Association News

NZAS Press Release: Science is, sometimes, political

The NZAS press release about the impact of the new US administration on science and on the forthcoming March for Science is here.

 

 


Science is, sometimes, political

The New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS) is deeply concerned by the impact of the new US administration.

Membership fees updated for 2016-2017

Membership fees for 2016/2017 and information about joining the New Zealand Association of Scientists have been updated. Please go here for details.

New issue - NZSR 73(2)

The latest issue of New Zealand Science Review -  NZSR 73(2) - can be found here.

 

Contents

President’s report for 2015/16

NZAS President's report from 2016 AGM

The NZAS President's report, delivered by Craig Stevens at the 2016 NZAS AGM at GNS Avalon, Lower Hutt on October 26th, is attached.

NZAS AGM Wednesday October 26th, 5:30pm at GNS Avalon, Lower Hutt

The NZAS AGM has been scheduled for Wednesday October 26th, starting at 5:30pm.  It will be held at the Avalon campus of GNS (Geological and Nuclear Sciences), although a videoconference setup is planned for those who cannot physically be there.

At the AGM the President's report will be presented as well as reports on the state of the NZAS and its activities through the year.  Officers (President, Treasurer etc.) will also be elected for the next year.

More details will follow.

New Zealand Association of Scientists Awards 2016

The New Zealand Association of Scientists has announced its annual medal winners for 2016. New Zealand Association of Scientists Awards celebrate long-term fundamental science that has had significant value for New Zealand. See links to news coverage and interviews with the medal recipients at the bottom of the page.

 

On-line first: New insights into ancestry and health of Polynesians and New Zealand Māori

On-line first: New insights into ancestry and health of Polynesians and New Zealand Māori

by Geoffrey K. Chambers, Hisham A. Edinur, and Paul P.J. Dunn

ORCID Joint Statement of Principle

The NZAS has co-signed the ORCID Joint Statement of Principle with MBIE and a number of other NZ-based organisations with a stake in accurately linking to research publications (see attached). We encourage NZ researchers interested in this project to send us any feedback or comments on this statement.

 

ORCID Joint Statement of Principle

Government Conservation and Environment Science Roadmap - hui and call for feedback

The government has called for feedback on the proposed Conservation and Environment Science Roadmap to support government decisions over the next 20 years in conservation and environmental policy.  Submissions close at 5pm on Wednesday 7 September 2016.

Hui and meetings to discuss the Roadmap are scheduled around the country from August 8th.

NZAS press release: The Government's disregard for evidence is an own goal

The NZAS press release about the Government's response to the Motu research report on 90-day employment trials is here.