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2021 Student Film Premiere

Saturday, 10 July 2021 - 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. 

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Sisters in Science

Thursday, 3 June 2021 9:43am

Between them, Dr Cathy Cole and Dr Rosie Cole have clocked up three research expeditions to polar seas, forty ascents of Mount Tongariro, thousands of hours in a Scottish coral culture lab, and organised a ton of wax to mimic an eruption.

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Abortion opposition related to beliefs about fetal pain perception

Thursday, 13 May 2021 10:07am

A person’s stance on abortion is linked to their, often inaccurate, belief about when a fetus can feel pain, a University of Otago study has found.

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Otago study examines attitudes toward climate change risk

Thursday, 4 February 2021 11:39am

A University of Otago study explored factors which influence Americans’ levels of concern over climate change, providing discussion on how those factors could impact mitigation efforts.

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Doctorate research explores Science’s human stories

Wednesday, 28 October 2020 9:37am

While studying orangutans in Spain Alba Suarez Garcia realised that for her it's the stories behind the science that hold the most meaning and wonder.

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Siouxsie Wiles the guest of Science Communication’s first live online event

Thursday, 7 May 2020 8:59pm

The COVID-19 response has shown what is possible when good science and good communication come together.

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Science Communication launches Aotearoa Stories in Sound project

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 11:28pm

If there was a soundtrack to represent the stories of Aotearoa, what would it sound like?