Barratt, Secretary General of the International Federation on Ageing (IFA).

In our rapidly ageing world, loneliness is quickly becoming a public health crisis with significant consequences that will impact every Australian in one way or another. Improved life expectancy often brings with it the loss of family and friends, not to mention the loss of a purpose in community. Findings from the UK government commission on loneliness in 2017 showed for the first time the extent of this often-invisible yet growing social stain.

More than 9 million people in the UK often or always feel lonely, and some 200,000 older people in Britain had not had a conversation with a friend or relative in more than a month. Loneliness does not discriminate by age, gender, community, background or wealth and most often has a negative impact on a person’s mental and physical health including increased risk of depression, anxiety and dementia, high blood pressure and cardiovascular problems.

Living in the most technologically connected age in the history of civilization has not diminished rates of loneliness, for example, in the United States they have doubled since the 1980s. In Japan elder loneliness is a recognised phenomenon that has led a great number of older people—especially widows—to engage in petty theft so they can go to jail; economic difficulties being a factor, but more than anything, they do this to have someone with whom to talk and ultimately to avoid a ‘solitary death.’

Older people are not a homogeneous group but rather a growing diverse population with rich life experiences that shape the way they think and respond to loss and loneliness. This lecture will provide a glimpse into the way different countries are responding to the social situation of loneliness towards a healthier ageing population. As much as we would like to think that there is an easy answer, it goes far beyond offering someone a cup of tea.
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
Friday 16
8:30 - FREE LECTURE - WA - ASEAN Trade and Investment Dialogue: The Power of Proximity : Free Public Discussion Website | More Information
It is my pleasure to invite you to our upcoming event, WA - ASEAN Trade and Investment Dialogue on Friday, 16 November 2018. In partnership with the Government of Western Australia, this dialogue will feature senior government and business leaders from WA and the ASEAN region and aims to explore how WA and ASEAN can establish a lasting economic partnership. With ASEAN predicted to become the world's fourth-largest economic market by 2030, WA has many opportunities to engage with the ASEAN region through sectors such as mining, agriculture and innovative technology. Registration and Morning Tea 8.30am-9.00am, panel discussion 9.00am - 10.45am.
Saturday 17
9:30 - EVENT - Renovation of a Nation : The Manning Clark House Day of Ideas presented by Holmes à Court Gallery@ No.10 Website | More Information
Many Australians today know little about the history of their nation. This lack of knowledge contributes to discord and unsettled relationships within our country. It is time to address the past in order to create a better future, not only for our ourselves but for generations to come. The interest and urgency in this conversation is apparent. For instance, the date we celebrate Australia Day is being challenged and discussed, and there is a proposal for a Makarrata regarding the lack of an Australian treaty. It is time for discussion and debate about where we are at as a nation now and where we want to be.

Before we do anything else we need to re-stump the foundations that were put in place in 1788. Always unbelievably shaky, many of us feel they are now collapsing. Let’s raze the structure to the ground and start again from there.

We’ve been listening to Aboriginal elders speaking and they are saying that there must be TRUTH, JUSTICE and HEALING before there can be RECONCILIATION. This Day of Ideas will address our History and focus on the Uluru Statement from the Heart as a way to move forward, as a design for our renovation. The Day of Ideas will take place within the gallery's current exhibition 'Australiyaniality' which includes artwork made by a group of multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary artists who have been working together over the past eighteen months to produce the works.

Cost: $55 (includes lunch and refreshments)

15:00 - EVENT - Plastic, plastic everywhere! : Hear from a panel of UWA research and graduate experts on the scope of the problem Website | More Information
This unique panel discussion brings together UWA research and graduate experts, who are tackling what is arguably the most pressing issue facing our planet. Discover the latest advice and knowledge for understanding the problem and what you can do to help.

Then, join speakers and fellow alumni for refreshments, take in the Biology as Art gallery exhibition and enjoy a special musical performance by School of Music grad Thea Rossen. We would love to see you there.
Wednesday 21
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Happily Single? It May Depend on Where You Live: how families shape single women’s well-being in three East Asian cities Website | More Information
This talk will examine why the experience of singlehood differs in the three cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo. Professor Nakano will argue that as the state has stepped back from control over the intimate spaces of family life, families have become the primary medium through which singlehood is encouraged and supported as well as discouraged and curbed. In contrast to arguments that the rise of singlehood in Asia reflects growing individualism, she will argue that family structures and values powerfully shape single women’s happiness, well-being and sources of meaning in the three cities under study.

This lecture is presented by UWA’s Institute for Advanced Studies, the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions and the Forrest Foundation and is part of a suite of events, including the symposium 'Emotions and Intimacy in Asian Migration, Past and Present' on Friday 23 November 2018.
Thursday 22
9:30 - STAFF EVENT - Unit Design Workshop (22/11/2018) Website | More Information
Facilitated by experienced Learning Designers, this one-day workshop is a great practical opportunity for new and current teaching staff at UWA to experience the unit design process.

You and your colleagues can participate in a number of sequential collaborative tasks which will allow you to explore ideas for student-centred learning as well as map out and plan the face-to-face and online elements for the unit you want to specifically focus on for this workshop.

The workshop begins at 9:30am sharp and finishes at 4:30pm. There is an expectation that participants will be present for the full day. Please answer as many of the questions at the point of registration. This extremely valuable information will be used to coordinate the best team to assist you at this workshop and during follow-up opportunities.

Tea, coffee and a light lunch will be provided.

To get the most out of this workshop we highly recommend the following:

A Unit Coordinator for the unit must attend. Unit Coordinators are encouraged to invite as many of their unit team members as possible. Please ensure all participants register. Unit Coordinators must bring agreed unit learning outcomes and the current unit outline of the chosen unit. It is important to bring your own laptop or mobile device for online development.
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
Monday 26
9:30 - STAFF EVENT - Unit Design Workshop (26/11/2018) Website | More Information
Facilitated by experienced Learning Designers, this one-day workshop is a great practical opportunity for new and current teaching staff at UWA to experience the unit design process.

You and your colleagues can participate in a number of sequential collaborative tasks which will allow you to explore ideas for student-centred learning as well as map out and plan the face-to-face and online elements for the unit you want to specifically focus on for this workshop.

The workshop begins at 9:30am sharp and finishes at 4:30pm. There is an expectation that participants will be present for the full day. Please answer as many of the questions at the point of registration. This extremely valuable information will be used to coordinate the best team to assist you at this workshop and during follow-up opportunities.

Tea, coffee and a light lunch will be provided.

To get the most out of this workshop we highly recommend the following:

A Unit Coordinator for the unit must attend. Unit Coordinators are encouraged to invite as many of their unit team members as possible. Please ensure all participants register. Unit Coordinators must bring agreed unit learning outcomes and the current unit outline of the chosen unit. It is important to bring your own laptop or mobile device for online development.

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Mountain Belts: giants with hot-soft but vibrant hearts Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Olivier Vanderhaeghe, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse 3 and Adjunct Director of the Géosciences Environnement Toulouse (GET) laboratory and 2018 UWA Robert and Maude Gledden Senior Visiting Fellow.

Mountain belts have always intrigued human beings and were first looked with defiance as the home of the gods. They appeared as gigantic and resisting the assaults of the natural elements even though it was already understood in Ancient Greece that erosion could potentially play a major role in their destruction. More recently, it was realized that mountain belts are not so resistant and that they instead hide a hot and tender heart at the source of their decline. Indeed, the exhumed roots of orogenic belts is made of migmatites and granites, former partially molten rocks and magmas, respectively, that display a geological record attesting for an intimate link between partial melting, orogenic evolution and crustal differentiation from the rise of mountain belts to their collapse.

This lecture will present the evolution of ideas regarding the orogenic cycle and discuss the significance of examples taken through the Alpine belt s.l. from the Western Alps to the Aegean domain, through the Tibetan plateau. It will also propose some perspectives for future research on the deep roots of mountain belts.

Olivier Vanderhaeghe is a field geologist with additional expertise in structural geology, petrology, geochemistry, geochronology, tectonics, and geodynamics.
Tuesday 27
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Innovation led agricultural growth and sustainable development goals : All are welcome to attend the Hector and Andrew Stewart Memorial Lecture delivered by Dr Raj Paroda on Tuesday 27 November, Bayliss LT, UWA More Information
All are welcome to attend the Hector and Andrew Stewart Memorial Lecture, by Dr Raj Paroda.

This lecture will focus on the challenges and hurdles toward a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable development of the agriculture sector using India as a case study, offering possible solutions to address them.

For further information, download the flyer http://www.ioa.uwa.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/3367136/Public-Lecture-Raj-Paroda_271118.pdf

Registration essential via ioa.uwa.edu.au/events/register2
Wednesday 28
9:30 - STAFF EVENT - Unit Design Workshop (28/11/2018) Website | More Information
Facilitated by experienced Learning Designers, this one-day workshop is a great practical opportunity for new and current teaching staff at UWA to experience the unit design process.

You and your colleagues can participate in a number of sequential collaborative tasks which will allow you to explore ideas for student-centred learning as well as map out and plan the face-to-face and online elements for the unit you want to specifically focus on for this workshop.

The workshop begins at 9:30am sharp and finishes at 4:30pm. There is an expectation that participants will be present for the full day. Please answer as many of the questions at the point of registration. This extremely valuable information will be used to coordinate the best team to assist you at this workshop and during follow-up opportunities.

Tea, coffee and a light lunch will be provided.

To get the most out of this workshop we highly recommend the following:

A Unit Coordinator for the unit must attend. Unit Coordinators are encouraged to invite as many of their unit team members as possible. Please ensure all participants register. Unit Coordinators must bring agreed unit learning outcomes and the current unit outline of the chosen unit. It is important to bring your own laptop or mobile device for online development.

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Structural and Functional Imaging of Tissues with Optical Coherence Tomography/Elastography Website | More Information
A public lecture by Kirill V. Larin, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Houston.

Development of novel methods for structural and functional imaging, monitoring and quantification of different biological processes in tissues and small organs has gained tremendous interest in view of the varied applications of Biomedical Optics. In this talk Professor Larin will provide an overview of several research projects in the Biomedical Optics Lab on development and applications of Optical Coherence Tomography technique for structural and functional imaging of different tissues, including imaging of mammalian embryonic development and quantifying biomechanical properties of different tissues.

This talk is part of the 2018 Light Talks series, "Living with and without Light". Our aim is to raise awareness about the experience of people with a vision impairment in a globalised and technological world.

This series is presented by UWA Optical Society (OSA) student chapter and the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies.
Thursday 29
9:00 - SYMPOSIUM - SWAN2018 : Symposium of WA Neuroscience 2018 Website | More Information
Celebrating the opening of the Sarich Neuroscience Research Institute building - and the new era in clinical neuroscience that it heralds - the annual Symposium of Western Australian Neuroscience (SWAN) will be a major event in 2018. Australian and international guest speakers as well as Western Australian scientists and clinical scientists will be featured. The conference will include two 3 Minute Thesis competitions for neuroscience PhD students from across Western Australia. Although the Sarich Institute provides the catalyst, the aim of the conference is to celebrate Western Australian neuroscience in its totality by involving researchers and students from all of the state's leading neuroscience research organisations.

The Symposium will be held on the 29th – 30th of November and includes public lectures, a heavily subsidised conference dinner on the 29th and an early career researcher event. Registration is free but essential for catering purposes at https://goo.gl/forms/KKjsew2B80Wi6V602 Abstract submission for student 3 minute thesis and posters required by 26th October to lindy.fitzgerald@curtin.edu.au. There are no specific formatting requirements for the abstract other than one page limit.


17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Public Lecture Manny Noakes : ‘Mind and Diet Connections – Food for Thought’ Website | More Information
Professor Manny Noakes is a key opinion leader and trusted advisor in nutrition and health both nationally and internationally. With over 25 years’ experience and over 200 scientific publications, she has extensive knowledge in many fields of nutrition and health including the food regulatory system and functional food substantiation, and an in depth knowledge of the role of red meat in human nutrition. Dr Noakes is the recipient of 3 CSIRO Medals, is a Distinguished Alumni of Flinders University, holds a research excellence award from the University of Adelaide and was a recipient of the Zonta Club Woman of International Achievement award in 2007. Previous roles: Dr Noakes was formally a Senior Principal Research Scientist and Director for the Nutrition and Health Program at CSIRO. She has been an executive member of the Federal Government Food and Health Dialogue, the National Heart Foundation Food and Nutrition Advisory Committee and an Executive Member of the Lion Nutrition Advisory Panel amongst numerous other advisory roles for industry and government. In 2014, Manny was named in the top 50 influential women in South Australia as part of International Women’s day and in 2017 was nominated for Australian of the Year. Dr Noakes is currently an Adjunct Research Professor with the University of South Australia and a member of the Nutrition Society of Australia. In addition she is also a member of the National Committee for Nutrition for the Australian Academy of Sciences as well as being on its Expert Working Group Special Project: Nourishing Australia: A decadal plan for nutrition science. Prof Noakes was instrumental in the development and release of five editions of the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet, which was launched in 2004 and has been translated into 17 languages and sold over 1 million copies in Australia. JOIN US FROM 4PM! This lecture is part of a session open to the general public and will commence with a THREE-MINUTE THESIS COMPETITION (FINISHING PHD STUDENTS) from 4PM. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Friday 30
16:20 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Public Lecture Dr Dan Burns : ‘25 Years of Alzheimer’s disease Research and Clinical Development: How we got here and where do we go’ Website | More Information
During his >30 years in the pharmaceutical industry Dr Dan Burns has worked across the continuum of discovery and development of medicines and their post approval life cycle management. He has led in house scientific departments at large pharmaceutical companies while also building successful collaborations with the biotechnology industry, government, patient advocacy groups and public private partnerships. As a senior executive at Zinfandel Pharmaceuticals, Dan leads a team in alliance with Takeda Pharmaceuticals responsible for the design and execution of a global phase 3 registration study to simultaneously qualify a genetic biomarker and evaluate a therapeutic to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Prior to his appointment at Zinfandel Pharmaceuticals, he served in senior management positions at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), most recently as Senior Vice President, Pharmacogenomics. In addition to managing international line functions, he took a leadership role in working across therapeutic areas to integrate pharmacogenetics throughout the R&D organisation. Prior to joining GSK he held positions of increasing responsibility at Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc. Dan Burns has published widely throughout his career and has been an invited speaker on the topic of pharmacogenetics, biomarkers and innovation in drug development at numerous scientific conferences. These include meetings organized by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Drug Information Association (DIA) and the Keystone Symposium. In addition, he has provided consultation services to the pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries. Dr Burns holds a BS (Biology), MA (Zoology) and PhD (Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology) from Indiana University. He did his post-doctoral research at Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc. investigating protein structure function relationships. JOIN US FROM 3.20PM! This lecture is part of a session open to the general public and will commence with a THREE-MINUTE THESIS COMPETITION (HONS & EARLY PHD STUDENTS) from 3.20PM. ALL ARE WELCOME!

 December 2018
Tuesday 04
18:15 - PUBLIC TALK - Bob Brown and Paul Thomas on 'Green Nomads, Wild Places' Website | More Information
The Institute of Advanced Studies, City of Perth Library and Boffins Books present Bob Brown and Paul Thomas on 'Green Nomads, Wild Places'.

Join us for this talk by Bob Brown and Paul Thomas as they discuss 'Green Nomads, Wild Places' - a companion to 'Green Nomads', the book of their first 19 000 kilometre journey inland through eastern Australia, which followed Bob's retirement after 16 years in the Senate. This is a photographic and written record of a journey that took them first by yacht and then by road along the coasts and by-ways of southern Australia. They floated in hidden harbours and on ancient rivers, climbed over age-old rock formations, and camped at isolated Bush Heritage Australia properties, revelling in the beauty of the natural universe. Bob Brown and Paul Thomas remind us how extraordinary and diverse is our natural world.

Cost: $15
Wednesday 05
9:30 - STAFF EVENT - Unit Design Workshop (05/12/2018) Website | More Information
Facilitated by experienced Learning Designers, this one-day workshop is a great practical opportunity for new and current teaching staff at UWA to experience the unit design process.

You and your colleagues can participate in a number of sequential collaborative tasks which will allow you to explore ideas for student-centred learning as well as map out and plan the face-to-face and online elements for the unit you want to specifically focus on for this workshop.

The workshop begins at 9:30am sharp and finishes at 4:30pm. There is an expectation that participants will be present for the full day. Please answer as many of the questions at the point of registration. This extremely valuable information will be used to coordinate the best team to assist you at this workshop and during follow-up opportunities.

Tea, coffee and a light lunch will be provided.

To get the most out of this workshop we highly recommend the following:

A Unit Coordinator for the unit must attend. Unit Coordinators are encouraged to invite as many of their unit team members as possible. Please ensure all participants register. Unit Coordinators must bring agreed unit learning outcomes and the current unit outline of the chosen unit. It is important to bring your own laptop or mobile device for online development.

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.

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