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The Life and Death of Intermediate-mass Stars – Astronomy Candidate Seminar

When: Wednesday 18 May, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Where: Rutherford 701,  Level 7


 

Dr David Frew from the Department of Physics, The University of Hong Kong (candidate for the position of Lecturer in Astronomy) will present: The Life and Death of Intermediate-mass Stars.

Following is an overview from Dr David Frew:

I will present an overview of our present understanding of the late-stage evolution of intermediate-mass stars (~ 1 to 8 times the mass of our Sun). Both single stars and those in binary systems will be examined. I will pay particular attention to the post-red giant phase(s) of evolution, when most of a star’s mass is ejected into the ambient interstellar medium. The physical and chemical characteristics of the “planetary nebulae” that are formed at this point in a star’s life provide insights into the many processes governing both stellar death and Galactic enrichment. I will conclude this talk by outlining current and future research questions in this field of astrophysics.

Everyone is welcome.

Please click here for more information.

Solutions to Europe’s Critical Issues – Seminar Series

His Excellency Robert Zaagman opened the National Centre for Research on Europe‘s “Solutions to Europe’s Critical Issues” Seminar Series at UC on Friday 6 May.

Not since WWII has Europe faced a period of such unrest, facing a number of critical issues including the ongoing refugee crisis,  the potential Brexit action,  ISIL, Russia and the Ukraine. In response to this,  the NCRE are hosting a seminar series featuring thought-provoking seminars from European Diplomats, offering their thoughts and possible solutions on the issues facing the European Union today.

Ambassador Zaagman offered his thoughts on a range of issues facing the EU at present, including the Dutch response to the ongoing refugee crisis, his concerns regarding the growth of Russian aggression towards the Ukraine, and his regard for the largest challenge facing Europe at present – the unrest in Syria and the struggle against ISIL. HE Zaagman recommended ‘”drawing a line in the sand” against these issues, and that  only a cohesive Union with a strong connection to its citizens would these issues be overcome.

His Excellency also spoke to the rise of nationalist parties in all Member States of the European Union, categorising the situation in Europe as one of “turbulence outside, turbulence inside”  Ambassador Zaagman recommended that only by creating a Union that citizens feel connected to can the further rise of these nationalist parties be arrested.

The NCRE wishes to that Ambassador Zaagman for sharing his vision for the future with us, and for opening our Europe Day Celebrations – our next guest speaker is Polish Ambassador to New Zealand, His Excellency Zbigniew Gniatkowski who will be speaking on “Ukraine, its reforms and EU aspirations” on Friday 13 May (2-3pm, Undercroft 101).

If you would like to be kept informed of the upcoming seminars in this series please email ncre@canterbury.ac.nz and we will add you to the mailing list.

Ambassador Zaagman’s address can be viewed here

Europe Week, event with the Dutch Ambassador, Rod Zagman. Martin Holland, Director NCRE, crowd scenes, 6.5.16 Client NCRE.
Europe Week, event with the Dutch Ambassador, Rod Zagman. Martin Holland, Director NCRE, crowd scenes

 

 

 

 

 

Opportunity to use LEARN for your research

The e-learning team is available to support Postgraduate thesis students who are interested in using Learn for their research.
Some possibilities for postgraduate students include:

Managing your research: Access the Thesis site to find useful information for Thesis students, to check your manuscripts for plagiarism, to ask questions, to discuss with other postgraduate students that are part of the course.

Collecting data for your research: Access other Learn courses as an observer to collect data (e.g. researching student engagement in a course – course coordinators may provide access to their Learn course for data collection).

Conducting your research: Have a dedicated Learn site to interact with research participants (e.g. sharing resources with participants, communicating and engaging participants in online activities such as quizzes, discussions, feedback via Learn).

If you think this could be useful to you then you should discuss this with your Supervisors and then contact the Flexible Learning Advisor for your College.

Equity and Diversity Symposium Friday 18 March

Everyone is welcome to attend the Postgraduate equity and diversity symposium Friday 18 March (11am to 12:30pm in College of Business and Law lounge) – refreshments provided from 10.30am please RSVP to catherine.woods@canterbury.ac.nz by today if you are attending.

College of Business and Law’s Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee has organised this symposium to draw attention to lesser know issues associated with diversity management. The event celebrates the post-graduate research  occurring cross the UC campus that has the potential to influence how we understand and manage aspects of diversity (e.g., gender, sexual orientation, culture, bullying, and access to justice).

Our goal is to inspire people to become diversity conscious and work with us to not only make the members of our diverse university community feel like they are welcome and belong at UC but that they can be themselves with confidence because we as a community appreciate who they are, their cultural heritage and how they choose to live their lives. It is a goal we always need to be working towards, not one that we can sit back and confidently say we have achieved.

Presenters and Topics:

Lilly ZhaoCollege of Business and LawInterpreting and Applying Strategies in a Sino-NZ IJV Collaboration
Saman HassibiCollege of Business and LawRepresentation of Gendered Norms in New Zealand Print Media 1950-2015: A Systematic Content Analysis
Khiam LeeCollege of Business and LawDynamics of Collaborative Emergency Management : An ASEAN Perspective
Preet KaurCollege of Business and LawHow does the LGBT community respond to firms using the LGBT agenda in their marketing activities?
Thomas DaviesCollege of ScienceInfra-humanitarian Aid? Attributing Humanity to those who give International Aid whilst denying humanity to the Recipients
Janelle CoradineCollege of Business and  LawEvery Body Counts. The Security Council And The Gendering of Conflict Discourse. Sexual and Gender Based Violence as a Weapon of War
Mandy StratfordCollege of ArtsThe impact of paid parental leave on gender equity in the workplace

Governor-General visits Science and Engineering

We welcomed The Governor-General Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae to campus on Wednesday afternoon to check out UC’s latest science and engineering research.

The visit was an opportunity for Sir Jerry to see UC’s research in action and to meet students and academics.

The programme showcased research from the School of Biological Sciences, The Human Interface Technology Laboratory (HIT Lab NZ) and the finalists from UC’s Thesis in Three competition.

Sir Jerry is welcomed by a group, including Chancellor Dr John Wood.
Sir Jerry is welcomed to UC by a group, including Chancellor Dr John Wood.
Sir Jerry is welcomed by UCSA Student Executive members.
Sir Jerry meets UCSA Student Executive members.
Professor John Harding explains how freshwater bugs are impacted by sediment across Canterbury.
Professor Jon Harding explains how freshwater bugs are impacted by sediment across Canterbury.
Sir Jerry meets Thesis in Three competition winners and then listens to their presentations.
Sir Jerry meets Thesis in Three competition winners.
Enjoying Thesis in Three presentations with Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr.
Enjoying Thesis in Three presentations with Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr.
Sir Jerry experiences mobile augmented reality in action through a comic book that comes to life.
Sir Jerry experiences mobile augmented reality in action through a comic book that comes to life.
Sir Jerry interacts with robots at the Human Interface Technology Laboratory.
Sir Jerry interacts with robots at the Human Interface Technology Laboratory.
Checking out UC Motorsport's Formula SAE car.
Sir Jerry checking out UC Motorsport’s Formula SAE car.