Event Calendar

Past Events

Launching a Blue Economy 300 by 200 BLaunching a Blue Economy

A series of workshops will be held to help identify the skills and capabilities that exist within our University and region which could assist in achieving the vision of "A Blue Economy." Information gathered will be used to inform the development of a draft Blue Economy ‘roadmap’ to be used as the basis for discussion and negotiation with relevant industry and regulatory sectors. It will also help facilitate and support new and emerging research collaborations across the University which may also benefit other regions looking to develop a Blue Economy.

UOW researchers are invited to get involved by attending one (or more) upcoming focus groups relating to key aspects of a potential Blue Economy in the Illawarra and South Coast region. These groups will discuss the ways in which the social, economic and environmental contributions of these sectors to the region could be developed or improved, and the role that UOW could play in this.

24 November: Ecosystem Protection, Management and Enjoyment (including ecosystem services, passive use, recreation and tourism)

29 November: Blue Coastal Zone Management (incorporating coastal development, hazard management and wastewater and sewage)

02 December: Defence and Surveillance

06 December: Blue Industry and Energy Production (incorporating deep sea mining, ocean based renewables, desalinisation and maritime infrastructure and industry (including ports))

08 December: Blue Harvesting - Fisheries and Aquaculture

For further details or to register your interest, please contact Michelle Voyer on 02 4221 4653 or mvoyer@uow.edu.au

A Conversation with...Professor Hilary Bambrick

As part of Global Climate Change Week at UOW, join us for A Conversation with Hilary Bambrick to discuss the "Four Horsemen of Global Climate Change".

Hilary BambrickHilary Bambrick (pictured right) is Professor and Chair of Population Health at the School of Medicine, Western Sydney University, and councillor with Australia’s Climate Council. She is an environmental epidemiologist and bioanthropologist whose research focuses on the health impacts of climate variability and change, especially on more vulnerable populations, and climate adaptation to improve health. Read more.

When: 3.30pm - 5pm, 11th October  2016

Where: Sustainable Buildings Research Centre, Training Room, Building 237, University of Wollongong, Innovation Campus, Squires Way, North Wollongong. Download map here.  

RSVP: globalchallenges@uow.edu.au 

Download the flyer here or find out more about GCCW Events.

Visit Global Climate Change Week, and learn more about UOW's Sustainable Buildings Research Centre.

Please note this venue has been awarded a 6 Star Green Star – Education Design v1 certified rating from the Green Building Council of Australia which represents 'World Leadership' in environmentally sustainable building practices.  It is also set to become the first building in Australia to become certified under The Living Building Challenge.

SMIG EventSouthern Manufacturers Innovation Group

Each quarter organisations from the region get together to discuss challenges and opportunities in manufacturing.  SMIG provides the forum for these local manufacturers to network with UOW researchers about addressing issues facing the area and how we can work together to transform the region.

The next forum will be held in October with the final event held in early December.

Date: Wednesday, 26 October, 2016

Time: 4pm - 7pm

Venue: iAccelerate

For more details please email: globalchallenges@uow.edu.au


Challenge-led Research: A Global Perspective

Professor Judy Raper, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) at the University of Wollongong, is pleased to invite you to join experts from Australia and the UK for a lively discussion of challenge-led interdisciplinary approaches to sustainability research, their promises and pitfalls.

In our rapidly changing higher-education landscape, characterised by funding uncertainty and a heightened need to demonstrate the relevance of academic pursuits, is it possible to develop research programs that marry scholarly excellence with broader social and sustainability goals? Challenge-led research is an exciting new approach, but does it fit with the principles of academic freedom and ‘blue sky’ research, and how might that research be funded?

Internationally respected research leaders with expertise in developing major challenge-led research programs will share their own experiences and reflections. Discover the mercurial art of bringing together unlikely collaborators from truly diverse scholarly backgrounds to work together on research that addresses pressing sustainability problems.

When: 2:00pm - 6:00pm, Wednesday, 31st August, 2016

Where: RSA House - Durham Street Auditorium - 8 John Adam Street, London, 6EZ, United Kingdom

Register: Event Brite (this event is now closed)

More information email globalchallenges@uow.edu.au 

Interdisciplinary Pathways To Antarctica

Antarctica Symposium FlyerAt the one-day symposium, UOW researchers and experts in the field will explore the many challenges posed by human interaction with Antarctica.

Keynote speakers and presenters will be announced closer to the date. 

When: Tuesday, August 9, 8.45am to 5pm

Where: Leon Kane-Maguire Theatre

Level One AIIM Building

Innovation Campus 

Register at Event Brite (this event is now closed)

This event is open to the public at a cost of $50.

Southern Manufacturing Innovation Group

SMIG EventA series of ongoing networking events has been established to provide a forum for manufacturers in the region and researchers from UOW to connect, collaborate and innovate.

The second meeting for the year will be held on:

Date: Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

4:00 to 4:30pm - tour of SBRC for industry members 
4:30 to 6:30pm - workshop officially opens with presentations on local industry initiatives & UOW research in the field
6:30 to 7:00pm - networking, drinks and nibbles

Venue: Foyer, Building 237, Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC), Innovation Campus, Squires Way,     North Wollongong NSW 2500

RSVP: Friday, 15 July 2016 to SMIG RSVP (also confirming any dietary requirements) 

Last reviewed: 19 May, 2017

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