Tuesday 15 September, 2.30-4.30pm, Central Lecture Theatre C3, University of Canterbury.
UC’s Centre for Entrepreneurship warmly invites you to hear Diane Foreman, CNZM and EY’s Entrepreneurship Ambassador, talk about how she became one of New Zealand’s most successful entrepreneurs.
Diane, who was named the New Zealand EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009, will take us on her journey from being a single mother to being named by Forbes magazine as one of the most powerful women in Asia.
Afternoon tea will follow.
Diane’s new book “Diane Foreman: In the Arena” will also be available for purchase and signing.
Yesterday UC hosted students from 17 schools around Christchurch at the women in leadership breakfast. A number of inspirational leaders from the UC community shared their experiences with the next generation of leaders.
The curators from the James Logie memorial Collection are offering regular tours of the collection for staff and friends between 1-2pm on the first Wednesday of every month, through until 3 November 2015.
The collection contains around 370 items of classical antiquities from the Greek and Roman world. This will be a rare opportunity for staff and friends to view items without barriers of glass or perspex. More information here.
Going super heavy: the end of the periodic table of elements Wednesday 26 August, 6pm, C1 lecture theatre, University of Canterbury
This year’s Rutherford Lecture will be delivered by Distinguished Professor Peter Schwerdtfeger (Massey University), a leading chemist and physicist who was awarded the Royal Society of New Zealand’s 2014 Rutherford Medal.
The first periodic table of elements, proposed in 1869, was compiled by arranging the elements in ascending order of atomic weight, grouped by chemical properties. At that time, it was not known how high in atomic weight the elements could go before becoming unstable and decaying. The last decade has seen the production of new elements up to nuclear charge 118 – just how heavy can elements go and what can chemists do with such exotic elements? Where does the periodic table end?
The lecture is free and open to the public but, to ensure a seat, you should register online. You can also find more information here.
The Office of the AVC Māori and Research & Innovation are hosting a colloquium in July, with the theme “Sharing, Celebrating and Growing Māori Research at the University of Canterbury”. The event will include a keynote presentation by Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith, individual speakers discussing challenges, opportunities and emerging areas for Māori research in the university context, and staff and student presentations about current research highlights. Lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.