major in science communication

We are delighted to now be offering Aotearoa’s first undergraduate major in Science Communication. The Science Communication major can be taken as part of either the Bachelor of Science or the new Bachelor of Communications degree. Students benefit from a unique degree structure, as they pair the major with a minor in their choice of […]

Human Hand: An exhibition by fiona amundsen & tim corballis

Artist Fiona Amundsen and CSIS lecturer Tim Corballis, will soon display their collaborative work Human Hand at the Dowse gallery. The exhibition mobilises video and still photography to explore ways of living in the midst of military capitalism. As the exhibit description explains, “Amundsen and Corballis are interested in how such imagery can advocate for […]

Discovery scholarship programme – MacDiarmid Institute

Kia Ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Mālō nī,Talofa lava, Tēnā koutou katoa ki ngā motu o Te Moana nui a Kiwa and warm welcome to you all. The MacDiarmid Institute is delighted to announce its inaugural Discovery Scholarship Programme, for Māori and Pasifika students in science. This […]

four awards for csis students

Three of our Science in Society graduate students have received awards for their research in recent weeks. Masters student Zoë Heine received the Nina Crone Award in Garden History from the Australian Garden History Society, as well as the 2019 Graduate Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Garden History. You can read an interview with Zoë […]

one week until aahpsss conference

The Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science is holding their annual meeting next week, here in Wellington. We’re delighted to be hosting this interdisciplinary event, which brings together scholars from around the region to discuss topics ranging from Charles Darwin’s Antipodean legacy and the politics of exclusion in science, to […]

enrolments open for the masters of science in society 2020 intake

Enrolments are now open for the Master of Science in Society (MScSoc) 2020 intake. The MScSoc prepares students to face complex contemporary challenges at the interface of science and society. The programme is taught by academics who work across history of science, the environmental humanities, the anthropology of science and medicine, mātauranga Māori and science […]

Csis joins #schoolstrike4climate

The Science in Society team joined with colleagues from across Victoria University of Wellington to join the #SchoolStrike4Climate on September 27. We held a sign making session in the morning with the kids of CSIS. In keeping with the interests of our group, our signs called out the vulnerability of Antarctica and native species, and […]

Cafe scientifique september

We started spring with a Cafe Scientifique. Genetic modification and gene editing for invasive wasp control Phil Lester is a Professor of Ecology and Entomology at Victoria University of Wellington where his research is in population dynamics and ecology of social insects. Invasive ants and social wasps in the Pacific region is a particular focus. […]

Sustainability Week & Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

Kia kaha Te Reo Māori – Tōitu te Ao Let’s make the Māori language strong and the world sustainable. Our staff at Pūtaiao ki te Pāpori, the Centre for Science in Society, are involved in several events in Sustainability Week and Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, Māori Language Week, which are happily coinciding in […]