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Upcoming events

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05 Sep September

Latin America and Spain Film Festival

Saturday, 5 September 2020 at 12:00pm - Dunedin Public Library
230 Moray Place – Level 4
Dunningham Auditorium

Watch screenings from the 18th Latin America and Spain film festival.

07 Sep September

The Division of Health Sciences Māori Health Advancement Online Workshops

Monday, 7 September 2020 at 9:00am - Online via Zoom
The Division of Health Sciences is launching online Māori Health Advancement workshops to support all researchers to further develop their research related skills, assist in their engagement techniques with Māori and support their grant writing.


Master of Nursing Science Information Evening – Christchurch

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 at 5:30pm - Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies
University of Otago, Christchurch
72 Oxford Terrace

Join us for an information evening to learn more about our two-year, Christchurch based, Master of Nursing Science.


POSTPONED - Inaugural Professorial Lecture - Professor Brent Lovelock

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 at 5:30pm - Archway 4 Lecture Theatre, Union St East, Dunedin
Professor Brent Lovelock delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled: There’s trouble in them Thar hills! Bad nature, or simply new nature in mid-Anthropocene Aotearoa?

23 Sep September

What's new in cancer?

Wednesday, 23 September 2020 at 2:00pm - Beaven Lecture Theatre, University of Otago, Christchurch
Translational cancer research and clinical trials at Christchurch hospital


Paediatric Seminar - "A case of Arthrogryposis" and "Intussusception in Children”

Thursday, 24 September 2020 at 1:00pm - 3rd Floor Children's Pavilion
Dunedin Hospital or via zoom (preferably with Covid social distancing regulations and room capacity)
Zoom link:
Password: 051574

Come along and listen to Dr Emily McNamara present "A case of Arthrogryposis" which will be followed by Trainee Intern Kerry Appleton "Intussusception in Children”


Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Esko Wiltshire

Thursday, 24 September 2020 at 5:30pm - Nordmeyer Lecture Theatre, Level D University of Otago Wellington 23a Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington.
Inaugural Professorial Lecture by Professor Esko Wiltshire on Fast Forward: journeys in Paediatrics and Diabetes.

25 Sep September

Picture a Scientist

Friday, 25 September 2020 at 5:30pm - Dental Blue Lecture Theatre (ground floor of the Dental School Building – entrance on Frederick Street)
The Association for Women in the Sciences, GeMs in STEM, and Department of Geology DiversiTEA are hosting a free in-person film screening of the critically acclaimed film 'Picture a Scientist'.

28 Sep September

Can our possessions save us from death? Exploring literal and symbolic mechanisms of immortality

Monday, 28 September 2020 at 12:00pm - University of Otago, Department of Psychology, 275 Leith Walk, William James building, Level 2, Room 203
Dr Keren Segal is originally from Jerusalem, Israel, where she studied psychology and sociology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem before completing her PhD in Psychology at the University of Otago under Prof Jamin Halberstadt. Keren is currently an assistant research fellow working with Prof Elaine Reese, an Associate Editor for Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal, and teaches research methods at Otago Polytechnic.

29 Sep September

Referendum Forum - End of Life Choice

Tuesday, 29 September 2020 at 5:30pm - Burns 1 Lecture Theatre, 95 Albany Street
University of Otago

Public forum to discuss key aspects of the proposed End of Life Choice Act.


Inaugural Professorial Lecture - Professor Katrina Sharples

Tuesday, 29 September 2020 at 5:30pm - Archway 1 Lecture Theatre, Union St East, Dunedin
Professor Katrina Sharples delivers her Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled: Evaluating treatment effectiveness: How much evidence do we need?

04 Oct October

The Luck of The Irish: Majella Cullinane on Irish emigrant women in New Zealand: fact and fiction

Sunday, 4 October 2020 at 2:00pm - Toitū Otago Settlers Musuem, Dunedin
‘The Luck of the Irish: how the Irish helped shape New Zealand' series of public lectures marks the centenary of a momentous year in Irish history when the island was partitioned into two administration zones – Northern and Southern Ireland. In this session, Majella Cullinane presents on Irish emigrant women in New Zealand: fact and fiction.

05 Oct October

Inaugural Professorial Lecture - Professor Christine Jasoni

Monday, 5 October 2020 at 5:30pm - Archway 1 Lecture Theatre, Union St East, Dunedin
Professor Christine Jasoni delivers her Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled: Every little thing she does is magic: How our mother’s health affects our own

19 Oct October

Rural Doctor CME Webinar: Update on heart failure

Monday, 19 October 2020 at 7:30pm - Online via Zoom

Come and listen to our guest presenters Associate Professor Garry Nixon and Dr Rory Miller.