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Today's date is Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Events for the public
 October 2020
Saturday 24
10:00 - EVENT - Wedding Upmarket : Perth's best boutique wedding fair Website | More Information
WEDDING UPMARKET

Calling all engaged couples! If you are getting married in Perth, put Wedding Upmarket in your diary now as we will be showcasing more than 50 handpicked local designers to help you create a bespoke celebration. Draw inspiration from our beautifully styled areas around UWA’s Winthrop Hall and meet Perth’s finest designers. It is the perfect opportunity to discuss with them how they can help you transform your inspiration boards into a reality. Western Australia is home to countless talented creatives but sometimes the best wedding suppliers are hard to find. Wedding Upmarket is all about connecting couples with local designers to create a truly custom, personalised event. DETAILS: Saturday 24th October 2020 Time: 10am-3pm Venue: The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall Parking and entry free, venue is easily accessible 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley Website: www.weddingupmarket.com.au Facebook.com/weddingupmarket
Sunday 25
17:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Surprise! Pinata Percussion & Friends 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.

Surprise! Pinata Percussion & Friends

The musicians of Pinata Percussion are joined by the WA Young Percussion Group (WAYPG) and UWA Graduate Jet Kye Chong to unveil a kaleidoscopic collection of unique sounds, instruments and objects in a virtuosic performance showcasing the skills of these exceptional young artists.

Tickets: $15 Standard, $10 Concessions, UWA Music and School students attend for FREE (email [email protected] for details)
Tuesday 27
13:00 - SEMINAR - Evaluating Auditory function in children with learning difficulties (Please note date change to 27 October, NOT 20th) : School of Human Sciences Seminar Series Website | More Information
Abstract: Children who experience poor academic performance at school have been d escribed as having learning difficulties (LD). These children are thought to show reduced performances in reading, written language and numeracy, and/or to be inactive and inefficient learners. Hearing is one of several factors thought to influence a child’s learning at school with students spending at least 45% of their classroom activities that require listening and 45 - 75% of their time in the classroom comprehending their teachers’ and classmates’ speech. Hearing impairment can include loss of hearing sensitivity and/or impaired auditory processing. While rates of peripheral hearing loss in the Australian primary school-aged population is estimated to be between 3.4% - 12.8%, rates of impaired auditory processing in this population are not available in Australia. Children with peripheral hearing loss and/or impaired auditory processing often show behaviours similar to those reported in children with LD, suggesting that LD and hearing impairment could be related in primary school child populations. This seminar will present the research that investigated LD and hearing impairment in a school-aged child population in the greater Brisbane region of Queensland, Australia.

Bio: Robyn is a lecturer in Audiology in School of Human Sciences. Robyn’s current area of research is auditory processing disorder and middle ear assessment in the paediatric population. In particular, Robyn is passionate about improving educational outcomes in children with learning difficulties who may have a hearing impairment. Robyn’s other research interests also include using simulated learning in clinical education and tele-audiology. Clinically, Robyn specialises in middle ear and Central Auditory Processing assessment and management in the paediatric population.
Wednesday 28
19:30 - SAgE Master Class - Role of Agricultural & Environmental Biotechnology for a sustainable future : Protection of genetic resources in agriculture is an important aspect of biodiversity conservation Website | More Information
The protection of genetic resources in agriculture is an important aspect of biodiversity conservation. With the climate emergency exacerbating natural disasters, we have a very short time to catalogue and record unique biodiversity. Recent advances in DNA sequencing and gene editing technology have ushered in a new era of Agricultural & Environmental Biotechnology.

Join Assoc Prof Parwinder Kaur from The University of Western Australia as she explains how understanding and adapting genetic networks can lead to increased food production, yield quality and iron content of crops to feed future generations.
Friday 30
11:00 - 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!
Saturday 31
12:30 - EVENT - UWA Music presents: UWA Day of Brass Website | More Information
Calling all Brass players and enthusiasts! Join us at the UWA Conservatorium of Music on 31 October for an exciting day of performances, workshops and clinics led by some of WA’s finest performers and educators!

Featuring:Jenna Smith (trumpet - WASO), Rob Gladstones (horn – WASO), Alan Lourens (euphonium - UWA), Paul De Cinque (trumpet - UWA), Peter Younghusband (trombone - IMSS)

Whether you’re studying trumpet at University, have just started learning Euphonium at school or have been playing trombone in your local brass band for 40 years, this day is for you!

Emphasis of the day will be on performing, you’ll have the opportunity to work on technique and sound in instrumental workshops and masterclasses, learn how to make the most of your practice time and find out how best to look after your instruments. You’ll work on some pieces in groups, before coming together to perform these in a fun concert at the end of the day!

Fee - Participants $20 (Standard) | $10 Students/Teachers | Observer $5 (Attendance at the concert is free)

 November 2020
Tuesday 03
8:00 - CONFERENCE - Second International Conference on Underground Mining Technology : The Australian Centre for Geomechanics is delighted to host the Second International Conference on Underground Mining Technology (UMT 2020) Online and in Perth, Australia, 3–4 November 2020. Website | More Information
Due to the ongoing drive for safer and more productive and economical mines, there is a need for the practical application of existing technology and the continual development of new technology. In recent years, a vast amount of technology development has changed the landscape of mining geomechanics discipline. Photogrammetric methods and laser measurement technology allows geotechnical engineers to gather data not possible before, and the development in drone technology allows them to gather this data in areas previously not accessible.

Integrated underground communications systems allow for seamless real-time integration, and personnel tracking systems allow for better assessment and management of exposure to geotechnical hazards. Geotechnical engineers now have data at higher resolution with wider coverage not possible before. However, effective decisions can only be made if data is turned into information, and knowledge derived from it. This conference will provide a forum to present and discuss new technologies and explore practical ways of implementing and expanding these new technologies to maximise their value within the underground mining environment.

10:00 - WORKSHOP - Find your best performing papers Website | More Information
Applying for a grant, award or promotion and need to identify your best performing papers? Let us show you how to do this using the Incites database, which uses data from Web of Science to analyse your performance in relation to other publications in your subject area.
Wednesday 04
13:00 - SAgE Master Class - Carbon farming to combat climate change : Showcase studies from Australia and Norway to demonstrate how different agricultural management practices can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and store carbon in soils or vegetation Website | More Information
Globally the agricultural sector is exposed to acute risks from climate change impacts through reduced rainfall, temperature changes, and extreme weather events. In Australia, the Federal government has identified ‘Carbon Farming’ as a potential way to reduce climate change risks.

Assoc Prof Marit Kragt from The University of Western Australia will showcase studies from Australia and Norway to demonstrate how different agricultural management practices can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and store carbon in soils or vegetation. She will discuss the costs and benefits of such practices for farmers and society.

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - The Boys in the Band : Mart Crowley's iconic gay comedy play comes to the Dolphin Theatre Website | More Information
A deliriously delicious, bitingly bitchy, groundbreaking gay play comes to Perth!

Award-winning director Barry Park is at the helm of GRADS’ production of Mart Crowley’s groundbreaking smash hit play THE BOYS IN THE BAND, which will be staged at The Dolphin Theatre, UWA from 4th to 14th November.

One of the first productions to put gay lives front and centre, it is about a group of entertaining, angst-ridden, openly gay men who gather for a friend's birthday - which goes horribly wrong.
Wednesday 11
13:00 - SAgE Master Class - Solving global problems using Remote Sensing : Understand the critical advances in drone technology, cloud computing platforms and nanosatellites; how and where the boundaries are being pushed; and where the jobs of tomorrow are. Website | More Information
Since Landsat was launched in the 1970s, many global problems have been answered using remote sensing and spatial data. This technology has demonstrated how human development and a changing climate is impacting ecosystems and economies. There is global demand for people skilled in spatial analytics and remote sensing who can understand, use and manipulate spatial and remotely sensed data to answer the big questions.

Join Assoc Prof Nik Callow from The University of Western Australia to understand the critical advances in drone technology, cloud computing platforms and nanosatellites; how and where the boundaries are being pushed; and where the jobs of tomorrow are.

17:00 - EVENT - Remembrance Day Event : An event to remember all those from UWA who served their country at home and abroad Website | More Information
Join representatives from the University, Guild, Convocation of UWA Graduates and the WA University Regiment to commemorate this important date.
Monday 23
8:30 - COURSE - Introduction to R Short Course : Short Course - UWA Centre for Applied Statistics Website | More Information
A one day course offering an introduction to R using the tidyverse, for those with no or little experience using this free and popular statistical software.
Tuesday 24
8:30 - COURSE - Statistics In R Short Course : Short Course - UWA Centre for Applied Statistics Website | More Information
A one day course offering an introduction to using R for basic statistical analysis. Assumes a little knowledge of R (An Introduction to R or equivalent) and basic statistical knowledge
Wednesday 25
8:30 - COURSE - Clustering in R : Short Course - UWA Centre for Applied Statistics Website | More Information
A one day course introducing several clustering techniques.
Sunday 29
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 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

 January 2021
Saturday 16
9:00 - COURSE - Gold Standard GAMSAT Courses Perth - 4 day Section 1, 2, 3 Course : Problem-based learning approach to teach the most frequently tested GAMSAT topics in Section 1, 2 and 3 Website | More Information
Develop your GAMSAT-level knowledge, skills and strategies for 4 full days (9 am – 5 pm).

Day 1: (01-16-2020) Learn Section 1 strategies, determine your reading speed and level of comprehension, and set practical goals for improvement.

Day 2: (01-17-2020) Bridging course to help science students to focus on Section 1 and 2 PBL and strategies while non-science students cover basic science to prepare for the next 2 days of science review.

Day 3: (01-18-2020) Full day of Physical Sciences – GAMSAT Physics and General Chemistry.

Day 4: (01-19-2020) Full day of Biological Sciences – GAMSAT Biology and Organic Chemistry.

9:00 - COURSE - Gold Standard GAMSAT Courses Perth : Problem-based learning approach to expand your knowledge, develop your reasoning, and to learn new GAMSAT strategies. Website | More Information
GAMSAT Courses Perth by Gold Standard will be entering our 10th year at the University of Western Australia (UWA). We have expanded from our original 4 full days of class to a brand new height of 8 full days, with no tuition fee increase.

Day 1 (01-16-2021): Non-science Review, Strategies and PBL: Section 1 and Section 2

Day 2 (01-17-2021): Bridging Gold Standard GAMSAT Course;

Day 3 (01-18-2021): Physical Sciences Problem-based Learning (Section 3)

Day 4 (01-19-2021): Biological Sciences Problem-based Learning (Section 3)

Day 5 (01-20-2021): GAMSAT Practice Test VR-1: Full-length Proctored Mock Exam

Day 6 (01-21-2021): GAMSAT Practice Test Review and Targeted PBL

Day 7 (01-22-2021): Continued GAMSAT Practice Test Review and Targeted PBL

Please note that you can also choose the course (per day) that is suitable to you.
Wednesday 20
9:00 - COURSE - Gold Standard GAMSAT Courses Perth - Virtual Reality Mock Exam and Review : Gold Standard GAMSAT virtual reality full-length practice tests are based on ACER's format and thus reproduce the balance of question types, timing and difficulty level of the real GAMSAT. Website | More Information
Students sit a full-length practice exam (Virtual Reality GAMSAT VR-1 exam) on the 1st day (01-20-2021).

The 2nd day (01-21-2020) is for review and problem-solving analysis.

The 3rd day (01-22-2020) is to cover advanced GAMSAT topics and to apply problem-based learning to the review of the content from the VR-1 practice test.

A second full-length proctored GAMSAT VR-2 Mock Exam (03-13-2021) features the best of Gold Standard's GAMSAT-level practice questions.

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