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 […]

Csis research roundup

It’s been a busy few weeks for the Science in Society crew! Nayantara Sheoran Appleton is part of a team of scholars from Aotearoa and the United Kingdom who have been studying the ‘bubble strategy’ of Covid-19 containment. Their report, Living in Bubbles during the Coronavirus Pandemic: Insights from New Zealand, can be read in […]

research round up from csis

The recent weeks have seen several CSIS members writing or speaking about both our normal research topics, and of course the new normal of Covid-19. Rebecca Priestley spoke about her recent book, Fifteen Million Years in Antarctica, with the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Adviser, Juliet Gerrard, as part of the NZ Arts Festival. Their conversation […]

Tips, tricks, thoughts and support for colleagues transitioning to an online space

Here at the Centre for Science in Society, we’ve been teaching online and blended courses for several years. Our courses have high completion rates and receive really positive student evaluations. We know many of our colleagues in and beyond Aotearoa are currently trying to adapt face-to-face courses to online formats amidst the upheavals of Covid-19. […]