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Aotearoa Bike Challenge – February 2020

You could win a brand new bike on Christmas Day!

As your Challenge Champion for the University of Canterbury I have registered us again for this challenge in February 2020.

Now it is up to you to sign up for the Aotearoa Bike Challenge before midnight on Friday 20 December, and you could get a message on Christmas Day saying you’ve won!

Follow this link www.aotearoa.bike to sign-up as well.

Innovation Jumpstart submissions open – enter now

Innovation Jumpstart 2019 is now open! Are you a UC academic staff member with an innovative idea or invention that you want to turn into a reality? Then Innovation Jumpstart is for you. The competition is open to all UC academic staff from every college. Simply fill in the application form here and email it to innovation-jumpstart@canterbury.ac.nz

The top five competition projects will each receive $20,000 funding to help with experimentation, proof-of-concept and/or technology/service development.

The Research and Innovation (R&I) team are on hand to give advice and support during the submission process. The R&I team also provide a number of workshops in the lead up to the submission date to help you think about the different aspects of commercialising your idea or invention. Workshop details will be shared on Intercom.

Applications close Friday 18 October 2019, at 6pm.

Find more information here>

Submissions invited for Waterways Postgraduate Student Conference

Are you supervising a post graduate student researching a fresh-water management issue? No matter what discipline, Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management really, really, REALLY wants to hear about their work.

The Waterways Centre hosts an annual event which showcases post-graduate students who are researching fresh water issues. It is set for Tuesday November 19, 2019. This year we are casting our net wide and calling for abstracts for oral or poster presentations across the whole university.

The conference offers students a chance to make new contacts within a supportive  community of emerging thinkers and researchers, and polish their science communication skills. Participating in the conference is an opportunity to present their research to a wide range of potential employers and water stakeholders. Beyond that, it is a great opportunity to understand how their work fits into, and contributes to a broad multidisciplinary research and policy context.

If you think your student is ready to present, please encourage them to submit an abstract, and pencil the conference into your own calendar. Submissions close August 31.

Go here for more information about the conference and copies of the abstract form.

Attendance is free and includes lunch.

Visit this page for prior conference abstract books. If you have any questions please contact suellen.knopick@canterbury.ac.nz.

 

Here’s how you can win a copy of The New Biological Economy

A new book by Emeritus Professor Eric Pawson takes readers out on to farms, orchards and vineyards, and inside the offices and factories of processors and exporters, to show how New Zealanders are building The New Biological Economy.

To enter the draw to win a copy of your own, email UC Comms  before midday Wednesday 24 October and tell us:

Which subject is Eric Pawson an Emeritus Professor of?
(hint here)

The winner will be notified by email and announced in the 26 October edition of our Intercom newsletter.