UC People Making a Difference

Wed 23 May 5 — 8pm

Ernest Rutherford Building, University of Canterbury, Science Road, Ilam, Christchurch, New Zealand

A showcase of innovative UC academic research that is good for the world
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A display and presentation showcase of UC academic researchers and their innovative research that is good for the world in three important ways: Environmental Sustainability, Urban Form and Wellbeing and the New Digital Society.

- 5:00 - 6:00 pm Welcome to venue and static displays in the main foyer

- 6:00 - 7:30 pm Academic-led presentations including: 

Environmental Sustainability:

- 6:00 pm Top Predator research and the proposed Ross Sea Marine Protected Area - Regina Eisert, Gateway Antarctica

- 6:30 pm Sustainable Food Futures: Agtech as the new disruptor - Amy Fletcher, Department of Political Science and International Relations

- 7:00 pm The Storminator: a new approach to storm water quality improvement - Aisling O'Sullivan, Department of Civil and Natural Resources

Urban Form and Wellbeing:

- 6:00 pm Nutrition, mental illness and wellbeing in the workplace - Julia Rucklidge, Department of Psychology

- 6:30 pm The Shell Eco-Marathon vehicle as a new urban transport concept - Ben Cook, Team Manager, UC Motorsport

- 7:00 pm Autonomous vehicles and the new urban environment - Helen Fitt and Angela Curl, Department of Geography

New Digital Society:

- 6:00 pm How AI will impact society and why it should be regulated - Olivia Erdelyi, School of Law

- 6:30 pm The upside (and downside) of participation and inclusiveness through social media - Paul Millar, School of Humanities and Creative Arts

- 7:00 pm The Blockchain for mass impact - Nir Kshetri, visiting Erskine Fellow, UC Business School

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain
  • Environment
  • Research
  • Robots
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