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Upcoming events

07 Aug August

W.H. Allen and the 'La Trobe' Effect

Friday, 7 August 2015 - Hocken Gallery, Hocken Library, 90 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin
This exhibition showcases works of W.H. Allen who was brought to Dunedin to teach at the School of Art. His modernism influenced a generation of artists including Colin McCahon and Toss Woollaston.

28 Aug August

The Melrose Library: Reflecting the Life and Works of Sir F. Truby King

Friday, 28 August 2015 - de Beer Gallery, Special Collections, 1st Floor Central Library, University of Otago
This exhibition showcases the recently catalogued Truby King collection. It reveals these important threads on the man: his importance as the ‘Plunket’ man; his management of institution such as Seacliff and Melrose; his development of infant nutrition and care; his gardening interests, especially roses; and his very ‘1900s’ interest in eugenics.

09 Oct October

Otago School of Mines Reunion

Friday, 9 October 2015 - Dunedin and Arrowtown
The Great Otago Mining Reunion is confirmed and will be held in Dunedin and Arrowtown from Friday Oct 9 to Sunday Oct 11.

12 Oct October

Bioethics Seminar: Do all legal rules that rely on the concept of mental incapacity deny people with disabilities ‘equal recognition before the law’?

Monday, 12 October 2015 at 1:00pm - Bioethics Seminar Room, Level one, 71 Frederick Street (entry on Frederick Street). Dunedin. Also video linked: To secure the booking for this seminar video link in Christchurch and Wellington, please register your name for attendance: Wellington School of Medicine Room D31 Contact: Videoconferencing University of Otago Wellington . University of Otago Christchurch Room 7.11 Contact: Dean Pester: Please note: if there is no registration (for northern campuses) by the Thursday prior to the advertised seminar, the booking for that campus venue will be cancelled. Dunedin attendees do not need to register.
In 2014, The United Nation’s Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities published an official General Comment on the UNCRPD. This says that all legal rules that rely on the concept of mental incapacity deny people with disabilities ‘equal recognition before the law’, and are discriminatory...


The characteristics of an effective inter-disciplinary research environment for doctoral candidates-Dr Margaret Kiley, Australian National University

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 at 2:00pm - HEDC Seminar Room 65 Union Place West
For some years Margaret Kiley’s research and teaching interests have been related to the curriculum, pedagogy, learning and assessment of research candidates. Margaret is an adjunct at the Australian National University, and has a conjoint position at Newcastle University, Australia. She has worked in Further/Higher Education in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and the UK.


Stopping the violence through Transparency

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 at 5:15pm - Moot Court, Level 10, Richardson Building
Hear from Transparency International Chair, Suzanne Snively OZNM how New Zealand can lead the world through just business, increasing productivity and addressing family violence.


General practice clinical audits

Thursday, 15 October 2015 at 1:00pm - Jan Breward Room, 55 Hanover Street, Department of General Practice and Rural Health
Presentations from three GP registrars on their clinical audit findings.


Fisheries management: Science, industry and government must work together

Thursday, 15 October 2015 at 5:30pm - MDRED - Med Red - Scott Building (Medical School) on Great King Street - The Scott Building is located in the south region of the University of Otago's Dunedin campus, between the Hercus and Lindo Ferguson Buildings on Great King Street.
Dr Alexander Arkhipkin, Chief Fisheries Scientist for the Falkland Islands, William Evans Fellow (co-sponsored by the Ecology Degree Programme and the Marine Science Dept)

19 Oct October

Intersex or diverse sex development: A psychosocial approach to health care

Monday, 19 October 2015 at 12:00pm - William James Seminar Room 103, William James Building, 275 Leith Walk, Otago Campus
Clinical work with children and youth whose sex development brings them to medical attention has typically been led by medical professionals and involved little psychological input. In recent years, this has been changing in at least some leading centres, with specialist teams in this field employing psychologists to provide care for children, young people, and their families. The present paper reports on UK-Scandinavian collaborative research into the roles that psychology and psychologists can play in improving health care and emotional wellbeing in the context of intersex or diverse sex development.


Otago Spotlight Series: Cancer Research

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 at 9:00am - Nordmeyer Theatre, University of Otago Wellington campus (23A Mein St, Newtown)
Internationally recognised scientists, alongside award-winning emerging researchers, will be presenting bite-sized, lay-friendly outlines of their work at the cancer coalface.

26 Oct October

Labour Day

Monday, 26 October 2015

29 Oct October

MB ChB class of 1954 reunion

Thursday, 29 October 2015 - The reunion is being held on campus.  Most attendees are staying at the Executive Residence, the University's own hotel, which is located on campus


Teaching ‘Intuitive Eating’ online

Thursday, 29 October 2015 at 12:10pm - Room 033/036, Ground Floor, Adams Building, 18 Frederick Street
Sara Boucher, PhD candidate, Department of Human Nutrition & Department of Preventive and Social Medicine

30 Oct October

ScienceTeller 2015: Sex and Science!

Friday, 30 October 2015 at 6:00pm - College of Education Auditorium, 145 Union Street East, Dunedin
Why are penguins so perverted? How many people in our population are non-heterosexual? How do you define sex (it's not as simple as it seems)? Did you know that sex and mental health are linked? Are people in Dunedin more kinky than in the rest of NZ? Come along to hear some of Otago University's top researchers talk about their work on aspects of sex and sexuality, both human and non-human.

06 Nov November

MB ChB class of 1955 reunion

Friday, 6 November 2015 at 12:00am - The reunion will be on campus at the University of Otago

08 Nov November

2015 Sunshine Concert

Sunday, 8 November 2015 at 3:00pm - Marama Hall
The Simon Gibson Memorial Concert

11 Nov November

Otago International Health Research Network (OIHRN) 8th Annual Conference

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 at 8:30am - St Margaret's College, 333 Leith St, North Dunedin
The Centre for International Health is the host of the Otago International Health Research Network (OIHRN). The network aims to provide an opportunity for researchers and other interested parties to meet, present and discuss projects, along with fostering new collaborative efforts in global health.


McAuley Oration/public lecture

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 at 4:30pm - Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum
The Centre for International Health is delighted to host the 2015 William Evans Visiting Fellow  - Prof Sharon Peacock CBE, FMedSci. Prof Sharon Peacock will present the McAuley Oration 'Antibiotic resistance in the genomic era: combating a major threat to global health'

18 Nov November

Relationality: A Symposium

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 at 9:00am - University of Otago
Relationality: A symposium that seeks to canvas a range of contemporary responses to, and analyses of, the question of relationality—both as promise and problem. Hosted by the Postcolonial Studies Research Network, University of Otago

19 Nov November

2015 Toxicology Symposium

Thursday, 19 November 2015 at 8:00am - Otago Museum, Dunedin
Toxicology for the modern researcher: New ways to collaborate using toxicology as a cross-discipline backbone


Bodies, hair and gender: A New Zealand story

Friday, 20 November 2015 at 12:00pm - William James Seminar Room 103, William James Building, 275 Leith Walk, Otago Campus
Virginia Braun, Associate Professor, School of Psychology, University of Auckland presents a summary of a programme of research around the gendered hairy body.


trans/forming feminisms: media, technology, identity - 23-25 November 2015

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 at 3:30pm
This conference explores the intersections between contemporary feminist movements, spatial politics and activism, in terms of ('new') mediated representations. Confirmed keynotes include Dr Anja Kanngeiser (Goldsmiths, London) and we anticipate a diverse group of delegates including academics, creative practitioners and activists.

27 Nov November

Studholme College Centenary Celebrations & Reunion

Friday, 27 November 2015 - Studholme College and University of Otago
Studholme is the oldest University owned College and will be celebrating 100 years in 2015. We invite you to join with us in celebrating this special occasion.

04 Dec December

Scientific Expedition Reports Exhibition

Friday, 4 December 2015 - de Beer Gallery, Special Collections, 1st Floor Central Library, University of Otago
An exhibition to showcase the Scientific Expedition Reports, housed in the Special Collections.


Orientation Week campus tour

Monday, 22 February 2016 at 10:00am - Meet at the Visitors’ Centre (corner of St David and Cumberland Street)
Tour of the campus for new students and their families


Convocation Ceremony

Monday, 22 February 2016 at 7:30pm - Forsyth Barr Stadium
All first year students are invited to the Convocation Ceremony. This is a formal ceremony where students are welcomed to the University.

01 Dec December

Screenwriting Research Network Conference

Friday, 1 December 2017 at 12:00pm
We are hosting the 9th OERC Symposium on 26 November, 2015 at Arana College. Call for abstracts and details will be announced soon.