Renewal and Resilience – UC Earthquake Research Forum

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Renewal and Resilience – UC Earthquake Research Forum Tuesday 5 June, Central Lecture Theatre Programme 8:30 Registration 9am Welcome and opening of Forum 9:15am Key Note – Rod Carr “Opportunities from the Earthquakes” 9:35am Plenary – Jarg …
Renewal and Resilience – UC Earthquake Research Forum
Tuesday 5 June, Central Lecture Theatre

Programme
8:30 Registration
9am Welcome and opening of Forum
9:15am Key Note – Rod Carr “Opportunities from the Earthquakes”
9:35am Plenary – Jarg Pettinga – Canterbury earthquakes and the practical application of research
10:15am Morning Break
10:45am Themed Sessions

Room C1 – Commemorating Christchurch
Room C2 – Impacts on Coastline and Waterways
Room C3 – Crisis Communication
11:45 Plenary – Mike Grimshaw – Disasters, Research and the Ethics of Disaster research
12:15 Lunch
1:00pm Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion – Key lessons from the Canterbury Quakes
2:00pm Themed Sessions

Room C1 – Resilience Lifelines
Room C2 – Learning in the New Normal
Room C3 – Working in the New Normal
3pm Afternoon Tea
3:15pm Themed Sessions

Room C1 – Rock fall in the Port Hills
Room C2 – Transition in the City
Room C3 – Community Health and Wellbeing
4pm Plenary – John Vargo – Organisational Resilience in Canterbury: Yesterday, today and tomorrow
4:30pm Closing Address – Steve Weaver

Speakers
Welcome
Professor Steve Weaver Assistant Vice Chancellor Research
Jessica Petersen – Earthquake Research Facilitator

Plenary Sessions
Dr Rod Carr – Vice Chancellor of the University of Canterbury – Opportunities from the Quakes
Professor Jarg Pettinga Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor – Canterbury earthquakes and the practical application of research
Associate Professor Michael Grimshaw School of Social and Political Sciences – Disasters, Research and the Ethics of Disaster research
Associate Professor John Vargo from Resilient Organisations Organisational Resilience in Canterbury: Yesterday, today and tomorrow

Panel Members
Associate Professor Neville Blampied – Psychology
Associate Professor Stefano Pampanin – Civil and Resource Engineering
Associate Professor Rosemary du Plessis – School of Social and Political Sciences
Dr Thomas Wilson – Geological Sciences
Themed Sessions
Commemorating Christchurch
Dr Christopher Thomson UC Digital Humanities Programme– CEISMIC and the role of a digital archive
Professor Mark Billinghurst HITlabNZ – Using Augmented Reality to Commemorate Christchurch
Ms Jill Durney MacMillan Brown Library – UC CEISMIC Virtual Heritage Project: Christchurch Lost and Found

Impacts on Coastline and Waterways
Associate Professor Islay Marsden Biological Sciences – Intertidal communities in the Avon Heathcote Ihutai Estuary
Dr Deirdre Hart Geography – Making coastal cities resilient – lessons from Christchurch
Dr Catherine Reid Geological Sciences – The Avon Heathcote as a recorder of seismic uplift
Crisis Communication
Dr Deak Helton Psychology – Human Factors in Search and Rescue
Associate Professor Jim Tully Media and Communication – Impact on Journalists of reporting on the quakes
Dr Zita Joyce Media and Communication – Radio Quake

Resilient Lifelines
Dr Matthew Hughes Civil and Natural Resource Engineering – Liquefaction impacts on Christchurch’s water and wastewater networks
Dr Alessandro Palermo Civil and Natural Resource Engineering – Impact of ground shaking and lateral spread on seismic vulnerability of bridges
Dr Sonia Giovinazzi Civil and Natural Resource Engineering – Recovery of lifelines
Learning in the New Normal
Professor Simon Kemp Psychology – How does a series of earthquakes affect academic performance?
Ms Nicki Dabner School of Literacies and Arts in Education – UC use of social media in response to the September quake
Dr Julie Mackey School of Literacies and Arts in Education – Implementing blended e-learning strategies in disaster response mode and beyond: stories from teacher education

Working in the New Normal
Dr Bernard Walker and Associate Professor Ven Nilakant Management – HRM and employee-organisation interactions following a disaster, and organisational learning as a key to improve disaster responses
Associate Professor Kate Van Heugten Social Work – Challenges and rewards of working in the human services in the aftermath of the Canterbury Earthquakes 2010/2011
Professor Jeremy Finn Law – Legal Implications of the earthquakes
Rock fall in the Port Hills
Dr Marlene Villeneuve Geological Sciences –Towards understanding mechanisms of failure in the Port Hills and Bank’s Peninsula
Dr Mark Bloomberg and Mr Peter Rutland Forestry – Use of forests for rock fall protection in the Port Hills

Transition City
Dr Charlotte Brown Civil and Natural Resource Engineering – A waste-full recovery: managing waste after the 2010/2011 Christchurch earthquakes
Dr George Parker Theatre and Fine Arts– Performance research as a tool for building the Transitional City

Community Health and Wellbeing
Professor Simon Kingham Geography – The impact of exposure to the earthquake on geographical variations in non emergency stress related health
Dr David Conradson Geography – Stories of Movement: Experience of disruption and adjustment in the post quake city

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