Come along to our ‘Diversity in Engineering & Design’ Panel to learn about the diversity and inclusion in the engineering industry.Get a chance to network with panellists and senior engineering students to find out more about critical issues like retaining and promoting diversity in engineering. Industry panellists:
Evie Trolove, Head of Market and Customer Innovation at Orion
Roshni Surti, Project Manager at BECA
Emilie Feasy, Power Systems Analysis Engineer & Team Leader, Electronet
Jackie Bellis, Trimble
Senior student panel:
Esther Blain, Mechatronics Engineering
Juliet Bryan, Civil Engineering
Jordan Hill, Mechanical Engineering
Bailey Lissington, Computer Engineering
Caylee Brown, Forest Engineering
Caleb Livingstone, Electrical Engineering
Matt Hardie, Chemical and Process Engineering
April Clarke, Software Engineering
Date: 25 September 2023
Time: Welcome and Introduction - 06:00 pmIndustry Panel - 06:30 pmNetworking break - 07:00 pmStudent panel discussion - 07:30 pm
Venue: C3 Lecture Theatre,90 Ilam Road, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Award-winning international expert on sustainability and climate change, Professor Bronwyn Hayward will discuss why climate issues matter now more than ever in her upcoming public talk at the University of Canterbury.
As part of the Tauhere UC Connect public lecture series, Professor Hayward will share her knowledge and expertise in her talk, Change our politics, not the climate, at 7pm on Wednesday 27 September in a free public event.
“Climate issues have risen rapidly in public understanding, and even though the cost of living and clickbait election policies have dominated public debate, the decisions we make now will impact communities for thousands of years,” she says.
“A 100-year time horizon, let alone a 1000-year one, is not something we often think about in a three-year election cycle, but children born this year will experience three to four times as many extreme climate events in their lifetime than voters aged 60 or older. This is an election for our children and grandchildren – their lives may depend on our votes this year.”
About the speaker
Dr Bronwyn Hayward MNZM is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Canterbury and the Director of Hei Puāwaitanga: Research group for Future Generations, Sustainability and Civic Imagination. She was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for contributions to sustainability, youth and climate change in 2021.
Bronwyn has served as on the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) summary writing team for Assessment Round 6, Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC Cities & infrastructure chapter (2022), and was a lead author for the IPCC Special Report on 1.5degC (2018). She leads a study funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council with Surrey University and five other partner institutions tracking how cities can support young people to flourish in low carbon ways.
She is a co-PI of Mana Rangatahi, a Deep South NSC-funded project to support young Māori and Pacific leadership in a changing climate. Recent books include Sea Change: Climate politics and New Zealand (Bridget Williams Books, 2017) and Children, Citizenship and Environment #SchoolStrike Edition (Routledge London, 2021). She has served as a trustee for the SPARK Foundation & Give A Little and was a Kiwibank Local Hero in 2019, as well as the 2021 Women of Influence Award Supreme winner and Environment category winner
Join us for a poetry performance of Claudia Jardine's latest book, cover to cover.
The UC Teece Museum will provide a fitting backdrop for a full read through of this collection of poetry based on ancient Greek epigrams. Fresh translations of erotic Greek epigrams are threaded through boozy sonnets, ecstatic odes and startlingly vulnerable love poems. Jardine weaves ancient and modern together into a rich, glitzy, idiosyncratic tapestry – and in doing so crafts a poetic voice that is at once classical and frisky.
Claudia Jardine has an MA in classics with distinction from Victoria University of Wellington, where she won the 2020 Alex Scobie Research Prize and a Marsden Grant for Masters scholarship. Her first chapbook, ‘The Temple of Your Girl’, was published in AUP New Poets 7. Her ancestors are from the British Isles and the Maltese Archipelago, and she lives in Ōtautahi.
UC Teece Museum, 3 Hereford St, Chch
Tuesday 10 October 2023, 7.30pm. Doors open 7.15pm.
Entry is free, but seats are limited so registration is essential.
All our events for the Christchurch Heritage Festival are a collaboration with the Christchurch City Council.