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Today's date is Friday, October 30, 2020
External events held at UWA
 May 2020
Thursday 14
17:30 - FREE LECTURE - UCC Tech Talk #3: Exploring the Tinc VPN : Learn about how to set up a Virtual Private Network using Tinc. Website | More Information
Join the University Computer Club online on Thursday, May 14 from 17:30 to learn more about Virtual Private Networks and how to set one up using the free open-source software, Tinc.

To attend the session, just use this link to join us: https://meetings.ucc.asn.au/b/mte-uta-4ya
Friday 22
10:00 - EVENT - Blakers Mathematics Competition now open : Undergraduate Mathematics Competition Website | More Information
The 2020 Blakers Mathematics Competition is now open.

Eligible candidates are all undergraduates in first, second and third years at a WA university.

Entries must be received by 4pm Friday, 7 August 2020, by email. Please follow the instructions for submission given with the problems, with candidate details (name, address, email address, university, and number of years of attendance) given in the body of the email, and per-question PDF scans with files named as described in the instructions, as attachments.

Entries should be sent to [email protected]

More details about how to enter can be found at https://www.maths.uwa.edu.au/students/competitions

 June 2020
Sunday 21
10:00 - EVENT - Perth Upmarket : Perth's best design market Website | More Information
Perth Upmarket is Perth’s original and best design market, featuring more than 200 of Perth's most talented artists, designers, craftsmen and foodies all at The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Hall.

There is something for everyone, including a Junior Upmarket section in Hackett Hall which showcases all the best local designers for kids' clothing, toys, games and decor. Have a browse through the gourmet section to inspire your inner Masterchef, shop original locally designed homewares or find the perfect Christmas gift for someone special. Then enjoy a coffee or lunch relaxing on the beautiful lawns around Winthrop Hall.

DETAILS:

·Sun 21st June 2020 ·Sun 13th Sept 2020 ·Sun 29th Nov 2020 Time: 10am-4pm Venue: The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall Parking and entry free, venue is easily accessible, 3 ATMs on site 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley Website: www.perthupmarket.com.au Facebook.com/perthupmarket
Thursday 25
18:00 - TALK - Modal Editing [UCC's Guide to Streamlined Documents] : Do you edit text like a normal person? You can do better than that! Website | More Information
Join the University Computer Club online on Thursday, June 25 from 6PM for the first instalment of a six-part series on Streamlined Documents.

The focus of these talks is to get you acquainted with some of the best ways to create and edit documents.

This first talk is on Modal Editors - and why you should be using a modal editor to create your documents.

Whether you are an undergraduate student, currently writing your thesis, or create and edit large numbers of documents as a teacher or tutor - if you have never used or heard of modal editors, this talk has something to offer you.

This is an online talk offered for free to the general public. All you need to do to join the session is to open the following meeting link at 6pm on 25/06/2020.

https://meetings.ucc.asn.au/b/tec-mzh-h9w

For more details of the other talks within UCC's Guide to Streamlined Documents, please see the event(s) on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1343286462543479/

 July 2020
Tuesday 07
18:00 - TALK - Intro to Emacs [UCC's Guide to Streamlined Documents] : A 40 year old editor, really? Well… there's a reason that people still use this. Join us online to discover the power of Emacs! Website | More Information
Emacs is interesting because it provides unparalleled flexibility, and even has a few 'killer apps' which raise it above other editors.

This talk is the third part of UCC's 'Streamlined Documents' series, and seeks to provide an introduction to Emacs using the nice "Doom Emacs" config base.

It takes a little bit more effort to install, but if you're interested take a look here: https://github.com/hlissner/doom-emacs/blob/develop/docs/getting_started.org#install

Whether you are an undergraduate student, currently writing your thesis, or create and edit large numbers of documents as a teacher or tutor - UCC's Guide to Streamlined Documents is a series you won't want to miss.

This is an online talk offered for free to the general public. All you need to do to join the session is to open the following meeting link at 6pm on Tuesday, July 7: https://meetings.ucc.asn.au/b/tec-mzh-h9w

For more details of the other talks within UCC's Guide to Streamlined Documents, please see the event(s) on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2752020645019377/
Tuesday 14
18:00 - EVENT - Intro to LaTeX [UCC's Guide to Streamlined Documents] : Have you ever had Word crash on you? Corrupt a document? Or even just be a pain to work with? Website | More Information
Have you ever had Word crash on you? Corrupt a document? Or even just be a pain to work with?

LaTeX offers a number of compelling advantages...

There's a reason why ~90% of Maths/Phys/Eng/Comp Sci papers are produced with this. LaTeX documents are also fast becoming the best way to submit Journal Articles!

Find out more at this talk!

Get a copy (warning: can be up to 4gb) from https://www.latex-project.org/get/

Whether you are an undergraduate student, currently writing your thesis, or create and edit large numbers of documents as a teacher or tutor – UCC’s Guide to Streamlined Documents is a series you will not want to miss. Join the University Computer Club online on Tuesday, July 14 from 6PM for the fourth instalment of a six-part series on Streamlined Documents.

The focus of these talks is to get you acquainted with some of the best ways to create and edit documents.

These talks are all online are are offered for free to the general public. All you need to do to join the session is to open the following meeting link at 6pm on Tuesday, July 14:

https://meetings.ucc.asn.au/b/tec-mzh-h9w

For more details of the other talks within UCC's Guide to Streamlined Documents, please see the event(s) on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/569545763701077/
Tuesday 21
18:00 - TALK - Org-mode [UCC's Guide to Streamlined Documents] : What would happen if LaTeX, Markdown, Jupyter/R Notebooks and Emacs had a baby? Website | More Information
What would happen if LaTeX, Markdown, Jupyter/R Notebooks and Emacs had a baby?

You'd get Org-mode, which I think I can seriously call the best of all worlds.

Am I infatuated with it? Yes.

Find out why by coming to this talk! (just needs Emacs)

Join the University Computer Club online on Tuesday, July 21 from 6PM for the fifth instalment of a six-part series on Streamlined Documents.

The focus of these talks is to get you acquainted with some of the best ways to create and edit documents.

Whether you are an undergraduate student, currently writing your thesis, or create and edit large numbers of documents as a teacher or tutor – UCC’s Guide to Streamlined Documents is a series you will not want to miss.

This is an online talk offered for free to the general public. All you need to do to join the session is to open the following meeting link at 6pm on Tuesday, July 21: https://meetings.ucc.asn.au/b/tec-mzh-h9w

For more details of the other talks within UCC's Guide to Streamlined Documents, please see the event(s) on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/668357567047741/
Tuesday 28
18:00 - TALK - Workflow + Q&A [UCC's Guide to Streamlined Documents] : The final talk in the University Computer Club's series on Streamlined Documents! Website | More Information
This talk is an opportunity to review the five talks on Streamlined Documents presented by Timothy Chapman.

This is an interactive session to provide an opportunity for all to ask questions on modal editors, git, LaTeX, org, and emacs.

Whether you are an undergraduate student, currently writing your thesis, or create and edit large numbers of documents as a teacher or tutor – UCC’s Guide to Streamlined Documents is a series you will not want to miss. All of the sessions will be recorded and available through the meeting URL provided.

This is an online talk offered for free to the general public. All you need to do to join the session is to open the following meeting link at 6pm on Tuesday, July 28: https://meetings.ucc.asn.au/b/tec-mzh-h9w

For more details of the other talks within UCC's Guide to Streamlined Documents, please see the event(s) on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/3331326516880574/

 August 2020
Saturday 08
15:30 - KIDS MUSIC PROGRAM - UWA Music presents: WA Young Percussion Group (WAYPG) Website | More Information
Back for Semester 2 2020, the West Australian Youth Percussion Group (WAYPG) is an exciting program run through the UWA Junior Music School and directed by Perth percussionists Jackson Vickery and Adam Tan. WAYPG aims to provide enthusiastic and talented young percussionists an opportunity to perform in a high-quality ensemble outside of their school environment, bridging the gap between secondary and tertiary education.

The members of WAYPG will rehearse a wide variety of repertoire, including works for marimba ensemble, world percussion and multi percussion, culminating in a public performance at the Percussion All-Stars percussion showcase concert. This biannual performance showcases students of all levels from around Perth in a professional concert environment. WAYPG members will also have opportunities to perform in other public performances around Perth.

WAYPG is currently open to high-school students in years 7-12 with at least one year of percussion tuition. To audition, applicants must send in a short video of them playing (phone video is fine). Returning students are not required to re-audition.

Saturday's 3.30pm – 4.30pm Dates: 8 Aug - 19 Sept and 17 Oct - 28 November

Concert - 28 November (time TBC)

Cost: $400
Saturday 22
9:00 - EVENT - 2020 National Science Week - OzGrav's Science Immersion in VR : Real Time Virtual Space Science event aimed for families with children. Website | More Information
Explore the universe using mini virtual reality goggles; ask questions and receive answers in real time. More information and FAQs, go to www.scivr.com.au

 September 2020
Wednesday 02
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert : Fluxus Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from within the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

Fluxus

Head of Contemporary Music, Ashley Smith, and Head of Electronic Composition, Chris Tonkin, inspire a community of young artists to discover new worlds and ideas in music. They will explore the edge between noise and music, activity and performance in this not to be missed immersive experience.

For an idea of what to expect - see here: www.facebook.com/UWAmusic/videos/1724038457619783/

In order to adhere to room capacities and appropriate social distancing, until WA enters Phase 5 our Lunchtime Concerts will be ticketed events. Entry is free but bookings are essential.
Wednesday 09
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert : UWA Wind Orchestra Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from within the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

UWA Wind Orchestra

The UWA Wind Orchestra, under the baton of Dr Paul De Cinque and Doctor of Musical Arts student Chris Milne present a program of works including:

HYDE – 'Village Fair' (tr. De Cinque), LEDGER – 'Indian Pacific' (tr. De Cinque), GRANDAGE – 'Magnetic', GRAINGER – 'Faeroe Island Dance'

In order to adhere to room capacities and appropriate social distancing, until WA enters Phase 5 our Lunchtime Concerts will be ticketed events. Entry is free but bookings are essential.
Saturday 12
9:00 - CONFERENCE - Cities 4.0 2020 : Towards a Sustainable, Competitive and Wellbeing City Website | More Information
Cities 4.0 is an integrated platform to share experience and best practices; recommend solutions & strategies with the city leaders to explore and align goals, objectives and business model as part of the smart cities ecosystem reliance.
Sunday 13
10:00 - EVENT - Perth Upmarket : Perth's best design market Website | More Information
Perth Upmarket is Perth’s original and best design market, featuring more than 200 of Perth's most talented artists, designers, craftsmen and foodies all at The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Hall.

There is something for everyone, including a Junior Upmarket section in Hackett Hall which showcases all the best local designers for kids' clothing, toys, games and decor. Have a browse through the gourmet section to inspire your inner Masterchef, shop original locally designed homewares or find the perfect Christmas gift for someone special. Then enjoy a coffee or lunch relaxing on the beautiful lawns around Winthrop Hall.

DETAILS:

·Sun 13th Sept 2020 ·Sun 29th Nov 2020 Time: 10am-4pm Venue: The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall Parking and entry free, venue is easily accessible, 3 ATMs on site 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley Website: www.perthupmarket.com.au Facebook.com/perthupmarket
Sunday 27
14:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | For all the Saints : UWA Voice Website | More Information
A jam-packed program of stimulating performances and events in 2020 showcases the immense talent of our young emerging artists and their mentors, along with celebrated alumni, and national and internationally recognised guest artists. From workshops and lectures to intimate chamber performances and large-scale collaborations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

For all the Saints

CON-CANTORUM AND THE ST MARY’S CATHEDRAL CHOIR

Descending from the roofline of the majestic St Mary’s Cathedral are sixteen stained glass windows commemorating beloved and lesser known saints. In this program, Con-Cantorum joins with St Mary’s Cathedral Choir to present a program of joyous and reflective music – works that celebrate stained glass, light, the saints, and the mystery of the Mass. This eclectic program of traditional works, and twentieth-first century mini-gems by female composers, includes WA premieres of And the Lord said, Fiat Lux by Alice Chance and O splendidissima gemma (based upon St Hildegard von Bingen) by Stef Conner, Kaleidoscope by deVoight, and the premiere of a new commission for Con-Cantorum, With Visioned Eyes (for St Joan) by Lydia Gardiner.

Tickets: $25 Standard / $22 Concessions
Wednesday 30
13:00 - EVENT - FREE GAMSAT Preparation Courses and Revision Material Guidance And Workshop : Learn GAMSAT strategies to achieve your desired GAMSAT score for FREE. Website | More Information
Entering medical school can be a highly arduous process. Fortunately, we’ve got inside information on what to expect and how to succeed.

We all know the GAMSAT to be a reasoning exam rather than knowledge-based and have designed our courses and free resources to help you optimise the skills that are being assessed in the GAMSAT medical entrance exam test.

• Our problem-based learning method lets you approach the test as a learning experience - almost everything you need to answer a question can be found on the exam paper!

• Develop exam-level reasoning skills as you learn proven strategies

- Learn how to plan your approaches to GAMSAT Section 1, 2 & 3.

- Discuss strategies, formatting, and ideas for your Section 2 essays.

- Try a sample of GAMSAT-level Section 3 (science) questions.

- Get insights into efficient preparation relevant to GAMSAT-level practice questions.

- Free GAMSAT Section 2 Online Workshop that will help you get a head start on acing Section 2 of the GAMSAT exam! You’ll learn 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'll also learn how to plan an essay structure in a short time-frame and we’ll cover the steps to writing a high-scoring essay. To cap it off, we'll also walk you through an example marked essay to give you some final essay writing tips!

 October 2020
Thursday 08
19:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | Guitar Odyssey Website | More Information
A jam-packed program of stimulating performances and events in 2020 showcases the immense talent of our young emerging artists and their mentors, along with celebrated alumni, and national and internationally recognised guest artists. From workshops and lectures to intimate chamber performances and large-scale collaborations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Guitar Odyssey

Join us for this exciting free concert as talented young performers from the UWA Conservatorium take listeners on a journey exploring the variety and depth of the classical guitar repertoire. From the solo lute works of J.S Bach to the Australian premiere of Mayako Kubo's avant-garde Atem Pause for guitar quartet, listeners will be treated to familiar favourites and delighted by the unexpected.

In order to adhere to room capacities and appropriate social distancing, until WA enters Phase 5 all our concerts will be ticketed events. Entry is free but bookings are essential.
Saturday 17
10:00 - EVENT - Art Upmarket : Perth's best dedicated art fair More Information
Art Upmarket – Perth’s best art fair Sat 17th October 2020 Art Upmarket is all about connecting art lovers with Perth’s best 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 60 of Perth’s most talented artists in Winthrop Hall.

Saturday 17th October 2020 – 10am-4pm

Free entry and parking. Venue is easily accessible.

Venue: The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall and Undercroft, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley 6009

Website: www.perthupmarket.com.au Facebook.com/artupmarket www.instagram.com/artupmarket #artupmarket


19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Main Stage | Culmination Website | More Information
The exceptional ability of young emerging artists and their passion for music creates an extraordinary experience for concertgoers. In 2020 we join forces with West Australian Opera, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, the UWA Choral Society, numerous community ensembles and local schools to present a diverse program that celebrates the true spirit of music.

Culmination

Presented in collaboration with the University of Western Australia Choral Society

The outstanding ability of our emerging artists is celebrated as three young performers compete in the finals of the prestigious VOSE Concerto Competition. Who will win this coveted prize? Have your say and vote for your favourite performance in the People’s Choice Award!

The evening will culminate in a performance celebrating Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, with the UWA orchestra joined by voices from the Symphonic Chorus of UWA and the UWA Choral Society to present Beethoven’s Symphony No.9.

Program

VOSE Concerto Movements (to be announced)

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9

Soloists

Harriet Marshall (soprano), Sarah-Janet Brittenden (mezzo-soprano), Jun Zhang (tenor), Kris Bowtell (baritone)

Tickets (on sale 11 August): $35 Standard / $25 Concessions
Wednesday 21
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert : End of Year Celebration Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from within the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

End of Year Celebration

The Conservatorium celebrates a busy year of music-making with this special culmination concert to farewell its 2020 concert series. Featuring a jam-packed program celebrating our outstanding emerging artists!

In order to adhere to room capacities and appropriate social distancing, until WA enters Phase 5 our Lunchtime Concerts will be ticketed events. Entry is free but bookings are essential | https://www.trybooking.com/BKNYS

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