The Erskine Programme is delighted to welcome three more Erskine Visiting Fellows to UC:
Arriving this week are:
- Dr Alec Groysman visiting the Department of Mechanical Engineering from the Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
- Dr Peter Jarvis visiting the Department of Physics & Astronomy from the University of Tasmania, Australia
- Professor Graeme Wynn visiting the Department of Geography from the University of British Columbia, Canada.
We look forward to formally welcoming all of our Visiting Fellows and their families to UC at a morning tea next week.
Have you thought about what professional development courses you want to do this year? Don’t know where to start?
Check out our website https://intranet.canterbury.ac.nz/ld/, click on the category you want to develop and browse around to see what’s relevant for you and your role.
We have an upcoming Te Reo course on 2 and 16 March, which would be beneficial for anyone wanting to develop some understanding of Te Reo greetings, simple conversational words and developing a mihi.
Associate Professor Bronwyn Hayward for our School of Language, Social and Political Sciences has been appointed as a Lead Author for a special Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.
The robust scientific report was commissioned under the Paris Agreement COP21 in 2015. It will explore ways to hold global warming to levels of 1.5 degrees Celsius, while also addressing climate change and poverty eradication goals
Eighty-six experts from 39 countries were selected from over 560 nominations to undertake the assessment.
“I feel honoured to be appointed as a Lead Author to this special report that addresses three of the most difficult issues facing our world – tackling climate change and poverty, while also developing in sustainable ways,” says Associate Professor Hayward.
With a background in political science and geography, Associate Professor Hayward said, “ we need interdisciplinary thinking to address complex serious problems, and it is also heartening to see recognition for the way arts and humanities can also assist us in tackling some of our world’s greatest challenges.”
The team of world experts is due to finalise the report in September 2018, in time for the facilitative dialogue under the Paris Agreement that will take place later that year.
Associate Professor Hayward is the only New Zealander on this special report although other New Zealanders are expected to be nominated to help author later reports.
Read media release
Click here for the detailed list of the members of the author team
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