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Upcoming events


eResearch@Otago Day

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 at 10:00am - University College of Education Auditorium
178 Union Street East

An invitation to all staff and postgraduate students to join us for an informal, open day of eResearch-focused presentations, case studies, networking and discussions.

21 Oct October

San Francisco Alumni Event

Saturday, 21 October 2017 at 2:30pm - The Omni Hotel San Francisco
Telegraph Hill Room
500 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

22 Oct October

Sediment and seashores

Sunday, 22 October 2017 at 11:00am - Deborah Bay, just past Carey's Bay, near Port Chalmers.  Look out for the orange flag.
Join a marine scientist to discover the amazing marine animals and plants that live in the intertidal zone and discover how the biodiversity is affected by harbour changes.

23 Oct October

Labour Day

Monday, 23 October 2017

25 Oct October

Pebble Pad: Re-imagining Portfolios for Higher Education

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 at 2:00pm - Room 713, Adams Building, 18 Fredrick Street, North Dunedin, Dunedin
Presentation showcasing examples of innovative portfolio practice from across the UK, Australasia and North America and an introduction to PebblePad – see the system in action!


Health Literacy NZ

Thursday, 26 October 2017 at 1:00pm -

Room 153, Dept. of General Practice & Rural Health, 55 Hanover Street, Dunedin

Susan Reid (Te Rarawa), Director of Health Literacy NZ


The acquisition of language by children

Thursday, 26 October 2017 at 5:30pm - Barnett Lecture Theatre, Dunedin Hospital
Prof Mark Steedman presents the public lecture entitled: "The Acquisition of Language by Children"


New York Alumni Event

Thursday, 26 October 2017 at 6:30pm - The Century Association, 7 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036


HRC update with Professor Kathryn McPherson

Friday, 27 October 2017 at 12:00pm - Colquhoun Lecture Theatre, Dunedin campus.
Wellington campus members can participate via econferencing from Room D31, University of Otago, Wellington.

Professor Kathryn McPherson, HRC, will provide an update on the NZ Health Research Strategy, and the HRC investment strategy.


2017 FW Guest Memorial Lecture

Wednesday, 1 November 2017 at 5:30pm - Moot Court, Level 10 Richardson Buildling
The Faculty of Law invites you to attend the 2017 FW Guest Memorial Lecture presented by Justice James Edelman

03 Nov November

2017 Sunshine Concert

Friday, 3 November 2017 at 3:00pm - Marama Hall, University Campus
The Simon Gibson Memorial Concert

06 Nov November

Harnessing social identity to improve mental health in vulnerable populations

Monday, 6 November 2017 at 12:00pm - William James Seminar Room 103, William James Building, 275 Leith Walk, Otago Campus
Dr Tegan Cruwys is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland, a practicing Clinical Psychologist, and a recipient of the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Early Career Research Award. Her research investigates the social-psychological determinants of health, with a particular focus on depression, eating behaviour, and vulnerable populations.

07 Nov November

Thirst for knowledge: Shells tell stories

Tuesday, 7 November 2017 at 5:30pm - Ombrellos Bar & Restaurant, 10 Clarendon Street, Dunedin

Professor Abby Smith, Department of Marine Science


Dr Tanya Evans, The Emotions of Family History

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 at 5:30pm - Moot Court, 10th Floor, Richardson Building
This lecture Dr. Tanya Evans (Macquarie University) will explore the emotions of family history in Australia, England and Canada – why family historians are motivated to undertake their research and the emotional impact of their discoveries. 


Otago Global Health Institute (OGHI) 10th Annual Conference

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 at 1:00pm - Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 the Octagon, Dunedin
The Otago Global Health Institute (OGHI) Annual Scientific Meeting, which aims to provide an opportunity to meet, present, and discuss projects and to foster new collaborative efforts in global health.


Dr. Nick Brodie, From PhD to Popular Author

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 at 3:30pm - Burns 5, Ground Floor, Arts Building, 95 Albany Street
In this seminar, Australian historian Nick Brodie will discuss his journey from PhD to popular author. He will address the challenges of balancing scholarly integrity with popular accessibility and discuss the opportunities and pathways for historians outside of the university sector.

16 Nov November

Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) New Zealand Annual Meeting 2017

Thursday, 16 November 2017 at 6:00pm - Otago Daily Times Gallery and Conference Room - 30 The Octagon, Dunedin.

The ASID New Zealand Annual Meeting features presentations in a variety of topics including infectious diseases, infection control, antibiotic stewardship, microbiology, travel medicine and public health.