Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

Public Events

 

Thirst for Knowledge: Artificial Intelligence

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - Ombrellos Kitchen and Bar
10 Clarendon Street
Dunedin

September's Thirst for Knowledge event features A/P Colin Gavaghan from the Faculty of Law discussing the challenges posed by artificial intelligence

^ Top of Page

Department of Human Nutrition MSc Proposal Presentations

Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - Room 213/4, Main Phys Ed building (55 Union St West).  Go through main doors of Phys Ed building, up the stairs and follow the signs
Department of Human Nutrition MSc proposal presentations

^ Top of Page

Reweaving species: The role of interactions in ecological restoration

Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - Castle 1, University of Otago

^ Top of Page

OERC Seminar: Challenges and opportunities for promoting walking and cycling to school

Thursday, 27 September 2018 - Seminar Room, Centre for Sustainability, 563 Castle St
Presented by Assoc Prof Sandra Mandic
School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences, Sciences

^ Top of Page

“Haunted by an astronomical ghost” – Why Psychology is such an average science

Monday, 8 October 2018 -

William James Seminar Room 103, William James Building, 275 Leith Walk, Otago Campus


Professor Neville Blampied has been a staff member at the University of Canterbury for 47 years, and was Head of Department (2005 – 2012). He teaches learning and behaviour change processes and researches novel interventions for psychological problems. He is a Fellow of the NZ Psychological Society, received the Society’s Adcock Award in 2008, was made a Life Member of the NZ Association for Behaviour Analysis in 2017, and was President of Division 6 (Clinical & Community Psychology) of the International Association of Applied Psychology (2010 – 2014). His research includes conceptual and applied behaviour analysis, single-case research designs and wider methodological issues, behavioural and cognitive behavioural therapies, sleep throughout the lifespan (especially in infancy), nutritional influences on wellbeing, and family interventions. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and has supervised 130 theses, dissertations, and research projects.

^ Top of Page

Te Koronga Symposium

Tuesday, 9 October 2018 - School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences
Room G10 - G12, 55 Union St West

Presentations from 9.00-5.00pm from Te Koronga Graduate Research Excellence Students, PHSE 320 Poster Presentations and finally Te Koronga Indigenous Science Researchers

^ Top of Page

The cultural evolution of supernatural beliefs and practices

Monday, 15 October 2018 -

William James Seminar Room 103, William James Building, 275 Leith Walk, Otago Campus


Dr Joseph Watts is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford as well as the Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. He completed his PhD in Psychology at the University of Auckland and his undergraduate in Psychology and Philosophy at Victoria University of Wellington. He is broadly interested in the evolution of human culture and cognition, with a focus on supernatural beliefs and practices.

^ Top of Page

Gay Hawkins: Making animals public – the ABC and televisual animality

Monday, 15 October 2018 - Moot Court, Richardson Building
This paper draws on a major research project done in partnership with the ABC investigating their animal archive.

^ Top of Page

He Ora Te Whakapiri: Unleashing the potential of New Zealand's life course research

Thursday, 18 October 2018 - Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington

A major conference bringing together leading thinkers about life course research from New Zealand and overseas. Hosted by A Better Start, Healthier Lives and Ageing Well National Science Challenges.

^ Top of Page

OERC Symposium 2018

Thursday, 22 November 2018 - Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum, Dunedin
12th Otago Energy Research Centre Annual Symposium "Energy" & "Climate Change", 22-23 November 2018

^ Top of Page

Improved behavioural flexibility in chick by thyroid hormone

Thursday, 21 March 2019 -

William James Seminar Room 103, William James Building, 275 Leith Walk, Otago Campus


Professor Koichi J Homma is a professor in the Department of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Teikyo University, in Tokyo, Japan. He specialises in neuroscience, behavioural biology and molecular biology, and holds degrees from the University of Tokyo. Prior to joining Teikyo University in 2004, he worked at University of Tokyo and held visiting appointments at the Max-Planck Institute of Neurobiology and University of California Berkeley.