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Today's date is Tuesday, October 20, 2020
External events held at UWA
 August 2018
Sunday 12
10:00 - OPEN DAY - UWA Open Day 2018 : Everything you need to know about university, all in one place. Website | More Information
UWA’s Open Day is the best way to get a feel for life at uni. Everything you could ever want to know is right there for you, from info about our unique course structure and career opportunities to details about student clubs and accommodation.

Our stunning campus will be buzzing with activities, displays, entertainment and more, and there’ll be staff and students on hand to answer your questions.

You can be a future student, a parent, a teacher…well, just about anyone. All you need is a sense of curiosity and excitement.

So drop by on Sunday 12 August – you never know what you might learn.

Find out more at uwa.edu.au/openday

#UWAOpenDay
Tuesday 14
19:00 - TALK - A Life of Adventure : Friends of the Library Talk More Information
Cyril, was a journalist on The West Australian for 36 years, 25 of them as crime reporter.

He has covered assignments in Libya's Sahara Desert, Afghanistan, New Guinea, Central Borneo, Nepal and Japan to name but a few.

He searched for and found a lost tribe of Penans in Borneo; walked the Kokoda Trail; traced the "poppy trail" through the "Golden Triangle"; got into Kabul only days before tribal warfare broke out and was on assignment in Hiroshima during that city's 50th anniversary of the atomic bomb attack.

Since leaving The West Australian 26 years ago, he has written 21 books, and has just published his autobiography, “Chameleon – Reporter at Large.”

RSVP: Kathryn Maingard – [email protected] or 08 6488 2356 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-life-of-adventure-by-cyril-ayris-tickets-48398997705

Members: Free, Guests: $5 donation
Wednesday 15
18:00 - EVENT - Going International: The International Student on Campus : Panel presentation covering the international student experience from the 60's & 80's and today Website | More Information
This panel presentation provides insight into the experiences of 3 UWA overseas students. The first panelist was a Colombo Plan student from Malaysia in the 1960s. The second was from Romania and studied at UWA in the 1980s. The third panelist is a New Columbo Plan Scholar and has recently returned from China.
Friday 17
15:00 - EVENT - Save the Children UWA Book Sale : Join us in Winthrop Hall for the University Branch 2018 Book Sale, raising money for Save the Children. Website | More Information
A huge number of quality donated books in popular and specialist categories; plus CDs, DVDs, LPs and sheet music all at bargain prices!

Friday 17 August 3-9pm / Saturday 18 August 8-5pm / Sunday 19 August 9-6pm / Monday 20 August 9-6pm / Tuesday 21 August 9-7pm / Wednesday 22 August 9-3pm
Tuesday 21
13:00 - FREE LECTURE - FREE Gamsat Essay Writing Workshop : This workshop will help you get a head start on acing Section 2 of the GAMSAT® Exam Website | More Information
This workshop will help you get a head start on acing Section 2 of the GAMSAT® Exam. Essay writing skills generally take time to develop, which means starting your preparation early is key to success. The workshop facilitator, Robert Callan, has had extensive experience in teaching GAMSAT® Exam essay writing.

Robert will teach you how to “find the theme”, which will allow you to respond to the stimuli effectively. To combat the immense time pressure of the GAMSAT® Exam, you will also be taught how to plan an essay structure in a short time-frame. Robert will then cover the 4 steps to writing a good essay. To cap it off, you will be shown a few tips on how to utilize your existing knowledge to generate engaging and targeted essay content.

Be sure to save your spot through our EventBrite page:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/free-gamsat-essay-writing-workshop-uwa-gradready-tickets-48945705924
Wednesday 22
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Sir Wallace Kyle Oration 2018 Website | More Information
The McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Perth, invite you to the 2018 Sir Wallace Kyle Oration.

The late Air Chief Marshall, Sir Wallace Kyle, was an Honorary Doctor of Laws at The University of Western Australia and Governor of Western Australia from 1975-1980.

The Sir Wallace Kyle Oration is given by distinguished speakers of international standing and outstanding leadership. The theme of the Oration is "Service Above Self", the motto of Rotary.

Professor Stanley's oration will highlight the leadership and contribution individual citizens can make to build a more equal and just world, with reference to her distinguished career.

This is a free public event but registration is required.
Saturday 25
10:00 - EVENT - Art Upmarket : An exciting new event showcasing Perth’s best visual artists. Website | More Information
Art Upmarket is an exciting new event showcasing Perth’s best visual artists. Meet the artists and purchase art directly from them on the day. Fill your home with local art. The market will showcase a curated selection of more than 45 of Perth’s most talented artists in Winthrop Hall, connecting them with art enthusiasts.

• Saturday 25 August 2018 – 10am-3pm • Free entry and parking. Venue is easily accessible

Venue: The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall Undercroft

35 Stirling Highway, Crawley Website: www.perthupmarket.com.au Facebook.com/perthupmarket #artupmarket

This event is proudly supported by The University of Western Australia's Cultural Precinct, Jacksons Art Supplies and RTRFM
Thursday 30
17:00 - EVENT - TEDxUWASalon: Sustainable Change : A TEDxUWASalon dedicated to sustainability and the environment! Website | More Information
In celebration of Enviro Week 2018 and in collaboration with UWA Student Guild and UWA Student Guild Environment, we bring you TEDxUWASalon: Sustainable Change!

How can we develop our future without creating a destiny defined by climate chaos?

This time, we're changing up the format! Our 2 esteemed speakers will propose questions and everyone will get a chance to debate their answers with the speakers! Do you have what it takes?

Come along for some amazing and thoughtful conversations as well as food and drinks throughout the event!

Tickets are only $5 for members and $10 for non-members (What a steal!)

Get your tickets now! https://tedxuwasalonsustaina.getqpay.com/
Friday 31
18:30 - EVENT - Perth Medieval and Renaissance (PMRG) Quiz Night Website | More Information
PMRG Annual Quiz Night and Fundraiser - Friday August 31st at 6:30pm, UWA Tavern.

Come one, come all to this annual night of fun! Only a couple of weeks to go until our annual quiz night to raise money for the events which you all love.

This year we have a new General Knowledge format - it's not just for the medieval scholars! So bring your friends, buy a ticket and win some prizes.

Tickets are $15 and get you entry, door-prize ticket and a FREE table game. $2 for additional table games and raffle prize. We are swamped with prizes this year so everyone is bound to win something!

Tables of 6 people. All tickets at the door. Bookings for tables and further enquiries can be made at, [email protected]

 September 2018
Wednesday 05
18:00 - FREE LECTURE - Annual Ian Constable Lecture 2018 : Speaker: Prof Andrew Dick, Director UCL-Institute of Ophthalmology London Website | More Information
This annual Ian Constable Lecture presented by the Lions Eye Institute and the UWA IAS, honours the work of Prof Ian Constable who is recognised as one of the world's leading ophthalmic surgeons. Please join us for the 2018 lecture presented by Professor Andrew Dick: 'Tale of two diseases: regulating immune responses in the retina'


18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Feeling of Eugenics Website | More Information
A public lecture by Rob Wilson, Professor of Philosophy, La Trobe University and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Familiarity with the eugenic past, particularly that associated with the Holocaust, has primed a wariness about the potential misuse of new ventures in biology, such as the Human Genome Project and the emerging gene-editing technology of CRISPR. That critical perspective, shared by academics and lay persons alike, has sometimes cast a skeptical shadow over future uses of existing reproductive technologies both to create designer babies and to discard embryos or fetuses that do not measure up to some ideal or standard of normality. In his preface to the second edition of In the Name of Eugenics, the historian of science Daniel Kevles cautioned that the “specter of eugenics hovers over virtually all contemporary developments in human genetics”. And in his Backdoor to Eugenics the sociologist Troy Duster viewed contemporary technologies utilizing individual choice as a pathway to a eugenic future. The message here has been clear: understand past eugenics, critique present eugenics, avoid future eugenics.

Yet, for Professor Wilson, eugenics doesn’t feel like that. Not because it’s not a danger, but because its more than a mere possibility lurking in current and future technologies. That feeling stems in part from his work in oral history with eugenics survivors in the Canadian province of Alberta over the past ten years.

In this talk Professor Wilson will share his reflections on eugenics, disability, and attitudes towards human variation, adopting what he calls a standpoint eugenics, eugenics from the standpoint of those who have survived it.

Rob Wilson returned to Australia as professor of philosophy at La Trobe University in 2017 after teaching previously at Queen’s University and the University of Alberta in Canada, and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in the United States. His philosophical work ranges across the cognitive, biological, and social sciences, as well as metaphysics, ethics, and the history of philosophy. Amongst his award-winning books are 'Boundaries of the Mind' (2004) and 'The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences' (1999), of which he was general editor, together with the developmental psychologist Frank Keil. Graduating with first-class honours from UWA in 1985, Rob completed his PhD at Cornell University in 1992. In 2009, Rob’s contributions to academic philosophy were recognized with his election to the Royal Society of Canada. Over the past ten years, Rob’s time and energy has been invested primarily in a number of community-focused philosophical initiatives, including founding Philosophy for Children Alberta (2008-2015), serving as the principal investigator for the internationally recognized project Living Archives on Eugenics in Western Canada (2010-2016), and most recently organizing the Melbourne-based network Philosophical Engagement in Public Life (PEiPL). His most recent book is 'The Eugenic Mind Project', published by the MIT Press in March 2018.
Tuesday 11
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Raising the Bar Perth : 10 talks, 10 bars, 1 night only Website | More Information
For the first time in Perth, join ten world-leading UWA researchers as they escape their labs and lecture theatres to bring impactful talks into ten Perth City bars. Raising the Bar Perth is for one night only, so bookings are essential.

19:30 - EVENT - Friends of the Library : Lead Kindly Light - Harold Rowell’s Emergency Landing at Fitzroy Crossing, 31 July 1971 Website | More Information
Harold Rowell was an experienced pilot with MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA). He had served as a pilot in the Second World War and joined MMA as a commercial pilot in 1948. The introduction of jet aircraft to service the Pilbara and the North West in the 1970s meant that many of the gravel airstrips, suited to propeller-driven aircraft, were unacceptable for the new jets.

Harold Rowell, who knew the Kimberley like the back of his hand, was forced to land a jet aircraft, in the dark, on the gravel strip at Fitzroy Crossing, when Derby airport was closed to fog. Instead of being hailed as a hero for preserving the company’s safety record and saving the lives of 53 passengers, he was stood down, and pilloried by his employer and the Department of Civil Aviation.

In 2017, the Australian Federation of Air Pilots commissioned the Harold Rowell Award for outstanding airmanship.

Dr Hough has contributed entries to the Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate, the Australian Dictionary of Biography and The New Grove Dictionary od Opera. His first full-length biography, A Man of His Time: the public life of Robert Mitford Rowell, will be launched in November. A Dream of Passion: the centennial history of His Majesty’s Theatre (2004) was shortlisted for the WA Premier’s History Prize, and his Boans for Service: the story of a department store 1895-1986 (2009) was a best-seller.

Members: Free, Guests: $5 donation
Thursday 13
17:00 - WORKSHOP - PrEP & Pizza : a free info session on a new once-a-day HIV preventative medication Website | More Information
Have you heard about PrEP? It's also known as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis - a once-a-day medication that will keep you HIV negative. Matt Bacon from the WA AIDS Council will be popping by UWA to tell us more about how this new medication works, who could benefit from it, and how you can get it!

We will also have pizza to nibble on while Matt answers your questions. Got a question about PrEP, HIV, sexual health or support services? We will be collecting your confidential questions for Matt to answer at the session. Feel free to email your questions to [email protected] before the event.

This event is for interested UWA students and staff and being run in partnership between the UWA Health Promotion Unit, Guild Pride Department and the WA AIDS Council.

Check out the Facebook event page here https://www.facebook.com/events/1804597649657787/ and please RSVP if you would like to attend. Please feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Tuesday 18
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Can Bede Explain the Great Sutton Hoo Ship-Burial? Georgina Pitt / PMRG : More Information
The sumptuous ship-burial at Sutton Hoo has long been associated with pagan cosmology and the heroic Anglo-Saxon poem, Beowulf. Press coverage of the 1939 Sutton Hoo treasure trove inquest cited the burials described in Beowulf; scholarly works on Sutton Hoo continue to invoke Beowulf as an analogy. An alternative, perhaps unexpected, textual source suggests a different explanation for the Sutton Hoo ship-burial, an explanation centred upon the pragmatic realities of secular political power during the Anglo-Saxon conversion period. A careful study of Bede’s Historia Ecclesiastica demonstrates that in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, hungry æthelings and nervous new kings adopted specific conversion positions (baptism, syncretism, apostasy, or steadfast adherence to the old gods) as a strategy of affiliation and differentiation in the context of contestation for a throne. The Sutton Hoo ship-burial was a power-play. The evidence for that interpretation rests not on epic poetry declaimed in a smoky meadhall, but in an exemplar for Christian kings carefully crafted by a Northumbrian monk in the quiet of his monastery.
Wednesday 19
13:00 - WORKSHOP - GAMSAT Graphs Seminar (UWA) | GradReady : This seminar is dedicated to graph-style questions on the GAMSAT Website | More Information
This seminar will be dedicated to graph-style questions, which have become yet more prominent in recent iterations of the GAMSAT® Exam. The speaker at the session will be an experienced teacher with extensive practice in the interpretation of graphs and diagrams, geometric reasoning, and logical reasoning.

The speaker will guide you through several examples drawn from different Sections of the GAMSAT® Exam, giving you an opportunity to ask detailed questions to consolidate your understanding, in addition to outlining general strategies that can be utilised in approaching this increasingly important category of GAMSAT® Exam questions.

Be sure to save your spot through our EventBrite page:

https://gradready.com.au/posts/gamsat-preparation-courses/free-gamsat-events

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This semester we're also running a GAMSAT® Graphs Seminar - dedicated to graph-style questions, which have become yet more prominent in recent iterations of the GAMSAT® Exam - and a series FREE GAMSAT Tutorials that will focus on an individual section of the GAMSAT.

Visit our FB events page to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GradReadyGAMSAT/events

For more information on the other seminars and events we’re planning to run throughout the year visit our website here: https://gradready.com.au/posts/gamsat-preparation-courses/free-gamsat-events

If you've got any queries, feel free to send us a message on our Facebook Page!

We look forward to seeing you at our events!

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Tuesday 25
8:30 - CONFERENCE - The National Indigenous Legal Conference 2018 Website | More Information
School of Indigenous Studies hosts this year’s National Indigenous Legal Conference in partnership with UWA Law School, Notre Dame Law School and the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia.

The conference will attract around 150 delegates from the legal profession and will feature prominent keynote speakers from the Indigenous legal community to discuss current and emerging Indigenous legal rights issues.

The theme of this year’s conference is, Sovereign Laws, Peoples and Voices’, and it will examine amongst other topics:

Indigenous sovereignty under international law

Constitutional reform

The Uluru Statement from the Heart

Domestic sovereignty and self-determination claims

Native Title Bodies Corporate (prescribed body corporates and registered native title body corporates) across the Kimberley

Criminal justice issues, challenges and opportunities; the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia.

Delegates at the conference will have the opportunity to hear a range of speakers including the Honourable Robert French AC, Professor Megan Davis, Professor Irene Watson and Adjunct Professor Dennis Eggington.

To register visit: www.nilc2018.com.au

 October 2018
Monday 08
13:00 - WORKSHOP - Free Gamsat Biology Tutorial (UWA) | GradReady : This seminar is dedicated to covering the Biology section on the GAMSAT Website | More Information
Don’t know where to start with your GAMSAT® Preparation? Struggling with the Biology section?

GradReady is running a FREE GAMSAT Tutorial that will give you the chance to focus on the Biology section of the GAMSAT Exam in an individual and dedicated 1-hour class.

Spots are limited to the first 30 students so make sure you don't miss out!

GradReady is an education technology company aimed at making learning more effective and engaging. GradReady has helped over 6000 students prepare for the GAMSAT® exam since 2010 and our students have improved by an average of 25 percentile points and 90%+ have achieved medical school admissions over the last 4 years.

To learn more about GradReady, click here: https://gradready.com.au/

At these tutorials we create an interactive learning environment that mimics the way we deliver our actual courses to provide students with an invaluable learning experience and real engagement with our expert tutors - All for Free!

https://gradready.com.au/posts/gamsat-preparation-courses/free-gamsat-events

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Program:

- High Level Overview of the GAMSAT® Exam and Detailed Breakdown of Biology Area - Biology-Specific Study Techniques: Strategy, Planning and Free Resources - Sample MCQs: Group Activity and Review - More MCQs Added for Semester 2 - Q&A with GAMSAT® Biology Tutor

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In addition to our regular tutorials, we’re also running two larger seminars:

- GAMSAT Graphs Seminar

Visit our FB events for more details: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GradReadyGAMSAT/events

For more information on the other seminars and events we’re planning to run throughout the year visit our website here: https://gradready.com.au/posts/gamsat-preparation-courses/free-gamsat-events

We look forward to seeing you at our events!

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To learn more: https://gradready.com.au/posts/gamsat-preparation-courses/free-gamsat-events

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Tuesday 09
16:00 - EVENT - Postgraduate Opportunities: Arts Q&A + networking : Join us for Q&A session followed by networking with academics. Website | More Information
Discover more about your postgraduate study options in Arts, Business, Law and Education and have all your questions answered.

Postgraduate qualifications have become an expectation in a global workforce and can be the defining factor in your future career pathway. Find out how you can have a rewarding career and contribute to solving some of the world’s greatest challenges.

Join us for Q&A session followed by networking with academics. This event is in collaboration with the Arts Union.

Related Courses:

- Master of International Relations

- Master of Social Research Methods

- Master of Forensic Anthropology

- Master of International Development

- Master of Heritage Studies

- Master of Public Policy

- Master of Strategic Communications

- Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

- Master of Teaching (Primary)

- Master of Teaching (Secondary)

- HASS Curriculum

- Master of Asian Studies

Other events in the Postgraduate Opportunities series:

School of Design information session

STEM: Expo + networking

Juris Doctor: Q&A session

Global Professional Sundowner

17:30 - EVENT - Postgraduate Opportunities: School of Design information session : Explore your postgraduate options in Created and Creative Environments. Website | More Information
Discover more about your postgraduate study options in Arts, Business, Law and Education and have all your questions answered.

Postgraduate qualifications have become an expectation in a global workforce and can be the defining factor in your future career pathway. Find out how you can have a rewarding career and contribute to solving some of the world’s greatest challenges.

Explore your postgraduate options in Created and Creative Environments.

Related Courses:

- Master of Architecture

- Master of Landscape Architecture

- Master of Urban Design

- Master of Building Information Modelling

- Graduate Certificate of Architectural Conservation

- Graduate Certificate of Urban Design

- Graduate Diploma of Urban Design

- Master of Heritage Studies

- Human Geography and Planning

- Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Other events in the Postgraduate Opportunities series:

Arts: Q&A + networking

STEM: Expo + networking

Juris Doctor: Q&A session

Global Professional Sundowner


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