What is the future of social science data?
Date:20 June 2018, 6:00pm - 20 June 2018, 7:00pm
The advent of big data means that the time has come for change in the way in which we collect and use official statistics. However, that change needs to be effected in a thoughtful and careful way so that we don’t jump out of the frying pan into the fire. This presentation describes what might be done and how to get there.
Virtual reality: how does it work and what does it mean?
Date:26 June 2018, 7:00pm - 26 June 2018, 8:30pm
The main ideas behind Virtual Reality and the modern advancements in technology will be discussed, along with the major challenges still facing developers. Warning: may include interactive demos!.
Unconscious bias and implicit association
Date:20 June 2018, 12:00pm - 20 June 2018, 1:00pm
International research has detailed pervasive evidence of unconscious bias in employment, education, health, justice and many other areas of life. They occur without our awareness and may often be incompatible with our conscious values and considered actions. Cathie Walsh is the University’s Staff Equity Manager.
Our changing world. Massey University, Albany
Date:28 June 2018, 6:30pm - 29 November 2018, 8:00pm
Thursday 28 June 2018 Watching over you: surveillance and security in New Zealand | Dr Rhys Ball, Dr Damien Rogers ***** A series of 10 free public lectures - Albany campus, Auckland Will cyber-terrorism or North Korea be the biggest threats to our security? How will a culturally diverse society hold together, and what impact will the digital age have on future learning? Can mindfulness, poetry or religion be our secret weapons to cope with it all? These are among themes in a thought-provoking series of free public talks by leading lecturers, researchers and writers from Massey University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, aimed at helping us get to grips with captivating and unsettling developments at home and abroad. ***** Flying under the radar: New Zealand’s fearless airmen of WWI Thursday 26 April 2018 | Dr Adam Claasen[http://www. massey.
Not a mid-life crisis
Date:27 June 2018, 6:00pm - 27 June 2018, 8:00pm
From beating breast cancer to choosing foods that preserve muscle and prevent inflammation, join the Liggins Institute for a fascinating evening focused on staying healthy in middle age. You’ll hear from Dr Jo Perry who is developing a new cancer drug that could improve the effectiveness of radiotherapy. Find out why Dr Perry expects this drug to work for both breast AND endometrial cancer, and why blocking the action of growth hormones is critical to its success.
Million trees Matariki planting days
Date:15 June 2018, 9:30am - 28 July 2018, 4:30pm
Planting Day – Matariki Planting. Matariki is on the way. As part of the wider celebrations taking place across the region, Auckland Council is holding tree plantings over June and July.
Ka Rewa: Māori Innovation Symposium
Date:10 July 2018, 9:00am - 11 July 2018, 4:00pm
The Ka Rewa: Māori Innovation Symposium is an opportunity to learn more about each other and creates the potential for new partnerships between Māori and the ITP sector. .
Improving child wellbeing
Date:22 June 2018, 7:45am - 20 July 2018, 9:00am
22 June. Breakfast meeting, 7. 45am-9am.
Conference: Third International Conference on Well-Being and Public Policy
Date:5 September 2018, 9:00am - 7 September 2018, 6:00pm
The conference aims to (1) critically evaluate the rapidly expanding field of well-being research across a range of disciplines; (2) share the work of leading international organisations; and (3) distill ideas and practices which will aid governments in developing a well-being approach to public policy. Three plenary speakers announced so far include Edward Diener[https://psych. utah.
Auckland exposed? Truth, consequences and aspirations for a climate-ready city
Date:21 June 2018, 5:00pm - 21 June 2018, 7:00pm
Join international sustainability expert Matt Petersen and panellists as they discuss the challenges we face as a city to get climate ready - and what it could mean for us if we don't. *How climate-ready is Auckland?* New Zealand is a truly desirable destination. It’s clean and green, people make money launching home-grown rockets and creating movies, and we see ourselves as fun and fair.