While it was decided in August that the proposed Lincoln University UC partnership proposal would not proceed, the University is moving forward with a new and exciting partnership with Lincoln – a joint postgraduate and research institute.
Also involving relevant Crown Research Institutes, the initiative had been proposed as part of the initial partnership proposal but is something both parties have committed to moving forward.
Professor Wendy Lawson will lead UC’s role in the establishment of the initiative, accepting a temporary secondment into the new position of Assistant Vice-Chancellor Strategic Projects from 14 October 2019 until 30 June 2020.
In this role, Professor Lawson will also assist Vice-Chancellor Professor Cheryl de la Rey and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Wright with Research and Innovation related projects.
Dean of Science Professor Janet Carter will step into the role of Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor Science, and member of the Senior Management Team, for the duration of Professor Lawson’s secondment.
Congratulations to Professors Lawson and Carter on their appointments.