Tag Archives: biosecurity

NZ Biosecurity Awards

It takes all of us to protect what we’ve got but we want to celebrate those biosecurity heroes going above and beyond for New Zealand – could this be you or someone you know?

It’s easy to enter your own team or make a nomination online. There are multiple categories, and you can enter more than one Award.
Find out more about the Award categories and criteria.

Entries are open until 31 July, so get in quick!


Biosecurity research opportunities

Better Border Biosecurity (B3) Chair Dr James Buwalda and University of Canterbury Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Ian Wright recently (March 2022) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that strengthens the relationship between B3 and UC Biosecurity Innovations (UCBI) Read here. 

Dr Teulon B3 Director and the UCBI Director Dr Steve Pawson have already identified a range of research programmes/projects that will be on offer to students.

Find out more and get in touch by emailing biosecurityinnovations@canterbury.ac.nz

“Building biosecurity capability is a critical issue as New Zealand Aotearoa faces increasing pressure from invasive species at the border” says B3 Director Dr David Teulon.

Whether you’re interested in biology, law, psychology, education, engineering, chemistry, mathematics, forestry, agriculture, communication, computing, product design, there are biosecurity career opportunities for you!

Mahi tahi – building biosecurity capability – free webinar

UC Biosecurity Innovations warmly invites you to register our free webinar.

Mahi Tahi – Building Biosecurity Capability
Wed 13 April 2022
1:45pm – 4:00pm

• Hear industry, research, Māori and government views on biosecurity capability needs
• Have the opportunity to quiz panellists on how tertiary institutions can support capability development in the biosecurity sector

Visit here to register visit Mahi tahi on the UC website and click Register Now.  

Read more about Biosecurity Innovations Cluster work at UC here.