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UC Director of Wellness Services recognised at 2019 Recreation Conference

Recreation Aotearoa recognised a number of the country’s top recreational providers and advocates at an awards dinner held during their 2019 conference in Hamilton recently.

Steve Gibling, UC’s Director of Wellness Services,  was among those recognised for their efforts, receiving the Mark Mitchell Memorial Trophy for commitment to the wider recreation industry.

In awarding Steve the trophy, Recreation Aotearoa highlighted his dedication to and immense knowledge of the recreation industry.

Please join us in congratulating Steve on this accomplishment.

For more on the 2019 Recreation Aotearoa Awards, click here>

Aotearoa New Zealand Three Rs award research grant extended until 14 April 2019

In July 2018, the National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee (NAEAC) launched 2 biennial awards to celebrate achievement in the development and implementation of the Three Rs. 

The Three Rs are considered the guiding principles for animal research, testing, and teaching. They are:

REPLACEMENT – Replacing animals with non-animal alternatives.

REDUCTION – Using as few animals as necessary.

REFINEMENT – The way experiments are carried out should be refined to reduce pain or suffering as much as possible, for example, by using painkillers, or the most advanced scientific methods.

Applications for the Aotearoa New Zealand John Schofield Three Rs implementation award closed on 5 October 2018.  However, the deadline for grant has been extended.

On offer (to an individual, group or institution within New Zealand) is a $50,000 research grant, which will provide funding for research specifically targeted at developing ways to replace, reduce, or refine the use of animals in research, testing, and teaching.

Applications for the Aotearoa New Zealand John Schofield Three Rs implementation close on 14 April 2019. 

To apply, visit the MPI website

SoFA’s Steve Carr wins international photobook award

Congratulations to Fine Arts Senior Lecturer Steve Carr who has won the Australian Photobook of the Year Awards 2017 with his publication ‘Variations for Troubled Hands’.

Steve Carr is a visual artist and senior lecturer in Film at School of Fine Arts. We caught up with Steve following his win.

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Q: Tell us briefly about your work
A: My work has always been about moments of magical transformation and the interrelations between performance and the lens.

Q: What does it mean to you to win this award? 
A: With about 90 publications accepted into the AUS/NZ award, it was a great honour to win the Australian Photobook of the Year Awards. The selection panel and judges are all highly regarded in the field, so it felt extra special to have that kind of acknowledgment.

Q: What was the inspiration behind the book?
A: The book presents a serial composition of a Royal NZ Ballet prodigy named Cadence in 12 parts, choreographed and performed by fingers, forearms, tendons, palms, wrists and thumbs. At once an interactive object and a performance space.

Q: How has the book been received?
A: Here is the judge’s comment: An original concept that combines performance, dance, photography and film, into a beautifully executed photo book. An emotive and meditative object that draws you in as a participant rather than just an observer.

Critic and Conscience of Society Award

Applications are sought for the Critic and Conscience of Society Award which is administered by Universities New Zealand. The Award will be presented at a special function in mid-2018 and will be accompanied by a cheque for $50,000 which is to be used by the recipient to assist with research, conferences and other work-related expenses.

The purpose of the Award is to encourage the academic staff at New Zealand universities to act as the critic and conscience of society by providing the public with independent, expert commentary on issues affecting the New Zealand community and future generations.

Each year the Award will be made to a full-time or part-time academic staff member of a New Zealand university who, in the opinion of a panel of three independent judges, has done more in the past two calendar years than any other applicant to act as the critic and conscience of society. Winners of the Award will not be eligible
to apply again until after five years have elapsed.

The Award is being sponsored by The Gama Foundation.

An application form can be obtained by emailing: contact@universitiesnz.ac.nz ‘Critic and Conscience of Society Award’ should be stated in the subject line. The closing date for applications is 28 February 2018.

New Zealand-Fijian UC academic wins award

UC political sociologist, Professor Steve Ratuva, has won a Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship to carry out research as a visiting professor in three leading United States universities, namely Duke University in North Carolina, Georgetown University in Washington DC and University of California in Los Angeles.

He will carry out research on “Horizontal inequality and affirmative action—a comparative study of Pacific Island minorities in New Zealand and United States” and will work in partnership with some of the world’s leading experts in the field.

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