Thinking about researching freshwater management issues, or supervising promising students who want to do the same? Brought to you by the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management, postgraduate students from the University of Canterbury and Lincoln University are showcasing their research from a wide range of disciplines. This includes the extent of micro-plastic contamination within the Avon/Ōtakaro river or the impact of climate change on water resources in Cambodia. You can also find out about ‘who is eating who’ in South Island alpine tarns or the effects of off-road vehicles on the shores of Lake Ellesmere/Te Waihora. Attendance is free and the day is fully catered!
When: Tuesday 19 November, 9-5pm
Where: Lincoln University, Stewart Building.
Registration closes 5 November and can be done here.
During the October school holidays the Children’s University team ran 5 campus experience events at UC, Lincoln University and ARA. These experiences allow children and their parents the opportunity to participate in fun, educational activities on campus.
The two UC experiences were hosted by the College of Arts and the College of Science and activities included a drumming workshop, exploring the Teece Museum, learning about the brain and communication, checking out biological sciences displays and an activity with the Centre for Entrepreneurship. Thank you to the academics and students who ran the activities.
Dr Kat Salm has been working in the spatial industry in New Zealand across government, industry, and research/education for a number of years. She is also the winner of the 2018 New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards (NZSEA) in the category “Women’s Leadership Award”, as well as the 2019 Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards (APSEA).
In this ‘talk of two halves’, Kat will share information on a couple of her focus areas.
The first of these is around the current state of Women in Spatial in New Zealand. Kat will present the outcomes of the latest survey of women in the industry and talk about some of the key findings.
The second will provide an overview of FrontierSI, a not-for-profit company that exists to deliver major benefits to governments, industry and the community in Australia and New Zealand. Kat will highlight some of the key priority research areas in their programme.
Date: 25 October 2019 Time: 12:30 pm – 2 pm including light lunch Location: University of Canterbury, Ernest Rutherford Building 263 Host: Geospatial Research Institute
The Government is developing a Research, Science and Innovation (RSI) Strategy that sets out their vision for RSI in Aotearoa New Zealand and its role in delivering a productive, sustainable, and inclusive future.
The draft strategy has recently been released for public consultation (available here) and MBIE are keen to hear the views of New Zealanders so they can get a better understanding of what our country needs from RSI.
These views will inform the direction of Government investment in RSI and the research and innovation areas for the team to focus on as a country, as well as help them understand the challenges they need to overcome.
MBIE are hosting a public presentation/discussion session on the draft Strategy on Thursday 10 October, 3 – 4.00 pm at UC’s John Britten Foyer.
They welcome anyone with an interest to come along to hear more about the Strategy, and share their thoughts. Please register here if you would like to attend.
MBIE are taking feedback on the draft strategy via written submissions, and encourage you to make a submission through the template form available here. The closing date for submissions is 10 November 2019.
New Zealand Aerospace 2019 Awards, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
See the top three finalists from the morning session present their solution. The Grand Prize Winner will be announced by Valentin Merino Villeneuve, Head of Airbus Defence and Space Australasia, and Hon Dr Megan Woods, Minister of Research, Science and Innovation.
Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the event