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Displaying from Saturday, July 26, 2014
 August 2014
Friday 08
11:00 - SEMINAR - The Behavioural Gap for Organic Food in Britain: Data from a Canterbury Case Study : Dr Adelina Gschwandtner, University of Kent More Information
The present paper attempts to bring further evidence on the behavioural gap for organic food in Britain. The stated preferences are analysed with the contingent valuation method while the revealed preferences are estimated with the hedonic pricing method. We find a small but significant gap in the (...)
Sunday 10
10:00 - OPEN DAY - 2014 Open Day : Join us for our Open Day and experience all that UWA has to offer Website | More Information
Come and find out about UWA’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses, scholarship opportunities, outstanding career options and explore our community programs and facilities.

This year there will be campus tram tours, hands-on activities, live music and entertainment, as well as plenty (...)
Friday 15
11:00 - SEMINAR - The world in the eyes of a Luenberger development indicator: Who is moving faster in the new century? : Associate Professor Atakelty Hailu Website | More Information
This study relies on production theory to construct Luenberger indicators for quality of living across countries. Compared to the famous Human Development Index (HDI), which uses simple weights to average over outcomes, the Luenberger indicator uses a best-practice or frontier approach to the (...)
Friday 22
11:00 - SEMINAR - Consumer choices in fast-food chain restaurants: the role of information : Assistant Professor James Fogarty, School of Agricultural & Resource Economics Website | More Information
The research question for this study was to determine the impact of providing menu item energy content information at the point of sale on consumer choices at Australian fast-food chain restaurants. To answer the research question data was collected via an on-line survey. Specifically, a sample (...)

12:00 - SEMINAR - Economics Discipline Seminar : Instrument endogeneity, weak identification, and inference in IV regressions Website | More Information
Thursday 28
18:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Is Bitcoin really a currency? : A public lecture with Professor David Yermack from New York University More Information
Bitcoin is a "virtual currency” made possible by the internet. One attraction for many is that the creation and use of Bitcoin as a currency is that is independent of any bank. But, is Bitcoin a valid currency or is it a speculative investment? Professor David Yermack provides an informed (...)
Friday 29
12:00 - SEMINAR - Economics Discipline Seminar : A New Formulation for Latent Class Models More Information

 September 2014
Saturday 06
15:30 - CONCERT - Beethoven: A Tale of Triumph : Selections from Beethoven's piano sonatas performed by Perth's mightiest pianists! Website | More Information
Beethoven: A Tale of Triumph Concert - to be held at St George's College as part of their Spring Concert Series. The concert will see a selection from Beethoven's piano sonatas including the famous Moonlight Sonata performed by Perth's mightiest pianists! Performing: Mark Coughlan, Caroline (...)
Friday 12
12:00 - SEMINAR - Economics Discipline Seminar : Litigation as a Tournament More Information
This paper analyzes civil litigation between a plaintiff and a defendant who exert costly effort in a tournament game. In the unique Nash equilibrium the litigant with the stronger case is more likely to win, but there is distortion in the sense that the equilibrium probability of success is closer (...)
Tuesday 16
9:00 - SEMINAR - The 7 Secrets of Highly Successful Research Students : The key habits underlying success and enjoyment of a research degree will be covered. Website | More Information
This workshop is for research students who would like to be more effective in their studies.

13:00 - Colloquium - A Human Factors perspective on the loss of HMAS Sydney More Information
Kim Kirsner’s education included a BComm (Melb), a BSc (London), and a PhD (London) under the supervision of Fergus Craik. He subsequently completed a PDF under Ben Murdoch at the University of Toronto, and accepted an appointment to the School of Psychology at UWA in 1972. In the succeeding years (...)

19:00 - FREE LECTURE - CMSS Presents: Preventive Medicine, Muslim Children and Our Community: World’s First Halal Vaccines – Globalvacc ‘Al Shifa’ : A public lecture by Mr VT Ragupathy Website | More Information
We have certainly come a long way in preventive medicine. Viruses are becoming more resistant and toxins continue to be the scourge of modern living. Although health and wellness may be on everyone’s minds these days, attention to wellbeing is by no means a new concept. People have been searching (...)
Tuesday 23
8:45 - COURSE - Forecasting: Principles and Practice - a 3 day course Website | More Information
In this workshop, we will explore methods and models for forecasting time series. Topics to be covered include seasonality and trends, exponential smoothing, ARIMA modelling, dynamic regression and state space models, as well as forecast accuracy methods and forecast evaluation techniques such as (...)
Wednesday 24
18:30 - SEMINAR - SPAMH presents Q&A: Out of Sight, Out of Mind : An expert panel, including Tim Marney, will be exploring the issue of stigma and discrimination against mental illness in a question and answer session with audience involvement. Website | More Information
“Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.” Bill Clinton

In Australia, it is estimated that 45 per cent of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime.

This prevalent condition should be at the forefront of social (...)
Sunday 28
15:30 - CONCERT - Quintet Plus One Concert : Perth's historically informed 'A-Team' perform a variety of classical works. Website | More Information
Perth's historically informed 'A-Team' perform a variety of works including Mozart's Jupiter Symphony, Handel's Organ Concerto in F major, C.P.E. Bach's String Symphony No. 3 in C major and Boccherini's Quintet Op.39 No.3.

Harpsichord/Organ: Stewart Smith Violin: Paul Wright and Shaun (...)
Tuesday 30
9:00 - COURSE - Surveys: Instrument Design and Testing : A Short Course Website | More Information
This course is aimed at anyone wishing to improve their survey questionnaires. This course is useful for both people new to questionnaire design and those who have experience and would like to extend their knowledge. It will be a benefit not only for people who anticipate designing a questionnaire (...)

 October 2014
Wednesday 01
13:00 - Colloquium - Are individual health emergency risk perceptions, experiences with previous disaster events, and anxiety level associated with household based health emergency preparedness in Hong Kong? More Information
Professor Chan is the Director of Centre of Global health at SPHPC and the Director of the Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC), which was established in 2011 and aims to conduct research, teaching and engage in knowledge (...)
Friday 03
13:00 - PRESENTATION - 3MT UWA Final : An inspiring insight into PhD/Masters research at UWA Website | More Information
Ten dynamic speakers will each have 3 minutes in which to explain the significance of their research using language that everyone can understand.
Saturday 04
10:00 - EVENT - SpringArts 2014 : St George's College Open Day of all things Art! Website | More Information
St George's College will throw open its doors for everyone to visit, explore and discover what life is like in the 'castle'! In conjunction with Open Gardens Australia the day will feature building and garden tours, a variety of musical performances, extensive art exhibition (including works by (...)
Tuesday 14
13:00 - Colloquium - Basic assumption and possible underlying processes in Attentional Bias Modification More Information
Dr Bram Van Bockstaele obtained his master’s degree in theoretical and experimental psychology at Ghent University in 2007. After his studies, he completed his PhD as a member of the Learning and Implicit Processes Lab at Ghent University, under supervision of Prof. Dr. Geert Crombez and in close (...)


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