Monday, October 15, 2012

Newsletter 15th October 2012

Hi posties!

I need to draw your attention to two very important dates:
Nominations to the 2013 PSA Committee close 5pm THURSDAY 18TH OCTOBER
Applications for the Leadership Award close 5pm FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER

Committee nominations: If you’re thinking about nominating for a position, be sure to email me by the closing time and date. If you don’t nominate prior to that time, and someone else nominates for that position, we will not be taking nominations from the floor at the AGM (this is written into the Constitution). The other benefit to nominating now, is that any absentee voters will only be able to vote on people who nominate by the closing date.

You can see the position info on the website (, and I’m also putting up nominees names as I get them.

Leadership Award: The physical copies of the nomination form and referee reports must be in my office by this Friday. Not email, not in internal mail – in my office. I will be checking the PSA pigeon hole in Guild Student Reception at 5pm. Anything left there after I’ve checked it cannot be accepted.

Absentee voting: If you can’t make it to the AGM, you can still vote. Email to register for an absentee vote. Absentee voting opens on the 19th of October and closes 5pm on the 25th of October. If you lodge an absentee vote, you cannot vote at the AGM. You will receive a list of the nominees for each position and their candidate statement (if included).

The AGM is on Friday the 26th of October, from 5.30pm, Arts Lecture Room 5. We will have a sundowner at the Club with drinks and nibbles afterwards! Please come, it’s important to have your say on what your committee looks like!

The cocktail party is on the 2nd of November, 7.30pm, at the Llama Bar. I’m working hard to get tickets finalised!


EMPLOYMENT AT ST. CATHERINES: St. Catherine’s College is seeking tutors!
Tutorials are run at the college located across from UWA (usually after 5pm although this is flexible) once a week for one hour. You will be paid $55 per hour tutorial. Classes are small usually 1-4 residents attending. If you are interested please contact Kim Louw at with a list of your availabilities to run the tutorial.
Currently required are tutors with expertise in:
LAWS4401: Constitutional Law II
ECON2234: Macroeconomics
ECON2235: International Trade
SCIE1106: Molecular Biology of Cells (Preferred availability Tuesdays 7pm-8pm)

The Director of Studies position is also seeking Expressions of Interest! The details are on the website:

RECLAIM THE NIGHT: This year women and their allies are coming together on Friday, 26th October to Reclaim the Night. The march will begin at Pioneer Park, Fremantle at 6:30pm. It will be organised and led by self-identifying women but everyone that supports our goals is welcome to attend. Email Anita at for more info.

Limina Fundraising screening of The Words:
The Words follows young writer, Rory Jansen, who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There's only one catch – he didn’t write it. Head to the event page on Facebook at for more info or contact Charmaine at
Don’t miss our annual movie fundraiser! Your chance to show your support for Limina.
WHERE: The Windsor Cinema, Stirling Hwy, Nedlands
WHEN: Wednesday, 17th October 2012, 6.45pm
HOW MUCH: $20 (includes a raffle ticket for a chance to WIN PRIZES!)
TICKETS: Tickets are available for purchase at the door or via email
Free wine and cocktail food at the venue from 6pm.

Education Research Forum! Register to attend the 2012 Fogarty Foundation Postgraduate Research Forum at Faculty of Education. This is a free event providing an opportunity for UWA postgrads to present their education-related research.
DATE:  Tuesday 20 November 2012
TIME:  Registrations: 1.30pm to 1.50pm

FORUM: 1.50pm to 4.45pm Refreshments from 4.45pm onwards
REGISTER: Email the following information to Suzanne Dawkins ( no later than Friday 9 November 2012:Your Name
Email address
Contact phone number
Whether you attended the forum in 2011
Whether you will be attending the social hour after the forum
Like science AND communication? You should totally check out the Science Communication Seminars, Fridays, 4.00pm at the UWA Centre for Learning Technology. No RSVP required, snacks and drinks available – email Sophia Bickford at to join the mailing list!
LITERARY RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM: IAS and the Chair of Australian Literature are presenting a research symposium titled Christina Stead and Literary Ownership. It’s on the 23rd of November from 9.30am to 5pm, at the University Club. See for the info!

Idea-ful? The Day of Ideas is sponsored by the IAS, and focuses on important themes.
Manning Clark House is running a special public lecture “Night of 100 Objects - Creating histories through Objects” by Dr Jeremy Hill, Head of Research, The British Museum. The lecture is on the 8th of November 2012, from 6.00pm-7.00pm, at the WA Museum, costing $30.

The IAS’s 2012 Day of Ideas lecture series will focus on the theme: “Objects/History/Humanity: Museums in Contemporary Society”. It will take place on the 9thof November 2012, from 9.30am –5.00pm, in Banquet Hall South, University Club, UWA, costing $75/$70 (concession). The day is followed by sundowner until 6.00pm.

More info and registration:

Institute of Advanced Studies Lectures and Masterclasses
16 Oct: 10am - 4pm, “Optimisation”, J. Hyam Rubinstein, Old Senate Room, (Masterclass)
17 Oct: 6pm, 2012 Reid Oration: “Maintaining a Civil Society: The Importance of Equality and Education”, Carmen Lawrence, Uni Club Theatre, (Public Lecture)
18 Oct: 6pm, 2012 Salek Minc Lecture: “With Occasional Political Overtones: Art and Feminism 1966-1973”, Catherine Morris, Uni Club Theatre, (Public Lecture)
22 Oct: 6pm, 2012 Ian Constable Lecture: “Genetics and the Future of Medicine”, Matt Brown, Uni Club Theatre, (Public Lecture)
25 Oct: 10am – 4pm, “Uncovering Oceanic Transport Barriers”, Thomas Peacock, Old Senate Room, (Masterclass)

Registration and questions should be directed to the IAS:

Do you want to put a notice in the newsletter? You should email me! I’ll spruik most things related to postgrads, professional development, and activities. Newsletter day is currently Wednesday, so email two sentences and any links to by 9am on Wednesday to be included!
Internal Mail: M300
Phone: (08) 6488 3194
Office: Guild South Wing, First Floor, Office 1.03
Lounge: Guild South Wing, First Floor, Room 1.05

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