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Academic Events
 December 2018
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 - https://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.
Monday 10
9:30 - STAFF EVENT - Unit Design Workshop (10/12/2018) 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.
Tuesday 11
17:45 - PUBLIC TALK - Photons & Gravitational Waves : A public talk by Professor Markus Aspelmeyer, Professor of Physics and Professor Rainer Weiss, Nobel Laureate. Website | More Information
You are invited to join us at UWA’s Octagon Theatre for a free double bill event featuring two outstanding physics communicators addressing two of the deepest questions of physics.

Professor Markus Aspelmeyer, Professor of Physics at the University of Vienna will address the question, “What is a Photon?” while Professor Rainer Weiss, Nobel Laureate, inventor of gravitational wave detectors, and discoverer of gravitational waves, will tell the story of the century quest to detect Einstein’s elusive waves.

This is a family friendly event also suitable for high school students.

This event is co-sponsored by the AIP Congress and the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies.
Wednesday 12
9:30 - STAFF EVENT - Unit Design Workshop (12/12/2018) 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.

18:30 - SCREENING - ‘Dying to Live’ screening 12/12/18 Windsor Cinema : Life on the organ donation waiting list Website | More Information
The Lions Eye Institute is hosting a screening of the ‘Dying to Live’ documentary on December 12th at the Windsor Cinema in Nedlands. The documentary delves into life on the organ donation waiting list, the complex world of organ and tissue transplantation and the heart-wrenching stories of real people awaiting life-saving organs in Australia, when the only thing standing between them and death is the kindness of a stranger. The documentary is compelling and moving in covering a topic so many of us never talk about, but need to. Tickets can be purchased using this link: https://tickets.demand.film/event/6495QJKWKBJE
Friday 14
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Promise of Quantum Computing (and how we’re going to get there!) Website | More Information
A public lecture by Jeremy O’Brien, Co-founder and CEO, PsiQuantum and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Quantum computing promises to transform almost every aspect of our lives, society and economy. However, despite more than quarter of a century of effort, useful systems are yet to be realized. The challenge is that useful quantum computing requires ~1,000,000 qubits (to meet the demands of error correction). This challenge will only be met in the near term by harnessing the advanced manufacturing capabilities of the conventional silicon computer chip industry—one that has benefited from sustained investment of ~ $1tn over the past 50 years. In this lecture Professor O'Brien will survey the proposed approaches for achieving this goal and show that silicon photonics stands out in making general purpose quantum computing achievable with conventional silicon processes.
Thursday 20
6:00 - CONCERT - UWA Christmas Concert : We invite you and your families to join us for our final concert of 2018! Website | More Information
Held on Whitfeld Court against the magnificent backdrop of Winthrop Hall, the UWA Christmas Concert will feature all your favourite Christmas classics and carols performed by acclaimed staff and students from the UWA Conservatorium of Music.

There will be plenty of fun for all the family with Santa making an appearance on the night.

Pack a picnic or enjoy a delicious treat from one of the local food trucks (Rancho Sombrero Tex-Mex, The Spanish Casa or Tim's Ice Creams) and join us for a fun-filled evening of music!

FREE entry - suitable for all ages

We welcome guests from 6pm. Concert starts 7pm and finishes by 8.45pm Please bring something to sit on (tall chairs only permitted on the grass bank).

12:00 - SEMINAR - The discovery of a novel cancer target and clinical development of targeted therapy with leronlimab Website | More Information
Richard Pestell graduated MBBS from the University of WA, gained fellowships in endocrinology and oncology with RACP and completed PhD at the University of Melbourne (Howard Florey Institute) before postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School. He has directed broadly collaborating laboratories, producing highly cited research on signaling in endocrine cancer oncogenesis and metastasis. Most recently, this has included exploring the CCR5 receptor as a novel therapeutic target for the humanized anti-CCR5 antibody, leronlimab. Richard has allied active research with clinical and research administration, as director of Philadelphia’s Sydney Kimmel Cancer Center and Executive Vice President of Thomas Jefferson University until 2015 and currently as President of the Pennsylvania Cancer and Regenerative Medicine Center, also in Philadelphia. He is the holder of a number of international patents in biotechnology, diagnostics and cancer therapeutics, has established two successful biotech companies.

 January 2019
Saturday 19
9:00 - COURSE - 8-Day GAMSAT Preparation Courses on UWA Campus : Learn, review and practice for a great GAMSAT score! Gold Standard GAMSAT attendance courses cover all 3 exam sections through problem-based learning. Website | More Information
Join us on our 9th year of providing interactive, problem-based & targeted GAMSAT attendance courses on UWA campus!

We understand the GAMSAT to be a reasoning exam rather than knowledge-based and have designed our courses to help you optimise the skills that are being assessed in the test.

• Our problem-based learning method lets you approach the test as a learning experience - almost everything you need to answer a question can be found on the exam paper!

• Develop exam-level reasoning skills as you learn proven strategies from the author of the first GAMSAT textbook ever written, The Gold Standard GAMSAT, and whose experience in teaching the GAMSAT spans over 9 years.

• Purchase any 3 days and attend another full day of your choice, for free!

• You can also customise your GAMSAT review by choosing only the course or courses that target your weaknesses. Choose from any of the following courses for only $199 per day:

- January 19, 2019: Verbal Reasoning and Written Communication (Section 1 and Section 2) Problem-based Learning Course

- January 20, 2019: Bridging Course for Science and Non-science Background

- January 21, 2019: Physical Sciences Review (Section 3) & PBL

- January 22, 2019: Biological Sciences Review (Section 3) & PBL

- January 23, 2019: Virtual Reality GAMSAT Exam (VR-1)

- January 24, 2019: Virtual Reality GAMSAT Exam Review and Targeted PBL

January 25, 2019: Continued Review and Advanced GAMSAT PBL

- March 16, 2019: Virtual Reality GAMSAT Exam with Online Review of Worked Solutions Course location: University Hall, University of Western Australia

For further details, please visit www.gamsattestpreparation.com/gamsat-courses-perth.php

Our GAMSAT attendance courses are also included in our Platinum Attendance and Complete Course packages: 5000+ Q&A • 300+ Videos • 60+ Hrs Live Courses • up to 15 Full-length Exams • 4 GAMSAT Textbooks • Apps • MP3s

17:00 - SEMINAR - Free GAMSAT Strategy Session With An Expert : Get insight into efficient preparation & strategies relevant to GAMSAT-level practice questions in this free problem-based seminar provided by Gold Standard GAMSAT. Website | More Information
Gauge your readiness for the GAMSAT! We'll be providing free handouts with sample practice questions. You will then be asked to take a short timed practice test followed by a discussion of the worked solutions.

Our GAMSAT free seminars are like mini versions of our live attendance courses. We focus on teaching the most important strategies for each section rather than a mere overview of the GAMSAT.

Note: It is not necessary to be using Gold Standard GAMSAT products in order to attend this free GAMSAT seminar. You will receive a free handout but please bring some writing paper.

The Gold Standard GAMSAT textbooks are available at the UWA Co-op Bookshop as well as at www.gamsat-prep.com.
Wednesday 30
12:00 - FREE LECTURE - Community of Practice Lunch and Learn : Amazing opportunity to learn about virtual reality with your colleagues from throughout the University More Information
UWA academics are cordially invited to the inaugural ‘Lunch & Learn’ event run by our new UWA ‘Teaching Innovations’ Community of Practice. The focus of this event will be VR in Higher Education. The event will be held on Wednesday 30th January, 2019 from 12 noon to 1.30pm in the Fay Gale Studio (formerly the Carpe Diem Studio) in the Educational Enhancement Unit.

This informal 90 minute session will include insights into the AR, VR and Mixed Reality programs currently enhancing student learning across the university, and a panel discussion at the end. The aim is to share expertise in this area across disciplines and to inspire others to consider incorporating VR into teaching to enhance student engagement and outcomes. This will be a supportive environment where you will be encouraged to engage in cross-disciplinary interaction and collaboration.

Lunch will be provided. Please rsvp for catering purposes by 28 January 2019 to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-of-practice-innovation-lunch-learn-tickets-55144112525?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button
Thursday 31
8:30 - CONFERENCE - TLF2019 Teaching and Learning Forum - GET INVOLVED : WA Teaching and Learning Forum 2019 (31/01/2019 - 01/02/2019) Website | More Information
The 2019 TLF committee invites you to get involved with the 27th Teaching and Learning Forum.

The Forum has a tradition of bringing together educators from across the higher education sector to share, challenge and develop their ideas about teaching and learning. In 2019 the theme is “Vision & Voice”, which can be applied at the practitioner, university and national level.

The Forum website contains detailed information, including the call for submissions and registration link.

18:00 - FREE LECTURE - Public Lecture: Management and Innovation : This free public lecture delivered by Professor Isabella Grabner from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and presented by the UWA Business School explores the topic: Incentives for Creativity. Website | More Information
This free public lecture delivered by Professor Isabella Grabner from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and presented by the UWA Business School explores the topic: Incentives for Creativity. Professor Grabner draws on her research to show how modern companies combine incentives, budgetary controls, and promotion opportunities to drive innovation and creativity.

 February 2019
Friday 01
16:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: Cai Heng Li, 4pm Feb 01 More Information
Speaker: Cai Heng Li (Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, PRC)

Title: Erdös-Ko-Rado Problem for Permutation Groups

Time and place: 4pm Friday 01 Feb 2019, Weatherburn LT

Abstract: A classical result of Erdös-Ko-Rado in extremal set theory is about intersections of subsets of a set, leading to the so-called Erdös-Ko-Rado problem in various versions. I will explain the problem for permutation group version, and then address a conjecture about the upper-bound for the numbers of intersecting sets.
Friday 08
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar : Junming Ho - School of Chemistry UNSW More Information
Adventures in Computational Chemistry
Tuesday 12
16:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: Mariagrazia Bianchi, 4pm Feb 12 More Information
Speaker: Mariagrazia Bianchi (Università degli Studi di Milano)

Title: Conjugacy class sizes in finite groups: variations on the theme

Time and place: 4pm Tuesday 12 Feb 2019, Weatherburn LT

Abstract: The study of conjugacy class sizes goes back to the beginning of the last century with Burnside's result, Miller's studies on groups with few conjugacy classes and Ito who began the study of the structure of a group in terms of the number of conjugacy classes. Over the last 30 years the subject has become fashionable and many papers have been written on this topic. In this talk I try to summarize some results obtained by using two particular graphs: the common divisor graph and the prime graph in relationship with conjugacy class sizes and finally the variation regarding the so-called vanishing classes, that are those classes of elements g for which there exists an irreducible non linear character chi such that chi(g)=0.
Wednesday 13
11:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar : Yeast 2.0 - building the world’s first functional synthetic eukaryotic genome More Information
Yeast 2.0 - building the world’s first functional synthetic eukaryotic genome
Thursday 14
12:00 - SEMINAR - Seminar Series : Understanding multidrug resistance: can computational chemistry teach us new tricks for old drugs? More Information

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

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