Events

September  2015
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  • Get Yourself into the Lab – Hands On University of Otago Science Workshops
    Starts: 3:30 pm
    Ends: 01/09/2015 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Queenstown Memorial Centre
    Description: This is the opportunity for our kids to do real science with working scientists. These interactive workshops will be run by the University of Otago’s chemistry, physics, geology, microbiology, food science, zoology and physical education departments. http://www.qmb.org.nz/public-outreach/
  • The Age of Resilience - Panel discussion - CHRISTCHURCH
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: 01/09/2015 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Aurora Centre - 151 Greers Road - Burnside - Christchurch - New Zealand
    Description: As momentum builds towards an international climate change agreement at the UN COP 21 conference in Paris, New Zealand and French experts discuss humanity’s capacity to adapt, become resilient and address the greatest challenge posed to human existence. More info
  • Dining in the Dark
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Ends: 01/09/2015 - 8:30 pm
    Location: Queenstown Memorial Centre
    Description: How do you cope when one of your main senses disappears? Experience a superb three course meal, brought to you by the Otago Polytechnic’s Cromwell hospitality team, completely in the dark and “see” how your senses adapt. Come on, we dare you to join us for this blind date. A great night out, with lashings of science on the side. $90 for a three course meal. Pre-booked tickets only and numbers limited. More info
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  • Get Yourself into the Lab – Hands On University of Otago Science Workshops
    Starts: 3:30 pm
    Ends: 02/09/2015 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Queenstown Memorial Centre
    Description: This is the opportunity for our kids to do real science with working scientists. These interactive workshops will be run by the University of Otago’s chemistry, physics, geology, microbiology, food science, zoology and physical education departments. http://www.qmb.org.nz/public-outreach/
  • The Brain on Drugs
    Starts: 5:15 pm
    Ends: 02/09/2015 - 6:30 pm
    Location: Queenstown Memorial Centre,
    Description: From chocolate to opioids, therapies to addictions, how does the brain respond? Professor Brian Hyland will talk about reward pathways, for example what makes us want to eat chocolate and what does that do to the brain? Dr Shakila Rizwan will cover her research, which is all about finding ways to get drugs absorbed into the brain for therapeutic purposes. And Associate Professor Christine Jasoni will discuss what happens when a mother uses drugs during pregnancy and the effects that has on her developing fetus's brain and later life mental health. Then our Brain Health Research Centre experts open the floor to questions. More info
  • Science Mash Up
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: 02/09/2015 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Queenstown Memorial Centre
    Description: This Dragon’s Den style event will bring together senior high school students, scientists, community leaders and business people who will look at some of the challenges for the Wakatipu in 2040 through the eyes of our future leaders. Small groups will look for ways to tackle some of the different issues that our community will be facing – from maintaining a clean green image and infrastructure, to energy use and changing climate patterns – before presenting their strategies to all assembled. If you like the thought of problem-solving, negotiating and thinking about how to make this place even greater in the future, please join us. More info
  • The Science of Beer
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Ends: 02/09/2015 - 9:30 pm
    Location: Queenstown Memorial Centre supper room
    Description: Do you want to know why your favourite beer is the best? Sup craft beers while hearing from the brewers how they make different styles, from the history of brewing through to the intricacies of the production processes used for specific brews. Add taste to your tipple with the matching tasting plates from the Otago Polytechnic’s Cromwell hospitality crew, while the University of Otago’s food science team explains why different food tastes good with different beers. Good science, good beer, good food – a great night out! More info
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  • New Zealand Immunisation Conference
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 06/09/2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: Wintec, Tristram Street, Whitiora, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
    Description: The conference and workshop will be held at the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) in Hamilton. Whilst acknowledging the importance of a timely start to immunisation, we will refresh our thinking into how immunisation is a life-long health behaviour-and not just for babies! More info
  • The Great Leap Forward; How Science Has Changed the World in the Last 25 Years.
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: 03/09/2015 - 1:00 pm
    Location: St Peters Church Hall, Church Street, Queenstown
    Description: 2015 is the 25th anniversary of the Queenstown Molecular Biology meetings. To mark this, QRW chief organiser Professor Peter Shepherd will head a team of leading scientists revealing the huge advances that have occurred in biomedical science in that short period of time, from sequencing the genome to stem cells to new wonder cures for cancer. They will also discuss the importance of these changes for New Zealand and New Zealanders. More info
  • Genetic Engineering - What and Who Is It Good for?
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Ends: 03/09/2015 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Queenstown Memorial Centre
    Description: A panel discussion featuring leading New Zealand experts, who will discuss a range of scientific, economic, medical and agricultural aspects of GE. Panellists will share their expertise on the advances in the science behind GE before the floor opens to your questions. More info
  • FEMALE ATHLETE HEALTH SYMPOSIUM
    Starts: 8:00 pm
    Ends: 05/09/2015 - 4:00 am
    Location: Avantidrome, St Peters School Road, Cambridge 3283, New Zealand
    Description: Professor Mary Jane De Souza from Penn State University More info Are you interested in female athletes' health and well-being? This two-day symposium focuses on energy deficiency and related concerns of female athletes including disordered eating practices, bone health, menstrual disruption and other performance issues. Each session will feature a panel of interdisciplinary experts from both academic and professional contexts. Conversations aim to generate new insights into the health, wellbeing and performances of female athletes.
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  • Dunedin Astronomical Society Public Open Nights
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: 06/09/2015 - 9:30 pm
    Location: Beverly-Begg Observatory, Robin Hood Park, Ross Street, Dunedin
    Description: We invite you to see the wonders of our beautiful Dunedin night sky (clouds permitting!) as we show you some sights through a variety of telescopes. We have video clips to show as well as various displays to browse through. More info
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  • Public Health Association 2015 Conference
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 10/09/2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: The Dunedin Centre, 1 Harrop Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
    Description: When we say that “Public Health is everybody’s business” what we really mean is that by working together across society we can achieve so much more than the sum of our individual efforts. We want the Conference to provide a window on the range of activities currently going on across Aotearoa which together are improving the health of all New Zealanders; then to think about how better to work together. More info And we want to spend some time considering the future of “Public Health”. Who will be leading and delivering ‘public health’ and how should we organise ourselves to meet future challenges? If you want to be part of the answers to these questions then this thought-provoking and stimulating event is the place to be.
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  • GNS Volcano Short Course
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 10/09/2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: Hotel Mercure Auckland, 8 Customs Street East, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    Description: This two day course will present a state-of-the-art assessment of volcanic hazards in New Zealand, and will help you better understand how your organisation can better prepare for, and mitigate against, a future volcanic crisis. Volcanologists, social scientists and emergency managers form part of the multi-disciplinary team that explores relationships between the physical and social aspects of natural hazards and their management. More info The course is designed for those involved in all aspects of natural hazard management: planners, educators, engineers, local and central government policy makers, insurance managers, emergency managers and business, utility and property owners Rangitoto Island Field Trip (optional) 10 September 2015
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  • 2015 Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators Conference
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 12/09/2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: The Langham Auckland, 83 Symonds St, Grafton, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    Description: RACMA15 is anticipated to attract around 250 Medical Administrators. Join in formal and informal discussions around this year’s conference theme: Inequality and Healthcare. Recognising the healthcare costs of inequality. More info
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  • Dunedin Astronomical Society Public Open Nights
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: 13/09/2015 - 9:30 pm
    Location: Beverly-Begg Observatory, Robin Hood Park, Ross Street, Dunedin
    Description: We invite you to see the wonders of our beautiful Dunedin night sky (clouds permitting!) as we show you some sights through a variety of telescopes. We have video clips to show as well as various displays to browse through. More info
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  • Coasts & Ports 2015 conference
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 19/09/2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: Auckland
    Description: Coasts & Ports 2015 will bring together engineers, planners, scientists, stakeholders and researchers to focus on the technological, scientific, policy, planning and design issues related to our diverse and developing coasts. The theme for our conference is Environomics. Environment and economics – can we have both? The idea behind this theme is the balancing act between protecting and preserving the environment and achieving economic growth and prosperity. How can investors, regulators and the public develop a win-win strategy? What is the appropriate balance of protecting against future climate change scenarios while enabling societies to benefit from their locations? More info
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