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20 Sep September

1869: The Year That Was

Friday, 20 September 2019 - de Beer Gallery, Special Collections, First Floor, Central Library, Dunedin Campus

21 Oct October

Children's Holocaust Memorial

Monday, 21 October 2019 at 8:30am - University of Otago Central Library, Ground Floor
Dunedin

Visit this powerful and moving memorial which honours the 1.5 million children killed during the Holocaust. 

 

Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Lynette Sadleir

Wednesday, 13 November 2019 at 5:30pm - Nordmeyer Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington
23a Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand

Professor Sadleir's Inaugural Professorial Lecture is titled 'Epilepsy: Teams, Genes and Dreams'.

14 Nov November

NZ Hispanic Studies Seminar NHUSS 2019

Thursday, 14 November 2019 at 9:00am - Castle D, with social breakout sessions on campus.
A variety of researchers in Hispanic studies, from around New Zealand, present across four sessions throughout two days.

 

150th Anniversary Celebrations - Leap Dance symposium

Friday, 15 November 2019 at 8:30am - Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago, Dunedin
The Leap Dance symposium invites dance scholars, pedagogues, curators, choreographers and practitioners to celebrate iconic choreographers and dance educators in New Zealand.

17 Nov November

The Scottish role in developing the Ceylon tea enterprise

Sunday, 17 November 2019 at 2:00pm - Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin
Join us for the final talk in the 2019 Global Migrations Public Lecture Series as Professor Angela McCarthy explores the Scottish role in developing the Ceylon tea enterprise.

18 Nov November

Performing Artefacts conference

Monday, 18 November 2019 at 8:30am - Allen Hall theatre
The Performing Artefacts conference considers how peoples’ experiences and knowledge of ‘the real’ are communicated via performances involving artefacts – performances of the everyday, as well as activities explicitly labelled ‘performances.’

19 Nov November

Department of Women's and Children's Health O&G Research Seminar

Tuesday, 19 November 2019 at 1:00pm - Ngaire Quennell Room, 2nd Floor Academic Wing
An O&G research seminar by Rebecca Duncan, entitled: "We're kidding ourselves if we say that contraception is accessible": A qualitative study of General Practitioners' responses to proactive LARC provision.

20 Nov November

Pharmacoepidemiology Research Network symposium

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 at 10:00am - St Margaret's College, 333 Leith St
The 5th Pharmacoepidemiology Research Network Symposium will provide an opportunity to meet colleagues who share an interest in the utilisation and safety of medicines, medical devices, and vaccines.

 

2019 Carl Smith Medal Lecture: Neural signatures of stress

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 at 5:30pm - Burns 1 Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, 75 Albany St, Dunedin
The 2019 Rowheath Trust Award and Carl Smith Medal reipient Dr Karl Iremonger will present his lecture "Neural signatures of stress".
The Carl Smith Medal is awarded annually to recognise the outstanding scholarly achievement of researchers in the early stages of their career.

 

Energy Transitions at the Edge

Thursday, 21 November 2019 at 9:00am - Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum
419 Great King St, Dunedin

The 13th Otago Energy Research Centre (OERC) and Otago Climate Change Network (OCCNet) Energy & Climate Change Symposium 2019

 

Te Tumu Whakapono: The Foundations of an Indigenous Māori Theology

Thursday, 21 November 2019 at 9:30am - Otago Business School, Lecture Room G19
“Māori people are crying out for a theology that is theirs, one that is couched in the language, imagery, symbols, systems, stories, values, theology and liturgy that speaks to them as to who they are in this land.” Pa Henare Tate

25 Nov November

Spirituality and Mental Health Symposium

Monday, 25 November 2019 at 9:00am - University of Otago Wellington Conference Centre
23A Mein Street
Newtown
Wellington

The University of Otago has partnered with the Salvation Army to host New Zealand's first spirtuality and mental health symposium.

 

Inaugural Professorial Lecture - Professor Chris Button

Monday, 25 November 2019 at 5:30pm - Archway 1 Lecture Theatre, Dunedin Campus (Union Street pedestrian area, opposite the original stone archway)
Professor Chris Button delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled: Are our children physically educated for the 21st century?

26 Nov November

2019 3D Printing/Biofabrication Training (Dunedin campus)

Tuesday, 26 November 2019 at 9:30am - Applied Science building, G10
Training material includes an introduction to Additive Manufacturing of Medical Devices, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, the 3D bioprinting process, and example case studies.

27 Nov November

The inaugural Assembly of Investment Chairs 2019: Sustainable Finance and Climate Risk

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 at 9:00am - University of Otago Auckland Centre, Level 4, 385 Queen Street, Auckland
The inaugural Assembly of Investment Chairs will run in November 2019 and focus on the topic of Sustainable Finance and Climate Risk. The invite is an invite only event with parties attending discussing challenges and opportunities at a time when businesses, policy-makers and communities face new challenges in the field of sustainable finance and climate risk.

 

Centre for Bioengineering & Nanomedicine 10th Anniversary Showcase

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 at 10:00am - Main Common Room, Student Union Building, 364 Leith Walk, University of Otago
Celebrate 10 years of Bioengineering at the University of Otago at this event showcasing our achievements over the past 10 years and across four research themes.

 

Matariki Public Lecture 2019

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 at 5:30pm - Burns Lecture Theatre 2, 95 Albany St, North Dunedin 
Professor Jane Lydon will speak on 'Imperial emotions: Empathy, politics and global networks'.

 

Migration, health and wellbeing conference

Thursday, 28 November 2019 at 8:30am - University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
This two-day conference will bring together experts in research, policy and practice for sharing, learning and paving the way for optimising migrant and refugee health and wellbeing.

 

Idioms of distress: Wellbeing and mental resilience in displaced peoples, refugee populations and global mental health

Thursday, 28 November 2019 at 5:15pm - Castle Lecture Theatre 1 (located between the Arts, and Richardson Buildings, if accessing via walkways from Albany Street)
Join us for the seventh lecture in the De Carle Distinguished Lectureship Series given by Professor Alison Phipps (UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts, University of Glasgow) on the topic 'Idioms of Distress: Wellbeing and Resilience in Displaced Peoples, Refugee Populations and Global Mental Health'.

01 Dec December

Encounters & Exchanges Conference 2019, Blenheim

Sunday, 1 December 2019 - ASB Theatre and Marlborough Convention Centre, Blenheim
Encounters and Exchanges: Exploring the history of science, technology, medicine, and mātauranga (indigenous knowledge)

 

16th Asian Conference on Transcription, 2019

Sunday, 1 December 2019 at 2:00pm - St David Lecture Theatre Complex, University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ
The Asian Conference on Transcription will include cutting-edge research in genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of gene transcription in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, chromatin structure, cancer biology, antimicrobial resistance, developmental biology, and genomics.

02 Dec December

2019 Distinguished Research Medal Lecture: The Dunedin Study - Making sense of life?

Monday, 2 December 2019 at 5:30pm - Castle 2 Lecture Theatre
University of Otago

The 2019 Distinguished Research Medal recipient Professor Richie Poulton will present his lecture "The Dunedin Study - Making sense of life?" based on his career with the Dunedin Multi-disciplinary Study.
The University awards the Distinguished Research Medal for outstanding scholarly achievement, and is the university's highest distinction.

03 Dec December

Managing in times of extreme interest rates

Tuesday, 3 December 2019 at 12:15pm - University of Otago, Centre of Sustainability, 563 Castle Street, Dunedin
Address factors precipitating extreme interest rates and examine strategies New Zealanders can employ.

08 Dec December

The Silver Economy: Older Workers in Aotearoa New Zealand

Sunday, 8 December 2019 at 1:00pm - Otago Museum
419 Great King Street
Dunedin, New Zealand

CARE (Collaboration for Ageing Research Excellence) is brewing up a very exciting event entitled: The Silver Economy: Older Workers in Aotearoa New Zealand.

 

5th One Health Aotearoa Symposium

Tuesday, 10 December 2019 at 9:30am - Nordmeyer Theatre, University of Otago, Wellington
Bringing together experts from the fields of animal, human and environmental health in order to address important One Health issues in Aotearoa.

10 Feb February

Vice-Chancellor's Welcome Back to Staff

Monday, 10 February 2020 at 5:00pm - 5:00pm – 6:00pm: College of Education Auditorium
6:00pm – 7.00pm: BBQ Dinner in Plaza Café

For front-line staff who deal directly with students - primarily those from Student Support Services and Campus and Collegiate Life Services.