THE Peel branch of Mature Adults Learning Association
MALA started in Perth in 1980 and the Mandurah branch in 2006. The aim of MALA is to engage seniors in ongoing lifelong learning. The summer school will feature lecturers who are experts in their field.
MONDAY 7th JANUARY 2019:
9.15 am OFFICIAL OPENING BY HON ZAK KIRKUP MLA, SHADOW MINISTER FOR CORRECTIVE SERVICES & SHADOW MINISTER ASSISTING THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION, MEMBER FOR DAWESVILLE.
9.30 a.m. Professor Peter Newman AO “W.A. CHIEF SCIENTIST FOR 2018 and JOHN CURTIN DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF SUSTAINABILITY, CURTIN UNIVERSITY SUSTAINABILITY POLICY” whose topic is: “HOPE FOR OUR GRANDCHILDREN”
1.00 p.m. Dr Ian D. Macleod “PRINCIPAL, HERITAGE CONSERVATION SOLUTIONS and FELLOW OF WESTERN AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM” whose topic is: “CONSERVATION OF SHIPWRECKS”
TUESDAY 8TH JANUARY 2019:
9.30 a.m. Dr Ruey-Leng Loo “2018 W.A. PREMIER’S EARLY TO MID-CAREER FELLOW” AT MURDOCH UNIVERSITY whose topic is: “RESEARCH IN PERSONALISED NUTRITION AND HEALTH“. A FIRST IN AUSTRALIA, IN W.A. and AT THE MALA-Peel SUMMER SCHOOL!
1.00 p.m. Mrs Jenny Bevan “HONORARY RESEARCH FELLOW, UWA SCHOOL OF EARTH & ENVIRONMENT” whose topic is: “GEOLOGICAL HIGHLIGHTS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA”
WEDNESDAY 9TH JANUARY 2019:
9.30 a.m. Dr Chandra Salgano-Kent “MARINE ECOLOGIST & BIO-ACOUSTICIAN & DEPUTY DIRECTOR, CENTRE FOR MARINE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AT CURTIN UNIVERSITY” whose topic is: “RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION OF MARINE MAMMALS OFF WESTERN AUSTRALIA”
1.00 p.m. Dr Steve Fisher “PROGRAM MANAGER: SCIENCE & WATERWAYS, PEEL- HARVEY CATCHMENT COUNCIL” whose topic is: “WATERY SCIENCE: CARING FOR OUR RAMSAR WETLANDS OF INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE”
THURSDAY 10TH JANUARY 2019:
9.30 a.m. Professor Lyn Beazley AO FTSE “ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF SCIENCE AT MURDOCH UNIVERSITY” whose topic is: “EcoTourism: A POTENTIAL JEWEL IN OUR CROWN”.
1.00 p.m. Professor Alan Harvey “EMERITUS PROFESSOR IN THE SCHOOL OF HUMAN SCIENCES AT UWA” whose topic is: “MUSIC, EVOLUTION and the HARMONY OF SOULS”
FRIDAY 11TH JANUARY 2019:
9.30 a.m. Emeritus Professor Robert Mead “FORENSIC TOXICOLOGIST AT MURDOCH UNIVERSITY” whose topic is: “FORENSIC SCIENCE, “THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY”
1.00 p.m. Mrs Susan Swain, “ARCHITECT & ARTIST” whose topic is:“BURRUP ROCK ART: THE OLDEST CONTINUOUS RECORD OF MAN ON EARTH”