Expert Breakfast Report for 14 Sept 2022: Dr Ian Griffin, Otago Museum
An outstanding talk, made even more outstanding by Dr Griffin’s clear enthusiasm and unassuming approach to the remarkable things he has achieved.
Dr Rachael Hart, currently Chief Executive of the Otago Southland Cancer Society, has a wide work experience, including in the Australian Diplomatic Corps, with spells in Afghanistan and Fiji, which served to illustrate her comments on several topics, including what students should keep in mind, leadership, and being a woman in leadership.
From his impressively wide experience Dr Walker described a number of strategies and guiding principles for dealing with the vicissitudes and opportunities encountered by students, whatever discipline they elect to follow.
As in Part 1, Prof Dearden talked about many significant issues in Part 2, which includes commentary on Genetic Modification, Treaty obligations, Genomics in Medicine, Ethical Issues and more, in a lucid, readily understood way.
In a lively, informative, and frequently amusing talk, largely guided by excellent questions from Members, Prof Dearden discussed a wide range of topics ranging from Cambrian times to future developments involving Genomics.
There is a constantly expanding range of resources online that can help with whatever you are studying as an adjunct to your course at Otago - or simply to expand your horizons. This article touches on just some of them you may not have encountered. - I’m assuming everyone knows about Youtube, etc!