Past Aberdeen Event: VOL 18

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VOL 18

April 18, 2017
@ The Belmont Filmhouse

Join some of Aberdeen’s most inspired minds for an evening of short talks in the PechaKucha format.

PechaKucha means ‘chitchat’ in Japanese and the format was created by two architects who were fed up with lengthy presentations. PechaKucha runs in over 650 cities around the world. PechaKucha nights bring together art, design, research and fresh ideas.

PechaKucha #18 in Aberdeen will have an international theme and will feature a range of speakers from different backgrounds. Stay tuned to this page for more info! 

PechaKucha in Aberdeen is co-ordinated by the Public Engagement with Research Unit at the University of Aberdeen. Interested in talking at a PechaKucha night? Please get in touch! 

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Sharks! Let's give them a chance.

@ VOL 18 ON APR 18, 2017

Louise Broatch studies MSci Biological Sciences at the University of Aberdeen. She specialises in human attitudes towards conservation. This presentation describes how our fear and negative attitudes towards sharks are affecting their conservation.

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Chinese Economic Engagement in Africa

@ VOL 18 ON APR 18, 2017

Michael Martin has an interest in developmental studies and has written papers on Belarus, Taiwan, Tibet and China in Africa. His presentation explores how Chinese economic engagement in Africa is aiding the development process,

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Why Global Health and Management?

@ VOL 18 ON APR 18, 2017

Carolina Morton is from Mexico and is a Nutritionist. She is studying at the University of Aberdeen for her MSc in Global Health and Management. Gwen Robertson is from North East Aberdeenshire and has a background in Mental Health Nursing.  They are presenting on behalf of the MSc Global Heath cohort, on why they chose Global Health and Management and why they chose to study in Aberdeen and will be touching on some of the issues they have studied throughout the course.

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Elephant tourism: spectacular shows or silent suffering?

@ VOL 18 ON APR 18, 2017

Katie Grimmond is completing her MSci in Biological Sciences at the University of Aberdeen. She is interested in animal behavior, cognition, and welfare. Her presentation is about the welfare of elephants used in tourism in Thailand.

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Still Life

@ VOL 18 ON APR 18, 2017

Juliana Oyiadzo, who is from Ghana and is currently doing an MSc in Global Health and management at the University of Aberdeen. She will focus on stillbirths in developing countries.  Kathleen Lamont is a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen.  Contrary to public opinion stillbirth remains a major public health issue in high-income countries. Kathleen is looking at the risk of recurrent stillbirth in women delivering in high-income countries.

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Sir William MacGregor: doctor, governor, explorer and collector

@ VOL 18 ON APR 18, 2017

Neil Curtis is Head of Museums in the University of Aberdeen, with a background in archaeology and anthropology, and directs the Museum Studies Masters programme. His presentation is about Sir William MacGregor, one of the most important donors of ethnographic material to the University (from Fiji, New Guinea, Nigeria, Newfoundland and Australia). For Neil, he is particularly interesting because he did not simply plunder, but collected items for many different reasons, including: for scientific research; to create a records of disappearing cultures; and to inspire the people of Aberdeenshire to work elsewhere in the world.

Louise Broatch
in Aberdeen
Michael Martin
in Aberdeen
Carolina Morton
in Aberdeen
Gwen Robertson
in Aberdeen
Katie Grimmond
in Aberdeen
Juliana Oyiadzo
in Aberdeen
Kathleen Lamont
in Aberdeen
Neil Curtis
in Aberdeen