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The Centre for Exploration Targeting
 August 2013
Wednesday 28
7:00 - SEMINAR - Meeting Industry Challenges Through Innovation - FLNG and shale gas : Doug Buckley, VP Commercial Shell Australia and BHP Billiton Chair Peter Hartley discuss Website | More Information
As the Australian LNG sector continues to grapple with productivity challenges, Doug Buckley, VP Commercial Shell Australia, will talk about the role innovation has to play in keeping Australia competitive in the global gas market, and attracting future investment.

Peter Hartley, BHP Billiton Chair in the Business of Resources at The University of Western Australia will discuss the possible implications of the US shale gas on natural gas markets and the impact on Australia as a major global LNG supplier. contact [email protected] for ticket prices and details
Saturday 31
18:30 - SCREENING - I Am Breathing - Motor Neurone Diease Documentary Screening Charity Event : I Am Breathing follows a MND sufferers last few months coming to terms with his terminal illness and gaining a new perspective on life. Website | More Information
I AM BREATHING reminds us what it is to be alive - a tale of fun and laughs with a smattering of upset and devastation.

Within a year, Neil Platt goes from being a healthy 30 something British bloke, with a great sense of humour, to becoming completely paralyzed from the neck down, thanks to the devastating illness he has inherited, ALS/MND. As his body gets weaker, his perspective on life changes. His humour remains, but a new wisdom emerges.

Screened globally, I am breathing hopes to raise awareness of this devastating disease. All proceeds going to the MND Assoication of WA.

 September 2013
Monday 02
10:00 - WORKSHOP - Avizo & Amira Workshops: Call for Expressions of Interest Website | More Information
[email protected] in conjunction with the iVEC Visualisation and Education program invite expressions of interest for hands on training using the Avizo or Amira 3D visualisation and analysis software, to be held during September/October.

The Visualisation Sciences Group (VSG) provided some introductory training to researchers across the iVEC partner institutions in April 2013 and this second round of proposed workshops are intended to build upon that earlier training. In particular this is an opportunity to arrange a session with one of the VSG team for one-on-one training targetting your particular research problem, ideally with a pre-arranged dataset of your own.

13:00 - EVENT - Blood Service mobile to visit to UWA 2 - 5 September : Call 13 95 96 to book an appointment to donate blood. More Information
The Blood Service mobile unit will be located at the UWA Crawley campus 2 - 5 September and has many appointments available. To make an appointment call 13 95 96 or visit donateblood.com.au Every blood donation can save three lives and only takes one hour of your time.
Thursday 05
16:00 - SEMINAR - CMCA Seminar Series: "Applications of Powder Diffraction in the West Australian Minerals Industry" - Dr Robert Hart More Information
W.A. has an economy that is highly dependent on mining and minerals processing. The state, which covers the western third of the Australian continent, has a population of only 2.3 million people (10% of Australia’s total), but is responsible for 46% of Australia’s total exports and 58% of mineral and energy exports. In 2012, there were 975 operating mines and 169 processing plants with more than 50 minerals mined in commercial quantities [1]. Over the last five years, demand from China, Korea and South East Asia has resulted in an state economy with an average annual growth of 4.4% and 15% business investment growth [2]. These mining operations may have many problems. Many of the ores may be unpredictably more difficult or costly to process or handle. As natural samples they can be complicated, they have multiple phases, with variations in particle size, substitution, order and morphology or contain trace phases that often have effects greater than their proportion in the materials would suggest. Until recently, many of these materials would have been examined only on the basis of their chemistry, usually by XRF or ICP-OES. The evolution of better and more flexible diffractometers, especially faster detectors and more robust analysis programs, has greatly reduced the instrument time and analyst time required and subsequently the cost of obtaining good XRD data. Mining and mineral processing companies that would have previously only analysed tens of samples by XRD, if any, can now analyse hundreds or even thousands of samples. Several past and potential future problems will be discussed where lab-based diffraction or synchrotron diffraction are a significant contributor to understanding the problem and providing solutions [1] Government of Western Australia, Dept of Mines and Petroleum. (2012) Western Australian Mineral and Petroleum Statistics Digest, 2011-2012. [2] Government of Western Australia, Dept of State Development. (2013) Western Australia – Economic Profile, January 2013
Wednesday 18
7:00 - COURSE - HBF Outdoor Fitness Sessions : Outdoor fitness sessions run at UWA - Free for HBF members Website | More Information
HBF Outdoor Fitness, presented by LiveLighter is back from mid September and is bigger and better than ever, with double the number of locations over a massive 6 month duration! And the best bit? Sessions are FREE for HBF members!

Held outdoors in a fun team environment, the sessions are tailored to all fitness levels from beginners to advanced. So whatever fitness level you’re at, find your nearest location and come and join us at the park near you!

Due to popular demand, spaces may need to be limited at some locations.

*Sessions are held at UWA on Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning, and all UWA sessions are conducted by staff from the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health!
Thursday 26
12:00 - SEMINAR - Accomplished Education Researcher Seminar Series : Considering agency alongside structure in current considerations on child abuse in Catholic educational institutions: historical perspectives Website | More Information
In 2013 a six-member Royal Commission was established in Australia to investigate Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. This is the latest in a large number of such commissions that have been established around the world in recent years. It is clear that it will report many cases of abuse in various educational institutions, many run by the Catholic Church. And yet, like all such reports, I suspect it will – quite understandably – concentrate on agency rather than structure. In other words, while it will seek to document the situation and, quite correctly, lay blame where it needs to be laid, it may not make us any wiser in terms of trying to understand how the abuse could have taken place. Adopting the perspective of the educational historian, I wish to suggest one of many avenues that could be taken in investigations aimed at trying to generate such understanding, specifically in the case of institutions run by the Catholic Church, while recognising that the matter also needs to be addressed in the case of other churches, and for other non-state and state-run institutions.

 October 2013
Tuesday 01
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)

 December 2013
Monday 02
6:00 - EVENT - Summer Running Club & Outdoor Fitness : UWA Summer Running Club Website | More Information
OUTDOOR FITNESS [FIT-R + RUNNING CLUB] FIT-R: Outdoor exercise class including strength, fitness and mobility training designed to challenge participants and at the same time cater for individual difference and tailor appropriately.

RUNNING CLUB: Twice weekly group running sessions tailored for all levels.

WHEN: 10 week program commencing Dec 2 (with break over Christmas). Running Session - 6am Mon & Fri. Fit-R - 6am Wed.

COST: $12 per week ($120 for whole program incorporating 3 sessions per week)

WHERE: UWA Health & Rehabiliation Clinic (South end of campus - adjacent to Business School)

BONUSES: Pool tokens for public swimming sessions at UWA Aquatic Centre and 10% discount on other clinic services (incl. Physiotherapy & Exercise Physiology)
Friday 06
17:30 - EVENT - Alumni and Staff Twilight Sail : Join us for a Twilight Sail out of Royal Perth Yacht Club. Website | More Information
Enjoy a Twilight Sail on a 36 foot yacht out of Royal Perth Yacht Club. No sailing experience necessary, you can try your hand at crewing under the direction of our qualified skipper or just sit back and enjoy the sail. Alumni and Staff $45. Partners and friends $60. Numbers strictly limited - registration required. BBQ option available after the sail at participants own cost.

 February 2014
Tuesday 04
11:00 - Training - iVEC Supercomputing Training : FREE EVENT Website | More Information
In February, iVEC will offer the following short courses on supercomputing topics:

Introduction to iVEC: 11:00am - 12:00 Tues 4th February

Introduction to Linux: 1:00 - 2:00pm Tues 4th February

Introduction to NeCTAR Cloud Computing: 3:00 - 4:00pm Tues 4th February

Introduction to Supercomputing: 10:00am - 4pm Wed 5th February

Developing with MPI and OpenMP: 10am - 4pm Thurs 6th February

Epic to Magnus Migration: 10am - 4pm Fri 7th February

Further details of the courses are available at https://ivec.org/services/training

Courses are delivered in a face to face classroom style. Attendees are encouraged to bring and work on their own laptops. Staff from the Supercomputing Team will be facilitating so you can meet and chat with them.

Courses are free of charge and open to all, however places are limited. Light refreshments and lunch will be provided on each day. Any queries, please contact Dr Valerie Maxville – [email protected] Please complete the form to register for this training. Note that places are limited. If you are needing additional training before the end of the year, please contact Valerie to organise a small group session.
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
Friday 14
14:30 - DISTINGUISHED VISITOR - Mr Bong-hyun Kim, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Australia : The Ambassador will share his views on the topic of Middle Powers on the Global Stage: Collaborative Initiatives by the Republic of Korea and Australia More Information
The School of Social Sciences has the honour of hosting His Excellency Ambassador Mr Bong-hyun Kim, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Australia. The Ambassador will share his views on the topic of “Middle Powers on the Global Stage: Collaborative Initiatives by the Republic of Korea and Australia” on Friday 14th March, 2014 2.30pm in Austin Lecture Theatre (Arts Building).

In his talk, Ambassador Kim will discuss collaborative political initiatives that the middle powers such as Australia and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) are increasingly engaging in, and what kinds of globally significant roles he envisions for both countries. Following his initial presentation, Ambassador Kim will engage in a discussion with attendees.

The talk will be facilitated by Associate Professor Eun-jung Holden (Centre for Exploration Targeting) with a welcome from Professor Alistair Paterson, Head of School of Social Sciences This event is free of charge, and open to students, staff and the general public.

 April 2014
Tuesday 22
18:00 - DISTINGUISHED VISITOR - Why the Universe is the way it is - an astronomer's quest : The study of nature and science will be shown to complement and build confidence in the integrity of the Bible, without having to compromise either scientific or biblical integrity. More Information
With a compelling case, Dr Hugh Ross will challenge the commonly held misconception "everyone knows the Bible teaches scientific nonsense". The study of nature or science will be shown to complement and build confidence in the integrity of the Bible, without having to compromise eithe scientific or biblical integrity. Science shows an expanding universe with a finite beginning that is breathtakingly large and with an incredible fine tuning that has enabled life to floursih on earth. He is not a young earth creationist. Hugh will present from his field of astronomy and other areas of science and theology including material from his books. The Chaplains International Lectures are an occasional series of international level lecturers who are integrating faith and global questions.

 May 2014
Monday 12
12:00 - Art Exhibition - The Art of Zhen Shan Ren International Exhibition : A compelling fine art exhibition reflecting the human rights situation in China (Free event) Website | More Information
The Art of Zhen Shan Ren (Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance) takes viewers through the story of Falun Dafa - from its introduction to the public in 1992, through the beauty and enlightenment of the practice, to the unjust and unrelenting persecution, moving forward through the peaceful resistance of Falun Dafa practitioners worldwide who seek to bring an end to the persecution, then through themes of karmic retribution, salvation and grace, and finishing with a moment of choice.

Storytelling has long been one of fine art's greatest joys, and this Exhibition's ability to cross cultural, lingual and ethnic barriers is highlighted each time it is shown.

Inspired by tradition and divinity, the artists paint - often collaboratively - stories either experienced by themselves or shared by fellow Falun Dafa practitioners worldwide. Realist oil painting, or Neo-Renaissance, was chosen as the style for its narrative capabilities, accessibility and, above all, its purity.

The Exhibition aims to educate and draw focus to an unjust persecution - to record a moment in time when the universal principles of Truth, Compassion, Forbearance are openly opposed. It also highlights the danger of becoming involved in the persecution through state-run ventures such as forced labour and forced organ harvesting of Falun Dafa practitioners. Outlasting these sombre themes, however, is a steady message of hope and fulfilment, as the enduring courage and belief of practitioners bring positive change in numerous dark settings.

A central hope of founding artist Professor Zhang's mission is to promote, through fine art, the understanding that freedom of belief is a fundamental human right, and to raise awareness.

 June 2014
Monday 02
7:00 - COURSE - Winter Clinical Pilates : Exercise to keep you mobile during the winter months Website | More Information
Machine &/or mat based clinical Pilates classes focusing on efficient and effective movement patterns. Classes are designed to strengthen the body whilst enhancing mobility over the colder winter months! Classes may incorporate elements of myofascial and muscle release, contemporary Pilates and a variety of props.

'Group' (max 8 ppl) and 'Studio' (max 3 ppl) sessions available at various times throughout the day (incl. before or after work and lunch time sessions).

All sessions are conducted by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and private health rebates may apply depending on your level of cover.

For a schedule and prices email [email protected] or call 6488 3333.
Thursday 05
13:30 - EVENT - IOA Postgraduate Showcase - Frontiers in Agriculture : 9 PhD students present their diverse agriculture-related research Website | More Information
The Institute of Agriculture's annual Postgraduate Showcase brings together some of UWA’s best PhD students at an advanced stage of their research. This year, nine presentations covering a wide range of disciplines will highlight some of the research and progress underway at UWA in the area of agriculture, food science and natural resource management. The event also provides opportunities for students to interact with industry representatives and future employers.

For catering purposes, please RSVP by 26 May to [email protected]
Thursday 26
16:00 - SEMINAR - Ice and water in East Antarctica – what role does tectonics play? : This seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. Website | More Information
The flow of ice sheets, and their susceptibility to change, is significantly influenced by a series of non-linear interactions between the ice and the materials beneath - water and rocks. Water, in various ways, exerts an accelerative influence on ice sheet flow. Freshwater lubricates the ice sheet bed, relatively warm seawater can melt the base of floating ice, and can intrude under the ice sheet, causing dramatic collapse.

Rocks provide many influences: hard crystalline bedrock rock provides a dry, cold, rough surface that often inhibits fast flow; sedimentary rocks are softer, and provide more favourable hydrology for large-scale flow. Either can involve high-heat flux which promotes basal melting. Large-scale tectonics provides the topographic template on which all of these influences act. East Antarctica contains Earth’s largest ice sheet, and recent research suggests greater vulnerability to change than previously thought. Understanding the EAIS and its controlling processes, is critical to estimating long term change. And yet it remains one of the largest regions on Earth where we have lacked a basic knowledge of geology.

New magnetic, gravity and subglacial topography data from the 2008-2013 ICECAP program allow a comprehensive geological interpretation of the Wilkes Land region. This interpretation leads to key insights into the configuration of Gondwana, Rodinia and Columbia. Furthermore, we image subglacial sedimentary basins, including the Wilkes, Aurora and Knox Subglacial Basins, and define the previously unknown Sabrina Subglacial Basin. These tectonic features are a primary control on topographic and basal boundary conditions, including the hydrology network, that have strongly influenced the structure and evolution of the EAIS, both in its inception and early dynamic stages, and also during its existence as a “stable” continent-scale ice sheet.

Biography:

Alan Aitken completed his undergraduate studies in Geophysical Sciences at Lancaster University (UK) and an MSc in Geophysics at the University of Otago (NZ). In 2005 Alan came to Australia to embark upon a PhD at Monash University.

Since completing his PhD in 2009 Alan has been employed as a lecturer at Monash University (2009 – 2010) and subsequently at The University of Western Australia (2011 – present) where he took up the Goodeve Lectureship in July 2011.

Alan's research is in the application of magnetic and gravity methods to understanding tectonic systems.

PS* This seminar is free and open to the public & no RSVP required.

****All Welcome****

 August 2014
Monday 04
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Drishti Workshops : Introduction to Drishti and Voluminous Website | More Information
Research staff and students are invited to a workshop on volume visualisation using the Drishti and Voluminous software. Presentations will be conducted by Ajay Limaye, the main developer of Drishti from the NCI Vizlab at the Australian National University. A general introduction to Drishti and Voluminous will be presented in the mornings. In the afternoons individual researchers or small groups will have the opportunity to meet with Ajay to discuss their particular volumetric data or visualisation/analysis requirements.

Drishti

Drishti is a graphics hardware-based direct volume rendering application for real-time exploration and presentation of volumetric data. It has applications in biology, medicine, materials science, geoscience, archaeology, paleontology and other fields which use volumetric data. It allows researchers to colour, render, cut, slice, explore and animate a dataset and then prepare images and videos for presentation and publication. The software provides multi-resolution zooming and enables users to view large data sets by allowing visualisation of smaller sub-volumes.

Voluminous

The Voluminous system is a new web browser based application that brings volume rendering to the cloud, utilising remote computing resources for both storage and computation.

Please refer to URL for the schedule.

To register your attendance at the morning Drishti and Voluminous sessions, or to book a time to meet with Ajay individually or in a small group to discuss your visualisation requirements, please contact Charise Baker by email ([email protected]) or phone 6488 8740 (9:30-2pm). Places are limited so please book early.
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 of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Join us for Open Day 2014 from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Sunday 10 August.

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