News & Events

Feb
2015

AWIS Nelson launch

Join the new AWIS Nelson branch to celebrate women in science. Special guest speaker is Di McCarthy, ex-CEO of the Royal Society and Director of the Cawthron Institute.

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Aug
2014

NSSI submission

AWIS has submitted their thoughts to the Minister for Science & Innovation on the National Statement of Science Investment. Download the submission.

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Jul
2014

Conference 2014 programme

The 2014 AWIS Conference, Absolutely Positively Science, was held in Wellington on 9-11 July 2014. Download the conference programme.

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Jul
2014

Report: 2014 Conference

The 2014 AWIS conference - Absolutely Positively Science - was held in Wellington on 9-11 July. Below are reviews by attendees.

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May
2014

Inspiring Action

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.

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Oct
2013

Inaugural women in science awardee chosen

awis awardeeDr Judith O'Brien has been awarded the inaugural Miriam Dell Award by the Association in recognition of her outstanding contribution to mentoring female students and scientists.

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Oct
2013

PBRF submission

AWIS made a submission to the Ministry of Education regarding the proposed changes to the Performance Based Research Fund reporting guidelines. Download the submission.

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Sep
2013

Report: North Shore networking

The Auckland branch recently hosted a networking event at the AUT Akoranga campus. A small turnout gave us an opportunity to get to know each other and pick the brain of Professor Kathryn McPherson, the Director of the Person Centered Research Centre at the Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute of AUT. Kath has an amazing career story, initially training as a nurse before returning to university and a research career. I could write an essay about what she has achieved; instead I will share some of our discussion highlights and Kath's top tips...

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Dec
2012

Margaret Brimble named 2012 Rutherford Medallist

Margaret Brimble, Professor of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Auckland, has been named the 2012 Rutherford Medallist.

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Nov
2012

Congratulations to first female Rutherford winner

Professor Christine Winterbourn from the University of Otago has been awarded the Rutherford medal, the first woman to receive the honour.

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