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Displaying from Monday, July 09, 2012
 August 2012
Sunday 12
10:00 - EVENT - 2012 Open Day : Experience what's on offer at UWA Website | More Information
UWA opens up the whole campus to the public.

Come and find out about the courses on offer, career options, scholarship opportunities, our valuable research, community programs and facilities.

There's also residential college tours, hands-on activities, live music and (...)
Friday 24
10:00 - EVENT - UWA Albany Open Day More Information
Visit the UWA Albany Centre to discover all that UWA has to offer in the Great Southern. Academic advisers will be on hand to answer questions and provide advice on courses. 10am-12noon and 4-6pm.
Thursday 30
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Albany Skywest Lecture : The (mis)use of religion in justification of political violence: a comparative analysis Website | More Information
Professor Oliver Rafferty will look at religiously motivated violence and the attitude of religious authorities to them. As he examines the Crusades, the Church's attitude to political violence in Ireland and contemporary issues surrounding Islamic fundamentalist violence questions arise. Is the (...)

 September 2012
Thursday 20
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Albany Skywest Public Lecture : The Albany Tropics: Research from the Great Southern has a Global Reach Website | More Information
The UWA Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management (CENRM) has now been in operation in Albany for 10 years. During this time, a range of regional, national and international projects have been completed raising the profile of CENRM and Albany as a destination of quality research directed (...)

 October 2012
Wednesday 10
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Albany Skywest Public Lecture : Let's talk about suicide Website | More Information
The loss of a life through suicide is the most feared and tragic outcome from mental ill-health. It’s also an outcome which is preventable, and we all need to know how. headspace Great Southern Manager Andrew Wenzel will speak about the need for more open discussion about suicide at a community (...)
Sunday 21
14:00 - EVENT - Friends of UWA Albany Philosophy Cafe : Seeking Adventure Website | More Information
Adjunct Professor Andrew Turk will facilitate a discussion on the topic 'Seeking Adventure'. Questions will include: Why do we seek challenges and dangerous thrills? Is it bad, or is it good for us? Do we always need to seek out adventure or does it sometimes find us? Philosophy of extreme sports; (...)

 November 2012
Monday 05
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Albany Skywest Public Lecture : Ocean: Opportunities in exploring the planet's last frontier Website | More Information
Increased consumption of resources is leading to a proliferation of global environmental problems that cast doubts on the capacity of the biosphere to continue to support our well-being in the context of a growing population. Ecologists and environmental scientists are busy documenting the (...)
Thursday 29
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Albany Skywest Lecture : The Joy of Excellence Website | More Information
Peter le Breton is in love with excellence. He will share why pursuing excellence or expertise or mastery in virtually any field of endeavour can be blissful and deeply fulfilling. Even being an expert bank robber can be delicious—just ask Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Peter will explain (...)

 February 2013
Friday 08
16:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Albany Skywest Public Lecture : Our Heart Land: the story behind the Ngallak Koort Boodja canvas Website | More Information
Commissioned by Perth Festival in 2006, the canvas remains of the most significant collaborative arts projects of recent times and represents a powerful image of the unity of the Noongar nation. The canvas will be hung in the Albany Entertainment Centre for the opening of the 2013 Great Southern (...)

 March 2013
Monday 11
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Albany Skywest Public Lecture : Managing poor health in the developing world Website | More Information
Have you travelled to a developing country and been confronted with the obvious challenges faced by local communities trying to best manage the health and welfare of their people and realised how fortunate you are living in a western society? Since the 1970s, motivated by his family connection with (...)

17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Albany Skywest Public Lecture : Success and failure when managing poor health in the developing world Website | More Information
Have you travelled to a developing country and been confronted with the obvious challenges faced by local communities trying to best manage the health & welfare of their people, and realised how fortunate you are living in a western society?

Since the 1970s, motivated by his family (...)
Tuesday 26
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Albany Skywest Public Lecture : Life's a beach...and a pool! Website | More Information
Public pools play an important part in the Australian way of life. But how well do we understand them? What is their nature? How are they managed? Where does their water come from? This Skywest lecture gathers three specialists who will share their knowledge on public pools and water management (...)

 April 2013
Wednesday 17
17:00 - MEMORIAL LECTURE - Improving salt tolerance in wheat: : Discoveries from the search for genes which reduce the rate of sodium accumulation in leaves Website | More Information
In this lecture, internationally renowned and highly cited plant scientist, Prof Rana Munns, will show how the combination of fundamental plant biology and targeted plant breeding can produce significant outcomes for crop production in saline soils.

Saline soils restrict plant growth in (...)
Tuesday 30
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Albany Skywest Public Lecture : New ecosystems, new ideas? Search for appropriate touchstones in a era of rapid change Website | More Information
The science and practice of ecological restoration have depended for several decades on key touchstones such as ecological integrity and historical fidelity to provide moral guidance on appropriate action. The intensification of human-caused environmental and ecological change is giving rise to (...)

 May 2013
Thursday 16
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Albany Skywest Public Lecture : The Old Post Office Website | More Information
One of Albany’s most elegant buildings, the Old Post Office on Stirling Terrace has been used for many purposes in its 144-year life. Now home to the University of Western Australia in Albany, its strong granite walls can tell many tales. Historian Malcolm Traill will take you back to the convict (...)

 July 2013
Monday 08
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Albany Public Lecture : The Good Life - What makes a life worth living? Website | More Information
You hear that insistent message, echoing through the philosophical traditions of East and West: treat other people the way you’d like to be treated. The basic message never alters, whether your moral heritage is Socratic, Jewish, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, humanistic or anything in between. A (...)
Thursday 18
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Albany Public Lecture : Western Australia as an old landscape transformed, altered, but not lost Website | More Information
To some, the transformation of Western Australian landscapes as encountered by first European settlers has been so dramatic as to have seen irrevocable alteration, the early countryside effectively lost to modern experience. In many ways this interpretation parallels views about Aboriginal cultures (...)

 August 2013
Thursday 08
9:00 - EVENT - Great Southern, Great Science Conference - last call for registrations Website | More Information
The Great Southern Science Council, the Western Australian Chief Scientist, the WA Museum (Albany), and the Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management are hosting a conference in Albany to showcase the excellent science taking place in the Great Southern region.

'Great Southern (...)
Sunday 11
10:00 - OPEN DAY - 2013 Open Day : Join us for our Centenary Open Day and experience all that UWA has to offer Website | More Information
Come and find out about our undergraduate and postgraduate courses, career options, scholarship opportunities, our valuable research, community programs and facilities.

There's also residential college tours, hands-on activities, live music, entertainment, and plenty of fun activities (...)
Tuesday 13
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Albany Public Lecture : Beauty, Love, and Art: The Legacy of Ancient Greece Website | More Information
There is a deep problem with beauty. Beauty is commonly equated with sexual attractiveness. Yet there is also the beauty of art, which arouses an aesthetic response of disinterested contemplation. As Roger Scruton writes in his recent book, Beauty (2009): “In the realm of art beauty is an object (...)


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