Award Roundup

Laura Kranz, an Assistant Lecturer in the Centre for Science in Society, received a Te Rautaki Maruko Tutor Excellence Award at the Victoria University Staff Excellence Awards in March 2019. Laura is also a PhD student in Psychology and Science in Society at Victoria University of Wellington.

Recipients of the Te Rautaki Maruako Tutor Excellence Award
Recipients of the Te Rautaki Maruako Tutor Excellence Award. Laura is fourth from the right.

In May, Kate Hannah, a PhD student in the Centre for Science in Society, as well as working as the Research Operations Manager for Te Pūnaha Matatini and as a Research Fellow in Physics at the University of Auckland, received the Vice Chancellors’ Award for Leadership at the University of Auckland for sustained and substantive leadership, equity, and diversity in science at the university and nationally.

The left image is of Kate with her award. The right image is of the programme page and describes the award: "Excellence in leadership that inspires cooperation, higher levels of achievement, and supports the University's values and aspirations. Kate Hannah, Research Operations Manager, Faculty of Science".

In part, Kate’s award was related to her PhD project to re-name the entrance area of the new Science building at the University of Auckland the Kathleen Curtis Atrium. Kathleen Curtis was a noted mycologist and the first female Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Renaming the atrium was as a Suffrage 125 celebration.


Congratulations Laura and Kate from all of us at the Centre for Science in Society on the well deserved recognition of your hard work!

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