Below is a list of events held across the different Schools & Institutes within the Health & Medicine Cluster.

Fire Across the Land - Historical Trauma & Colonization

Date: Friday, 7 October 2022
Time: 2-5pm
Location: Online via Zoom
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Join us for this 3-hour interactive workshop that will explore the impacts of Colonization and the Residential school system on First Nations people of Turtle Island (Canada and US).

The workshop will:

  • Be interactive and requires audience participation.
  • Have the audience represent our people before and after colonization.
  • Allow the audience to feel how our families, children and communities were wounded spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically as a result of colonization.
  • Allow the audience to feel the Inter-generational impacts on the individuals, families, and communities.
  • Show how we began to think (our beliefs) and view the world as a result of colonization.
  • As a result of this new worldview, how we started to behave in it and how these behaviors may be preventing us from living happy and healthy lives.

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Upcoming  Intersect Training

Getting started with NVivo for Mac
29 September 2022 | 9:30am-12:30pm

NVivo allows researchers to simply organise and manage data from a variety of sources including surveys, interviews, articles, video, email, social media and web content, PDFs and images. Coding your data allows you to discover trends and compares themes as they emerge across different sources and data types. Using NVivo memos and visualisations combined with the ability to integrate with popular bibliographic tools you can get your research ready for publication sooner.

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Getting Started with NVivo for Windows
7 October 2022 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Learn the fundamentals of NVivo including importing data, creating nodes and producing basic visualisations:

  • Create and organise a qualitative research project in NVivo
  • Import a range of data sources using NVivo’s integrated tools
  • Code and classify your data
  • Format your data to take advantage of NVivo’s auto-coding ability
  • Use NVivo to discover new themes and trends in research
  • Visualise relationships and trends in your data

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Introduction to Research Data Management
21 October 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

As a Western researcher or HDR Candidate, is important to understand your responsibilities around the management of your research data.

Western’s Research Data Management Policy requires all researchers and HDR candidates to develop a Research Data Management Plan (RDMP) prior to starting research at the University.

A RDMP will help you think proactively about your project and the data that will be produced, including how it will be collected, organised, managed, stored, preserved, shared and possibly published during and after your research project.

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Introduction to Machine Learning using R: Introduction & Linear Regression
25-26 October 2022 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Machine Learning (ML) is a new way to program computers to solve real world problems. It has gained popularity over the last few years by achieving tremendous success in tasks that we believed only humans could solve, from recognising images to self-driving cars. In this course, we will explore the fundamentals of Machine Learning from a practical perspective with the help of the R programming language and its scientific computing packages.

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