The New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards (NZSEA) have named Assistant Vice-Chancellor Strategic Projects Professor Wendy Lawson as winner of their Outstanding Contribution to Spatial Award for 2019.
The Outstanding Contribution to Spatial Award recognises an individual who has contributed significantly to the spatial sector throughout their career, including furthering the reach of the sector, driving capabilities needed to support and grow the sector overall and providing leadership in key areas.
Professor Lawson was nominated by the NZSEA Steering Committee, which is made up of representatives from the foundation partners including, Land Information New Zealand, Survey and Spatial New Zealand and Spatial Industries Business Association.
Choosing to select a winner from an academic background this year, the committee found Professor Lawson’s background and experience to be unparalleled, calling her a true leader in her field.
Please join us in congratulating Professor Lawson on this prestigious award.
For more on the 2019 NZSEA Awards, click here>
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
Please sign up via the Eventbrite link so that we can accommodate for catering.