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Previous Academic events

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09 Mar March

Implications of generative AI such as ChatGPT in higher education

Thursday, 9 March 2023 at 1:00pm - Otago University Media Productions Studio, Level 2, Owheo Building, 133 Union Street East, Dunedin
The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and language models like ChatGPT in higher education has the potential to revolutionize the way students learn and teachers teach.

11 Mar March

Be a Citizen Scientist for Seaweek!

Saturday, 11 March 2023 at 12:30pm - NZ Marine Studies Centre, 185 Hatchery Road, Dunedin.
Help New Zealand Marine Studies Centre and Department of Conservation monitor the shore with Marine Metre Squared. Add to this important national database and see what animals and seaweeds you can find!

14 Mar March

Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Ben Schonthal

Tuesday, 14 March 2023 at 5:45pm - Castle 1 Lecture Theatre, Dunedin, and online via live-stream
Professor Ben Schonthal delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled: "Law's Karma: Cause and effect in courtroom and cosmos".

03 Apr April

Biochemistry seminar: Jack Hervey, Cawthron Institute

Monday, 3 April 2023 at 12:00pm - Microbiology Building, 2nd floor, Room 2.08, Dunedin and online via Zoom
‘Xeno’-nucleic acids (XNA): functionalised nucleic acid analogues for biotechnology and therapeutics


Rhythms of Life, Brain Damage, and the Recovery of a Self

Monday, 3 April 2023 at 1:00pm - Seminar Room 119, Bioethics Centre, 71 Frederick Street, Floor 1, Dunedin
The Bioethics Centre is delighted to host Emeritus Professor Grant Gillett to present a free public seminar on: Rhythms of Life, Brain Damage, and the Recovery of a Self.

15 Apr April

3rd advanced materials and 3D printing in medicine workshop

Saturday, 15 April 2023 at 8:30am - Rolleston Lecture Theatre, University of Otago Christchurch, 2 Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch
An immersive workshop for bioengineering or health-research students, biomaterials scientists, health professionals, medical device innovators and allied health industry innovators.

24 Apr April

Informed Consent and Shared Decision Making

Monday, 24 April 2023 at 1:00pm - Seminar Room 119, Bioethics Centre, 71 Frederick Street, Dunedin
The Bioethics Centre is pleased to host Associate Professor Ben Gray to deliver his seminar: Informed Consent and Shared Decision Making.

25 Apr April


Tuesday, 25 April 2023

07 May May

Dunedin Tertiary Open Days 2023

Sunday, 7 May 2023 at 9:00am - University of Otago, Dunedin Campus, Dunedin
Join us on campus for Tertiary Open Days. Two days full of academic presentations and activities, residential college tours, as well as lots of displays and activities from University clubs and services – showcasing what university life looks like at Otago.