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.

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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

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

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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Applications open for New Horizons for Women awards

Applications are open for awards through the New Horizons for Women Trust, including the AWIS STEM Award.

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National Quiz raises $18,000 for scholarship

Christchurch team Sarahentripity, a group from the University of Canterbury’s School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, were named the AWIS National Quiz Champions, during an evening that raised more than...

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Inaugural scholarship awarded

The Association for Women in the Sciences is excited to see three women benefit from the inaugural Women in STEM Award.

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AWIS congratulates new Chief Science Advisor

The Association for Women in the Sciences is excited by the appointment of Professor Juliet Gerrard as the new Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister.

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An Antarctic Homeward Bound Adventure

By Priscilla Wehi Back in 1982, Sir Mason Durie proposed a model of health and wellbeing called te whare tapawhā.

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New award to support STEM study

The Association for Women in the Sciences (AWIS) is pleased to announce the launch of its new financial award to support women studying STEM subjects.

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Women scientists take on Antarctica

The Ross Sea Environment and Ecosystem Voyage has eight women scientists working across the fields of oceanography, ecology and biology onboard the RV Tangaroa.

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Hazel Gatehouse obituary

We are deeply saddened at the sudden death of the wonderful Hazel Gatehouse. Hazel suffered an asthma attack and passed surrounded by family on the 21st November.

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Mathematician awarded Dell Award

Associate Professor Vivien Kirk has been recognised for her work mentoring young mathematicians and physicists with the Miriam Dell Excellence in Science Mentoring Award from the Association for Women in...

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New Executive Committee

At the 2017 AGM, a new National Convenor and extended National Executive was appointed. Check out the current members of the National Executive.

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Do you have an outstanding science mentor?

The Association for Women in the Sciences is inviting people to thank those who are doing their best to keep females in science by nominating them for an Award.

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First AWIS travel scholarship awarded

AWIS is delighted to have awarded the first of its new travel scholarships to Kesia Kurian, an ex-John Paul College student now studying for a conjoint Bachelors of Engineering and...

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Celebrating Women in Science

This July, New Zealand’s female scientists from the past, present and future will be celebrated as Auckland hosts the ninth triennial Association for Women in the Sciences conference.

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Kickstart for science student

Lucy Egan, a young female science student from Christchurch, has been selected to receive the ultimate kick-start to her career.

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Miriam Dell Award 2015 winner announced

Dr Roslyn Kemp from the University of Otago has been named this year’s winner of the Association for Women in the Sciences (AWIS) Miriam Dell Award, for her work inspiring...

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Innovators wanted for NZ Women of Influence Awards

The New Zealand Women of Influence Awards programme has launched for 2015 and they're looking for innovative women.

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For Women in Science 2016

'For Women in Science' partnership between the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO is once again seeking nominations for outstanding women scientists.

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$25,000 L'Oreal Fellowship announced

Applications are now open for the inaugural L'Oreal New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowship.

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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...

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Inaugural women in science awardee chosen

Dr 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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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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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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Gold CREST winners

Congratulations to the five female secondary school students who were awarded their Gold CREST awards at the Royal Society Honours dinner.

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Entrepreneurship award winner announced

Dianne Gleeson has won the inaugural Women in Science Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Pacific Channel and the Association for Women in the Sciences (AWIS).

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