Tītohu Tūroa | Sustainability Showcase

On Friday 28 October 2022, the University of Canterbury and the Christchurch City Council partnered to present a showcase of research and action towards addressing the climate emergency and creating a better future for the communities of Ōtautahi Christchurch, and beyond. The free event, held on UC's Ilam campus, gave the general public, students and staff an opportunity to hear from top speakers, leading academics and UC postgraduate students driving sustainability outcomes locally, regionally and nationally. 

To listen to the presentations held on the day, click on the relevant link below:

Dr Rod Carr, Chairperson, Climate Change Commission, on Carbon Rush: Can Canterbury cash in on the changing Climate? https://echo360.net.au/public/media/818e1589-f91a-410f-b66c-886ba75bb90a

Professor Te Maire Tau, Pou Whakarae, Ngāi Tahu Centre, on Whakaora te Awa | River Restoration 

Malcolm Johns, Chief Executive, Christchurch International Airport Ltd, on Carbon, Ambition and Reality 

Professor Bronwyn Hayward (MNZM), UC Department of Political Science and International Relations, and Director of The Sustainable Citizenship and Civic Imagination Research Group and Jane Morgan, Team Leader Coastal Hazards Adaptation Planning, on The climate crisis: Challenges for cities and opportunities for community participation, a focus on children and young people 

Professor Simon Kingham, UC School of Earth & Environment and Chief Science Advisor for the Ministry of Transport and Lynette Ellis, Head of Transport and Waste, Christchurch City Council, on Changing travel in Ōtautahi Christchurch: how, what and why

Associate Professor Justin Morgenroth, UC School of Forestry and Andrew Rutledge, Head of Parks, Christchurch City Council, on Urban forests: critical for a sustainable city 

Dr Christina Laalaai-Tausa, Dr Dalila Gharbaoui & Dr Suli Vunibola, UC Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, on Re-imagining climate crisis, resilience, and Pacific Indigenous knowledge

Distinguished Professor David Schiel, UC School of Biological Sciences, on Through the ordinary and extraordinary, are we loving our ocean resources to death? 

Associate Professor Sacha McMeeking, UC Executive Director Māori, Pacific and Equity, on Understanding the SDGs in the context of global and local wellbeing frameworks – He Ara Wairoa as a possible guide

Dr Joya Kemper, UC Business School, on Transitioning to a sustainable, healthy and inclusive food system

Hamish Avery, Director, UC Electric Power Engineering Centre and Sheralee MacDonald, Innovation Facilitator from Orion, on Equitable Energy Transition for Christchurch

Professor Aaron Marshall, UC Department of Chemical & Process Engineering, on Opportunities and challenges of sustainable zinc recycling  https://echo360.net.au/public/media/10882604-ec58-45c4-a352-d317189c23b7

Professor Matt Watson, UC Department of Chemical & Process Engineering, Associate Professor Allan Scott, UC Department of Civil & Natural Resources Engineering, and Megan Danczyk from Aspiring Materials, on Building a Low Carbon Future  https://echo360.net.au/public/media/07a27b80-1d90-4cde-aa42-3a4e213db7b1