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Events for the public
 November 2019
Thursday 07
17:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Student Recitals : Claire Orman (Percussion) and Merina Chen (Bassoon) More Information
Each year the Conservatorium of Music celebrates the amazing talent of our performance and composition students in a series of senior and graduation recitals. These recitals are the culmination of years of hard work and dedication and showcase the technical, musical and artistic skills of these young emerging artists. Recitals take place in Callaway music Auditorium (unless otherwise specified) and are free to attend, so come and see these emerging artists delight!

Thurs 7 Nov | 5.00pm | Claire Orman (Percussion)

Thurs 7 Nov| 7.30pm | Merina Chen (Bassoon)

18:00 - SEMINAR - Centre for Muslim States and Societies Seminar Series 2019 : FOOD for THOUGHT- Event Canceled More Information
CMSS invites you to its new dinner meeting talks on Muslim societies. The talks are followed by dinner with a dish from the country a given talk is about. The first talk, in partnership with Africa Research and Engagement Centre (AfREC), UWA, is on Western Africa, by UWA analyst Muhammad Suleiman. Western Africa is the heartland of Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa, a dynamic and diverse region undergoing rapid development and reforms in governance. With increasing research and policy attention focused on this crucial sub-region, this lecture offers FOOD for THOUGHT on the following questions: 1. What is the history of religion-based violence in the sub-region? 2. What are the real costs of recent developments in Western Africa to extant nation-building efforts, including for pre-existing social dynamics and conflicts? 3. What does the situation mean for foreign investment in the sub-region, such as in the resources industry? 4. What are appropriate and effective policy responses by key stakeholders and interested actors?

Muhammad Dan Suleiman recently completed a PhD in Political Science and International Relations at UWA where his thesis deconstructed Islamist movements and state-society relations in Western Africa from decolonial and pan African lenses. He is also an analyst for several think tanks and teaches units at UWA on the international politics of Africa, peace and security in Africa, and Islam in the world.

TICKETS: (Standard $50; Students $35) via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/food-for-thought-lecture-on-western-africa-tickets-78565699121
Friday 08
19:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Student Recitals : Carissa Soares (Percussion) More Information
Each year the Conservatorium of Music celebrates the amazing talent of our performance and composition students in a series of senior and graduation recitals. These recitals are the culmination of years of hard work and dedication and showcase the technical, musical and artistic skills of these young emerging artists. Recitals take place in Callaway music Auditorium (unless otherwise specified) and are free to attend, so come and see these emerging artists delight!

Fri 8 Nov | 7.00pm | Carissa Soares (Percussion)

Works by Stevens, Koshinski, Gerassimez, Séjourné and Xenakis.
Saturday 09
10:00 - EVENT - Declaration of Climate Emergency, Australia? **Cancelled** Website | More Information
Presented by Holmes à Court [email protected] No.10 in association with the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies.

Unfortunately, due to a change in circumstances, this event has been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment that arises from this decision.
Sunday 10
14:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Student Recitals : Magdalene Gan (Double Bass) and Rowan Swarbrick (Double Bass) More Information
Each year the Conservatorium of Music celebrates the amazing talent of our performance and composition students in a series of senior and graduation recitals. These recitals are the culmination of years of hard work and dedication and showcase the technical, musical and artistic skills of these young emerging artists. Recitals take place in Callaway music Auditorium (unless otherwise specified) and are free to attend, so come and see these emerging artists delight!

Sun 10 Nov | 2.00pm | Magdalene Gan (Double Bass)

Sun 10 Nov | 3.30pm | Rowan Swarbrick (Double Bass)
Monday 11
8:00 - SYMPOSIUM - Climate Change Symposium 2019 : Tackling Climate Change in Western Australia: Ideas for a State Climate Policy Website | More Information
The purpose of the symposium is to inform better discussion of and submissions to the State’s Climate Policy process. The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation published a “Climate Change issues paper” in early September to launch a period of consultation, which closes on 29 November. The date of the symposium enables those interested in making a submission to be better informed on the issues and to discuss them before completing submissions to the Government.

The symposium will be opened by the Chancellor of the UWA, The Honourable Robert French AC. The two plenary sessions feature three authors from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, Global Warming of 1.5C, 2018, and other internationally acclaimed experts on climate change science. Professor Donald DePaolo, Graduate Professor of Geochemistry and Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, will present on "Sustainable carbon emissions: A geologic perspective”

The six breakout sessions address themes pertinent to developing a climate change policy for Western Australia. The registration fee is $100 with discounts at $50.

14:00 - EVENT - Remembrance Day Commemoration : Three consecutive events to remember all those from WA who served their Country at home and abroad Website | More Information
(1) 2:00-4:00pm RWAHS Photographic Exhibition 49 Broadway Nedlands

(2) 4:00-5:00pm UWAHS Campus Walk from 49 Broadway Nedlands to Whitfeld Court

(3) 5:00-6:00pm Commemoration Service Whitfeld Court, UWA

Please register for this free event

18:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Student Recitals : Matthew Dekker (Tuba) and Timothy Rossi (Horn) More Information
Each year the Conservatorium of Music celebrates the amazing talent of our performance and composition students in a series of senior and graduation recitals. These recitals are the culmination of years of hard work and dedication and showcase the technical, musical and artistic skills of these young emerging artists. Recitals take place in Callaway music Auditorium (unless otherwise specified) and are free to attend, so come and see these emerging artists delight!

Mon 11 Nov | 6.00pm | Matthew Dekker (Tuba)

Mon 11 Nov | 7.30pm | Timothy Rossi (Horn)
Tuesday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Leading the Rebellious with Empathy: a new paradigm for (STEM) education Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Johannes Strobel, Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri and 2019 Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics) education has seen a huge renaissance in the USA with several new initiatives: integrated models of instruction; new science school standards incorporating engineering and a focus on design and system thinking.

In the context of renewed STEM, we communicate to our students that we value innovation, creativity, “outside the box thinking”, “pushing boundaries”, “challenging paradigms” and “coming up with new solutions”. And yet when we see these behaviors in our young learners, we try to shut them down. Many teachers, for example, value compliant originality and conforming behavior over independent thinking. Unfortunately, a large number of students, who are defiant and don’t have the tools to adapt to the expectations in school, will disengage, lose interest and drop out of school or STEM fields. There seems to be a clash between valued STEM attributes and what is considered a student and a shift is needed in how we define “good student”, the mindset we want to foster within our schools and how to support student-teacher interaction in classrooms. This lecture will provide an overview of STEM initiatives in the US, research on student-teacher dynamics and existing frames of behavioral management, and the sketch of a new paradigm for (STEM) education based on empathy for the rebellious.
Wednesday 13
18:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Student Recitals : David Woods (Voice) and Elizabeth Seng (Voice) More Information
Each year the Conservatorium of Music celebrates the amazing talent of our performance and composition students in a series of senior and graduation recitals. These recitals are the culmination of years of hard work and dedication and showcase the technical, musical and artistic skills of these young emerging artists. Recitals take place in Callaway music Auditorium (unless otherwise specified) and are free to attend, so come and see these emerging artists delight!

Wed 13 Nov | 6.00pm | David Woods (Voice)

Wed 13 Nov | 7.15pm | Elizabeth Seng (Voice)
Thursday 14
15:00 - SEMINAR - Centre for Muslim States and Societies Seminar Series 2019 : The Islamic Republic of Mauritania: yesterday, today and tomorrow More Information
Mauritania stands at the crossroads of modernity, with deep potential tensions between different groups (“white” Maures, “black” Afro-Mauritanians, and “Haratin”), threatening the country’s socio-political stability.

Recent discoveries of world-class hydrocarbon reservoirs offshore southern Mauritania, an area principally peopled by Afro-Mauritanians, further adds to these tensions. This could cause an uprising of a merged portion of the black African population against Maure dominance, with a potential balkanisation of the country in a similar scenario to that of the former Sudan.

This seminar explores these tensions and explains their roots. It will also propose potential remedies that can be formulated as public policies and joint government- industry actions to counteract potential instability.

Profile: Max is a graduate geologist (UNSW, 1975) with 44 years of international experience and has been instrumental in finding and championing the evaluation of significant hydrocarbon and mineral discoveries, most especially in Africa and the Near-East.

He is an “Officer of the National Order of Merit for the Islamic Republic of Mauritania”. This is the second such award given to a foreigner by the Mauritanian Government, the first being to the French President Charles de Gaulle. He was the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Mali in Perth between 2005 and 2016.

Max has a Graduate Diploma in Business (1988), a Masters in International Relations (2010), and a Doctorate in International Affairs awarded with Chancellor’s recommendations in 2015.

Max presently heads African Geopolitics, a socio-political advisory group that assists African governments and foreign companies in the natural resources industries to work together on the African continent. Entry for this event is free. Please register your interest through [email protected]

18:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Student Recitals : Georgia Crowe (Voice) and Kelsey Gray (Voice) More Information
Each year the Conservatorium of Music celebrates the amazing talent of our performance and composition students in a series of senior and graduation recitals. These recitals are the culmination of years of hard work and dedication and showcase the technical, musical and artistic skills of these young emerging artists. Recitals take place in Callaway music Auditorium (unless otherwise specified) and are free to attend, so come and see these emerging artists delight!

Thurs 14 Nov | 6.00pm | Georgia Crowe (Voice)

Thurs 14 Nov | 7.15pm | Kelsey Gray (Voice)
Friday 15
8:15 - FREE LECTURE - WA-ASEAN Trade and Investment Dialogue 2019 - FREE EVENT : The Perth USAsia Centre invite you to the WA-ASEAN Trade and Investment Dialogue 2019 which supports deeper economic ties between Western Australia and its regional neighbours. Website | More Information
Building on the inaugural dialogue in November 2018, this year seeks to understand the current patterns and future opportunities for economic connectivity between Western Australia and Southeast Asia. The dialogue will bring together leading representatives from government, business and youth in WA and its key Southeast Asian economic partners to promote the economic capacities of Western Australia, and discuss the benefits and opportunities from deeper connectivity with Southeast Asia. This is a free event.Registration is essential. Entry includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch and networking reception.

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series : Relationships in the Making: Negotiating knowledge through documentation. More Information
Museums these days work hard to document their collections through field research, and all anthropologists are deeply involved in the everyday negotiation of their presence in different fieldwork contexts. Part of what underlies such negotiations is a principled reliance on conventional Enlightenment conceptions of knowledge. Assumptions built into this mode of making knowledge result in a perfectly rational process in which appropriation, and recontextualisation seem obvious and natural: realising the value of (data) collection by preserving and analyzing it in a reified space. However, such spaces are often claimed to be inaccessible or inutile to the people about whom they claim to know. Documentation may thus also be read as an artefact of persistent inequalities that lie behind data gathering or collecting, epitomized by the imposition of knowledge forms. While some historical collectors and many contemporary scholars work beyond the implications of this frame, it remains a formative problematic. Taking account of the diagnosis, the talk will draw on an experiment, undertaken with Reite villagers on the Rai Coast of Papua New Guinea, to make documentation ‘responsive’ to a different problematic: that of retaining the ‘relationality’ of knowledge. In doing so, we will explore one strategy to make documentation itself a process and a relationship, responsive to an ethics of mutual, but differentiated, value creation. Drawing upon the Melanesian practice of ‘knowledge as relationship’ is one possible way to make the process of documentation responsive to the relationships it constitutes.

James Leach is a Social Anthropologist with research interests in creativity, intellectual property, knowledge production, digital technologies, and ecological relations to place. His primary fieldsite is in Papua New Guinea, and has also undertaken fieldwork in the UK, Europe, and Australia with Contemporary dance companies, interdisciplinary collaborators, and software engineers. Some of his recent works include Dance Becoming Knowledge (with Scott deLahunta), Leonardo; The death of a drum: objects, persons, and changing social form on the Rai Coast of Papua New Guinea, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute; ‘Foreword’: Ownership and Nurture Studies in Native Amazonian Property Relations, eds. Brightman, Faust, and Grotti; Leaving the Magic Out. Knowledge and effect in different places. Anthropological Forum. He works for CREDO, Université d'Aix-Marseille, France, and is an adjunct in Anthropology and Sociology at UWA.

18:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Student Recitals : Catherine Tweedie (Voice) and Hannah Tungate (Voice) More Information
Each year the Conservatorium of Music celebrates the amazing talent of our performance and composition students in a series of senior and graduation recitals. These recitals are the culmination of years of hard work and dedication and showcase the technical, musical and artistic skills of these young emerging artists. Recitals take place in Callaway music Auditorium (unless otherwise specified) and are free to attend, so come and see these emerging artists delight!

Fri 15 Nov | 6.00pm | Catherine Tweedie (Voice) +Honours Recital

Works by Grieg, Chaminade, Debussy and Rachmaninoff.

Fri 15 Nov | 7.15pm | Hannah Tungate (Voice) +Honours Recital
Saturday 16
10:00 - EVENT - Discover the Perkins : The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research is opening its doors to the WA community on Saturday 16 November from 10am - 3.30pm, as part of Open House Perth Website | More Information
The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research is opening its doors to the WA community on Saturday 16 November from 10am - 3.30pm, as part of Open House Perth. The 2019 Perkins open day, entitled ‘Discover the Perkins’, is posing the question “What if...?” Throughout the day, listen to presentations by Perkins researchers in the McCusker Auditorium. Perkins Director, Professor Peter Leedman will give the first talk of the day at 10.50am, posing the question, “What if you could help shape our future?” Don a lab coat and become a scientist for the day, exploring the state-of-the art medical research laboratories. Hear from the leading experts on how they are tackling some of the hardest-to-treat diseases affecting our community, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and rare genetic diseases. You will see first-hand how your support can drive forward the groundbreaking work happening right here in WA at the Perkins. “Without medical research, there would be no lifesaving discoveries. And without the incredible support and generosity of the people of WA, there would be no medical research”, Professor Leedman said. As well as touring the labs, you will have the chance to ‘speed date a researcher’, giving you the opportunity to ask the experts about their work and how it will impact our future health. Take a virtual reality tour of the life of cell travelling through the body. Then sit down at the lab bench and take part in interactive activities and workshops in the Lotterywest BioDiscovery Centre. Many of the activities have limited spaces, so be sure to book early at https://community.perkins.org.au/discover-the-perkins All funds raised on the day will go directly towards providing the Perkins with a Shaker Incubator; a vital piece of equipment which looks like a small oven and can ‘shake n’ bake’ buckets of bacteria for use in experiments, potentially cooking up a future breakthrough treatment for cancer or diabetes.

16:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Student Recitals : Annabelle Robinson (Piano) More Information
Each year the Conservatorium of Music celebrates the amazing talent of our performance and composition students in a series of senior and graduation recitals. These recitals are the culmination of years of hard work and dedication and showcase the technical, musical and artistic skills of these young emerging artists. Recitals take place in Callaway music Auditorium (unless otherwise specified) and are free to attend, so come and see these emerging artists delight!

Sat 16 Nov | 4.00pm | Annabelle Robinson (Piano)
Sunday 17
10:00 - EVENT - Art Upmarket- Perth's best dedicated art fair : Perth's best dedicated art fair Website | 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
Monday 18
18:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Student Recitals : Mark Warrener (Horn) More Information
Each year the Conservatorium of Music celebrates the amazing talent of our performance and composition students in a series of senior and graduation recitals. These recitals are the culmination of years of hard work and dedication and showcase the technical, musical and artistic skills of these young emerging artists. Recitals take place in Callaway music Auditorium (unless otherwise specified) and are free to attend, so come and see these emerging artists delight!

Mon 18 Nov | 6.00pm | Mark Warrener (Horn)

Messiaen - Appel Interstellaire | Beethoven - Horn Sonata (1st mvnt) | Brahms - Horn Trio | Kerry Turner - ‘Twas a Dark and Stormy Night
Tuesday 19
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Perils of Fornicating on the Beach : Reproductive constraints in a keystone fish may underpin collapse of the Northwest Atlantic foodweb Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Craig Purchase, Associate Professor of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland and a UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Keystone species hold critical roles in the functioning of foodwebs. About 30 years ago, the Northwest Atlantic Ocean foodweb was uprooted with the collapse of cod stocks, and continues to undergo substantial change. Capelin are the most important fish in the region, converting zooplankton protein to forage for larger fish, seabirds and marine mammals. Major shifts in life history characteristics of capelin occurred in the early 90s concomitant with a biomass collapse, which has not recovered. Capelin are well known for their unusual sex lives, where extremely high densities of fish spawn together in the surf zone of beaches. In this talk, Dr Purchase will discuss his research on capelin reproduction, and how evolutionary constraints may underpin the observed changes in ecosystem functioning.

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