We held our final ‘What if Wednesday’ lecture for 2015 last week. This series has been hugely successful and we could not have achieved this without the contribution of the innovative and thought-provoking staff involved.
The wider community have strongly supported this series and turned out in high numbers to hear from the world-leading academics we are fortunate to have at the University of Canterbury.
Engaging with the community and businesses through public lectures is a valuable opportunity to highlight the quality of our staff and the relevance our University has to the wider community. The chance to highlight topics and issues amongst a wider audience makes our commitment to the University of Canterbury’s high calibre teaching, learning and research all the more meaningful.
By answering questions like ‘What if nutrition could treat mental illness?’ and “What if we could make Christchurch the smartest city in the world?” our staff, students, alumni and the wider community can all explore how to make a difference in the real world.
Our public lecture series will re-launch in 2016 with a fresh focus. We’ll be in touch in the New Year with more information.
You can re-visit the What if Wednesday series on our YouTube channel.
Thank you again for your support and we look forward to working with you in 2016.
Ngā mihi nui,
Phil Barclay – Communications and Engagement Manager