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Today's date is Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Academic Events
 November 2020
Wednesday 11
8:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Creating Crops for the Future: Challenges, Technology and Sustainable Solutions : A special International Plantae Webinar (online) Website | More Information
One of the most urgent scientific challenges of the 21st century lies in ensuring that we have enough food for the growing global population. Join us for this special event where three experts in the field of plant science, including recently named GCHERA World Agriculture Prize Laureate Professor Pamela Ronald, will speak on how scientists are advancing sustainable crops and biotechnologies to make world food security a reality.

REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/37UhubF

Join Moderator Professor John Evans (ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis) in a unique forum for discussion about how critical and complex issues can be addressed, including water and land scarcity, climate change, the role of genetic engineering and other modern agricultural technologies and the importance of interdisciplinary approaches.

This event is presented by Plantae, and co-hosted by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology.

Note: November 11, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Australia East Coast Daylight Time (AEDT UTC+11), which is November 10, 7:00-9:00 pm EST, 4:00-6:00 pm PST

Monday 23
8:30 - COURSE - Introduction to R Short Course : Short Course - UWA Centre for Applied Statistics Website | More Information
A one day course offering an introduction to R using the tidyverse, for those with no or little experience using this free and popular statistical software.
Tuesday 24
8:30 - COURSE - Statistics In R Short Course : Short Course - UWA Centre for Applied Statistics Website | More Information
A one day course offering an introduction to using R for basic statistical analysis. Assumes a little knowledge of R (An Introduction to R or equivalent) and basic statistical knowledge
Wednesday 25
8:30 - COURSE - Clustering in R : Short Course - UWA Centre for Applied Statistics Website | More Information
A one day course introducing several clustering techniques.

 January 2021
Saturday 16
9:00 - COURSE - Gold Standard GAMSAT Courses Perth : Problem-based learning approach to expand your knowledge, develop your reasoning, and to learn new GAMSAT strategies. Website | More Information
GAMSAT Courses Perth by Gold Standard will be entering our 10th year at the University of Western Australia (UWA). We have expanded from our original 4 full days of class to a brand new height of 8 full days, with no tuition fee increase.

Day 1 (01-16-2021): Non-science Review, Strategies and PBL: Section 1 and Section 2

Day 2 (01-17-2021): Bridging Gold Standard GAMSAT Course;

Day 3 (01-18-2021): Physical Sciences Problem-based Learning (Section 3)

Day 4 (01-19-2021): Biological Sciences Problem-based Learning (Section 3)

Day 5 (01-20-2021): GAMSAT Practice Test VR-1: Full-length Proctored Mock Exam

Day 6 (01-21-2021): GAMSAT Practice Test Review and Targeted PBL

Day 7 (01-22-2021): Continued GAMSAT Practice Test Review and Targeted PBL

Please note that you can also choose the course (per day) that is suitable to you.

9:00 - COURSE - Gold Standard GAMSAT Courses Perth - 4 day Section 1, 2, 3 Course : Problem-based learning approach to teach the most frequently tested GAMSAT topics in Section 1, 2 and 3 Website | More Information
Develop your GAMSAT-level knowledge, skills and strategies for 4 full days (9 am 5 pm).

Day 1: (01-16-2020) Learn Section 1 strategies, determine your reading speed and level of comprehension, and set practical goals for improvement.

Day 2: (01-17-2020) Bridging course to help science students to focus on Section 1 and 2 PBL and strategies while non-science students cover basic science to prepare for the next 2 days of science review.

Day 3: (01-18-2020) Full day of Physical Sciences GAMSAT Physics and General Chemistry.

Day 4: (01-19-2020) Full day of Biological Sciences GAMSAT Biology and Organic Chemistry.
Wednesday 20
9:00 - COURSE - Gold Standard GAMSAT Courses Perth - Virtual Reality Mock Exam and Review : Gold Standard GAMSAT virtual reality full-length practice tests are based on ACER's format and thus reproduce the balance of question types, timing and difficulty level of the real GAMSAT. Website | More Information
Students sit a full-length practice exam (Virtual Reality GAMSAT VR-1 exam) on the 1st day (01-20-2021).

The 2nd day (01-21-2020) is for review and problem-solving analysis.

The 3rd day (01-22-2020) is to cover advanced GAMSAT topics and to apply problem-based learning to the review of the content from the VR-1 practice test.

A second full-length proctored GAMSAT VR-2 Mock Exam (03-13-2021) features the best of Gold Standard's GAMSAT-level practice questions.

 October 2021
Monday 25
8:00 - EVENT - Instrumentation and Slope Monitoring Workshop : Associated event to the Slope Stability in Mining 2021 Conference Website | More Information
This ACG workshop will focus on new developments relating to conventional terrestrial monitoring systems such as open pit radars, prisms, laser scanning, and photogrammetry, as well as the integration of the different types of these monitoring systems and their interpretation. Application examples of many companies providing these new technologies include land cover determination, feature extraction, persistent change detection and monitoring, terrain slope characterisation, soils modelling and saturated ground detection. Considerable advances have also been made in remote sensing by using a wide variety of different types of unmanned aerial/piloted vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones and also referred to as remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), in monitoring mine sites. This workshop will also explore the advances in the in-ground monitoring of deformation and pore pressure in open pit mining that may be able to provide advance notice of ground movement and changes in pore pressure that might affect slope stability.

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