Association News

New Zealand Association of Scientists Awards 2017

At our joint Awards/AGM night, held on Wednesday 1 November, the New Zealand Association of Scientists announced its annual medal winners for 2017.

In addition, this year our Communicators Medal was renamed to honour the botanist Dr Lucy Cranwell, a remarkable communicator of science – in a time when this was essentially unheard of.

New Zealand Association of Scientists AGM and 2017 Awards Presentation - Wednesday 1 November

The 76th Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Association of Scientists (5.00-5.45pm), and the presentation of our 2017 Awards (from 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start), will be held on Wednesday 1st November at ‘Caroline’, 1 Manners St, Wellington, or via Skype (email your Skype contact to fiona DOT mcdonald AT otago DOTacDOTnz).

Please RSVP via: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/nzas-agm-and-awards-2017-tickets-38698801156

NZAS & PSA pre-election science discussion panel - link to full video

The NZAS & PSA Panel on Science: Government as funder of science and employer of scientists took place today in Wellington.  We thank all the MPs and candidates who participated.

The event featured 5 minute introductions from each speaker, followed by audience Q+A. A full video of the panel is available here

 

Pre-election event in Wellington on 10 Aug: Science – Government as Funder and Employer

The PSA and NZAS invite you to attend a pre-election discussion with MPs and candidates.

 

NZAS Annual Conference 2017 - link to full conference videos

We hope everyone who attended the conference yesterday enjoyed the event. For those who were unable to be there, the conference was livestreamed on YouTube thanks to Council member Troy Baisden - the complete videos are below. Unfortunately some scheduled speakers couldn't make it due to fog and other delays, so some of the programme changed at the last minute.

Livestreams from NZAS Annual Conference 2017 - Beyond the Usual Suspects

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[UPDATED] NZAS Annual Conference 2017 final programme

[UPDATED 05.06.17]

The final programme with full speaker list for the NZAS 2017 Conference is now available (attached). Get in fast to register as seats are limited!

Registrations are now open (link) on Eventbrite for the New Zealand Association of Scientists 2017 conference "Beyond the Usual Suspects - NZ Science at Large", to be held Wednesday 21 June 2017 9am to 7pm at the Royal Society of New Zealand, Wellington.

NZAS Awards nominations for 2017 open (due Monday 31 July)

Applications/nominations for the NZAS Awards (Marsden, Shorland, Hill Tinsley, Science Communicator medals) are due Monday July 31. Details of how to apply are here.

NZAS Submission on Government's clean water proposals

The NZAS submission on the Ministry for the Environment's clean water proposals (submissions closed to the public on 28 April) is here.

 

March for Science on April 22

On April 22nd, Earth Day, New Zealanders were the first in the world to march in support of science. The March for Science occurred in over 600 cities around the world, as well as many other parts of the world, including in Antarctica and underwater in the Pacific Ocean.

NZAS Council members Nicola Gaston and Peter Buchanan were even supporting the march in Washington, D.C. 

Register for the NZAS Annual Conference 2017 - Beyond the Usual Suspects: NZ Science at Large

Registrations are now open (link) on Eventbrite for the New Zealand Association of Scientists 2017 conference, to be held Wednesday 21 June 2017 9am to 7pm at the Royal Society of New Zealand, Wellington.

(Updated 02.05.17 with speakers list)

 

Speakers include: