Watch UC researchers 'pitch for funds'
Monday, 31 October 2016 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm (AEDT)
San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
Come along to UC and watch our researchers 'pitch for funds'.
They want to save the Tasmanian devil, make X-rays safer, build bionic knees and hips, improve spelling in schools and more. There’s only one thing stopping them … MONEY!
On the night, accompanied by a single PowerPoint slide or prop, our researchers will try to convince the judges to invest in their project. Think ‘Shark Tank’ with a twist.
You can show your support too! Each member of the audience will be given a $5 UC note to award to their favourite pitcher (which the recipient can later trade for Australian currency).
Afterwards, mix and mingle with the judges, competitors and other attendees over drinks and canapes.
Each of the finalists represents one of UC's Faculties/Research Institutes as follows:
Faculty of Arts and Design
Louise Curham: Tending the archive – how keeping stuff links to using stuff and builds better communities along the way (@lcurham01)
Shara Ranasinghe: Enhancing patient-centred cancer communication during cancer treatment (@shararanasinghe)
Faculty of Business, Government and Law
Gregory Mowle: Extreme excitement awaits! (@GregoryMowle)
Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics
Cynthia Mathew: Trapped in the core: targeting RSV-induced asthma (@CynthiamathewMs)
Dr Dennis McNevin: Genetic ancestry lab
Dr Michael Frese: Did this fish see a dinosaur?
Nadya Urakova: Breaking the viral 'photocopier'
Dr Tessa Daffern: Spell it out (@TessaDaffern)
Faculty of Health
Abel Zhou: Scatter radiation reduction revolution (@XRay_Revolution)
Dr Angie Fearon: What do Tim Cahill and women with hip pain have in common? (@angiefearon)
Dr Jamie Gaida: The sympathetic nervous system and musculoskeletal pain (@tendonresearch)
Dr Kasia Bail: Nurses care less for older people but it costs more (@Kasia_Bail)
Sean Dicks: The bereavement experiences of families of potential organ donors (@sean_dicks)
Institute for Applied Ecology
Dr Janine Deakin: Waging war on Tasmanian devil facial tumours: understanding the enemy (@j9deakin)
Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis
Helen Sellers: Talking to the tiger (@HelenSellers38)
Jenny Duxbury: A Government Lawyer's Guidebook (@duxburyjen)
Research Institute for Sport and Exercise
Dr Richard Keegan: Do something different: move more and see the benefits (@SportPsychAus)
Your MC for the evening is Professor Ross Thompson, Director, Institute for Applied Ecology
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When & Where
University of Canberra, Graduate Research and Researcher Development
Graduate Research and Researcher Development is responsible for supporting researchers at UC. This includes a program for higher degree research students and supervisors.