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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.
Monday 20
15:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - New and Complementary Approaches to Equality : Guest lecture regarding alternative ways to achieve equality policy objectives More Information
The presentation is concerned with alternative ways to achieve equality policy objectives - drawing upon unrelated areas such as dietary health or workplace health and safety. It is based on current inter-disciplinary work with the UK Government to generate practical insights to inform policy and institutional design. It begins by assessing how well - and why - interventions work to mitigate public harm or detriment in other unrelated spheres (such as public health, food safety, professional standards and financial regulation). Citing the public interest, government and regulatory agencies are able to utilise such knowledge to deliver safer homes, more punctual pupils, healthier diets, cleaner streets, and so on. It then looks at how far attitudinal change and behavioural change are interconnected, and specifically the degree to which attitudinal change serves as a pre-requisite to behavioural change. For instance, securing a legal framework that creates minimum standards of fire safety in workplaces or homes may be influenced by public attitudes but is certainly not dependent on such settled public attitudes to start with. Indeed, legislation, and what this requires of employers and households in practice, can have a demonstration effect, normalising behavioural change in the process. And attitudinal change alone is unlikely to drive behavioural change and may be unwanted or unnecessary in any case, particularly where the potential citizen detriment is hard to spot by individuals themselves. Finally, it considers the implications for policymaking in three regards: first, optimally blending incentives and sanctions to sustain behavioural change relevant to equalities outcomes; second, mapping relationships between background factors that indirectly shape decision-making and choices and foreground factors that can be influenced through policy; and third, targeting policy instruments at hard-to-move individuals, groups and interests.
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]
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
Tuesday 16
10:00 - PRESENTATION - Study In Asia (Exchange Program) : An information session about exchange in Asia More Information
Want to go on exchange to Asia? Come along to the info session to hear specific details on studying in Asia. Meet UWA students who have studied there as well as students studying at UWA from Asia.
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.
Friday 19
11:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - CMSS Presents: Islamic Finance: The law of which land ? : Anne-Sophie Gintzburger will discuss initial research on financial product structures and contract preferences across key regional hubs for Islamic finance, offering insight into the dynamics currently shaping the Islamic financial services industry. More Information
Anne-Sophie has a Research Masters in Islamic finance (2010) from the Australian National University where she focused on the sources of variation in the application of Shariah compliant finance contracts between the Arab states of the GCC and Southeast Asia, both regional epicenters for Islamic finance. She is a PhD candidate in emerging economic thought at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in France.
Wednesday 31
12:00 - SEMINAR - Accomplished Education Researcher Seminar Series : NAPLAN: Driving school improvement or doing the work of the devil? Website | More Information
Controversy continues to surround national student assessment in Australia. However, I argue that testing is neither good nor bad: the devil lies in what people – teachers, school, systems and even parents – do about the tests and the data they generate. I report the experiences of principals, teachers and curriculum consultants in one educational authority to describe how responsibility for interrogating, interpreting and applying data has gradually shifted from an external top-down approach to an internal bottom-up model in a planned, sustained and centrally supported manner, during the past eight years.

 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.
Tuesday 27
9:00 - COURSE - R Basics : An introduction to the statistical package R Website | More Information
This course will take you through the basics you need to do statistical analyses in R, a powerful freeware statistical package.

The course will cover basic statistics such as t-tests, regression and ANOVA as well as producing high quality graphics.

The course is hosted by the Centre for Applied Statistics and we offer discounted rate fees to UWA Graduate Research Students.

Fee information is available on our website https://www.cas.maths.uwa.edu.au/courses. Please register online.
Thursday 29
9:00 - COURSE - Design and Analysis of Experiments : A Statistics Short Course using R Website | More Information
The course is designed for people with knowledge of basic statistics who want to learn more about designing and analysing experiments.

It will cover material ranging from a review of simple one-way ANOVA, to more complex designs and analyses including crossed and nested factors with fixed and random effects.

The course is hosted by the Centre for Applied Statistics and we offer discounted rate fees to UWA Graduate Research Students.

Fee information is available on our website https://www.cas.maths.uwa.edu.au/courses. Please register online.

 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.

9:00 - COURSE - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling : A Short Course using AMOS and Mplus Website | More Information
SEM is used widely by researchers to test complex relationships among observed (measured) and latent (unobserved) variables. This course will introduce you to SEM and also covers issues relating to model specification, identification and estimation, assessing model fit (goodness-of-fit criteria), and dealing with problem data.

The course is hosted by the Centre for Applied Statistics and we offer discounted rate fees to UWA Graduate Research Students.

Fee information is available on our website https://www.cas.maths.uwa.edu.au/courses. Please register online.
Monday 10
9:00 - COURSE - Applied structural equation models : A Short Course using Mplus Website | More Information
The course is designed as a comprehensive coverage of applied SEM techniques using the Mplus statistical software package. Mplus offers a general modelling framework that allows both the modelling of cross-sectional and longitudinal data using observed variables that are a combination of continuous and categorical variables.

The course is hosted by the Centre for Applied Statistics and we offer discounted rate fees to UWA Graduate Research Students.

Fee information is available on our website https://www.cas.maths.uwa.edu.au/courses. Please register online.

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