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 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 entertainment, and plenty of fun activities for the whole family.
Saturday 18
19:30 - ALUMNI EVENT - The 2012 GMA Annual Dinner : Celebrating the 36th anniversary of the GMA, the 2012 GMA Annual Dinner will be hosted at The University Club, with guest speaker Carol Schwartz AM, founding Chair of Our Community. More Information
Celebrating the 36th anniversary of the GMA, the 2012 GMA Annual Dinner will be hosted at The University Club, with guest speaker Carol Schwartz AM, founding Chair of Our Community.

Carol currently has high-level involvement in Women's Leadership Institute Australia, Qualitas Property Partners, Yarra Capital Partners, Melbourne Business School, the Australian Innovation Research Centre, Enterprise Melbourne Advisory Board, and Stockland. Her past leadership roles have spanned Business (Industry Superannuation Property Trust, Property Council of Australia, Highpoint Property Group, Anstat, OPSM), Government (VicHealth, Docklands Authority, Future Melbourne Reference Group), the Arts (Comedy Festival, Australian Ballet School, National Gallery of Australia, Melbourne International Arts Festival), Health (Mental Health Research Institute, Baker Institute) and Community (Australian Bush Heritage Fund, Western Chances, Social Ventures Australia).

Dress: Formal evening attire

Price: $140 for members $160 for non-members

Innovation is a very well used word. Yet this does not lessen its importance to the human spirit, nor how it can propel us to remarkable achievements. The rise of “social innovation” offers Australia opportunities fornew approaches and tools for solving societal challenges – in ways we had not previously imagined.

Leading this social innovation is the ascendency of the social enterprise: entities that are as explicit in their social aims and accountability as they are committed to their commercial orientation.

Social enterprises are able to respond to deeply entrenched social issues with a unique level of freedom to the traditional boundaries established by the business, government and non-profit sectors. Social enterprises are providing Australia with:

- New models of operation - Opportunities for the scaling and replicating of best-in-class practice

Being part of this social evolution is exciting, rewarding and challenging.

Carol Schwartz will offer her insights on these developments, thoughts on where she believes she has had the most impact and reflections on what the future holds for social innovation in Australia.

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Tuesday 21
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The Fair Work Act, The Review, and the Future of Australian Labour Relations 2012 : Professor Ron McCallum AO, Emeritus Professor of Labour Law, University of Sydney More Information
Professor Ron McCallum is renowned nationally and internationally for his work in labour law. As Emeritus Professor of Labour Law at the University of Sydney, Ron teaches labour law and litigation at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He was the University's foundation Blake Dawson Waldron Professor in Industrial Law and served a five-year term as Dean of the Faculty of Law. He has also taught labour law in Canada and the USA. He has published many books on the subject as well as numerous chapters, journal articles and papers. In recognition of his life's work and expertise in labour law, he was appointed to the eminent panel reviewing the Fair Work Act for the Australian government; the panel made its report in June 2012.

Ron McCallum is the first totally blind person to have been appointed to a full professorship in any field at any university in Australia or New Zealand. In 2008 Ron was elected as Australian representative to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, of which he has been Chair since 2010. Ron was awarded a Centenary Medal by the Australian Government in 2003, and in 2006 he was made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO). He was the 2011 Senior Australian of the Year, an honour awarded for his achievements as an equal rights campaigner, especially for persons with disabilities.

RSVP: [email protected]
Monday 27
16:15 - EVENT - UWA Careers Centre - On the Couch with the Recruiters : This seminar is specifically for POSTGRADUATE students. Website | More Information
Meet the recruiters and get tips for your resume, interviews and job etiquette. Recruiters from Accenture, Public Service Commission and John Davidson Associates.

‘On the couch with the recruiter session’ is targeted at postgraduate students, although all students are welcome.

Discover what you need to know about being competitive in the market place - academia, government and industry. Be prepared to ask questions about resumes, pre interview, interview and post interview tips/general etiquette in job searching and acceptance.

Thank you to Accenture - sponsor of this event and UWA Postgraduate Careers Week.

There will be time following the session to ask individual questions.

BOOKINGS REQUIRED on CAREERHUB - https://uwa.careerhub.com.au
Tuesday 28
18:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - 2012 Shann Memorial Lecture : The Art of Strategy: Game Theory in Movies, Sports, and Literature Website | More Information
Game theory means rigorous strategic thinking. It's the art of anticipating your opponent's next moves, knowing full well that your rival is trying to do the same thing as you. In the 2012 Shann Memorial Lecture, Professor Dixit will combine common sense with counterintuitive theory to illustrate a new way of seeing the world. He will show how nearly every business and personal interaction - from pop culture, TV, movies, sports, politics, and history - has a game theory component.

RSVP: www.business.uwa.edu.au/school/shann TIME: 6.30pm - 7.30pm (Refreshments from 5.45pm)

 September 2012
Monday 24
12:00 - SEMINAR - LIWA Medical Research Seminar Series : Mr Gary Cox presents "Patenting for medical researchers the ins and outs" Website | More Information
LIWA invites you to a free seminar on: "Patenting for medical researchers the ins and outs" by Mr Gary Cox, Chairman, Partner, Wray and Associates. Time: 12 noon for light lunch with 12.30pm – 1.30pm presentation.
Thursday 27
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The End of Growth : Public Lecture with Richard Heinberg More Information
Richard Heinberg, a Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, will deliver a public lecture exploring the close link between the resource/environment and the social/economic components of the present global turmoil.

Richard argues that continuous growth of either population or GDP is impossible in a finite world, with both these drivers of unsustainability having now run up against nature’s biophysical limits. While the conventional wisdom is that we must get ‘the economy’ growing again, Heinberg shows that not only is this the wrong strategy, it is actually making the situation worse.

Nature—according to Richard—is now forcing humanity to a transition, one that is as profound as the transition from gatherer/hunter to settled agriculturalist 10,000 years ago.

Richard is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost Peak Oil educators. His latest book, The End of Growth, follows nine others that deal with declining resources, particularly oil. His books have been translated into eight languages. Richard is a recipient of the M. King Hubbert Award for Excellence in Energy Education (2006). He has appeared in a number of documentaries, the most recent being Earth 2100 (2009)

 October 2012
Wednesday 03
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Growth headwinds in China and Japan: implications for the Australian economy Website | More Information
An ‘Inquiring Minds’ lecture by Rod Tyers, Winthrop Professor of Economics, UWA Business School.

This lecture will review recent economic development in China and Japan and will examine the likelihood that either country will overcome barriers to further economic growth. It will draw on research using models of the global economy and associated projections of economic performance to suggest the consequences for the Australian economy during the coming decade.

Free, but RSVP required. Book a seat online (unreserved):https://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/tyers
Wednesday 17
7:00 - EVENT - Breakfast by the Bay with Fiona Wood : Burns research 10 years on; what has been achieved? Website | More Information
In October 2002, Professor Fiona Wood led a Royal Perth Hospital team treating 28 people injured in the Bali bombings. The scale of burns injuries was previously unseen by the hospital, and the exceptional situation required individuals, governments and the private sector to work together closely in coordinating evacuations and treatment. During that time, Fiona witnessed extraordinary bravery, saw incredible acts of courage and was moved by people’s will to survive. The experience inspired her to drive forward on all fronts cutting across boundaries and exploring ground-breaking and innovative research and treatments applicable in burns and other traumatic injuries.

Fiona has now established the Fiona Wood Foundation, which is built on the premise that each and every patient must be given the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcome by combining current treatments with cutting-edge research. At the breakfast, Fiona will share inspiring stories, as well as her vision for the future of burns treatment: a holistic approach encompassing community education, clinical, basic science and population health research to improve wound healing, and the associated long-term physical and psychological complications of burns.

Price: Members $45 / Guests $55 / Table of Ten $450

Price includes a two-course sit down breakfast and presentation by Fiona Wood

8:30 - EVENT - Australia China Business Council Education Forum 2012 : Chinese Language and Cultural Competency in Schools and Industry - Real Links to a Sustainable Relationship Website | More Information
Whilst trade and enterprise have led Australia's bilateral relations with China, education promotes mutual understanding and long lasting links. This year's forum will focus on developing Chinese language and cultural competency in schools, universities and industry. His Excellency Mr Chen Yuming, Chinese Ambassador to Australia, will provide the keynote address and a panel of business leaders and education representatives will share their experiences.
Thursday 18
12:00 - SEMINAR - Accomplished Education Researcher Seminar Series : Sliding Doors in Academe: Idiosyncrasies of autobiography and controversy in psychometrics Website | More Information
***NOW RESCHEDULED TO 18 OCTOBER***

“Individual(s) ….embrace a new paradigm for all sorts of reasons ... . Some of these … lie outside the sphere of science entirely. Others depend upon idiosyncrasies of autobiography….” (Kuhn, 1970, p.l52). I will highlight some “idiosyncrasies of autobiography” that have led to enjoying an academic life – the opportunity to research and teach, to construct and communicate knowledge. I plan to illustrate how psychometrics, a field in which I had the opportunity to ignore or embrace an emergent, non-standard statistical paradigm, has lead beyond mathematical modelling to areas such as the philosophy of science, the sociology of knowledge and academic controversy. I plan to also illustrate the challenges in negotiating the complex world of academic research and communication.

 November 2012
Wednesday 07
0:00 - CONFERENCE - THE TWENTY-FIFTH PhD CONFERENCE IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS : Annual PhD Conference in Economics and Business Website | More Information
The annual PhD Conference in Economics and Business attracts national attention and has significantly enhanced PhD studies for a large number of students.

The Confererence was established as a response to the widespread feeling that PhD students could benefit from interacting with their peers at other universities and being exposed to a broader group of scholars. The students present papers on their research and receive comments from prominent scholars in the area. The tone of the conference is scholarly and highly professional, but constructive and supportive, with the students the focus of attention.

The conference was initiated by the UWA Business School in 1987 and is now a joint venture between UWA, the Australian National University, the University of Queensland, and from 2012 Monash University. The 25th Conference will be held at UWA in November 2012.

Over the last 25 years, the Conference has provided the opportunity to gain valuable exposure for, and feedback on, the work of around 700 PhD students from most Australian and New Zealand universities, as well as a number of prominent universities such as Chicago, MIT, Queen’s, Cambridge, Oxford and the London School of Economics. The Conference also acts as an informal job market with major employers sending representatives to the event.

One important feature of the conference is the outstanding quality of the discussants’ comments. The student papers are circulated beforehand and discussants prepare written comments, typically devoting several days to this task. As there is substantial professional prestige in being invited to be a discussant, there are strong incentives for discussants to work hard at the conference and help the students by proving detailed comments and advise. Additionally, there is the highly-valued “Best Discussant Prize” for which the competition is vigorous.

Please see below link for more information.

 December 2012
Monday 03
8:45 - CONFERENCE - CONFERENCE: 2012 Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations Conference : Indigenous business leaders, corporate representatives, leading academics and policy makers talk about the new opportunities for Indigenous people and communities being created by the rapidly expanding Indigenous business, enterprise and corporations sector. Website | More Information
The UWA Business School Centre for Social Impact is delighted to announce the 2nd annual Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations (IBEC) Conference to be held at UWA Business School on 3 –4 December 2012.

The theme of the 2nd IBEC Conference is Growth and New Opportunities for Indigenous Business.

Conference Streams;

- Indigenous business, enterprise and entrepreneurship in action

- Native Title trusts, agreements, and Corporations

- Corporate and Government Indigenous business partnerships

- New opportunities and emerging sectors: Finance, education, housing, tourism and the arts

- Research in the IBEC sector
Tuesday 04
7:00 - EVENT - Breakfast by the Bay : Building the Indigenous economy: The vital role of business and enterprise Website | More Information
Recent years have witnessed significant growth of Indigenous businesses and community enterprises around Australia. Native Title agreements are providing new opportunities to transform economic and social outcomes for Traditional Owners and Indigenous communities.

This breakfast brings together a panel of Indigenous leaders to examine the state of the Indigenous economy in Australia and consider how new opportunities can be created and built upon to improve economic and social outcomes for Indigenous people.

The panel will consider issues surrounding the balancing of cultural values and economic opportunities and the role the corporate sector and governments can play in enhancing the environment for growth. It will also consider the barriers faced by Indigenous businesses and the challenges of transforming the benefits of Native Title agreements into sustainable opportunities.

This breakfast coincides with the UWA Business School Centre for Social Impact’s 2012 Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations Conference being held on campus on December 3 and 4.

Price: Members $45 / Guests $55 / Table of Ten $450 Price includes a two-course, sit-down breakfast and panel discussion.

 March 2013
Monday 04
10:00 - EVENT - UWA Historical Society March 4th Convocation Centenary: Photo Shoot at 10am : All welcome on the steps of the old St George's Hall 500 Hay St Perth to celebrate 100 years to the day of the first meeting of UWA's Convocation. Website | More Information
You are invited to join us mark the 100th anniversary of the first meeting of the University of Western Australia’s Convocation.

The First meeting was held on March 4th 1913 in St George’s Hall, Hay St near the corner of Irwin Street. The historic façade including the portico, steps and tall white columns were restored when the new Perth District Court was constructed behind it at 500 Hay Street. To celebrate the Centenary of this meeting, a photo-shoot of 100 'graduates' will take place on the steps of the façade at 10am on Monday March 4th 2013.

The UWA Historical Society would be delighted if you could join us.

If you have academic robes, please bring them. If not please come anyway, as having just a few robed members will provide the ‘flavour’. Balloons for a joint release will be provided.

Monday March 4th is a public Holiday (Labour Day). There should be nearby street parking available and there is a public parking station across the road at King’s Hotel.

The UWA Centum will be there
Wednesday 20
17:30 - EVENT - MBA/EMBA Information Evening : The Business School is hosting an information evening for its Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) programs. Website | More Information
We invite you to attend our upcoming information evening which will give you the opportunity to learn about the programs on offer, to discuss your study options, meet Business School staff and have all your questions answered before applying for your chosen MBA course.

The event starts at 5.30pm with the following format

5.30-6.00pm: Meet the current students and professors 6.00-7.00pm: Presentation 7.00-7.30pm: Individual question time

Please RSVP at: www.business.uwa.edu.au/school/news/infoevenings/
Wednesday 27
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Public Lecture: Identifying and profiting from the vacation schedules of major company CEOs : Professor David L. Yermack Website | More Information
What happens when chief executives go on vacation? In this lecture, New York University Stern School of Business Professor David Yermack will show how to identify vacations of CEOs by tracking movements of their corporate jets to leisure destinations where they own property. CEOs tend to announce favourable news for investors just before leaving and just after returning from vacation. While they are away, companies disclose little information, stock prices behave quietly with lower volatility than usual, and companies are more likely to miss regulatory deadlines for disclosing news. All of these patterns create trading opportunities for investors. The data show that even in very large organisations, the absence or presence of a single individual can affect daily operations.

About the Speaker:

Professor David L. Yermack is the Albert Fingerhut Professor of Finance and Business Transformation at New York University Stern School of Business, a position he has held since 2009. He specialises in executive compensation, executive stock options, boards of directors, corporate finance, corporate governance, sports economics and law and finance. His works are widely published in top journals in the field, including Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance, and Journal of Law, Economics, and Organizations.

RVSP by 20 March. Visit www.business.uwa.edu.au/school/specialeventregistration

 April 2013
Thursday 04
9:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Unisuper Financial Advice : Unisuper Financial Adviser will be on campus at UWA Website | More Information
Book your financial advice appointment on campus at the University of Western Australia with a Unisuper Financial Advisor.Whichever type of advice you choose, your first appointment with UniSuper Advice is complimentary. If you wish to proceed, a fixed quote will be provided at the conclusion of the meeting.Contact Unisuper to make an Appointment
Monday 08
12:00 - Art Exhibition - The Art of Zhen Shan Ren : (Free admission) Website | More Information
In a confused world still tainted by a gross abuse of humanity, 18 artists have found a peaceful yet powerful way to express their wish for the end to the largest humanitarian concern in the world today through a return to traditional culture and values.

The artists in this exhibition are painting from their conscience and understanding of the greater good. Their works range widely, from placid inner visions to social realities, and combine to provide a unique window into one important (and often untold) part of the current chapter in Chinese history. The artworks tell the story of the tens of millions of practitioners of Falun Gong, an ancient meditation practice that is currently brutally persecuted by the Chinese communist regime. The paintings touch on the deeper levels of human dignity and freedom, and depict the modern triumph of good over evil.

"Our art comes from a pure heart and our work reflects our personal experience. Art is able to greatly influence the way people think and it also directly connects with human morality. The two interact." – Professor Zhang Kunlun, founder of The Art of Zhen Shan Ren International Exhibition

The exhibit encompasses four main themes: harmony, adversity, courage and justice. It is art that aspires to inform and educate, to inspire and transform, to change and reshape. The Art of Zhen Shan Ren tells the true stories of those who uphold universal values and freedom, stories from which we can all learn valuable lessons and strengthen our awareness of what is truly important. The unique quality and significance of this exhibit serves to both inform and culturally enrich.
Tuesday 09
18:00 - SCREENING - Pre-release Screening : Free China, the Courage to Believe Website | More Information
“INTENSELY COMPELLING…EXTRAORDINARY.” Karen Curry- Former CNN Bureau Chief New York

The fates of a woman living in Beijing and a man living in New York become inextricably linked because of a common conviction…

The multi-award winning “Free China: The Courage To Believe” tells the story of a mother and former Communist Party member, Jennifer Zeng, who along with more than 70 Million Chinese were practicing a belief that combined Buddhism and Daoism until the Chinese Government outlawed it. The Internet police intercepted an email and Jennifer was imprisoned for her faith. As she endured physical and mental torture, she had to decide: does she stand her ground and languish in jail, or does she recant her belief so she can tell her story to the world and be reunited with her family? A world away, Dr. Charles Lee, a Chinese American businessman, wanted to do his part to stop the persecution by attempting to broadcast uncensored information on state controlled television. He was arrested in China and sentenced to three years of re-education in a prison camp where he endured forced labor, making amongst other things, Homer Simpson slippers sold at stores throughout the US.

As political scandals surface and tensions rise along with more than one hundred and fifty thousand protests occurring each year inside China, this timely documentary highlights the issue of unfair trade practices with the West, organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience and widespread forced/slave labor. The film also highlights how new Internet technologies are helping bring freedom to 1.3 billion people in China and other repressive regimes throughout the world.

“Free China” is a co-production between NTD Television, and World2Be Productions. It is scheduled for worldwide theatrical and online release in June 2013.

Special Private Screenings Include: The US Congress, European Parliament, Google Headquarters.

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