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Today's date is Monday, December 16, 2019
Events for the public
 December 2019
Tuesday 03
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Bazm-e-Sarfraz Annual Public Lecture : Muslim Youth in America More Information
The Centre for Muslim States and Societies invites you to Bazm-e-Sarfraz annual event commemorating the contributions made by Begum Sarfraz Iqbal (1939-2003) towards promoting Urdu literature and championing the cause of inter-communal harmony.

At this year’s event, Dr Ghazala Hayat, daughter of Begum Sarfraz Iqbal, will speak on her experiences in the United States working with Muslim youth and on the issue of radicalisation.

The lecture will be followed by supper.

About the speaker

Professor Ghazala Hayat, daughter of Begum Sarfraz Iqbal, is Chair of Public Relations for the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis and a past board president of Interfaith Partnership. She is also Professor of Neurology at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Among various leadership positions, she is director of the Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship and she is also director of the ALS clinic.

About Begum Sarfraz Iqbal

Born in Rohtak, India, Begum Sarfraz Iqbal migrated to Pakistan at a young age and became a patron of Urdu literature and art in Pakistan. She authored two books: Daman-e-Yusuf (Mavara Publishers, 1989) and Jo Bachay Hain Sang (Naqoosh, 2002) and wrote regular columns in Daily Ausaf (Islamabad) and Daily Pakistan. She also published numerous articles in other literary magazines including Mah-e-Nau.

Begum Sarfraz Iqbal was a philanthropist who introduced the idea of adopting schools to improve the quality of education in Pakistan and ceaselessly worked to help disadvantaged people in Pakistan. The events commemorating her contributions focus on ideas that unite people across religious and cultural divides and focus attention on ideas and philosophies of moderate Muslim thinkers.
Friday 06
18:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Christmas Concert for Lifeline WA Website | More Information
This is your night! Gather your family and friends and join Santa for the 2019 UWA Christmas Concert in support of Lifeline WA. The UWA Conservatorium of Music, national artists and community choirs will perform all your favourite Christmas songs.

Hosted by Nadia Mitsopoulos (ABC and Lifeline WA), this year’s concert is the biggest yet, as we move to a new location on UWA’s Riley Oval. Have your face-painted, visit the Christmas craft corner and have a chat to the one and only Santa.

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

There will be a selection of tasty snacks available from local food trucks and the University Club of WA will be open if you want to grab a pre-show drink. Please bring something to sit on (chairs only permitted in marked areas).

Time: Pre-show entertainment starts at 6pm with a special kids program at 6.30pm. Main show starts at 7pm.

Parking: Please consider using public transport as parking is limited during the Perth Festival Lotterywest Film Season at the Somerville Auditorium  (why not make a night of it and catch a movie at the after the concert)?

Bookings: FREE entry - suitable for all ages, please register online.
Tuesday 10
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Medical Image Computing (MIC): we are living in interesting times Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Ron Kikinis, Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

During the last decade, results from basic research in the fields of genetics and immunology have begun to impact treatment in a variety of diseases. Checkpoint therapy, for instance has fundamentally changed the treatment and survival of some patients with melanoma. The medical workplace has transformed from an artisanal organization into an industrial enterprise environment. Workflows in the clinic are increasingly standardized. Their timing and execution are monitored through omnipresent software systems. This has resulted in an acceleration of the pace of care delivery. Imaging and image post-processing have rapidly evolved as well, enabled by ever-increasing computational power, novel sensor systems and novel mathematical approaches. Organizing the data and making it findable and accessible is an ongoing challenge and is investigated through a variety of research efforts. These topics will be reviewed and discussed during the lecture.

Dr Kikinis is the founding Director of the Surgical Planning Laboratory, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, and a Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. This laboratory was founded in 1990. Before joining Brigham & Women’s Hospital in 1988, he trained as a resident in radiology at the University Hospital in Zurich, and as a researcher in computer vision at the ETH in Zurich, Switzerland. He received his MD degree from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, in 1982. In 2004 he was appointed Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. In 2009 he was the inaugural recipient of the MICCAI Society “Enduring Impact Award”.

 January 2020
Saturday 18
9:00 - COURSE - Gold Standard GAMSAT Live Courses Perth Day 1 : 8-hour Non-science Review, Strategies and PBL:Section 1 and 2 Website | More Information
Learn, review and address your weaknesses and develop your GAMSAT-level reasoning skills in Section 1 and 2.

 February 2020
Saturday 08
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Introduction to Digital Photography : Learn from the Master Photographer himself! Website | More Information
Photography is one of the world’s most popular pastimes and yet many people don’t understand how to use and maximise the creative controls of their camera. Regardless of whether you use a compact; DSLR or a mirror-less camera; this workshop will explain the many creative choices you have in setting up and using your camera with the aim of shooting some stunning images. Nick Melidonis has been one of Australia’s foremost photographers and photo educators for over two decades. A Master Photographer with five gold bars, named number two in the world in 2016 and a finalist in the National Geographic 2016 'Travel Photographer of the Year'.

 March 2020
Tuesday 17
8:00 - WORKSHOP - Static Liquefaction Workshop : This two-day workshop aims to provide a demonstration of static liquefaction triggering as it relates to tailings Website | More Information
This two-day workshop aims to provide a demonstration of static liquefaction triggering as it related to tailings, and outline the various tools available to assess the potential for this behaviour.

This will be achieved through explanation on the interpretation of the cone penetration test (CPT), laboratory techniques to refine CPT interpretation and provide inputs to other analyses, and finally analytical and numerical methods to assess static liquefaction susceptibility.

Mining and tailings consultants, operators of tailings storage facilities, as well as regulators will find this workshop of interest.
Thursday 19
8:00 - SEMINAR - Tailings Management: Responding to Emerging Challenges Seminar : This two-day seminar will address the emerging challenges in the day-to-day management of tailings storage facilities Website | More Information
This two-day seminar will address the emerging challenges in the day-to-day management of tailings storage facilities and the obligation to comply with the relevant operating standards and closure requirements. It will explore the conditions and obstacles encountered in everyday mining, and innovative solutions utilised in different mining operations and environments; and will include case studies, specialist presentations and discussion sessions.

This seminar will be run immediately following the Static Liquefaction Workshop, and you can choose to attend both events together at a discounted rate.
Tuesday 24
8:00 - WORKSHOP - Introduction to the Application of Risk-Based Methods in Underground Mining Geomechanics Workshop : A forum for underground mine workers to discuss: the methods used to design for geotechnical risk Website | More Information
Within the mining community, geotechnical risk is often underappreciated, sometimes ignored and seldom properly quantified. In all areas of geomechanics, the uncertainty and variability that engineers need to deal with necessitate a rigorous process of quantification or, in the very least, robustly qualifying likelihoods and consequences. There appears also to be a large gap between the state-of-the-art and the state of general practice when it comes to the qualification and quantification of geotechnical risk. The aim of this ACG workshop is to provide a forum for underground mine workers to discuss: the methods used to design for geotechnical risk and those used to manage these risks; to identify shortcomings; and to close the gap between the state-of-the-art and the state-of-practice.

 May 2020
Tuesday 12
8:00 - EVENT - 2020 International Symposium on Slope Stability in Open Pit Mining and Civil Engineering : A forum for open pit mining and civil engineering practitioners Website | More Information


Slope Stability 2020 will provide a forum for open pit mining and civil engineering practitioners, consultants, researchers and suppliers worldwide to exchange views on best practice and state-of-the-art slope technologies. Best practice with respect to pit slope investigations, design, implementation and performance monitoring will be discussed during the symposium.

The ACG is delighted to host this event in Perth again. It has been more than a decade since it was last held in Western Australia.

 November 2020
Wednesday 04
8:00 - EVENT - Second International Conference on Underground Mining Technology : The Australian Centre for Geomechanics is delighted to host the Second International Conference on Underground Mining Technology (UMT 2020) in Brisbane, Australia, 4–6 November 2020. Website | More Information
Due to the ongoing drive for safer and more productive and economical mines, there is a need for the practical application of existing technology and the continual development of new technology. In recent years, a vast amount of technology development has changed the landscape of mining geomechanics discipline. Photogrammetric methods and laser measurement technology allows geotechnical engineers to gather data not possible before, and the development in drone technology allows them to gather this data in areas previously not accessible.

Integrated underground communications systems allow for seamless real-time integration, and personnel tracking systems allow for better assessment and management of exposure to geotechnical hazards. Geotechnical engineers now have data at higher resolution with wider coverage not possible before. However, effective decisions can only be made if data is turned into information, and knowledge derived from it. This conference will provide a forum to present and discuss new technologies and explore practical ways of implementing and expanding these new technologies to maximise their value within the underground mining environment.

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