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Today's date is Monday, September 16, 2019
Events for the public
 February 2019
Thursday 14
16:00 - EVENT - School of Social Sciences Archaeology Seminar : Technology – Architectural Finishes. History, Materials and Techniques More Information
Abstract: In an era when traditional structures are routinely painted with polymer paint in deep tones of grey it is important to understand authentic traditional relationships between the forms and materials of buildings and their applied surface treatments. This presentation covers the traditional forms of applied architectural finishes, their investigation and conservation. This talk is a joint event with the National Trust Western Australia
Monday 18
10:30 - STUDENT EVENT - Study Abroad and Student Exchange Registration : All SESA students are required to register with staff prior to attending the International Welcome Website | More Information
All SESA students are required to register with staff prior to attending the SESA International Session. SESA staff will be on hand to answer any questions.

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.
Tuesday 19
8:30 - STUDENT EVENT - Student Experience - Enabling your success! : Get the best start to your studies by attending this session hosted by your Faculty student experience team Website | More Information
Get the best start to your studies by attending this session hosted by your Faculty student experience team. You will find out everything you need to know to assist you in the transition to UWA and to be a successful student. You will have the opportunity to hear from Academics and current students about how to make the most of your time whilst studying at UWA.

Prior to these activities you will be reconnected with your UniMentor group.

10:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Get your ducks in a row! : Provides a taste of what to expect during your time at UWA More Information
All new students are strongly encouraged to attend this session to get you started at UWA. The session provides you with key information and activities to get you connected to UWA online resources, study and social supports and provides a taste of what to expect during your time at UWA. If you have any burning questions, this is where you can ask them.

12:00 - EVENT - Academic Sessions - Explore your majors! : Your chance to get a taste of what to expect in your first year of University Website | More Information
These short information sessions will give you the opportunity to meet our amazing academic staff and find out more about the majors which we offer here at UWA. This is your chance to get a taste of what to expect in your first year of University and be inspired by the wide range of possibilities on offer at UWA!

18:00 - EVENT - How to achieve a sustainable blue economy Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Rashid Sumaila, Director, Fisheries Economics Research Unit, University of British Columbia and UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

A crucial question still facing humanity is how to successfully manage the ocean to ensure long term sustainability. In this lecture Professor Sumaila will explore this question couched around three key issues, ie, how we tackle global warming and climate change; how we implement public policies such as the provision of government subsidies to the fisheries sector; and how we manage the high seas.

Professor Sumaila will argue that the chance of managing our ocean successfully for people and nature depends strongly on our ability to tackle the issues that affect the conservation and fair sharing of benefits from our ocean in such a way that positive feedbacks are transmitted between the two. The alternative is for negative feedbacks from conservation to people, and vice versa, to the detriment of both people and nature.

Professor Rashid Sumaila, Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit at the University of British Columbia is a globally recognized fisheries economist, with over 230 peer-reviewed publications, and over 60 books or book chapters. He has a Google Scholar h-index of 70 with over 20,000 citations. Rashid specializes in bioeconomics, marine ecosystem valuation and the analysis of global issues such as fisheries subsidies, IUU (illegal, unreported and unregulated) fishing and the economics of high and deep seas fisheries. Professor Sumaila has experience working in fisheries and natural resource projects in Norway, Canada and the North Atlantic region, Namibia and the Southern African region, Ghana and the West African region and Hong Kong and the South China Sea.

Professor Sumaila is a UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow and a UWA Forrest Visiting Fellow.

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Overcoming the challenges of making high quality cross-national comparisons. The example of the European Social Survey Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Rory Fitzgerald, Director, European Social Survey, City, University of London and UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

In this public lecture Professor Rory Fitzgerald will first outline the challenges of cross-national measurement using social surveys and outline how the European Social Survey (ESS) has tried to address them. These include issues related to sampling, questionnaire design, translation, fieldwork and data processing amongst others.

He will then use his own research to show how combining multiple waves of the ESS allowed an examination of the attitudes of migrants moving from Eastern to western Europe in their attitudes towards homosexuality. Do migrant attitudes change if they move from one context to another?

In the final part of the lecture Professor Fitzgerald will give some examples of how the ESS has been used both in academia and beyond and will make the case for developing an Australian sister survey to the ESS.
Wednesday 20
10:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Enrolments & CAS Help Drop-in Session : Get practical assistance using studentConnect and our Class Allocation System (CAS)! Website | More Information
This session is for new students who require in-person assistance with their enrolment through studentConnect. We're here to help! Have you tried enrolling online but still have some burning questions? You can pop in at any time on this day to get practical assistance using studentConnect and our Class Allocation System (CAS)!

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Mining Waste Environments: globally significant and growing biogeochemical hotspots Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Lesley A. Warren, Director, Lassonde Institute of Mining, University of Toronto and UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Globally, extractive industries are estimated to produce 7.2 billion tons of waste and use 7-9 billion cubic metres of water; creating one of the fastest growing and least well studied biogeochemical contexts on the planet. Tailings, containing reactive sulfur, iron, nitrogen and carbon compounds, represent the largest global mining environmental liability. Currently, it is difficult for mines to design tailings impoundments or develop effective management and reclamation approaches, because the microbial processes that generate impacts remain a black box. However, as mining landscapes continue to grow world-wide, the fundamental lessons learned in these contexts are also required to better inform our understanding of global biogeochemical cycling.

In this lecture, Professor Warren will present results from both metal and oil sands mining contexts, where we have begun to address this knowledge gap through the joint application of genomics and geochemistry. Research to date provides fascinating glimpses of extensive and often surprising biogeochemical cycling within these environments, as well as distinctive microbial communities that interactively shape biogeochemical outcomes.
Thursday 21
10:30 - STUDENT EVENT - Student Excursion - Adventure World Trip Website | More Information
Adventure World is a small theme park located in Bibra Lake, about 30 minutes from the Perth CBD. There are a variety of things to keep you occupied including The Absyss, The Black Widow, and a number of water slides including the Kraken. You'll also find swimming pools, go karts, Australian wildlife such as koalas and loads more.

Cost: $35

To register or for more information about this and other trips, please visit our Social Activities and Excursions webpage.

*Registrations for this trip closes Wednesday 20th February 12pm or if trip is full.
Tuesday 26
13:00 - AWARD - Applications for the 2019 AMWA Early-Career Award close on Sunday, 31st of March. : Further information is available here: www.medicalwriters.org/amwa-early-career-award More Information
Applications for the 2019 AMWA Early-Career Award close on Sunday, 31st of March.

The Australasian Medical Writer’s Association (AMWA) supports medical writers and editors in Australia and New Zealand. We are currently seeking early-career medical writers who are eligible for our 2019 award.



AMWA members with fewer than two years’ experience in medical writing are eligible to apply. Applicants will be judged on a piece of writing of approximately 1000 words. The award includes AMWA conference registration and workshop attendance plus $1000 towards travel and accommodation. Applications close 31 March, 2019. For further information on the early-career award is available here: www.medicalwriters.org/amwa-early-career-award



If you have staff or students who are new to medical writing, would be interested in joining the AMWA for a small fee and applying for the award we would be grateful if you could forward this event to them. AMWA members can access a range of benefits, more information is available here: https://www.medicalwriters.org/membership/


17:00 - SEMINAR - UWA Music presents: Callaway Centre Seminar Series - Pedro Alvarez : Notation as transcription, composition as translation More Information
A free weekly seminar series, with presenters from within UWA and from the wider community.

This week: Pedro Alvarez | Notation as transcription, composition as translation

Abstract: Music composition will be discussed in its dialectical situation between transcriptive and generative functions of notation. Analysing different approaches to such functions in recent compositional practices for context, I will present my most recent creative work.

Bio: Pedro Alvarez is an independent composer, improviser, and scholar, born in Chile and currently based in Western Australia. His creative work focuses on new forms of sonic narrative made of static situations, articulating simplicity of form in contrast with highly detailed textures. Research interests include aesthetics and politics, postcolonialism, and musical thinking since the 1960’s. Alvarez studied composition with Cirilo Vila in Santiago, with James Dillon in London, and with Liza Lim in Huddersfield, obtaining a PhD in 2014.

He has been hosted as composer-in-residence in Vienna and in Mexico, and receives commissions from festivals and ensembles around the world.

Free entry - all welcome. Please join us for refreshments after the seminar.
Thursday 28
16:00 - SEMINAR - Islands of History : Recent discoveries on Yaburara country (Dampier Archipelago) - historical inscriptions from pre-colonial visitors More Information
Research undertaken as part of the Murujuga: Dynamics of the Dreaming project across the Dampier Archipelago has discovered rock art that provides significant new evidence about historical visits before white settlement in 1861. These assist a better understanding of Yaburara life in the islands prior to the Flying Foam Massacre of 1868. Archaeological evidence demonstrates that the Yaburara were using the islands during the late Holocene after an intensive period of occupation in the Early Holocene. This more recent use includes rock art production focussed on the islands’ margins. Amongst the most recent rock art repertoire of the outer islands is a newly discovered image of a ship. We argue that this is of the HMS Mermaid, a British vessel captained by Phillip Parker King in his survey of Australia’s coastlines in 1817-1822. This engraved ship provides additional insights into the cross-cultural encounters documented by King with the Yaburara people. Rosemary Island and West Lewis Island have also revealed the earliest archaeological evidence for the presence of American whalers in North West Australia, created by the crews of the whaleships Connecticut (1842) and Delta (1849). Rare examples of maritime inscriptions, these are, uniquely, superimposed over earlier Indigenous rock art motifs. These maritime commemorations represent distinct mark-making practices by North American whalers encountering an already-inscribed landscape, providing insight into the earliest phases of North West Australia’s colonial history.

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