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Other community events


The Institute values the collaborative work we have undertaken with our University and community partners over the years and is pleased to highlight some of the activities that are happening both on and off campus. 



The Holmes à Court Gallery at Vasse Felix Presents: Concerning Coast & Ocean

Join us for a day of conversation and discussion. Speakers from both local and worldwide perspectives will share concerns, information and initiatives regarding the care of our coast and oceans, ongoing and into the future.

When: Sunday 4 May  2014, 9am-4pm    Where: Holmes à Court Gallery at Vasse Felix

Cost: $60.00 (inc GST).  Includes morning tea, Vasse Felix charcuterie-style box lunch and wine and cheese at close of day.

Bookings: Seats are limited. Bookings and payment are required by Friday 25 April for catering purposes

Enquiries: ph 62172640, fax 6217 2605, email

Speakers include:

  • Professor Jessica Meeuwig, Director Centre for Marine Futures UWA, and researcher, UWA Oceans Institute
  • Bill Webb, Elder, Wardandi  ocean people, Wardandi custodian and senior patriarch
  • Sue Ryan, Art project director, Ghostnet Art Project
  • Stuart Barr, Coastal Engineer, Shore Coastal Pty Ltd
  • Gordon Becker, Artist Photographer
  • Johan Louw, Director Infrastructure Services, Shire of Augusta Margaret River

For details and bookings, visit the gallery website 

AsiaScapes: Contesting Borders

8-10 July 2014

The Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) is pleased to announce that its 20th Biennial Conference will be held on 8-10 July 2014 at The University of Western Australia, Perth.

The pace of globalisation has made contestation of national borders a key part of both lived realities and academic analysis. Global problems increasingly demand international engagement and cross-disciplinary approaches. As an integrating theme of the 20th Biennial ASAA Conference we focus on both senses of border-crossing – national and disciplinary – in the multipolar world. For more information or to register visit



UWA Gas Processing and LNG Workshops

When: 14-18 July 2014 Where: The University of Western Australia

UWA's Gas Processing and LNG workshops provide a deeper understanding of the technical aspects of natural gas and the processes used to deliver gas to the market. Participants will review the engineering principles used to understand the processing of natural gas, and explore associated applications of simulation to solve real problems. The course sessions will feature short lectures focusing on specific topics, along with hands-on simulation examples and problem solving sessions that use process flow-sheet simulation.

Who should attend this professional development course? Engineers, scientists, technicians and technical managers. Participants are eligible for Continual Professional Development (CPD) points.

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UWA Extension

Whether you are seeking out a new interest or looking for instruction, UWA Extension's short courses and events are a great way to meet like-minded people and make new friends. Courses run from half a day to six weeks throughout the year, and offer you intellectual, artistic, personal, and vocational opportunities.

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The Western Australia Institute of Public Administration Australia established in 1954, is a not-for-profit professional association which enables those with an interest in public administration and public sector reform to exchange ideas on trends, practices and innovations. They offer opportunities for sharing and learning through our wide range of events, training courses and networking opportunities.

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