The symposium I posted about late last year is now open for registrations. You can find all the details and how to register on the ATEM website.
What: The Aotearoa ATEM committee is organising a Tertiary Technicians Symposium.
The aim of the day is to improve the visibility and recognition of our technical workforce, provide them with an opportunity to network with their peers and help them explore professional development opportunities.
Where: Victoria University of Wellington When: 10 – 11 February 2020
The Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management hosted its annual Post Graduate Student Symposium at Lincoln University on 19 November. Students from both Lincoln and Canterbury universities presented topics from a wide array of disciplines including human and physical geography, genetics, fresh water invertebrates and fish, groundwater, climatology.
Issie Barrett from the UC Freshwater Ecology Research Group (FERG) group won the first prize for her oral presentation on her research into negative resistance and resilience in freshwater communities. For the first time in the history of the symposium three UC students tied for the second place in the oral presentations competition (Alice West – FERG, Bridget White – FERG, and Rasool Porhammat – Geography). Deborah Paull (UC Biology) won the Water New Zealand People’s Choice for best presentation on the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in surface drinking waters.
The quality of presentations (both oral and posters) improve with every year and new categories of prizes may be required to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work students put into their presentations. Numbers of attendants (some flew in from all over New Zealand) also set a new record, reinforcing the fact that interest from the wider community in multi-disciplinary research into freshwater management issues continues to be strong, and that the symposium is an excellent product which meets this demand.
This symposium is an opportunity for the UC e-Lab to share and celebrate current research and development so we can learn more about the breadth and depth of e-learning research at UC and beyond.
Date: 25 Nov 2019 Time: 9.30am (for 10am start) – 3.30pm Location: Rehua 103, Ilam Campus, University of Canterbury (Zoom location for virtual participants TBA) RSVP: by 20 Nov to Cheryl.firstname.lastname@example.org
The theme is “Technology Enhanced Learning Spaces”, which we see as relating widely to all kinds of learning places and spaces including virtual and online blends. The event will also be a celebration and acknowledgement of Distinguished Professor Niki Davis and her contribution to the Lab as its founding Director and leader.
Highlights include opening plenary by Professor Una Cunningham from Stockholm University who is speaking on Interlinked physical and virtual learning spaces as well as 13 Gasta presentations (short concise 5 min presentations) by students, staff and collaborators (including international expert on digital addiction Dr Olatz Fernandez Lopez from Monash University). It will be a thought provoking event with lots of opportunity for connection and discussion. The day will be concluded by Distinguished Professor Niki Davis reflecting on Co-evolving Technology Enhanced Learning Spaces.
For a more detailed program and brief descriptions of presentations see here>
Thinking about researching freshwater management issues, or supervising promising students who want to do the same? Brought to you by the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management, postgraduate students from the University of Canterbury and Lincoln University are showcasing their research from a wide range of disciplines. This includes the extent of micro-plastic contamination within the Avon/Ōtakaro river or the impact of climate change on water resources in Cambodia. You can also find out about ‘who is eating who’ in South Island alpine tarns or the effects of off-road vehicles on the shores of Lake Ellesmere/Te Waihora. Attendance is free and the day is fully catered!
When: Tuesday 19 November, 9-5pm
Where: Lincoln University, Stewart Building.
Registration closes 5 November and can be done here.
Held the day before the International Union of Health Promotion Education (IUHPE) conference, the International Health Promoting Campuses Symposium aims to activate the Okanagan Charter on higher education campuses around the world. The Okanagan Charter calls to embed health into all aspects of campus culture and lead health promotion action and collaboration locally and globally.
The one day symposium will be relevant for academics, management, students, educators, student support staff, researchers, health promotion and public health specialists, and all those interested in the promotion of health, wellbeing and sustainability within the tertiary education sector.
The symposium will provide a range of opportunities for participants to
Work with international and national experts experienced in designing health promoting campuses
Participate in the global health promoting universities and colleges movement and
Build collective engagement and commitment to implement the Okanagan Charter