Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 

UC showcases innovative research which is good for the world


UC showcases innovative research which is good for the world

Innovative research that is good for the world is set to fascinate participants at Techweek18: UC People Making a Difference.

An extraordinary range of innovation driven by UC academic research across UC’s colleges will be showcased in presentation and displays on campus in the new Ernest Rutherford building on Wednesday 23 May, 5pm to 8pm.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Ian Wright says the over-arching theme is an ideal one given UC’s vision of people prepared to make a difference – tangata tū, tangata ora. The event covers three sub-themes: environmental sustainability, urban form and wellbeing, and the new digital society.

“One of the most exciting challenges for our researchers is developing technology and innovation which will have a positive impact on society. Many UC researchers are leading projects that promise to be a part of our extraordinary future, and the line-up of presentations is not only exciting but impressive in the breadth of scope of the work being undertaken here.”

Environmental sustainability will be explored through presentations on the role of agricultural tech disruptors in producing sustainable food, The Storminator™ which can improve water quality, and top predator research within Antarctica’s Ross Sea Marine Protected Area.

The future of urban form and wellbeing will be investigated, with the chance to learn about the international award-winning Shell Eco-Marathon vehicle, a presentation on nutrition, mental illness and wellbeing in the workplace, and a discussion about the impact of autonomous vehicles.

What the new digital society may look like is considered in presentations on the challenge of regulating Artificial Intelligence, the upsides and downsides of participation in social media and the extraordinary world of The Blockchain.

Register to attend free: Techweek18: UC People Making a Difference - Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 5pm to 8pm, in the Ernest Rutherford building, University of Canterbury, Ilam. Find a full list of UC presentations here.

See a Techweek18: UC People Making a Difference video here: https://youtu.be/XvJOlG_Akdo


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

You'd Hope: Employers Told To Pay Minimum Wage

Advertisers offering jobs to backpackers are being told they must pay the minimum wage or risk prosecution. Last week, RNZ revealed a job website - Backpackerboard - was advertising roles below the $16.50 per hour minimum wage. More>>

ALSO:

Still Gaining: More Migrants Head Back Overseas

Annual net migration is down 4,800 from a high point a year ago, largely because more non-New Zealand citizens are leaving the country, Stats NZ said today. More>>

Christchurch: Red Zone Used To Boost Endangered Bee Population

“May 20 has been declared World Bee Day by the United Nations, and I am pleased to announce today that we have been able to use the red zone to protect and grow our native bee stocks,” says Minister Megan Woods. More>>

Trips, Support, Conferences For Agents: Insurers Spend $34 Million On Soft Commissions

“We are concerned that insurers are designing and offering incentives that potentially set advisers up to fail in complying with their obligations.” More>>

ALSO:

Privacy Commissioner: Facial Recognition Tech Not Reliable

The Privacy Commissioner says businesses should take great care when using facial recognition technology because there is a high risk of misidentification. More>>

Compliance Costs: Cheesemakers "Have A Reason To Smile"

Delighted to be a guest at The Great Eketahuna Cheese Festival today, Mr O’Connor launched the Food Safety Template for Cheesemakers – a tool to help cheesemakers producing cheese for New Zealand and Australia to meet food safety requirements. More>>