ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN THE SCIENCES

We work to better the position of all women working in the sciences, including those practicing, teaching or supporting science and those studying science at tertiary level.

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AWIS members receive access to member-only events, member-only rates for our public events and receive special announcements about AWIS activities.

  • Latest news

    Nominate your mentor for this year's Dell Award

    Women in science across New Zealand are invited to nominate their mentor for this year's Dell Award.

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  • Latest news

    Gender pay gap in New Zealand universities

    Researchers from the University of Canterbury have published in PLOS One the findings of research into the gender pay gap in New Zealand universities. They have found that, over the life of her career, a woman employed as academic staff can expect to earn around $400,000 less than her male colleagues.

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  • Our new look

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    Our new look

    The Association for Women in the Sciences (AWIS) has a new look and a new strategy.

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  • Marine scientist honoured for her contribution to diversity

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    Marine scientist honoured for her contribution to diversity

    Professor Abigail Smith has been named this year’s recipient of the Miriam Dell Award for Excellence in Science Mentoring by the Association for Women in the Sciences (AWIS).

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  • Celebrate your mentor

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    Celebrate your mentor

    If you have an amazing mentor you'd like to acknowledge, applications are now open for the Miriam Dell Award for Excellence in Science Mentoring.

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2021 Conference

The AWIS 2021 conference is on! Join us 8-9 July in Dunedin to celebrate and learn alongside your fellow women in science.

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  • Upcoming Events

    PhD panel discussion (online)

    Join the Auckland branch of AWIS for a PhD panel discussion featuring three women who have obtained their doctorates and taken very different paths. Emily Tosio (Chemical and Materials Engineering), Lauren Smith (Applied Maths and Mechanical Engineering) and Rachel Zussman (Biomedical Sciences) will share their career stories with you and answer your burning questions about life after a PhD.

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