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University of Otago, Christchurch Showcase 2017

Health education and research

Vanessa Lattimore and Abel Ang in the lab at the University of Otago, Christchurch

Tour our labs and Simulation Centre, experience interactive displays, and attend a debate on whether "We can all live to 120 years".

Who should come

  • Anyone with a fascination for health and the human body
  • Anyone considering health related postgraduate study
  • Anyone thinking science might be for them but wanting to see what the real world is like

General information

Date & Time

  • Sunday 1 October 2017 from 1-5pm


University of Otago, Christchurch campus
2 Riccarton Ave, on the Christchurch Hospital site


  • All UOC buildings are wheelchair accessible, however some areas may be unavailable due to health and safety precautions

Programme of events

Debate - " We can all live to 120 years old"

Debate time: 2.30pm - approx. 3.20pm
Location: Rolleston Lecture Theatre
MC: Gary McCormick

Student talks

5 minute talks given by PhD candidates.

Displays and demonstrations

The Rolleston Foyer will be open with displays and demonstrations from 1pm-5pm

3D printing display at the 2016 University of Otago, Christchurch Health Research Open Day_thumbnail3D printing display at last years event

Child exploring a large inflatable bowel_thumbnailA child inside a giant inflatable bowel

Michael MacAskill at the 2016 University of Otago, Christchurch Research Open Day thumbnailOne of the displays from last year's event


Tours will be going to the laboratories, Simulation Centre and the Nicholls Cinical Research Centre

Gabi Dachs and Margreet Vissers in the lab_thumbnailTwo researchers at work in the lab

Students in the Simulaton Centre Training Room_thumbnailStudents in class at the Simulation Centre

Nicholls Research Centre Clinic_thumbnailThe Nicholls Clinical Research Centre

Showcase Times


  • Nicholls Clinical Research Centre opens
  • Displays and demonstrations open


  • 1st Simulation Centre tour


  • 1st Lab tours


  • 2nd Simulation Centre tour


  • Nicholls Clinical Research Centre closes


  • Debate - “We can all live to 120 years old”


  • 3rd Simulation Centre tour


  • 4th Simulation Centre tour (last)


  • Student talks


  • 2nd Lab tours

5 pm

  • Showcase ends and doors close