The Association for Women in the Sciences encourage women to use and develop their scientific abilities and to achieve their full potential. AWIS

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Benefits of becoming a member include receiving the AWIS Newsletter, staying in touch with AWIS, and having your say

Sample Newsletters
September 2009
December 2009

Welcome to the Association for Women in the Sciences

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The Ministry of Women's Affairs have published a new report, Inspiring Action, which summarises evidence, action plans and research to inspire and encourage action that removes obstacles to women's career progression.


We encourage women to use and develop their scientific abilities and to achieve their full potential.

Our Aims are to:

  1. Provide a network for women interested or working in the sciences to share scientific information, experience and skills.
  2. Explore and speak on issues relating to women and science.
  3. Provide social interaction with others who have similiar interests.
  4. Assist girls and women to gain confidence in their role in the sciences and increase self knowledge.
  5. Provide visibility for women in the sciences and to support women to achieve visibility in the sciences.

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Upcoming Events

NZACRes 2014

This conference is the annual meeting for the NZ Association of Clinical Research and is the industry's most informative and important event. By attending, you will be provided with the tools you need to develop your knowledge of the industry, work more efficiently, and thus become more cost-effective on the job.


14th August 2014

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Dr Jean Fleming

Jean Fleming is enjoying her new role as a science communicator at the University of Otago.  It has been a steep learning curve, but this old dog has definitely learnt some new tricks!  The Centre for Science Communication ( is now up and humming, with over 50 MSciComm students in the three streams of film-making, creative non-fiction book writing and popularizing science.  Jean is also a staff member in the Department of Anatomy & Structural BIology, where she is establishing new research directions and contributing to the teaching of the first year Health Science students.