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12 May May

The Health Sciences First Year Integrated Context Lecture Series (ICLS)

Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 1:00pm
The Health Sciences First Year (HSFY) programme includes a series of exciting new lectures that bring together content from across the HSFY papers and apply it in cutting-edge health-based scenarios. Presenting teams showcase the research expertise and professional courses at the University of Otago. These entertaining and informative lectures will have limited seats available to the public.

24 Jun June

DARE Otago – Discover, Achieve, Research, Engage

Thursday, 24 June 2021 at 9:00am - University of Otago, Christchurch, 2 Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch.
An opportunity for Year 12 and 13 Christchurch high school students to explore the various career paths in health and health science at the University of Otago.

26 Jun June

DBA Conference

Saturday, 26 June 2021 at 9:30am - Otago Business School, Room 1.17, Union Street East, North Dunedin, Dunedin
DBA Conference is to showcase the research being done by the DBA students at Otago

28 Jun June

2021 Nelson Marlborough Community Health Lecture

Monday, 28 June 2021 at 6:00pm - Suter Gallery, 208 Bridge Street Nelson, or via livestream at Wairau Hospital, Witherlea, Blenheim.
Nelson/Marlborough Community Health Lecture – "Choices in healthcare 2021: Choosing wisely and advance care planning". Free public lecture.

29 Jun June

Three Minute Thesis Competition: Wellington heat

Tuesday, 29 June 2021 at 1:00pm - Nordmeyer Theatre, Level D, University of Otago, Wellington, 23A Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington.
The Wellington heat of the university's Three-minute Thesis Competition, open to Master’s and Doctoral students.

 

Women's and Children's Health Research Seminar

Thursday, 1 July 2021 at 1:00pm - Seminar Room 2, 3rd Floor Children’s Pavilion, Dunedin Hospital.
WCH research seminar on 1 July with Dr Annika Sjoeholm, "The Genetics of Digestive Function – Does a Common Pancreatic Gene Deletion Cause a Monoenzymatic Form of Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency?"

02 Jul July

Otago Foreign Policy School

Friday, 2 July 2021 at 9:00am - St Margaret's College, 333 Leith Street, University of Otago campus
New Zealand foreign policy in a post-COVID world, 2–3 July 2021, St Margaret's College, University of Otago.

06 Jul July

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) heat – Humanities

Tuesday, 6 July 2021 at 10:00am - Moot Court, 10th floor Richardson building, University of Otago, Dunedin.
Master’s and Doctoral students communicate their research in no more than three minutes, aimed at a non-specialist audience.

 

Obstetrics and gynaecology research seminar

Tuesday, 6 July 2021 at 3:00pm - Ngaire Quennell Room, 2nd Floor, Academic Wing, Dunedin Hospital.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology research seminar presented by Caryn Thomas, PhD student in the Department of Women's and Children's Health.

 

Eating the elephant a bit at a time: assessing Adern's child poverty record

Tuesday, 6 July 2021 at 5:30pm - Burns 2, Ground floor Arts Building, 95 Albany Street, Dunedin
Journalist, author and academic Max Rashbrooke will discuss the government's 2021 budget with particular emphasis on how it performs for children in poverty. The event is hosted by the local branch of the Child Poverty Action Group.

 

Open talk – The tales teeth tell: Human development, evolution, and behaviour

Wednesday, 7 July 2021 at 1:00pm - Dental Blue Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Dentistry, 310 Great King St, Dunedin.
Our teeth have intriguing stories to tell. In "The tales teeth tell", biological anthropologist Tanya Smith offers an engaging and surprising look at what teeth tell us about the evolution of primates – including our own uniqueness.

 

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) heat – Health Sciences

Wednesday, 7 July 2021 at 2:00pm - Barnett Lecture Theatre, Dunedin Hospital.

Master’s and Doctoral students communicate their research in no more than three minutes, aimed at a non-specialist audience.

 

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Heat – Business

Thursday, 8 July 2021 at 10:00am - Otago Business School room 1.17, Union St East, Dunedin.
Master’s and Doctoral students communicate their research in no more than three minutes, aimed at a non-specialist audience.

09 Jul July

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) heat – Science

Friday, 9 July 2021 at 10:00am - Mellor Lab Seminar Room 2.02, University of Otago, Dunedin.
Master’s and Doctoral students communicate their research in no more than three minutes, aimed at a non-specialist audience.

 

University of Otago Science Expo – Reconnecting

Saturday, 10 July 2021 at 10:00am - Business School - University of Otago, Corner of Union and Clyde Street, Dunedin
Join us for the University of Otago’s Science Expo, where 20 of our Science and Health Sciences departments and research groups will come together under the theme “reconnecting”. The expo is open to everyone and showcases the amazing research and discoveries being made at the University of Otago. Featuring interactive and hands-on experiences, the expo is especially suitable for families with primary- and intermediate-aged children. This engaging and interactive event is one of the not-to-be-missed highlights of this year’s Science Festival.

 

2021 Student Film Premiere

Saturday, 10 July 2021 at 7:30pm - Regent Theatre, The Octagon
Join us for six sensational films produced by current and former master’s students of the University of Otago’s Centre for Science Communication, home of the world’s leading postgraduate programme for Science and Natural History Filmmaking. 

 

Eyes Underwater: Livestream

Tuesday, 13 July 2021 at 12:00pm - Online
What will we find off the Otago Peninsula coastline at the NZ Marine Studies Centre in this underwater explore with our Remote Operated Vehicle? Come join us for a dive off the coast from the comfort of your home!

 

Aquavan Adventures – Amazing Adaptations

Tuesday, 13 July 2021 at 1:30pm - Various, Dunedin
Get hands on with the Aquavan! Learn about crab feeding and defensive strategies, then meet some marine critters at our mobile touch tank.

15 Jul July

Environmental Monitoring - Coastal Care Workshop for Educators

Thursday, 15 July 2021 at 12:00pm - NZ Marine Studies Centre, 85 Hatchery Road, Portobello, Dunedin 9014
Take your teaching and learning out into the real world with this citizen science, coastal monitoring and actions workshop for educators and their families.

 

Bike Grab

Friday, 16 July 2021 at 9:00am - TBA
One of our favourite projects is locked in again for 2021. Come and pick up a pre-loved bike for a small koha.

 

Snippets from the Sea - Seaweed Secrets

Friday, 16 July 2021 at 3:00pm - NZ Marine Studies Centre, 85 Hatchery Road, Portobello, Dunedin 9014.
Join a variety of experts for coffee, short presentations, films, and knowledge sharing all about seaweeds!

21 Jul July

Clinical Excellence Day

Wednesday, 21 July 2021 at 9:00am - Main Common Room, University Union Building, 640 Cumberland St, Dunedin
The Faculty of Dentistry's annual Clinical Excellence Day.

24 Jul July

Business Case Competition

Saturday, 24 July 2021 at 8:00am - Otago Business School, Dunedin.
Kick off with a Case Competition at the Otago Business School.

26 Jul July

Otago Business Excellence Seminar

Monday, 26 July 2021 at 1:00pm - Room 1.17, Otago Business School, Dunedin
The Otago Business School and Otago Chamber of Commerce present Simon Robinson, CFO Education Perfect. Lecture open to all Business School students and staff.

04 Aug August

A pain in the leg: Living with peripheral artery disease - An Integrated Context Lecture

Wednesday, 4 August 2021 at 12:00pm - St David Lecture Theatre
University of Otago
North Dunedin

For the last year Mrs Adams has been experiencing cramps in her legs because some of her arteries are becoming blocked (a condition called peripheral artery disease). This lecture will discuss some of the impact this has on Mrs Adams’ life, how this disease occurs and how we can use ultrasound to assess it.

05 Aug August

A pain in the leg: Living with peripheral artery disease - An Integrated Context Lecture

Thursday, 5 August 2021 at 1:00pm - Castle 1 and 2 Lecture Theatres
University of Otago
North Dunedin

For the last year Mrs Adams has been experiencing cramps in her legs because some of her arteries are becoming blocked (a condition called peripheral artery disease). This lecture will discuss some of the impact this has on Mrs Adams’ life, how this disease occurs and how we can use ultrasound to assess it.

 

Irish and Scottish Film Nights: Rob Roy

Tuesday, 10 August 2021 at 5:30pm - Burns 7 Seminar Room, 95 Albany Street, Located on the ground floor of the Arts Building, Dunedin
Rob Roy is a 1995 American biographical historical drama film about Rob Roy MacGregor, an 18th c. Scottish clan chief.

 

Inaugural Professorial Lecture - Professor Julia Horsfield

Tuesday, 24 August 2021 at 5:30pm - Archway 1 Lecture Theatre, Union St East, Dunedin
Professor Julia Horsfield delivers her Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled: The circle of life: connecting cell division with cell fate

25 Aug August

Precision medicine: From the clinic to the lab, and back again - An Integrated Context Lecture

Wednesday, 25 August 2021 at 12:00pm - St David Lecture Theatre
University of Otago
North Dunedin

Explore how understanding the structure and function of proteins can help treat disease. MD and Research Professor Kurt Krause will share his personal experience in the treatment of HIV; from his clinical days when there were limited options to treat HIV to current, effective treatments that are precisely matched to each patient. We will also consider how the HIV experience influenced trial treatments for COVID-19.

26 Aug August

Precision medicine: From the clinic to the lab, and back again - An Integrated Context Lecture

Thursday, 26 August 2021 at 1:00pm - Castle 1 and 2 Lecture Theatres
University of Otago
North Dunedin

Explore how understanding the structure and function of proteins can help treat disease. MD and Research Professor Kurt Krause will share his personal experience in the treatment of HIV; from his clinical days when there were limited options to treat HIV to current, effective treatments that are precisely matched to each patient. We will also consider how the HIV experience influenced trial treatments for COVID-19.

 

Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Merilyn Hibma

Thursday, 26 August 2021 at 5:30pm - Archway 1 Lecture Theatre, Union Street East, Dunedin.
Professor Merilyn Hibma delivers her Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled, "Human papillomavirus and cervical cancer: A translational research success story"

07 Sep September

Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Tim Cooper

Tuesday, 7 September 2021 at 5:30pm - Archway 1 Lecture Theatre, Union Street East, Dunedin 9016
Professor Tim Cooper delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled: Why Richard Baxter matters (to me).

 

Irish and Scottish Film Nights: Angela's Ashes

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 at 5:30pm - Burns 7 Seminar Room, 95 Albany Street, Located on the ground floor of the Arts Building, Dunedin
Angela's Ashes is a 1999 drama film based on the memoir of the same name by Frank McCourt.

 

Faith Thinking in Person

Friday, 17 September 2021 at 7:00pm - Simpson Room, Dunedin City Baptist Church, 19 Main South Road, Concord, Dunedi
Short Courses jointly offered by the Theology Programme, University of Otago and some Dunedin Churches in conjunction with Continuing Education at the University of Otago.

19 Sep September

Marine Encounters at the NZ Marine Studies Centre

Sunday, 19 September 2021 at 10:30am - Z Marine Studies Centre, 185 Hatchery Rd, Dunedin
During a tour of the NZ Marine Studies Centre at Portobello, connect to your coast and meet local marine species at our touch tanks to find out what makes them special, vulnerable and resilient.

 

Marine Encounters at the NZ Marine Studies Centre

Sunday, 19 September 2021 at 12:00pm - NZ Marine Studies Centre, 185 Hatchery Rd, Dunedin
During a tour of the NZ Marine Studies Centre at Portobello, connect to your coast and meet local marine species at our touch tanks to find out what makes them special, vulnerable and resilient.

21 Sep September

Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Yolanda van Heezik

Tuesday, 21 September 2021 at 5:30pm - Venue: Archway 1 Lecture Theatre, Union Street East, Dunedin 9016, Dunedin
Professor Heezik delivers her Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled: Nature connections and biodiversity in our urban green spaces