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Displaying from Thursday, May 25, 2017
 May 2017
Thursday 25
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Fisheries and Global Warming: Impacts on marine ecosystems : Professor Daniel Pauly takes a historical look at fisheries, and comments on the current challenges of global food security Website | More Information
The period following the Second World War saw a massive increase in fishing effort, particularly in the 1960s. However, crashes due to this overfishing began to be reflected in global catch trends in the 1970s, and intensified in the 1980s and 1990s. In response, the industrialised countries of the (...)

 June 2017
Thursday 01
9:30 - FREE LECTURE - Legal responses to domestic and family violence: Gendered aspirations and racialised realities : A public lecture by Dr Heather Nancarrow CEO, Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS). Website | More Information
In this public lecture, Dr Heather Nancarrow will examine the data on domestic and family violence through a legal lense. The lack of an intersectional policy analysis, which would consider race, class and gender, has resulted in unintended negative consequences of civil domestic violence laws in (...)
Tuesday 13
13:00 - PRESENTATION - Talking Allowed: Culture Jamming the Perth Modern School Relocation Proposal : This presentation examines a new way for law and visualization to intersect Website | More Information
Culture Jamming is defined as a movement that mixes politics with graffiti, and satire with paint. Said by some to scramble “... the signal, injects the unexpected, and spurs audiences to think critically and challenge the status quo”, this presentation examines a new way for law and visualization (...)

19:00 - TALK - Friends of the UWA Library Speaker : “Missionaries, Adventurers, Laborer’s and Intellectuals”: Italians in WA before mass migration More Information
About the talk

Australia has received large numbers of migrants from the two great diasporas of modern times: Italians and Chinese. The latest census shows that the most widely spoken languages in Australia, after English, are Chinese and Italian. However while we are all aware of the (...)
Saturday 17
10:00 - EVENT - UT Presents: 'The Wind in the Willows' : A charming, classic tale of adventure and discovery, in a brand-new one-man adaptation Website | More Information
This is a charming, classic tale of adventure and discovery, in a brand-new one-man adaptation - starring Shaka Cook (Jasper Jones). Kenneth Grahame’s rollicking tale of four woodland creatures is one of the true enduring classics of children’s literature and writer/director team Maxine Mellor and (...)
Sunday 18
10:00 - EVENT - Feeding the Future event : Students, staff and community are invited to see some of UWA's pioneering work and find out about careers of the future. Website | More Information
Our world-leading researchers tackle global, regional and local issues. One example is advancing research to feed the world. Despite the significant progress made over the last two decades, more than one billion people around the world still go hungry every day. UWA will host Feeding the Future to (...)
Thursday 22
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Mining-Induced Seismicity: the importance of tiny (and not so tiny) earthquakes Website | More Information
A public lecture by Margaret Boettcher, Associate Professor of Geophysics, University of New Hampshire.

Mining-induced seismicity poses significant risks to local communities and to resource production. Yet, these earthquakes also provide the unique scientific opportunity to access (...)
Saturday 24
11:00 - EVENT - Wine Show by the Bay : Wine Fair at the University Club of Western Australia Website | More Information
$20.00 entry includes a complimentary monogrammed tasting glass.

With over 40 tasting booths and in excess of 200 wines available to sample, the 2017 Wine Show by the Bay will have something for everyone. Bring your friends for a day filled with fabulous wines, informative masterclasses (...)
Wednesday 28
9:30 - CONFERENCE - AHHA Mental Health Network Website | More Information
The Mental Health Network has been established to provide opportunities to share information and expertise around mental health initiatives with a focus on primary health care.

We have some great speakers lined up including: • Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens Senator for Western (...)

17:30 - PUBLIC TALK - Forests in the Sustainable Development Goals UN Agenda Website | More Information
Forests are essential for our life on Earth. By 2020 UN members must promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally This June 2017 the UNAA WA Division is (...)

 July 2017
Saturday 01
17:00 - EVENT - TEDxUWASalon: ART // ACT (Part 1) : Announcing the inaugural TEDxUWASalon! Website | More Information
** Presenting the inaugural TEDxUWASalon Series, ART // ACT **

We invite you to explore the concept of "artistic activism". Join the global discussion on the power of spreading ideas through the visual and the verbal. Discover how local change-makers are taking a stand on (...)
Tuesday 04
18:15 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Unconscious Bias: What is it and how can we deal with it? : A public lecture by Yassmin Abdel-Magied Website | More Information
Frank, fearless, funny, articulate and inspiring, Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a dynamo, a young Muslim dynamo offering a bracing breath of fresh air - and hope. At 21, Yassmin found herself working on a remote Australian oil and gas rig; she was the only woman and certainly the only Sudanese-Egyptian-Au (...)
Thursday 06
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - NOT JUST HOT WATER: THE SCIENCE, STORIES AND IMPORTANCE OF PERTH’S GROUND WATER RESOURCES : The 2017 George Seddon Memorial Lecture by Dr Megan Clark AC. Website | More Information
Perth has long relied on its ground water resources. Today just under half of Perth’s water supply comes from ground water. The science of our water resources is a fascinating story of different aquifers and how they interact with the landscape around Perth. The story of how we have tapped into (...)
Tuesday 11
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - A Cosmic Shooting Gallery : A public lecture by 2017 ATSE Eminent Speaker Professor Phil Bland, Department of Applied Geology, Curtin University. Website | More Information
The Earth sits in a cosmic shooting gallery. Phil will talk about the window that the Desert Fireball Network gives us on asteroid impacts, and how the project might change our understanding of how planetary systems form. It will look at the journey that these rocks have taken, from their origins (...)

19:00 - TALK - Friends of the UWA Library Speaker : In Praise of Dictators; The Life and Times of Joseph Stalin More Information
About the talk

Dictators seem to be all the rage recently and those of the post war world can be divided into the approved” ones (Franco, Marcos, Salazaar) and the others (Amin, Saddam Hussein, Gadhaffi) who can be safely reviled and even killed. In the popular mind, Hitler remains as (...)
Wednesday 12
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Youth Mental Health First Aid Course Website | More Information
Mental illnesses often start in adolescence or early adulthood and it is important to detect problems early to ensure the young person is properly treated and supported.

This 14-hour YMHFA course teaches adults who have frequent contact with adolescents, such as parents, guardians (...)

14:00 - EVENT - Chinese Economy Conference 2017 : China’s “New Normal” Growth: Opportunities and Challenges, Perth, 12-15 July 2017 Website | More Information
The conference is jointly organised by UWA Business School, the University of Western Australia, and the Chinese Economics Society Australia (CESA). It is also the 29th Annual Meeting of the Society.

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Re-balancing and Sustaining China's Economic Growth : China in Conversation Website | More Information
China has enjoyed almost four decades of high economic growth. This growth has slowed in recent years due to rising domestic wages, a rapidly ageing population and falling demand for exports.

Further growth will rely on economic restructuring and deepening reforms. This China in (...)
Saturday 15
10:00 - EVENT - WA Writers Professional Development Day : Gain insight into the publishing process. Website | More Information
Learn how to get your work published with tips and practical guidance from industry professionals.

Join UWA Publishing for a professional development day and gain insights into the entire publishing process – from writing a compelling book proposal, to marketing and publicity. Learn how (...)
Monday 17
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The use of charismatic carnivores to promote aquatic conservation: River and spotted-necked otters as case studies : A public lecture by Professor Thomas Serfass, Frostburg State University. Website | More Information
To most North Americans and Europeans otters are highly esteemed for intelligence, playfulness, and attractiveness. These qualities have contributed to otters receiving considerable research and conservation attention in North America and Europe. Additionally, such favourable attitudes and otters’ (...)


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