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Environmental Challenge Opportunity for International Students

C-Prize is a competition run by Callaghan Innovation that seeks to push the boundaries of what’s possible through technology. This year they’re looking for teams with world-leading innovative solutions to environmental problems, and we would like to encourage our international students to be involved.

There is an information evening tonight in which you’ll hear from leading Aotearoa New Zealand environmental innovators and learn more about the challenge. You’ll also have the chance to network with other forward-thinking founders and entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers from New Zealand’s innovation ecosystem.

When: 22 October – 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Where: Te Ōhaka – Centre for Growth & Innovation
Register here>

 

The 2019 challenge is looking for innovative tech-based solutions that can positively impact:  

  • Climate change – Slowing or reversing negative human impacts on climate
  • Fresh clean water – Cleaning up our waterways
  • Resource use – Smarter ways to use and preserve our planet’s finite resources

There are three entry categories for this year’s C-Prize:  

  • Growing and Producing:  How we grow and/or manufacture new or existing products and services in innovative ways (new materials, new processes, new systems, etc.) that will accelerate positive environmental outcomes
  • Using and Consuming:  How we consume products in ways that preserve resources (reuse, recycle, reclaim, etc.) and reduce negative environmental impacts
  • Rejuvenating Natural Systems: The creation or innovative use of technologies that will not just reduce negative environmental impacts, but improve our natural environment (land, climate, soil, water, and nutrient systems)

For further information, visit the Callaghan Innovation website>

Know of any inspiring young entrepreneurs?

Have a great idea but need help developing it? Know somebody who has started their business and needs support in the early stages?

The Dream, Believe, Succeed Foundation was established to give business driven youth the opportunity of developing their entrepreneurial spirit and providing a funding start up together with a service and mentoring package to commence their own business or grow their existing business with the goal of becoming a successful business person.

The successful candidate will receive:

  • up to $20,000 cash and the following:
  • An accounting package from Deloitte to the value of $10,000
  • A legal package from Lane Neave to the value of $5,000
  • A branding, graphic design, media and communications package to the value of $15,000
  • A marketing package from Happy Hire valued at $1,500
  • An office space at The Greenhouse
  • An insurance package from Sherpa Insurance valued at $1,500
  • 12 months mentoring and support from the founder of the award, Steve Brooks
  • 12 months mentoring from a successful business person who is involved in your business industry

To support the Foundations vision offers an award, the purpose of which is to assist a motivated, driven young person to become a future business leader.

For more information go to>

Staff of the Year awards

The annual Staff of the Year awards were held recently  at the UCSA Event Centre. Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees and winners.

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The winners are:

Lecturer of the Year: College of Arts – Dr Masayoshi Ogino

Lecturer of the Year: Business & Law – Dr Steve Agnew

Lecturer of the Year: College of Education – Dr Valerie Sotardi

Lecturer of the Year: College of Engineering – Associate Professor Alan Wood

Lecturer of the Year: College of Science – Dr Pieter Pelser

Superstar of the Year – Simon Dorset

Great Character – Dr Steve Agnew

Technical Staff of the Year – Julian Murphy

Administrator of the Year – Heather Couch

Supervisor of the Year – Professor Ian Shaw

 

Student Make your own awards:

Lecturer with the Best Hand Gestures Award – Professor Angus McIntosh

Summoner of the Most Stimulating Sojourners Award: Dr Ann Brower

One Hit Wonder Award – Liz Waugh

Lecturer Most Able To Sympathise With Utterly Lost Students While Somehow Continuing To Baffle And Confuse Them With Basic Algebra Award – Dr Philip Gunby

Que Veneno (The Shady Award) – Sergio Redondo

Best Technology Tantrum Award – Dr Steve Agnew

And the main Lecturer of the Year Award 2018 winner is Dr Steve Agnew!