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Relevant Research - November 2020

The year is racing to a close and we are enjoying seeing and celebrating the results of hard work by our staff and students this year. You're invited to join us at our publications launch at 5pm on 3 December in the Hub at our Dunedin campus. We’re delighted to be launching not just our annual Junctures journal issue and range of Scope journals, but also a book about Otago Polytechnic experiences of COVID-19 and our latest Learner Capability Framework research outputs. We are also recognising two books published internationally which have been written or edited by one of our staff. 

Congratulations to Simon Swale who has been selected as a prizewinner at the 2020 Marzee International Graduate Show in the Netherlands. Simon is a Senior Lecturer in Design who has just completed his Master of Fine Arts degree. Simon receives a week-long residency at the Ravary estate in Belgium and the work created is then exhibited along with that of other prizewinners during the following year’s Graduate Show. Simon also won the Jewellery Design Award at the ECC New Zealand Student Craft/Design Awards ceremony this month.

Prof Leoni Schmidt
Director: Research and Postgraduate Studies
ISSN 2624-084X

Contents

Older people playing cards

Activity matters

by Lesley Brook

It is important for older people's wellbeing to have opportunities to be occupied.

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Education meets Gaming

Education meets gaming

by Lesley Brook

A Dunedin start-up has benefited from a business student's investigation.

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Andy Thompson, kayaking with students

Happiness capacity

by Lesley Brook

Adventure therapists are helping young people move from surviving to thriving.

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Saw stools tested

Broken record

by Lesley Brook

Otago Polytechnic student-made saw stools can be safely used to support a working platform.

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Building solutions

by Lesley Brook

Prefabrication has potential to help answer New Zealand's need for more houses.

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Stacking sticks

A timesheet at your fingertips

by Lesley Brook

The heavy civil contracting sector needs specific job management software.

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Untitled (Requiem – Flight MH370)

A requiem in three parts

by Lesley Brook

A complex work by Neil Emmerson has found a home in a prestigious Australian collection.

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Matt Galloway

Collaborative designs

by Shane Gilchrist

Design lecturer Matthew Galloway was a finalist at this year’s Best Design Awards.

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The Fits Go! team: Carthur Pongpatimet and Hua Wang with Claire Taylor

Fitness with friends

by Lesley Brook

A mobile app can help capture and share fitness activities.

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