Celebrating our science in society postgraduate taught students

Our fourth cohort of postgraduate students in the Science in Society programme recently celebrated their graduation. This brings the total number of students who have completed our postgraduate taught programmes to 35: 30 have graduated with a Master of Science in Society (MScSoc), two have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Society, and three […]

New Course! SCIS301: WRiting about science, health and the environment

Here’s some information about a new writing course we’re offering this year! HOW TO APPLY: Workshop coordinator: Rebecca Priestley, Centre for Science in Society  Application deadline: 20 June 2022 You will be notified of the outcome by the end of June. SCIS301: Writing about science, health and the environment replaces CREW352 (which ran 2013-2018), and runs […]

csis response to ‘in defence of science’ letter

We, staff in the Centre for Science in Society, resolutely oppose the recent letter by several established professors, which argues against the incorporation of Mātauranga Māori into the NCEA curriculum.   As an interdisciplinary group of scholars whose remit is the relationships between science and society, we note that the letter manages to misrepresent both ‘Western Science’ and Mātauranga Māori. It is worth pointing out that the proposed NCEA […]

Updated call: Master’s scholarship: Communicating climate change through tree planting projects

Updated: 15 February 2021 This project is for two Master’s students – one design orientated, one science or science communication orientated – to work together on a project with a focus on communicating about tree planting schemes as a climate mitigation tool.  We originally shared this project in December 2020 and we have filled the […]

t3 science in society courses

While many of our students are preparing final assessments for their T2 courses, we in CSIS are busy getting our summer courses up online. We have a busy teaching schedule lined up for trimester three, with the following courses all launching soon. SCIS101 Science in everyday life Our 100-level Science in Society paper is currently […]

Celebrating Te Reo māori at CSIS

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa, 14 – 20 Maharu (September) marks a celebratory time as Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori. The theme for this year’s Māori language week is ‘Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori’ – meaning, ‘Let’s make the Māori language strong’.      At the Centre for Science in Society, we fully support […]

Communicating Science: A Global Perspective

Jean Fleming (Centre for Science Communication, The University of Otago), Nancy Longnecker (Centre for Science Communication, The University of Otago), Rhian Salmon (Centre for Science in Society, Victoria University of Wellington and Te Pūnaha Matatini) and Daniel Hikuroa (University of Auckland, Te Pūnaha Matatini and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga) have a chapter in the […]

csis research round up

Crew from the Centre for Science in Society have published and presented a variety of interesting material over recent weeks, in addition to our exciting announcement of a Forest and Bird/CSIS Masters scholarship, and two summer studentship opportunities. Nayantara Sheoran Appleton has a new article out in the journal Anthropology and Medicine. Titled ‘Critical ethnographic […]

Masters scholarship available

We are delighted to announce a call for applications for a new Masters scholarship as part of the Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society’s Force of Nature Centennial History Project (2020). The Force of Nature Masters Scholarship is a one-off, $2000 scholarship to give a graduate student an opportunity to contribute to the centennial history […]

CSIS research round up

It’s been another busy month here in the Centre for Science in Society. Human Hand, the new exhibition by Fiona Amundsen and Tim Corballis, launched at The Dowse gallery. The show takes viewers through three sites in Arizona (Arcosanti, Biosphere 2 (pictured), and the Titan Missile Museum), using evocative video and still photography to explore […]