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Student Events
 April 2012
Tuesday 03
13:00 - TALK - UWA Careers Centre Employer Talk 2012 - Wood & Grieve : Find out more about working for Wood & Grieve. Don't miss the chance to meet them on campus. Website | More Information
Wood & Grieve Engineers is a leading national multi-discipline consulting engineering firm, providing consulting engineering services for building and land development. We employ over 320 staff located in 6 offices throughout Australia. Our offices are in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Busselton and Albany.

Our success is based on the philosophy of committed staff focused on providing quality service and building long-term professional relationships with our clients.

WGE is a privately owned company, where the owners of the company work alongside everyone else. We are non-bureaucratic and foster a flat management structure with a young, enthusiastic, vibrant and professional working environment.

Wood & Grieve is actively seeking motivated and talented Graduates, so come along and see for yourself why Wood & Grieve is a great place to work.

13:00 - SEMINAR - New paradigms for teaching "Histology" and other image-intensive courses : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Website | More Information
The Seminar: A summary of activities completed during the presenter’s 2009 Australian Learning and Teaching Fellowship (ALTC) and proposed activities of a 2011 ALTC Project Grant will be provided. The presentation will demonstrate a combination of technologies (including the Moodle software package) that can present (securely and guaranteed 24/7 access) educational environments (both real and simulated) in which the various components enhance each other and effect significant benefits for student learning. These technologies can solve many emerging issues threatening effective teaching and learning of university curricula with significant laboratory practical requirements. The example used in this presentation will be innovative strategies for teaching and learning human “Histology” – the microscopic structure of cells, tissues and organs. But, these strategies, and the learning management systems, can be adopted for delivering course content for many other image intensive disciplines within university curricula and those requiring significant laboratory practical classes. A proper understanding of what various pedagogies and technologies could and could not offer in the context of general and specific educational goals is emphasized in order to promote their benefits, outline challenges they pose, and prudently avoid pitfalls. Most importantly, this presentation will demonstrate creative approaches enhancing the acquisition and delivery of the highest quality teaching resources to students worldwide and not just confined to our students locally.

The Speaker: Professor Geoffrey Meyer completed his PhD in the School of Anatomy and Human Biology, at the University of Western Australia. He has received a number of teaching awards including a UWA Excellence in Innovation in Teaching Award, an International Excellence in Innovation in Teaching, Learning and Technology Award and was a 1999 Australian University Teaching Award Winner. In 2006 he received a University of WA Teaching Fellowship and in 2008 was the Vice Chancellor’s Invitational Lecturer for “Teaching Month 2008”. Professor Meyer was awarded a prestigious ALTC (Australian Learning and Teaching Council) Fellowship in 2009 and is currently the Project Leader on an 2011 ALTC Project Grant. Geoff Meyer’s research activities focuses on developing innovative, computer-aided, learning and teaching tools. He is the creator of the award-winning web-based, “Meyer’s Histology – Online Interactive Atlas” and “Meyer’s Histology - Learning and Teaching Resources” an innovative learning management platform that enables histology teachers to add/share their own content and customise the resource to suit the specific curricula for his/her cohorts of students. More recently, Professor Meyer has been creating more dynamic learning tools (advanced 3D graphics and animations) to facilitate better instruction of structure-function relationships.
Wednesday 04
15:00 - EVENT - Dialogue: Religion, violence, peace : Anthropology lecture open to all students More Information
Does religion cause violence? Or are most religious traditions peaceful until they are harnessed for political ends? Such questions have dominated public discourse on religion in the era of the ‘war on terror.’ This anthropology unit lecture will be of interest to students from all degrees.

16:00 - EVENT - “Adverse Health Among Migrants, A Global Health Disparity” Website | More Information
Marc Schenker is a Professor of Public Health Sciences, Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, Davis. He is the Founding Director of the Migration and Health Research Center (MAHRC) and Agricultural Health and Safety Center at UC, Davis. He is also a physician and his major research interests are environmental and occupational risk factors for a range of health risks including respiratory and reproductive health. He has given 190 invited lectures and has 155 journal publications as well as 6 books and 35 book chapters.
Monday 09
9:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Student Wilderness Retreat : In the week of Mid-semester break, an opportunity to travel to the edge of the desert and stay in Koora Retreat, to experience the great outback and think about things.. Website | More Information
Each year, the students on the wilderness retreat make some great discoveries. UWA Chaplain Ian Robinson is there to guide and support, and Koora Retreat is an amazing place. See the latest photoes: https://www.dropbox.com/home#/Photos/2011%20Koora%20Retreat::: Expressions of Interest immediately to [email protected] Places limited to twelve.
Tuesday 10
0:00 - COURSE - Smoking Cessation Program More Information
Quit Smoking Successfully! The Robin Winkler Clinic at The University of Western Australia will be conducting a smoking cessation treatment program commencing on Tuesday 10 April 2012. The group will meet for ten consecutive weeks, with a follow-up session four weeks after completion. Sessions are run for two hours on Monday evenings, except for the first session which is on a Tuesday. The smoking cessation treatment program combines nicotine replacement therapy with cognitive-behavioural therapy to help people beat the chemical addiction, as well as the addiction to the habit of smoking itself. The majority of people who complete this science-informed group program become non-smokers and are still smoke-free one month after the group ended. For further information or to reserve a place in the next group, email [email protected] or call the clinic on (08) 6488 2644.
Wednesday 11
8:30 - WORKSHOP - INITIATE the Tour : Leadership development seminar hosted by AIESEC Website | More Information
Want to attend a one-day leadership development seminar hosted by AIESEC and engage with organisations such as KPMG, Australian Youth Forum, CPA Australia, AYCC, Cable Logic, EWB, Resonanz Consulting and Deloitte?

INITIATE the Tour will connect 200 leaders of youth organisations with each other, businesses, the government and universities. Hosted by AIESEC in Western Australia, INITIATE The Tour is a one day leadership development seminar aimed at engaging Australia's young leaders with the skills, networks and mindset to become the leaders of tomorrow.

HOW MUCH: $15 (includes morning tea and lunch) TICKETS: Credit Card (www.bit.ly/initiatewa), Cash/Bank Transfer (www.bit.ly/ittwa)
Tuesday 17
13:00 - EVENT - UWA Careers Centre - Schlumberger Employer Talk : Schlumberger is seeking people with Engineering, Geosciences or Computer Science degrees Website | More Information
This information session, which is open to all Engineering and Geosciences, Computer Science students, will cover history of Schlumberger, why choose Schlumberger, graduate and vacation work opportunities and discuss the lifestyle of working in the field. The two main roles we will cover are the Field Engineer and Petro Technical Engineer.

Those studying a Science degree are eligible to apply for the Field Engineer role, but we will also talk about positions as a PetroTechnical engineer as well for GeoScience and Computer Science backgrounds.

If you are looking for an exciting international career, rewarding opportunities and an attractive compensation package, we encourage you to come along and view the information session and ask any questions you may have.

Bookings essential on UWA CareerHub - https://uwa.careerhub.com.au!

13:00 - SEMINAR - A Bird's Eye View of Sleep : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series Website | More Information
The Seminar: In mammals, including humans, there are two types of sleep. The function of the brain activity underlying these states, called rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and non-REM sleep, is an unresolved question in biology. Natural interspecific variation in sleep can constitute a powerful resource to identify the significance of these states. Notably, the study of birds, as the only animals outside of mammals to engage in REM and non-REM sleep, may provide unique insight into the evolution and function of these states by revealing overriding patterns common to both lineages. Such value is particularly salient because the similarity in sleep between mammals and birds appears to have arisen independently through convergent evolution. Here, I highlight three examples for the unique contribution of avian sleep towards our understanding of REM and non-REM sleep in mammals. By doing so, I emphasise that comparisons of sleeping mammals and birds can reveal general aspects of sleep that might not be evident using a strictly mammalian-based research approach.

The Speaker: John completed his PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany, on the evolution and regulation of avian sleep. In 2011, he was awarded a University Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Western Australia. His research interests focus on the ecology and evolution of sleep, trade-offs between sleep and vigilance, the co-evolution of sleep and brain function, local aspects of sleep homeostasis, the influence of predation risk on sleep in prey, and measuring sleep in the wild.
Thursday 19
16:00 - SEMINAR - Spatial and temporal heterogeneity of zooplankton communities in freshwater systems: the importance of high resolution data : SESE and Oceans Institute Seminar More Information
Heterogeneity within aquatic ecosystems influences many vital ecosystem processes, and as such its investigation is fundamental to understanding ecological interactions within planktonic systems. Teasing apart the layers of heterogeneity within any environment is, however, hindered by the problem of pattern and scale, and the absence of a single natural scale (spatial or temporal) that may be applied to the study of environmental phenomena. This is particularly true within the study of freshwater zooplankton communities, having been historically restricted by the available sampling technology which has allowed only for a traditional ‘snapshot’ approach to data collection. Attempts to quantitatively measure zooplankton heterogeneity and the associated driving forces have therefore been limited by a lack of simultaneous high-resolution observations of zooplankton in combination with abiotic and biotic driver metrics. The research presented here relates to the application of new technologies to address this old problem. Specifically, a Laser Optical Plankton Counter (LOPC) is used to measure zooplankton in-situ and at high resolution, allowing a more rapid and extensive assessment of the distribution, abundance and community structure of planktonic organisms and the processes underlying their distribution. Zooplankton dynamics are examined from three separate but interconnected perspectives—firstly from a methodological perspective in which some common emerging techniques are questioned and measurement error sources explored; before the LOPC is deployed in situ in Harp Lake (Muskoka, Ontario, Canada) to allow the examination of spatial zooplankton distribution dynamics over multiple study times and with varying wind regimes; and finally by exploring long-term temporal dynamics in zooplankton community size structure within Harp Lake, in the context of biological invasion by Bythotrephes longimanus, by processing historical zooplankton samples with the LOPC in a laboratory setting.
Friday 20
12:00 - Priming Grant - Discovery Research – Priming Grants 2012, Call for Research into Melanoma Website | More Information
The Scott Kirkbride Melanoma Research Centre (SKMRC), based within the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR), is dedicated to enhancing outcomes for people with melanoma by conducting high quality medical research.

The Centre was established in memory of young Perth golfer, Scott Kirkbride, who lost his battle with melanoma in 2004 at the age of 27.

The SKMRC aims to establish Western Australia as a world leader in melanoma research by providing crucial breakthroughs for improved diagnosis and treatment of the deadly skin cancer.

SKMRC is offering grant funding of $75,000 for a term of one year to support melanoma related research currently not funded through outside sources.

Applications will undergo peer-review by the SKMRC Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) and priority will be given to proposals likely to attract additional funding from other grant sources in the future. If the SAC determine there are no applications of suitable merit the SKMRC Management Committee retains the right to decline to award a grant.

The Discovery Research ‘Priming Grants’ have been established with the specific purpose of supporting world class scientific research towards discovery of the causes of melanoma, how melanomas develop, new methods of detection, novel treatments and improved management of the disease.

Who Is Eligible? Category A: Applications with WAIMR senior staff as Principle Investigator. Category B: Applications from researchers based in Western Australia with the caveat that they include a WAIMR Group Leader as Co-Chief Investigator. Collaborative applications with other National or International melanoma research groups are encouraged.

How to Apply Please email Carolyn Williams ([email protected]) to request an application form. For more information go to: www.skmrc.org.au.

Deadline for applications: COB Monday 14th May, 2012

12:00 - EVENT - 'What matters to me and why" 2012 : As part of the Religion and Globalisation Initiative academics explore personal beliefs, philosophy, faith or religious practices More Information
We invite you to listen and engage in lunch time conversation with members of the UWA community on the topic of 'what matters to me and why'. Bring your own lunch!

13:00 - EVENT - UWA Careers Centre - Verve Energy Employer Talk : Verve Energy will be on campus to talk about graduate opportunities for mechanical and electrical engineers. Don't miss out! Website | More Information
Verve Energy are seeking to recruit graduate mechanical engineers and electrical engineering students who have completed the electrical power units. We are looking for practical hands on people with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Come and find out more at our information session.
Tuesday 24
13:00 - - 2012 Confucius Institute Scholarship Website | More Information
In order to support the development of Confucius Institutes, facilitate Chinese Language promotion and Chinese cultural transmission in the world, cultivate qualified Chinese Language teachers and talented students of Chinese language, Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters launches the “Confucius Institute Scholarship” program to provide financial support for students, scholars and Chinese language teachers worldwide to proceed to a Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages(MTCSOL) in Chinese Universities, or study in such majors as Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy.

13:00 - TALK - UWA Careers Centre - Clough Employer Talk : Clough graduate recruitment presentation Website | More Information
Clough will be on campus to talk about graduate opportunities for: • Civil/Structural Engineering • Construction Management • Electrical/Instrumentation Engineering • Mechanical Engineering • Process/Chemical Engineering Please book through https://uwa.careerhub.com.au
Thursday 26
13:00 - TALK - UWA Careers Centre - Linfox Logistics Employer Talk : Linfox Logistics graduate recruitment presentation Website | More Information
Linfox Logistics will be on campus to talk about graduate opportunities for engineering, maths and business/commerce students. Please book through https://uwa.careerhub.com.au

14:00 - SEMINAR - Sustainable Aquaculture : SESE and Oceans Institute Seminar More Information
Worldwide fisheries production, from capture fisheries, has leveled off at a little less than 100 million tonnes annually, whilst aquaculture production still continues to expand rapidly. In Australia, the annual rate of growth in aquaculture production has increased at more than 10% per year since the early 1990s. As a result, aquaculture’s share of Australia’s total fisheries gross value of production has increased from less than 15% in the early 1990s to more than 30% today. Whilst the advantage of this, in terms of its contribution to the world’s food production, is significant, this must be seen against its environmental impacts. Some of the environmental impacts of various types of aquaculture production will be discussed and recent innovations in production technologies, designed to deal with these problems, will be reviewed, together with moves towards the establishment of internationally acceptable aquaculture standards.

16:00 - FREE LECTURE - Ethics Lecture : Moral Pragmatism: Thin Universals and Thick Practices Website | More Information
Given there is no consensus, in the history of philosophy or theology, about how a rational agent ought to solve complex moral dilemmas, Dr. Matthews will advocate that the thick theoretical differences that separate us are not as significant as the thin universals that unite us as rational moral agents.

Dr Philip Matthews is Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Coordinator of Philosophy at the School of Philosophy and Theology, University of Notre Dame, Fremantle.

This lecture is part of the Three University Lecture Series, a cooperative venture of Notre Dame, Murdoch and UWA. The lecture will be about one hour duration, with opportunity for questions/conversation, followed by drinks/snacks. FREE event. Please RSVP to [email protected]
Friday 27
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - 2012 John Toohey Oration, The Need for Reasons : A free lecture given by His Excellency Mr Malcolm McCusker AC CVO QC More Information
It is an inherent characteristic of humans that we want to know the reason for everything.

That “need to know”, to understand the reasons, is not confined to the physical world. It extends to decisions made by another, especially if they affect us.

Who has not, at some time, asked a child to do (or to refrain from doing) something, to be met with the spontaneous and natural human reaction, “But why?”. And who has not, perhaps in frustration caused by repeated requests for reasons, replied “Because I said so”, to then feel guilty; perhaps because you know that you are being authoritarian, have probably engendered a sense of injustice in the child (“That’s not fair!”).

A society in which decisions affecting its citizens are made, without reasons being given, is in danger of its citizens losing respect for such decisions, and causing those affected by them to believe that they have been treated unjustly.

Yet we live in a society in which not all decisions affecting its citizens (often with very serious consequences) must be accompanied by reasons given by the decision-maker.

This public lecture honours the career and contribution to public life of a very distinguished graduate of UWA, Dr John Leslie Toohey who, after graduating in Arts and Law, went on to become one of the State's outstanding legal practitioners and subsequently one of the country's eminent jurists.

The lecture is free and open to the public, no RSVP required.

 May 2012
Tuesday 01
9:00 - EVENT - Co-op Bookshop May Sale : The Co-op Bookshop UWA May Sale ends Thursday Website | More Information
The Co-op Bookshop May Sale ends Thursday May 31st

All Sale stock half marked price this week only. Wide selection of fiction and non-fiction, academic remainders and children's books.

The University Co-operative Bookshop Limited Guild Village, UWA, Nedlands Campus

Opening Hours: 8.45am-5.30pm Mon – Fri and 10.00am-4.00pm Sat

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