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Business School - Research
 October 2013
Tuesday 01
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 in the future, but for those in the role of critiquing commissioned or existing research.

UWA Postgraduate Research students receive subsidised fees.

12:00 - LAUNCH - Lunchtime Pilates Classes - FREE TRIAL : Lunchtime Mat & Equipment Pilates Classes on Campus Website | More Information
Lunchtime Pilates available on Campus Tuesday(12pm) and Thursday(1pm).

Tues 12pm Pilates Circuit = Machine & mat based classes with a focus on efficient and effective movement patterns. Max 10 per class.

Thur 1pm Core Conditioning = Mat based Pilates class designed to strengthen the body whilst building flexibility and mobility. Classes may incorporate elements of myofascial and muscle release, contemporary Pilates method, Garuda Pilates and small props. Max 6 ppl.

Individual assessment may be required before class participation. All classes can be tailored for injuries and abilities but please speak with staff.

FREE TRIAL for all UWA staff. Ongoing cost = $141 for 15 classes (monthly membership options also available)
Monday 07
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Philip Brown Public Lecture: Shareholder votes and the Boardroom : Public Lecture More Information
CPA Australia, together with the UWA Business School and Curtin Business School, proudly presents the inaugural Philip Brown Public Lecture in Accounting with Professor Ralph Walkling.

Corporate directors are the direct representatives of shareholders in the boardroom, yet little is known about the process of electing directors and in particular, the impact of shareholder votes. In a sample of over 2500 director elections Professor Walkling explores several questions. The results are at the same time reassuring, troubling, and surprising. This presentation will be relevant to both academic and practicing accountants and company directors. Professor Ralph Walkling is Visiting Professor at the UWA Business School, Founder and Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance and Stratakis Chair in Corporate Governance and Professor of Finance at Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Monday 14
14:00 - EVENT - Art After Death Symposium : A half day symposium exploring legal, financial and other issues affecting artists after death Website | More Information
Art After Death

A half day symposium exploring legal, financial and other issues affecting artists after death.

Arranged and supported by The University of Western Australia Law School, The University of Western Australia Cultural Precinct, and Artsource.

An artist’s primary concern is developing their professional practise, in whatever guise that might take. But do artists ever ponder what will happen to their work when they are no longer here? Who will decide where their work can be shown, who can reproduce it and for what purposes can it be copied or used?

Like any other personal property, planning for an artist’s artwork, including who will own the work, administer the artist’s copyright and moral rights, and protect their reputation after death is an important but rarely discussed consideration.

Art After Death provides a unique opportunity to hear from prominent legal, accounting and arts professionals about the issues artists and their professional advisors may need to consider when planning for an artist’s will and estate. Participants will also have the rare opportunity to ask questions and raise issues with the panel during the session.
Wednesday 16
17:30 - FREE LECTURE - Master of Business Administration Information Evening : This session will give you the opportunity to learn about the MBA programs on offer at UWA Business School Website | More Information
This session will give you the opportunity to learn about the MBA programs on offer, discuss your study options, meet Business School staff and have all your questions answered.

The event will consist of the following format:

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

RSVP: business.uwa.edu.au/school/news/infoevenings
Friday 18
9:00 - EVENT - Unicredit - UniStaff Home Loan Consultations : Book a free consultation with Unicredit to discuss a UniStaff Home Loan More Information
Dear Colleague,

UWA is committed to providing a range of benefits to our employees in recognition of their value to our business.

As part of the suite of discounts and offers available, UWA employees have the opportunity to speak with Unicredit about an exclusive Home Loan offer.

The offer includes:

• 4.85% p.a. UniStaff Home Loan (Comparison Rate 4.86% p.a.) • Currently 0.40% p.a. lower than our current standard variable rate (5.25% p.a. as at 26/8/13) • Exclusive to UWA Staff, and your families • New borrowings only • Borrow up to 80% of the value of the property • Exceptional personal service in your on-campus branch • No monthly, maintenance or ongoing fees • Unlimited free redraws (minimum redraw amount is $1,000) • 100% offset facility available • Discounted establishment fees (based on loan amount) • Free split loan option with an Equity Access or Fixed Rate loan • Additional repayments available on fixed loans up to $10,000 p.a. • MemberCare Insurance options with multi-policy discounts • University staff discounts also applicable on personal & car loans • FREE consultation with Unicredit’s dedicated Mobile Lender who is available to meet with you on campus, or at a time and place more convenient to you • Pre-approvals can be provided – simply apply to see how much you can borrow

If you would like to speak to Unicredit and find out more about the UniStaff Home Loan, you can make an appointment for a FREE consultation on campus at the following times for your convenience:

Anytime between 9.00am - 4.00pm on Friday, 18 October 2013 in Small Meeting Room 2, First Floor, Guild Hall.

To book a free, no-obligation consultation please call Cassie Willems in Unicredit’s UWA branch on 6488 1218 between 11am-3pm weekdays or email [email protected]

These appointments are for general information and are not offered by way of specific financial advice.

Wednesday 23
18:00 - Information evening - Doctor of Business Administration Information Evening : The UWA Business School is holding an information evening for its Doctor of Business Administration (DBA). Website | More Information
The Business School is holding an information evening for its Doctor of Business Administration (DBA).

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a professional doctorate designed for research-oriented individuals working in management positions.

Join us on Wednesday 23rd October to learn more about our 2014 intake. You will have the opportunity to meet with UWA Business School staff and professors, discuss your study options and have all your questions answered.

The evening will begin at 6.00pm for light refreshments, and the presentation will commence at 6.30pm.
Thursday 24
18:00 - LECTURE - 27th Dr George Hondros Memorial Lecture : Unique designs — the power of multidisciplinary collaboration. Delivered by Tristram Carfrae Award-Winning Structural Engineer, Director and Arup Fellow. More Information
Tristram Carfrae is responsible for the design of an impressive array of award-winning buildings and is regarded internationally as a leading designer of light weight long-span structures.

In collaborating with some of the world’s best architects, he has a reputation for challenging the established way of doing things; for exploring better solutions; and moulding both materials and people to his vision.

Tristram is behind the design of The Water Cube - Beijing’s National Aquatics Centre for the 2008 Olympics. He also boasts an impressive portfolio of other projects including: Helix Bridge, Singapore; AAMI Stadium, Melbourne; 1 Shelley Street, Sydney and Kurilpa Bridge, Brisbane.

He is named as one of Australia’s Top 100 most influential engineers and was Australian Professional Engineer of the Year in 2001.

Tristram will present stories about several projects that he has helped design over the past 30 years that illustrate how architects, engineers and, in some cases, contractors work together to produce unique designs.

Light refreshments will be served following the lecture in the foyer outside the auditorium.

RSVP by Friday, 18th October 2013.

 November 2013
Friday 08
9:15 - EVENT - Aqua Fitness Program Launch : Promotional Program Launch (FREE AQUA SESSION) More Information
UWA Uniswim & Aquawellbeing invite you to join us at our program launch.

Date: Friday 8th Nov 2013 Time: 9.15am to 10.15am Venue: Indoor 5 lane pool

This event is free so RSVP to [email protected] to secure a place. Don't forget to bring along your bathers and towel!
Tuesday 12
9:00 - COURSE - R Basics : A Statistics Short Course Website | More Information
R is a free and extremely powerful language and software environment for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphics. The course is designed for those who have no experience with R, but have a basic understanding of statistics. The course will include: Introduction to R: How to install R on your computer; basic R commands, how to use and understand the R help pages. Data: Reading in data and data manipulation; summarising data; basic statistical analysis and fitting linear models. Graphics and output: Basic plotting commands and how to customise your plots; how to export your plots and output in a user-friendly format. Functions: Writing simple functions and flow control structures.
Thursday 14
9:00 - COURSE - Design and Analysis of Experiments : A Short Course using R Website | More Information
The course 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 emphasis throughout will be placed on applications rather than theory. The statistical package R and R Commander will be used and some familiarity with this will be assumed.
Tuesday 26
16:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - 2013 UWA Historical Society Annual Lecture : 'The Fly-out, Fly-in Professor' with E/Prof Reg Appleyard Website | More Information
Associate Professor of Economics Paul McLeod will chair a 'fireside presentation' with colleagues of our guest, Emeritus Professor Reg Appleyard. Hear about changes to university education and student internationalisation during Prof Appleyard’s time as Head of Department with his frequent visits to Europe for discussions with many UN and international committees.

 February 2014
Monday 17
9:00 - COURSE - Introductory Statistics : A Short Course using SPSS Website | More Information
The aim of this course is to introduce you to basic statistics. It will cover descriptive statistics (means and standard deviations); data exploration; basic categorical data analysis; simple linear regression and basic analysis of variance (ANOVA). The statistical package SPSS will be used to illustrate the ideas demonstrated. The course will be held in a computer laboratory allowing participants to immediately apply the material covered through a series of practical examples.
Thursday 20
7:00 - EVENT - Reforming Legal Frameworks for Mining and Economic Development in Africa : CMSS Presents: A Breakfast Meeting with Congolese Diplomat Ms. Stephanie Mbombo Bodson More Information
Date: Thursday 20th February

Breakfast Meeting: Reforming Legal Frameworks for Mining and Economic Development in Africa

Also supported by Minerals and Energy Institute, Centre for Exploration Targeting.

Summary:

Ms. Stephanie Mbombo Bodson, former Congolese diplomat, will lead a discussion on reforming legal frameworks for natural resource development in order to promote economic and social development, environmental sustainability, and improving business ethics. Researchers in the UWA Law School and Centre for Exploration Targeting will also be invited to contribute to the discussion.

Africa has many mineral-rich regions, particularly in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and many Australian mining and engineering companies are currently working in Africa or have plans to work there.

Place: University of WA Club, Hackett Entrance 1, Hackett Drive, Crawley. A hot breakfast will be served during the meeting.

Time 7.00 am – 9.00 am

Cost $35 per head, $20 for students (5 places are reserved for students, provided reservations and payment are received in time). RSVP to [email protected], notifying any dietary requirements, credit card name, number, expiry.

Background of Speaker

Stephanie Mbombo Bodson has a background in European law, diplomacy, international relations between European and African countries, project evaluation and policy development. She graduated from the Free University of Brussels with a Masters in International and European law in 2009. She has also worked on antipersonnel landmine issues and relevant international humanitarian law as it affects Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo. She has worked for the Belgian government and as an intern for the Development Committee of the European Parliament as well as the European Commission. She served as department head in the Congolese Diplomatic Academy, part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Kinshasa where she was responsible for development partnerships as well as fundraising and human resource management.

She has also worked as an assistant to the president of the High Military Court in Kinshasa, working on law reform issues. During the last two years, she obtained much experience as lecturer in European Law (Masters Level) and as the person in charge of the Monitoring and Evaluation of Millennium Development Goals at the United Nations in Morocco. Before she commenced her career in the public sector, she was Secretary General of the Congolese Union of Consumers and worked as a TV program host and journalist in Congo. Ms Mbombo is visiting Western Australia to learn more about the capacity of Australian mining companies interested in working in Africa and to help promote economic development based on income from natural resource development.

 March 2014
Wednesday 05
17:30 - EVENT - MBA Information Evening (Perth) : An information evening for prospective Master of Business Administration students Website | More Information
Come along to the UWA Business School's information evening for the Master of Business Administration (MBA), where you can learn about our new MBA Full Time as well as MBA Flexible. You will have the opportunity to meet professors and current students, have all your questions answered, and even apply on the night.

You will be able to meet professors and students from 5.30pm onwards, with the formal presentation beginning at 6.00pm.
Tuesday 11
13:00 - Colloquium - Tackling the Big Ideas in Science More Information
As PhD students you have ambitions beyond your doctoral research. As supervisors and scientists you have bold plans. You probably have ambitions not just to do everyday science, but to break the paradigm. How are you going to do this? How will you get funded for novel, groundbreaking research? How will you communicate this research to a world that still thinks in the old ways? In today’s talk, these issues will be covered in an interactive format targeted particularly at PhD students. We will think about the big ideas and how you can pursue them, so come prepared to engage with an ambitious agenda.
Wednesday 12
17:15 - FREE LECTURE - Start-Up Exchange: Idea to Venture : Learn from and listen to speakers and companies, who did it! Website | More Information
In conjunction with four WA universities, The Innovation Centre WA is hosting a series of Start-Up Exchange workshops throughout 2014. The first of these workshops “Idea to Venture” is jointly hosted by UWA’s Office of Industry and Innovation.

You will hear from Prof Tim St Pierre on his journey from developing the FerriScan technology at UWA to the formation of ASX listed Resonance Health. Resonance Health’s lead product is FerriScan, a world leading non-invasive tool for measuring liver iron concentration; the first such test to have achieved international regulatory approvals.

You will also hear from Prof Tim Mazzarol who specialises in entrepreneurship, innovation, small business management, marketing and strategy on the topic of starting new ventures.

Ideal for the undergraduate and postgraduate community thinking of starting their own business and for those who want to be more innovative in their chosen careers.

Following the presentations you are invited to stay for drinks and canapés and network with other attendees.

To register for this event or to find out about other workshops, visit the Innovation Centre WA website: www.innovation.wa.gov.au.
Friday 14
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Social Entrepreneurship - Social Service or Social Change? : Public Lecture More Information
The UWA Business School Centre for Social Impact (CSI) is delighted to welcome Dr Pamela Hartigan to present a public lecture on social entrepreneurship. Pamela Hartigan is a frequent lecturer on entrepreneurship and innovation at graduate schools of business in the USA, Europe, Asia and Latin America. She is Executive Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford and since 2008 has been Adjunct Professor at the Columbia Business School. Her  latest book, co-authored with John Elkington entitled The Power of Unreasonable People: How Entrepreneurs Create Markets to Change the World, is widely read and has been translated into 15 languages. Register via business.uwa.edu.au/public-lecture-registration

18:00 - EXHIBITION - Anne Ferran Exhibition: "Shadow Land" : Art Exhibition Website | More Information
In association with the UWA Cultural Precinct, the UWA Business School and the Graduate Management Association are delighted to invite you to a very special viewing of Anne Ferran: Shadow Land exhibition at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery on Friday, 14 March 2014, 6pm. The event will include a presentation by Winthrop Professor Ted Snell, Director of the UWA Cultural Precinct. Light refreshments and canapés will be served.

The exhibition is a Perth International Arts Festival event supported by the Visual Arts Program Partner Wesfarmers Arts. Shadow Land is a survey exhibition of Anne Ferran’s most significant projects and series, spanning more than 30 years. Tickets are available for purchase at www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=76183 (Please note that sales close Wednesday 5 March due to catering requirements.)
Friday 28
11:00 - SEMINAR - The acceptability of marine offsets and the social license to operate : Professor Michael Burton, School of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia Website | More Information
This paper reports the results of a choice experiment to examine the features of marine offsets that the public finds acceptable. Offsets have become an established element of what is required if developments are to impose no net loss on the environment, once avoidance and mitigation activities have been undertaken. However, there are a number of means by which the same environmental outcome can be achieved. We explore the consequences for public acceptance of different designs of offsets relating to migratory shorebirds with respect to the proportion of direct and compensatory offsets, the geographical location at which the offset takes place, and the possibility of substituting species. Within the survey used we also develop a measure of the oil and gas industries Social License to Operate. We explore whether this measure has an impact on the probability of rejecting the development as a whole, as well as its impact on acceptability of attributes within the offset design. The paper concludes with implications for the further use of marine offsets.

Professor Michael Burton works in the area of environmental valuation, and is currently working on a project valuing marine biodiversity as part of the National Environmental Research Program Marine Biodiversity Hub.

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