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IRO celebrates NZEA Scholarship Winners

The New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA) is a joint initiative between UC and Education New Zealand, offering scholarship opportunities to International students to study at UC.

IRO (UC’s International Relationship Office) celebrated the winners of the NZEA 2017/18 scholarship at a certificate presentation ceremony.

From left to right:
Dr. Ian MacDonald (Director of International Growth Strategies), Kodanda Rama Chandra Merugu(MENGSt), Basil Sabu (MENGSt), Meryn Tomson (PGDipSc), Greg Scott (Director Industry Development ENZ) Sandeep Sharma (International Recruitment Coordinator India)

Strengthening the Fulbright connection

Fulbright New Zealand offers a range of exchange awards for Aotearoa New Zealanders wanting to study, research, teach or present their work in the USA.

On Tuesday 7 May, UC welcomed Fulbright’s Penelope Borland and Lauren Parsons to campus to speak with some of the University’s best and brightest and encourage them to apply.

L-R: Assoc. Professor Ekant Veer, Julia Torres, Lauren Parsons, Professor Cheryl de la Rey, Penelope Borland, Assoc. Professor Travis Horton, Professor Geoff Rodgers, Professor Maggie-Lee Huckerby, Ribu Dhakal

In speaking to the importance of ‘balance’ in their alumni, Executive Director Penelope Borland explained that the best applicants are not those singularly focused on their academic studies, but those who were also excellent ambassadors and advocates for the Fulbright vision.

The Fulbright Programme is an initiative of American senator J. William Fulbright who, in the aftermath of World War II, believed that mutual understanding between different countries and cultures was crucial to ensure a peaceful future for the world.

Programme Manager Lauren Parsons explained that being part of the Fulbright alumni network gave students and faculty an edge in the work they do while opening pathways for future work, whether it be furthering their research careers or considering career opportunities after graduation.

UC-based Fulbright alumni in attendance echoed those sentiments, sharing how their experiences with the programme had been both ‘life changing’ and deeply embedded in their memories. 

In telling the students in attendance about her experience, Fulbright alumnae Julia Torres explained,

“The Fulbright experience rearranges all the molecules in your body – it changes your outlook and how you view the world.”

UC Scholarships Advisor Pamela Chivers, who organised the visit in collaboration with Fulbright Events Coordinator Sarita Magan, was thrilled with the turnout of students at the information session.

“Hopefully this will generate some exceptional applications from well-rounded UC students for the Fulbright Awards.”

A sentiment shared by Associate Dean of Postgraduate Research (Scholarships), Associate Professor Ekant Veer.

“We are thankful for the time Fullbright spent with us and excited about what the future holds as the relationship strengthens.” 

For more on the programme, visit: www.fulbright.org.nz.
To find which Fulbright award is right for you, click here>

Fulbright UC Campus Advisors:

UC doctoral students win 2018 Postgraduate Science Scholarship

Congratulations to UC doctoral students Jonathan Dash and Trevor Best, who have been named recipients of the Ministry for Primary Industry (MPI)’s Postgraduate Science Scholarship for 2018.

As doctoral students, the total value of their scholarship will be up to $50,000 to support their primary industry research.

For Jonathan this means funding to assist his research on developing automated methods for the detection and monitoring of wilding pines using remotely sensed data.

And for Trevor the money will be used to fund his research on stress in forestry workers.

For more about this year’s scholarship recipients, see the Government’s media release here>

New UC Foundation Doctoral Publication Scholarships

These new scholarships aim to encourage doctoral students to publish aspects of their research during their doctorate.

Criteria and guidelines

  • Scholarships are available only to non-College of Engineering doctoral students enrolled at UC. The College of Engineering is introducing its own scheme, and so Engineers will not be covered by this scholarship.
  • The doctoral student must be the first author of the publication.
  • Scholarships will be to the value of $500 per publication.
  • Publications must be published before the student’s Oral Doctoral exam and their institutional address must be UC.
  • The publication must be searchable in SCOPUS (or an approved citation database).
  • A student may receive more than one scholarship.
  • Scholarship applications can be made at any time up to the students Oral examination.
  • Scholarships will be paid directly to the student for their own use.

Application process

  • The doctoral student applies in writing to the Dean of Postgraduate Research (deanpgresearch@canterbury.ac.nz) with proof of acceptance of the publication and its reference in SCOPUS or other appropriate database.

The Senior Supervisor provides written confirmation of the acceptance of the publication and the contributions made by the student.

Do you know a doctoral student who may benefit from this? Encourage them to apply today.

Go Canterbury

If you know any Year 13 students in Auckland or Wellington, let them know about the ‘Go Canterbury’ scholarship.

The UC Go Canterbury scholarship provides the ultimate all-round student living/learning community so students from Auckland and Wellington can experience the very best of what Canterbury, Ōtautahi Christchurch and UC have to offer.

Applications are due by 15 August 2017.

See more details on Go Canterbury