Research Impact Series

The Research Impact Series showcases some of our key research and discoveries. Come and learn about the problems we are working on, and how research has contributed to change in our community.

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      • Community

        Loneliness during pandemic lockdown life – role of social activity and depression

        This webinar takes a look at the effect of lockdown on those who already suffer loneliness. What measures can help promote resilience and what has the most protective effect?

      • Community

        Western Australian Legacies of British Slavery

        Profesor Jane Lydon reviews the WA Legacies of British slavery project, which aims to trace the movement of people, goods, capital, and practices from the Caribbean to WA by applying a biographical method

      • Community

        Raising rare-breed livestock: A counter-hegemonic project towards an agroecological transition in Australia

        This talk explores how non-indigenous farmers acknowledge, engage with and draw upon local Aboriginal relational ontologies.

      • Community

        Stories of Transnationalism

        This talk explores the embededness of a 'here and there' dynamic that has come to reflect a profoundly felt sense of interconnectivity between loved ones.

      • Community

        Impact of Transnational mobilities on youth wellbeing and support networks and the role of new media in transnational care

        This talk explores two notions: mobile transitions and mobile personhood as lenses to explore and provide a mixed methods analysis of how moving between different countries to live, work and study in Australia impacts upon the wellbeing and support networks.

      • Community

        I am not a Kanaka or a N__' Slave pasts and kidnapped men in the Pacific

        This talk explores questions about slavery, freedom, and ‘blackness’ of black seamen within the colonial Pacific Labour arena.

      • Community

        Representation of Pacific cultures and heritage in European comics

        This talk focuses on the depictions of the Pacific cultural heritage within European comics traditions.

      • Community

        Pastoralism, Aboriginal labour and the shift towards convict transportation in Western Australia

        Jeremy Martens examines the WA pastoral industry’s demand for and dependence on Aboriginal labour from the late 1830s until the mid-1840s, in the aftermath of the conquest of the Avon valley.

      • Community

        Saying sorry: How states can effectively apologize (and have long-lasting positive effect on the aggrieved party)

        This talk argues that most state apologies are qualitatively about rehumanizing the apologizer.

      • Community

        Oldest dates for painting in Australia, Sulawesi and Borneo

        The earliest dates for in situ rock art in Australia have just been published. Co-authors discuss how these results were obtained, how they fit in to wider patterns of symbolic practice in the Kimberley and their significance in the wider context of Wallacea, Eurasia and Europe.

      • Academic

        Ask Me Anything: Scheduling on Computers

        Pawsey Hour AMA is an opportunity to join in a discussion with Pawsey expert staff and an online community of peers. This session will focus on scheduling on supercomputers. This event is suited to UWA researchers (staff and postgraduates).

      • Community

        The Irwin Street Collective: Lunchtime Concert taster - 4 seasons

        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.

      • Community

        Future-ready crops for a changing climate: the role of bioinformatics

        With bush fires and record droughts, the effects of climate change are impacting Australia now. This team work closely with plant breeders to bring useful genes into breeding pipelines to breed improved crops, that have the potential to be future-proofed.

      • Community

        James Stirling, first governor of Western Australia and imperial investor

        This talk explores whether the intergenerational biographical method expands and enlivens, or reduces our understanding of the legacies of British slavery in the Australian settler colonies.

      • Community

        The Irwin Street Collective: 4 seasons

        This event celebrates the Baroque era’s love affair with the virtuosic brilliance of the violin and the soprano voice, and the three composers who have come to define this era: Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi. Tickets from $20.

      • Community

        Panel 1 Session - Researchers' reflections on Covid-19: 12 months on

        In this first panel session, four PhD candidates whose projects were severely impacted by COVID-19 will speak about the adjustments they made and what researchers can learn about the activity of doing social research.

        Zoom password: 588304

      • Community

        Is archaeology a 'western science'? Indigenous interpretations

        Are there alternative archaeologies to the European style of Archaeology? This talk discusses ways of interpreting the past through cultural materials and landscapes and describes a form of archaeology conducted by people in part of the Papuan Gulf.

      • Community

        2021 Laki Jayasuriya Oration “Multiculturalism and the politics of fear and exclusion”

        The 2021 Laki Jayasuriya Oration, delivered by human rights advocate and writer Nyadol Nyuon who will be speaking on multiculturalism and the politics of fear and exclusion.

      • Community

        Pingelly Astrofest 2021

        This astronomically awesome FREE event will have a myriad of interesting and engaging activities to help stargazers young and old learn more about the night sky.

      • Community

        Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Inclusion Seminar: `Building meaningful connections: Moving beyond multicultural food to multicultural connection?

        The seminar by Immigration, Race and Representation Researcher, Cathy Martin will be followed by a panel who will discuss their lived experiences and how we can make meaningful connections as a diverse community.

      • Academic

        Kindness to the Environment: Sustainable science

        HDRs and EMCRs: Understand the importance of sustainability and how we can implement strategies to improve waste reduction in the scientific community. This event is exclusive to HDR students (Honours, Master, PhD) and EMCrs in WA.

      • Community

        Echoes of slavery in the colonisation of Western Australia's north

        This talk takes a look at the agitation of the 1880’s in WA. A time when colonists were demonstrating their ability to control the vast last with cheap, reliable labour.

      • Community

        Mapping the regional variability of self-injurious and suicidal behaviour in Australian adolescents to inform suicide prevention strategies

        This talk will discuss the study; the first to investigate regional variability of self-injurious and suicidal behaviours, and their related risk and protective factors, in Australian adolescents.

        No registration required.

      • Community

        Going Further, Faster ? A Policy Agenda for WA 2021

        Join us for the official launch. Experts will also offer their views on what needs to be done to make rapid progress in securing future prosperity and a sustainable and fair society for WA.

      • Community

        Researching the Covid-19 experience

        Three speakers will share their research on the COVID experience: health and social impacts, major shifts in the macro-geographies of consumption patterns and working from home, connectivity and social isolation. Zoom password is 900468.

      • Community

        Archaeology and community engagement at the new WA Museum

        This event shares some of the processes that lie behind the developments of an entirely new Museum, and the relationships with community that underpin the stories shared in Boola Bardip.

      • Academic

        Ask Me Anything: Quantum Computing at Pawsey

        Pawsey Hour AMA is an opportunity to join in a discussion with Pawsey expert staff and an online community of peers. This session will focus on Quantum Computing at the Pawsey Centre. This event is suited to UWA researchers (staff and postgraduates).

      • Community

        Homophobic COVID-19 Surveillance on South Korean Social Media

        This talk will explore how homophobic COVID-19 discourses have shaped a network of surveillance against LGBTQI+ people on South Korean social media, and how LGBTQI+ Influencers have coped with the surveillance.

      • Community

        National biographies and transnational lives: legacies of British slavery across the empire

        This talk explores how Britain and its other settler colonies remembered, forgot, or suppressed, the legacies of British slavery in their national biographical dictionaries.

      • Community

        Beethoven Sonata Project

        Cecilia Sun and Shaun Lee-Chen near the end of their exploration of Beethoven’s ten sonatas for piano and violin—the most important and extensive cycle of works for this combination of instruments. Tickets from $20.

      • Community

        Book Discussion: Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment

        Join us for this seminar led by Professor Ahmet T. Kuru, discussing his book: Islam, Authoritarianism and Underdevelopment.

      • Community

        An international political ecology approach to the Himalaya

        In this webinar, Dr Alexander E Davis, an International Relations lecturer at UWA, proposes a new theoretical approach for understanding the India-China-Pakistan tensions in the Himalaya. He terms this approach the 'international political ecology' approach.

      • Community

        Exhibiting slavery

        This talk investigates the recent shifts in narrative and interpretive strategies, within global social, political and historical contexts, in relation to past exhibitions from the Americas, Africa, Europe and Oceania.

      • Academic

        Kindness to the Community: Oral communication

        HDRs and EMCRs: You will learn and develop oral skills to explain your research in an ‘elevator pitch’, use of analogies, how to answer prickly questions in a way that is kind but also informative. This event is suited to HDR students (Honours, Master, PhD) and EMCrs in WA.

      • Community

        Influencing environmental policy with science

        This seminar explores the challenges, pitfalls and strategies in making research influential with those who manage or regulate our environment.

      • Community

        Linking the legacies of British slave-ownership to Australian colonisation

        This final session in the Writing Slavery into Australian History series brings together members of the Western Australian Legacies of British Slavery project research team in Australia and the UK.

      • Community

        How do we diversify WA?s economy successfully?

        The events of the past year have pointed to a clear need to build a solid and future-proof economy. Hear from our panel of speakers who will share their insights.

      • Community

        The Song Project

        The extensive song repertoire offers pianists and singers unparalleled opportunities for close collaboration. Tickets from $20.

      • Community

        Beyond Piano: Studio Teachers' Professional Development Day

        The West Australian Music Teachers’ Association in conjunction with the University of WA Conservatorium of Music presents a full day of professional development which will be relevant for teachers across all instrumental and vocal areas.

      • Community

        Are our children filial? Understanding what it means to be filial amongst the Straits Chinese in the Australian context

        This presentation discusses how the role of filial piety, its evolution, and how Chinese religion and social policy influence how the Straits Chinese contextualise the meaning of filial piety and its practice in Australia.

      • Community

        Is there such a thing as hunter-gatherer archaeology?

        This talk considers what, if anything, is distinctive about hunter-gatherer archaeology compared to other kinds of archaeology.

      • Academic

        Kindness to the Community: written communication

        HDRs and EMCRs: You will learn and develop written skills to communicate your research and science in lay words, building your personal brand or showing your research in social media. This event is suited to HDR students (Honours, Master, PhD) and EMCrs in WA.

      • Community

        2021 Alan Sevier Memorial Lecture: he future of sheep artificial breeding

        This lecture will outline recent advances and upcoming work that will underpin the future of sheep artificial breeding.

      • Community

        Human-Animal Relations and Urban Sustainability

        This seminar will includes two talks on environmental themes. Talk 1 delves into the links between human and animal populations in the Kimberley Region. Talk 2 explores landscape values to help local governments make sustainable park planning decisions.

      • Community

        Virtual Regional Community Conversation - Value based Healthcare Conference

        An opportunity for consumers and community members in the regional areas of Albany, Geraldton, Bunbury or Far North WA to discuss key factors related to value based healthcare.

      • Community

        Book Talk: Islam, Authoritarianism ,and Underdevelopment

        Join us for this seminar led by Professor Ahmet T. Kuru, discussing his book: Islam, Authoritarianism and Underdevelopment

      • Community

        China and geocultural diplomacy

        This presentation examines China's geocultural ambitions, and considers some possible long-term implications.

      • Community

        Tales from the Chau Chak Wing Museum

        This seminar will delve into collaborative scientific research projects of Egyptian animal mummies, to spectroscopic and microscopic analysis of coffins, frescoes and textiles, and the characterisation, 3D scanning and CT imagining of ceramics and faience.

      • Community

        2nd International Indian Ocean Expedition and UN Decade of Ocean Science

        Learn more about the UNESCO IOC Perth office's coordinate science portfolio across ocean/climate, biogeochemistry, and ecosystem sciences.

      • Community

        Cultural Dilemmas, National Habitus and Cultural Continuity in Small Communities: The Experiences of Russian speakers in Perth and Madrid

        The presentation draws upon the results of a study of small Russian-speaking communities in Perth and Madrid. The aim, to examine the experience of culture and cultural continuity in the daily lives of migrants, and to answer questions about what community is for small migrant groups.

        Zoom link: https://bit.ly/2Pl7jWG
        Password: 162094

      • Community

        Preliminary results from the UWA 2020 Fieldschool excavation: York

        This presentation discusses preliminary results from one part of the UWA Archaeology undergraduate Field School held at Balardong/York in 2020.

      • Academic

        Kindness to the Community: visual communication

        HDRs and EMCRs: You will learn and develop visual skills to communicate your research and science visually as posters, infographics and diagrams. What should we use and what we shouldn't when presenting images of our research. This event is suited to HDR students (Honours, Master, PhD) and EMCrs in WA.

      • Community

        Annual Shaun Memorial Lecture 2021 with Guy Debelle

        The RBA Deputy Governor will discuss the actions the Bank has taken over the past year and the impact they are having on the Australian economy and financial markets.

      • Academic

        Creating impact through Intellectual Property and Commercialisation

        Everything you need to know about Intellectual Property and Commercialisation at UWA - in 45 mins or less!

        This event is suited to UWA researchers (staff and postgraduate students)

      • Community

        The African diaspora in Australia and transnational political, economic and socio-cultural engagement: preliminary findings from a Delphi study

        This seminar looks at transnational contributions of the African-Australian diaspora to the socio-economic, political and cultural landscapes of home and host regions.

      • Community

        Interdisciplinary archaeo-linguistic approaches

        This talk examines the interdisciplinary archaeo-linguistic approach to intercultural exchanges: the integration of Polynesian communities in Central Vanuatu.

      • Community

        Meet your immune system

        Join us for a science fair and talks by scientists and learn about your amazing immune cells! Who are your immune cells? What is a virus? How do vaccines work? Why do we have allergies? How do immune cells fight cancer?

      • Community

        Caring for our children - addressing the youth mental health crisis in WA

        This event will focus on the 'Going Further, Faster' chapter ‘Supporting Mental Health Interventions for Young People’.

      • Community

        Indonesia's climate policy transfer: international and domestic challenges

        This study highlights and explains the slow progress in Indonesia’s climate policy agenda by focusing on state capacity and the difficulty the Indonesian government has had in transferring international policy ideas into domestic policy.

        Zoom link: https://bit.ly/3uHfY5i
        Password: 162094

      • Community

        Celebrating 15 years of IMOS and the launch of the IMOS Ningaloo Ocean Radar

        Expand your knowledge of how Australia's Integrated Marine Observing System can help you increase your understanding of our oceans. Interact with scientists and explore the data sets that are available.

      • Community

        Discussions around Climate Change between Geography & Archaeology

        Talk 1: Engaging with diverse knowledge systems in responding to environmental change.

        Talk 2: Negotiating resilience in the context of climate change

      • Community

        Global biodiversity hotspot with cutting-edge compute!

        In this session, speakers will look at the increasing demands on protecting biodiversity, and how we can best use supercomputing and technology in this space.

      • Academic

        Ask Me Anything: SLURM

        Pawsey Hour AMA is an opportunity to join in a discussion with Pawsey expert staff and an online community of peers. This session will focus on SLURM, Pawsey's job scheduler. This event is suited to UWA researchers (staff and postgraduates).

      • Community

        Callaway Seminar Series - Sem 1

        This free, weekly seminar series includes presenters from UWA and the wider community.

      • Community

        Developing better treatments for kids with brain cancer

        Very little research focuses on children’s cancers, and new treatments are desperately needed to improve both survival and quality of life. This talk focusses on finding ways to develop more effective treatments that have less side effects for kids with brain cancer.

      • Community

        Guan Kan talks: Xiao Lu

        Speaking with Xiao Lu, a highly respected Chinese contemporary artist, who famously fired a gun in the 1988 Avant-Garde exhibition in Beijing. Xiao has remained at the cutting edge of art around the world for the last 30 years.

      • Community

        Chamber Music Salon

        The artistic directors of the Irwin Street Collective present an evening of eighteenth and nineteenth-century chamber music on period instruments. Tickets from $20.

      • Community

        National class frames in motion: Bringing class (back) into studies of Australian migration

        This talk proposes the concept of national class frames in motion as an important analytical framework to explore dimensions of social class in transnational contexts.

      • Community

        Skulls for the Tsar

        Investigating the acquisition of Indigenous human remains from Australia and the Pacific in Russian collections.

      • Community

        Introducing The Raine Study

        This session will give you an insight into the rich data collected on each Raine Study participant, how it has been used by researchers all over the world to better understand, and improve, human health and quality of life, and how you can access the data for your own research.

      • Community

        Throughcare for Indigenous offenders: Australian research and looking for examples of good practice

        You will learn:

        • Throughcare practices and principles for Indigenous people
        • Complexity of reintegration after release for Indigenous people
        • Importance of including Indigenous communities in planning and delivery of Throughcare services.

      • Academic

        Accelerate your 3D Imaging workflow - Tissue cleaning seminar

        In this seminar, Peter will talk about the benefits of tissue clearing, and introduce the X-Clarity tissue clearing system.

        This event is suited to researchers (staff and postgraduate)

      • Community

        Pre-Conference Community Conversation - Value based Healthcare Conference

        An opportunity for consumers and community members to discuss key factors related to value based healthcare. This is a free event.

      • Community

        Promoting democratic renewal and inclusion in WA - what can be done?

        This event examine proposals on how to refresh our democratic institutions and practices, such as by combating misinformation, enhancing public trust through transparency, regulating political financing and supporting effective whistleblowing.

      • Community

        Falling into a black hole

        Join Danail Obreschkow, astrophysicist and head of the International Space Centre for a captivating view into the modern theory of spacetime, concluding with an unstoppable journey into a black hole

      • Academic

        Kickstart Your HDR Research - Interactive Workshop

        Approach your research in an effective and efficient manner from the start of your candidature. This 90-minute online workshop will give you confidence to:

        • Plan a thorough literature search
        • Identify relevant, scholarly sources
        • Evaluate your search results
        • Manage your references
        • Use copyright material in your thesis

      • Community

        Environmental monitoring, social learning and a sense of place: A transdisciplinary approach to water pollution in the Kinabatangan River of Sabah, Malaysia

        This talk highlights the need for water pollution studies to look beyond official measurements of Water Quality Index to include human connections to rivers.

        Zoom link: https://bit.ly/3yA6BGM
        PWD: 140491

      • Community

        Recent archaeological research on the westward Austronesian expansion

        This research team will present the results of their recent archaeological research in the Austronesian region, which has aimed at exploring ancient settlements.

      • Community

        Value-Based Health Care Conference 2021

        The conference will showcase and celebrate value-based healthcare innovation, initiatives, implementation, research, and training from all areas of the health care system, with discussion on topics as diverse as cancer, stroke, dental health, and more.

      • Academic

        Ask Me Anything: Containers and Bioinformatics

        Meet with Pawsey on to discuss containers, bioinformatics and any questions you may have about Pawsey's systems, technology and research.

        This event is suited to UWA researchers (staff and postgraduates).

      • Academic

        Kindness in Science: Media training workshop

        Be kind to the community by learning how to get your research in the media! This event is suited to HDRs and EMCRs at UWA.

      • Community

        IOA 2021 Postgraduate Showcase: Frontiers in Agriculture

        Come and hear UWA’s top postgraduate students present their research in agriculture and related areas at the 2021 Postgraduate Showcase: Frontiers in Agriculture.

      • Community

        DNA Zoo Australia 2nd Birthday Party!

        Help celebrate the 2nd birthday of The DNA Zoo. This project is a first of its kind collaboration between academic labs, conservation bodies and zoos across the globe to complement the global effort to facilitate comprehensive sampling of Australasian biodiversity, including vulnerable and threatened species using rapid next-gen genomics and supercomputing.

      • Community

        Kindness in Science: Mental Health in Academia & how we can manage it

        HDRs and EMCRs: Kindness to yourself: Let's increase the awareness of mental health issues related to academia and reduce the stigma! This event is exclusive to HDR students (Honours, Master, PhD) and EMCrs in WA.

      • Community

        Connecting WA to the stars: ground-to-space laser links for precision space science

        Lasers can carry a lot more information than radio waves. This talk gives an overview of the technologies we are developing to stabilize laser transmissions through the atmosphere, and our progress towards building a laser ground station in WA for high-precision space science and spacecraft communications.

      • Invite Only

        Working with the Raine Study

        This workshop is an opportunity for early and mid-career researchers, to take the first step to developing a research proposal, work with experienced researchers to refine it, and network with potential mentors who have used Raine data.

        By invitation only, for applicants who have submitted interest following the webinar in May.

      • Academic

        Kindness to other Scientists: Equity and diversity panel

        Five experts present words of advice for scientists to improve diversity and equity in science in the future.

      • Academic

        Raising your research profile for HDRs - Interactive Workshop

        Researchers, gain the skills and knowledge to:

        • Utilise research profiles and identifiers to maximise your visibility
        • Choose the right journal to publish in
        • Strategically use social media and networks
        • Assess the effectiveness of your promotion strategies

      • Community

        Biodiversity and Climate Change

        This event looks at how unprecedented changes in climate and biodiversity increasingly threaten nature, human lives, livelihoods and well-being around the world.

      • Academic

        Zebrafish: Current techniques and example uses from a visual neuroscience viewpoint

        This talk will provide a general introduction to a range of techniques that are particular strengths in the zebrafish system, and highlight some examples of how she and others use these for studying visual neuroscience.

      • Community

        Blue is the new green

        The Great Southern Reef, Ningaloo and Shark Bay in WA are iconic coastal environments for kelp forests, seagrass meadows, and tropical coral reef. These vibrant and unique ecosystems are all under threat from ocean warming.

      • Community

        COVID myth-busting: The vaccination edition

        Our experts in public health, immunology and policy will provide the latest facts and evidence to help the public make informed decisions in navigating the COVID vaccine landscape.

      • Community

        Coastal Futures: Regional resilience in the face of climate change

        This session will focus on regional responses, local solutions and community resilience in the face of climate change. Hear from our experts about how coastal communities can prepare for and adapt to the challenges brought on by global warming.

      • Community

        Molecular explorations - From new electronics to catalysis

        Two mini talks on molecular science themes.

        Talk 1, Asja Kroeger provides a computational exploration of the potential of graphene.

        Talk 2, Masnun Naher describes the design and synthesis of range of linearly and cross-conjugated organic, organometallic and coordination complexes to study their electronic properties in the molecular junction."

      • Community

        The UWA IOA 2021 Industry Forum

        The 15th-annual Industry Forum will explore the topic "Future-proofing WA agriculture: Maximising opportunities for a resilient food production system" through expert presentations and lively panel discussion.

      • Academic

        Support & strategies for stress: Surviving your science journey

        This talk investigates the recent shifts in narrative and interpretive strategies, within global social, political and historical contexts, in relation to past exhibitions from the Americas, Africa, Europe and Oceania.

      • Invite Only

        Celebrating 25 Years of Research Collaboration - UWA and Medela AG

        This reception acknowledges and celebrates the milestone achievement of 25 of continuous research collaboration between UWA and Medela AG. This event is by invitation only.

      • Academic

        Keep calm and manage your research data – Interactive Workshop

        In this event, our Librarians help you explore planning, storing and managing your data options and the tools, services and support available to you to make the job easier. This event is suited to UWA researchers (staff and postgraduates).

      • Academic

        ARC Executive Director Outreach Program: ARC Linkage Projects Scheme

        This presentation will give a broad overview of the ARC Linkage Projects scheme, including:

        • Application process, scheme requirements, return and success rates
        • Overview of the assessment process
        • Overview of what makes a successful HASS application.
        This event is suited to UWA researchers (staff and postgraduates).

      • Academic

        ARC Executive Director Outreach Program: Overview of ARC Fellowships

        This presentation will give an overview of the ARC Fellowship schemes with particular focus on:

        • DECRAs and Future Fellowships, including details of the assessment process
        • Women in research and gender equity – what is best practice?
        • ROPE section guidance for researchers with significant parental career breaks
        This event is suited to UWA researchers (staff and postgraduates).

      • Academic

        ARC Executive Director Outreach Program: Rejoinders, Eligibility and Gender Equity

        This presentation will give an overview of:

        • The rejoinder process, with a focus on how to draft a rejoinder, Request Not To Assess and details of what the ARC consider to be inappropriate comments
        • Eligibility and the ARC Medical Research Policy
        • Gender equity - what is meant by this? How is gender equity considered within the assessment process?
        This event is suited to UWA researchers (staff and postgraduates).

      • Academic

        Zeiss on your campus - technology talk

        Learn about the Axioscan 7 scanner and how researchers can use its high speed digitisation and image quality to enhance their research. This event is suited to UWA researchers.

      • Community

        Perspectives on Decommissioning

        Join our panel of experts as we explore what knowledge is needed to support industry processes, regulatory requirements and meaningful stakeholder engagement to ensure future decommissioning decisions and approvals are underpinned by robust science.

      • Community

        Current breastfeeding perspectives, delivering research to support practice

        Hear breastfeeding mothers share current perspectives and challenges relating to what they wish they knew about breastfeeding. Three leading human lactation researchers from UWA will share how understanding the science regarding how breastfeeding works can help to address these challenges.

      • Community

        Managing the COVID Pandemic: The Role of Data

        Hear from a panel of leading experts on the role of data in managing the COVID-19 pandemic.

      • Community

        Climate-change, gender and livelihoods in the Indian Himalaya

        Join us during India Week for this expert panel discussion on climate change and gender in Indian Himalaya.

      • Community

        ISC Instrumental and Vocal Competition: First round

        First round of the inaugural Irwin Street Collective Instrumental and Vocal competition featuring UWA students performing works composed before1800 for the chance to perform with the UWA Chamber Orchestra, led by Shaun Lee-Chen.

      • Community

        Key Economic concepts marine scientists should know

        What considerations should scientists be aware of when interpreting and applying economic approaches as we shift towards the Blue Economy?

      • Community

        Lunchtime Concert: Taster: Pastiche

        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.

      • Community

        Why Diagnosing Rare Diseases is About More than Medicine

        Dr Georgia Hay will discuss her research program on the Psychology Behind Rare Disease Diagnosis, which aims to understand the cognitive and psychosocial factors that contribute to effective teamwork in this complex healthcare context.

      • Academic

        Researcher training: How to work with government

        During this interactive lunchtime workshop, hear from a panel of experts to find out how you, as a UWA researcher, can shape evidence-based policymaking. This event is suited to UWA researchers.

      • Community

        Pastiche Opera

        In collaboration with UWA English and Literary Studies, the Irwin Street Collective present a new pastiche opera —a work stitched together from existing pieces—comprised of Italian baroque arias. Tickets from $20.

      • Community

        ISC Instrumental and Vocal Competition: Finals

        The inaugural Irwin Street Collective Instrumental and Vocal competition features UWA Conservatorium students performing works composed before 1800 with the Chamber Orchestra, led by Shaun Lee-Chen. Tickets from $20.

      • Community

        KF-UWA Korean Studies Workshop for HASS and Language Teachers

        We invite HASS educators and foreign language teachers to a free one-day Korean Studies professional development workshop.

      • Community

        PSA Research Week

        In this week, we showcase the bright ideas of the change makers and future leaders in society and academics that is our student community across UWA.

      • Community

        An evening with Norman Swan: So you think you know what's good for you?

        We all want to live healthier, but do you know what's good for you? Join us on an evening with multi-award winning producer and broadcaster Dr Norman Swan as he explores the answer to this question.

      • Community

        Fortress Australia: How long can we stay closed?

        In this event, we’ll unpack the steps towards the future of travel and border restrictions, regulation of travel, quarantine and vaccination requirements.

        What would it take for us to open up again, and what would this new world look like?

      • Community

        The Biodiversity Conference 2021: Resilient Landscapes

        Significant human and environmental factors erode the natural resilience of ecosystems with a profound impact on the delicate balance of biodiversity hotspots. This conference jointly organised by all 5 WA Universities, DBCA, WABSI & eLife seeks to share scientific knowledge, biodiversity informatics and best practice in biodiversity conservation.

      • Community

        Experiences of health and illness: emotions in health communication

        This talk investigates the recent shifts in narrative and interpretive strategies, within global social, political and historical contexts, in relation to past exhibitions from the Americas, Africa, Europe and Oceania.

      • Community

        Beethoven Sonata Project

        Cecilia Sun and Shaun Lee-Chen near the end of their exploration of Beethoven’s ten sonatas for piano and violin—the most important and extensive cycle of works for this combination of instruments. Tickets from $20.

      • Community

        Complex Systems Seminars

        Want to delve deep into complex engineering systems? Link up with engineers, scientists and mathematicians during this technical series.

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