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Events for the public
 November 2018
Tuesday 27
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Innovation led agricultural growth and sustainable development goals : All are welcome to attend the Hector and Andrew Stewart Memorial Lecture delivered by Dr Raj Paroda on Tuesday 27 November, Bayliss LT, UWA More Information
All are welcome to attend the Hector and Andrew Stewart Memorial Lecture, by Dr Raj Paroda.

This lecture will focus on the challenges and hurdles toward a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable development of the agriculture sector using India as a case study, offering possible solutions to address them.

For further information, download the flyer https://www.ioa.uwa.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/3367136/Public-Lecture-Raj-Paroda_271118.pdf

Registration essential via ioa.uwa.edu.au/events/register2
Wednesday 28
9:30 - STAFF EVENT - Unit Design Workshop (28/11/2018) Website | More Information
Facilitated by experienced Learning Designers, this one-day workshop is a great practical opportunity for new and current teaching staff at UWA to experience the unit design process.

You and your colleagues can participate in a number of sequential collaborative tasks which will allow you to explore ideas for student-centred learning as well as map out and plan the face-to-face and online elements for the unit you want to specifically focus on for this workshop.

The workshop begins at 9:30am sharp and finishes at 4:30pm. There is an expectation that participants will be present for the full day. Please answer as many of the questions at the point of registration. This extremely valuable information will be used to coordinate the best team to assist you at this workshop and during follow-up opportunities.

Tea, coffee and a light lunch will be provided.

To get the most out of this workshop we highly recommend the following:

A Unit Coordinator for the unit must attend. Unit Coordinators are encouraged to invite as many of their unit team members as possible. Please ensure all participants register. Unit Coordinators must bring agreed unit learning outcomes and the current unit outline of the chosen unit. It is important to bring your own laptop or mobile device for online development.

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - CANCELLED - Structural and Functional Imaging of Tissues with Optical Coherence Tomography/Elastography Website | More Information
Unfortunately due circumstances beyond our control, this event has been CANCELLED.
Thursday 29
9:00 - SYMPOSIUM - SWAN2018 : Symposium of WA Neuroscience 2018 Website | More Information
Celebrating the opening of the Sarich Neuroscience Research Institute building - and the new era in clinical neuroscience that it heralds - the annual Symposium of Western Australian Neuroscience (SWAN) will be a major event in 2018. Australian and international guest speakers as well as Western Australian scientists and clinical scientists will be featured. The conference will include two 3 Minute Thesis competitions for neuroscience PhD students from across Western Australia. Although the Sarich Institute provides the catalyst, the aim of the conference is to celebrate Western Australian neuroscience in its totality by involving researchers and students from all of the state's leading neuroscience research organisations.

The Symposium will be held on the 29th – 30th of November and includes public lectures, a heavily subsidised conference dinner on the 29th and an early career researcher event. Registration is free but essential for catering purposes at https://goo.gl/forms/KKjsew2B80Wi6V602 Abstract submission for student 3 minute thesis and posters required by 26th October to [email protected] There are no specific formatting requirements for the abstract other than one page limit.


17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Public Lecture Manny Noakes : ‘Mind and Diet Connections – Food for Thought’ Website | More Information
Professor Manny Noakes is a key opinion leader and trusted advisor in nutrition and health both nationally and internationally. With over 25 years’ experience and over 200 scientific publications, she has extensive knowledge in many fields of nutrition and health including the food regulatory system and functional food substantiation, and an in depth knowledge of the role of red meat in human nutrition. Dr Noakes is the recipient of 3 CSIRO Medals, is a Distinguished Alumni of Flinders University, holds a research excellence award from the University of Adelaide and was a recipient of the Zonta Club Woman of International Achievement award in 2007. Previous roles: Dr Noakes was formally a Senior Principal Research Scientist and Director for the Nutrition and Health Program at CSIRO. She has been an executive member of the Federal Government Food and Health Dialogue, the National Heart Foundation Food and Nutrition Advisory Committee and an Executive Member of the Lion Nutrition Advisory Panel amongst numerous other advisory roles for industry and government. In 2014, Manny was named in the top 50 influential women in South Australia as part of International Women’s day and in 2017 was nominated for Australian of the Year. Dr Noakes is currently an Adjunct Research Professor with the University of South Australia and a member of the Nutrition Society of Australia. In addition she is also a member of the National Committee for Nutrition for the Australian Academy of Sciences as well as being on its Expert Working Group Special Project: Nourishing Australia: A decadal plan for nutrition science. Prof Noakes was instrumental in the development and release of five editions of the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet, which was launched in 2004 and has been translated into 17 languages and sold over 1 million copies in Australia. JOIN US FROM 4PM! This lecture is part of a session open to the general public and will commence with a THREE-MINUTE THESIS COMPETITION (FINISHING PHD STUDENTS) from 4PM. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Friday 30
16:20 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Public Lecture Dr Dan Burns : ‘25 Years of Alzheimer’s disease Research and Clinical Development: How we got here and where do we go’ Website | More Information
During his >30 years in the pharmaceutical industry Dr Dan Burns has worked across the continuum of discovery and development of medicines and their post approval life cycle management. He has led in house scientific departments at large pharmaceutical companies while also building successful collaborations with the biotechnology industry, government, patient advocacy groups and public private partnerships. As a senior executive at Zinfandel Pharmaceuticals, Dan leads a team in alliance with Takeda Pharmaceuticals responsible for the design and execution of a global phase 3 registration study to simultaneously qualify a genetic biomarker and evaluate a therapeutic to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Prior to his appointment at Zinfandel Pharmaceuticals, he served in senior management positions at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), most recently as Senior Vice President, Pharmacogenomics. In addition to managing international line functions, he took a leadership role in working across therapeutic areas to integrate pharmacogenetics throughout the R&D organisation. Prior to joining GSK he held positions of increasing responsibility at Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc. Dan Burns has published widely throughout his career and has been an invited speaker on the topic of pharmacogenetics, biomarkers and innovation in drug development at numerous scientific conferences. These include meetings organized by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Drug Information Association (DIA) and the Keystone Symposium. In addition, he has provided consultation services to the pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries. Dr Burns holds a BS (Biology), MA (Zoology) and PhD (Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology) from Indiana University. He did his post-doctoral research at Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc. investigating protein structure function relationships. JOIN US FROM 3.20PM! This lecture is part of a session open to the general public and will commence with a THREE-MINUTE THESIS COMPETITION (HONS & EARLY PHD STUDENTS) from 3.20PM. ALL ARE WELCOME!

 December 2018
Tuesday 04
18:15 - PUBLIC TALK - Bob Brown and Paul Thomas on 'Green Nomads, Wild Places' Website | More Information
The Institute of Advanced Studies, City of Perth Library and Boffins Books present Bob Brown and Paul Thomas on 'Green Nomads, Wild Places'.

Join us for this talk by Bob Brown and Paul Thomas as they discuss 'Green Nomads, Wild Places' - a companion to 'Green Nomads', the book of their first 19 000 kilometre journey inland through eastern Australia, which followed Bob's retirement after 16 years in the Senate. This is a photographic and written record of a journey that took them first by yacht and then by road along the coasts and by-ways of southern Australia. They floated in hidden harbours and on ancient rivers, climbed over age-old rock formations, and camped at isolated Bush Heritage Australia properties, revelling in the beauty of the natural universe. Bob Brown and Paul Thomas remind us how extraordinary and diverse is our natural world.

Cost: $15
Wednesday 05
9:30 - STAFF EVENT - Unit Design Workshop (05/12/2018) Website | More Information
Facilitated by experienced Learning Designers, this one-day workshop is a great practical opportunity for new and current teaching staff at UWA to experience the unit design process.

You and your colleagues can participate in a number of sequential collaborative tasks which will allow you to explore ideas for student-centred learning as well as map out and plan the face-to-face and online elements for the unit you want to specifically focus on for this workshop.

The workshop begins at 9:30am sharp and finishes at 4:30pm. There is an expectation that participants will be present for the full day. Please answer as many of the questions at the point of registration. This extremely valuable information will be used to coordinate the best team to assist you at this workshop and during follow-up opportunities.

Tea, coffee and a light lunch will be provided.

To get the most out of this workshop we highly recommend the following:

A Unit Coordinator for the unit must attend. Unit Coordinators are encouraged to invite as many of their unit team members as possible. Please ensure all participants register. Unit Coordinators must bring agreed unit learning outcomes and the current unit outline of the chosen unit. It is important to bring your own laptop or mobile device for online development.

17:30 - PUBLIC TALK - Joseph Gentilli Memorial Lecture : Global Suburbanisms and Governance Website | More Information
The majority of the world's population now live in urban areas. Prof. Brendan Gleeson, University of Melbourne, has suggested that we are living in an era of homo urbanis. However, it is arguably more accurate to describe the human species as homo suburbanis, since it is the suburbs where most city dwellers in western liberal democracies actually live. This is certainly true of Australia's captial cities which are home to 80% of the national population.

In this, the 2018 Joseph Gentilli Lecture, the 'scholar of suburbia', Professor Roger Keil, York University (Toronto, Canada), will argue that we need to acknowledge suburbanisation as a global process and develop a more robust understanding of the governance of suburbanisation if we are to make sense of the cities in which we currently live, and will inherit in the future. This necessitates comprehending the modalities of the state, capital accumulation and the rise of private forms of governance amongst other things.

This lecture - 'Global Suburbanisms and Governance' - is informed by a multi-year global research programme on suburban goverance led by Prof. Keil, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and a focus on suburbs, suburbia and suburbanization in Africa, North America, Europe, South Asia, and China. The empirical foundation of the lecture is Canada and thus offers ideas and lessons on the goverance of Australian suburbanisation.

For more information on Prof Roger Keil and the Global Suburbanisms project visit - https://suburbs.info.yorku.ca/about-us/our-research/

The lecture will be held in the Woolnough Lecture Theatre, Geography/Geology Building, and commence at 6.00pm. Please aim to arrive by 5.30pm so the lecture can commence on time.

The Geography and Planning group look forward to welcoming you to UWA and the 2018 Joseph Gentilli Memorial Lecture.
Monday 10
9:30 - STAFF EVENT - Unit Design Workshop (10/12/2018) Website | More Information
Facilitated by experienced Learning Designers, this one-day workshop is a great practical opportunity for new and current teaching staff at UWA to experience the unit design process.

You and your colleagues can participate in a number of sequential collaborative tasks which will allow you to explore ideas for student-centred learning as well as map out and plan the face-to-face and online elements for the unit you want to specifically focus on for this workshop.

The workshop begins at 9:30am sharp and finishes at 4:30pm. There is an expectation that participants will be present for the full day. Please answer as many of the questions at the point of registration. This extremely valuable information will be used to coordinate the best team to assist you at this workshop and during follow-up opportunities.

Tea, coffee and a light lunch will be provided.

To get the most out of this workshop we highly recommend the following:

A Unit Coordinator for the unit must attend. Unit Coordinators are encouraged to invite as many of their unit team members as possible. Please ensure all participants register. Unit Coordinators must bring agreed unit learning outcomes and the current unit outline of the chosen unit. It is important to bring your own laptop or mobile device for online development.
Tuesday 11
17:45 - PUBLIC TALK - Photons & Gravitational Waves : A public talk by Professor Markus Aspelmeyer, Professor of Physics and Professor Rainer Weiss, Nobel Laureate. Website | More Information
You are invited to join us at UWA’s Octagon Theatre for a free double bill event featuring two outstanding physics communicators addressing two of the deepest questions of physics.

Professor Markus Aspelmeyer, Professor of Physics at the University of Vienna will address the question, “What is a Photon?” while Professor Rainer Weiss, Nobel Laureate, inventor of gravitational wave detectors, and discoverer of gravitational waves, will tell the story of the century quest to detect Einstein’s elusive waves.

This is a family friendly event also suitable for high school students.

This event is co-sponsored by the AIP Congress and the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies.
Wednesday 12
9:30 - STAFF EVENT - Unit Design Workshop (12/12/2018) Website | More Information
Facilitated by experienced Learning Designers, this one-day workshop is a great practical opportunity for new and current teaching staff at UWA to experience the unit design process.

You and your colleagues can participate in a number of sequential collaborative tasks which will allow you to explore ideas for student-centred learning as well as map out and plan the face-to-face and online elements for the unit you want to specifically focus on for this workshop.

The workshop begins at 9:30am sharp and finishes at 4:30pm. There is an expectation that participants will be present for the full day. Please answer as many of the questions at the point of registration. This extremely valuable information will be used to coordinate the best team to assist you at this workshop and during follow-up opportunities.

Tea, coffee and a light lunch will be provided.

To get the most out of this workshop we highly recommend the following:

A Unit Coordinator for the unit must attend. Unit Coordinators are encouraged to invite as many of their unit team members as possible. Please ensure all participants register. Unit Coordinators must bring agreed unit learning outcomes and the current unit outline of the chosen unit. It is important to bring your own laptop or mobile device for online development.

18:30 - SCREENING - ‘Dying to Live’ screening 12/12/18 Windsor Cinema : Life on the organ donation waiting list Website | More Information
The Lions Eye Institute is hosting a screening of the ‘Dying to Live’ documentary on December 12th at the Windsor Cinema in Nedlands. The documentary delves into life on the organ donation waiting list, the complex world of organ and tissue transplantation and the heart-wrenching stories of real people awaiting life-saving organs in Australia, when the only thing standing between them and death is the kindness of a stranger. The documentary is compelling and moving in covering a topic so many of us never talk about, but need to. Tickets can be purchased using this link: https://tickets.demand.film/event/6495QJKWKBJE
Friday 14
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Promise of Quantum Computing (and how we’re going to get there!) Website | More Information
A public lecture by Jeremy O’Brien, Co-founder and CEO, PsiQuantum and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Quantum computing promises to transform almost every aspect of our lives, society and economy. However, despite more than quarter of a century of effort, useful systems are yet to be realized. The challenge is that useful quantum computing requires ~1,000,000 qubits (to meet the demands of error correction). This challenge will only be met in the near term by harnessing the advanced manufacturing capabilities of the conventional silicon computer chip industry—one that has benefited from sustained investment of ~ $1tn over the past 50 years. In this lecture Professor O'Brien will survey the proposed approaches for achieving this goal and show that silicon photonics stands out in making general purpose quantum computing achievable with conventional silicon processes.
Monday 17
19:00 - CONCERT - Christmas In The Quad : A classical music concert under the stars and on the grounds of beautiful St George's College Website | More Information
Bring a picnic and be transported into the festive season with Australia's leading soloists Sara Macliver, Paul Wright, Raymond Yong, and conductor Mark Coughlan, along with the fabulous musicians of St George's College. Booking Essential.
Thursday 20
6:00 - CONCERT - UWA Christmas Concert : We invite you and your families to join us for our final concert of 2018! Website | More Information
Held on Whitfeld Court against the magnificent backdrop of Winthrop Hall, the UWA Christmas Concert will feature all your favourite Christmas classics and carols performed by acclaimed staff and students from the UWA Conservatorium of Music.

There will be plenty of fun for all the family with Santa making an appearance on the night.

Pack a picnic or enjoy a delicious treat from one of the local food trucks (Rancho Sombrero Tex-Mex, The Spanish Casa or Tim's Ice Creams) and join us for a fun-filled evening of music!

FREE entry - suitable for all ages

We welcome guests from 6pm. Concert starts 7pm and finishes by 8.45pm Please bring something to sit on (tall chairs only permitted on the grass bank).
Friday 28
9:00 - GUIDED TOUR - Winter in Paris : A month long linguistic and cultural experience Website | More Information
Language and cultural escapade. Daily French classes - 1,5 h, 4 days a week for three weeks. Guided (or self guided) historical tours of Paris. A month accommodation in the centre of Paris in fully furnished, equipped studios in the wonderful Centre International des Récollets.

 January 2019
Saturday 19
9:00 - COURSE - 8-Day GAMSAT Preparation Courses on UWA Campus : Learn, review and practice for a great GAMSAT score! Gold Standard GAMSAT attendance courses cover all 3 exam sections through problem-based learning. Website | More Information
Join us on our 9th year of providing interactive, problem-based & targeted GAMSAT attendance courses on UWA campus!

We understand the GAMSAT to be a reasoning exam rather than knowledge-based and have designed our courses to help you optimise the skills that are being assessed in the 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 from the author of the first GAMSAT textbook ever written, The Gold Standard GAMSAT, and whose experience in teaching the GAMSAT spans over 9 years.

• Purchase any 3 days and attend another full day of your choice, for free!

• You can also customise your GAMSAT review by choosing only the course or courses that target your weaknesses. Choose from any of the following courses for only $199 per day:

- January 19, 2019: Verbal Reasoning and Written Communication (Section 1 and Section 2) Problem-based Learning Course

- January 20, 2019: Bridging Course for Science and Non-science Background

- January 21, 2019: Physical Sciences Review (Section 3) & PBL

- January 22, 2019: Biological Sciences Review (Section 3) & PBL

- January 23, 2019: Virtual Reality GAMSAT Exam (VR-1)

- January 24, 2019: Virtual Reality GAMSAT Exam Review and Targeted PBL

January 25, 2019: Continued Review and Advanced GAMSAT PBL

- March 16, 2019: Virtual Reality GAMSAT Exam with Online Review of Worked Solutions Course location: University Hall, University of Western Australia

For further details, please visit www.gamsattestpreparation.com/gamsat-courses-perth.php

Our GAMSAT attendance courses are also included in our Platinum Attendance and Complete Course packages: 5000+ Q&A • 300+ Videos • 60+ Hrs Live Courses • up to 15 Full-length Exams • 4 GAMSAT Textbooks • Apps • MP3s

17:00 - SEMINAR - Free GAMSAT Strategy Session With An Expert : Get insight into efficient preparation & strategies relevant to GAMSAT-level practice questions in this free problem-based seminar provided by Gold Standard GAMSAT. Website | More Information
Gauge your readiness for the GAMSAT! We'll be providing free handouts with sample practice questions. You will then be asked to take a short timed practice test followed by a discussion of the worked solutions.

Our GAMSAT free seminars are like mini versions of our live attendance courses. We focus on teaching the most important strategies for each section rather than a mere overview of the GAMSAT.

Note: It is not necessary to be using Gold Standard GAMSAT products in order to attend this free GAMSAT seminar. You will receive a free handout but please bring some writing paper.

The Gold Standard GAMSAT textbooks are available at the UWA Co-op Bookshop as well as at www.gamsat-prep.com.
Thursday 31
18:00 - FREE LECTURE - Public Lecture: Management and Innovation : This free public lecture delivered by Professor Isabella Grabner from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and presented by the UWA Business School explores the topic: Incentives for Creativity. Website | More Information
This free public lecture delivered by Professor Isabella Grabner from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and presented by the UWA Business School explores the topic: Incentives for Creativity. Professor Grabner draws on her research to show how modern companies combine incentives, budgetary controls, and promotion opportunities to drive innovation and creativity.

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