Kia ora from Royal Society Te Apārangi | Issue #1182

Ngā Ahurei Hou a Te Apārangi New Fellows Day

Today 23 Ngā Ahurei Hou New Fellows have been inducted into the Academy of Royal Society Te Apārangi with a special event in Whanganui-a-tara Wellington. They have been elected for their distinction in research and advancement of mātauranga Māori, humanities, technology and science. They are world leaders in their areas of research and scholarship.

Each Ahurei Fellow was presented with a certificate, pin and kete aroha gift bag by Academy Chair Professor Charlotte Macdonald FRSNZ before signing their name to the Fellows' book. They have provided short seminars on their areas of expertise that are available to view online. 

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Vacancy at Royal Society Te Apārangi: Kaimanaaki Tautuhi Rangahau | Publishing and ORCID Advisor 

This is a varied role and ideally suited to a person with good knowledge of the research system in New Zealand along with experience of ORCID and/or academic publishing.

The role works with the Publishing Programme Manager in preparing and publishing 8 journals. You will manage the publication process for special issues of journals and undertake environmental scanning of the publishing sector. You will also be the ‘go-to person’ for ORCID in New Zealand. 

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He pitopito kōrero News bulletin

COVID-19: 150 experts back masks in classrooms this winter

More than 150 doctors and scientists are backing a fresh plea to keep a classroom mask mandate in place over winter, as part of a tougher COVID-19 strategy just put to the Government.
Jamie Morton @NZ Herald

Blueprint to adapt to a warmer world - Expert Reaction

The government's first formal plan for adapting to climate change is now out for public feedback. Reforming resource management, bringing in laws to support managed retreat, and updating how we handle emergencies, are among the top priorities. 

Teens could fail basic literacy, numeracy NCEA standards - report

Initial testing indicates some teens will fail compulsory NCEA standards because they don't use capital letters and full stops and don't know how many minutes are in an hour.
John Gerritsen @RNZ

Who will call out the misogyny and abuse undermining women’s academic freedom in our universities?

Women working in universities, including those in positions of academic leadership, are routinely subjected to online vitriol intended to shut them down – and thus to prevent them exercising their academic freedom to probe, question and test orthodox ways of making sense of the world.

Here, a group of male academics from Massey University call on their peers to rally against the incessant misogyny directed at women in universities.
@The Conversation

Ngā take o te wā Events

29 Paengawhāwhā April,
Wellington and Online

Resistant Knowledge: A seminar by Behrouz Boochani

In this seminar, Behrouz Boochani talks about the body of art and knowledge produced by refugees and what these works can tell us about the wider structures of violence in migrant camps throughout the western hemisphere and beyond.

29 Paengawhāwhā April, Christchurch
Canterbury Astronomical Society Public Open Night

An evening under the stars to discover the wonders of the Southern night sky with skilled amateur astronomers. See our closest neighbours in our solar system - no one will ever forget their first views of Jupiter or Saturn!  

4 Haratua May, Online
Elder agency: How older New Zealanders played their part in New Zealand’s COVID-19 response

In this seminar, Dr Courtney Addison and Dr Jane Horan will discuss how older New Zealanders have imagined their own risk, resilience, and relationships during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

19 Haratua May, Napier
Green hydrogen: commodity chemical and future fuel

Professor of Chemistry at the University of Otago, Sally Brooker MNZM FRSNZ will give a general introduction to the hydrogen eco-system, including 'brown' vs 'green' hydrogen, its role as a commodity chemical and zero-carbon fuel and the New Zealand situation.

Ngā whiwhinga Opportunities

Catalyst: Leaders Paengawhāwhā April 2022 open call

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Royal Society Te Apārangi has opened the April 2022 Call for Catalyst: Leaders. 

Catalyst: Leaders supports incoming and outgoing targeted international fellowships for exceptional individuals that cannot be supported through other means. For detailed information please refer to the Catalyst: Leaders Guidelines. 

Closing Date: 21 Hōngongoi July 2022

Catalyst: Seeding Paengawhāwhā April 2022 open call

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Royal Society Te Apārangi has opened the April 2022 Call for Catalyst: Seeding. 

Catalyst: Seeding facilitates new small and medium pre-research strategic partnerships with international collaborators that cannot be supported through other means, and with a view to developing full collaborations that could be supported through Catalyst: Strategic over time. For detailed information please refer to the Catalyst: Seeding Guidelines.

Closing Date: 21 Hōngongoi July 2022

Health Research Council medal nominations final call

The Health Research Council celebrates health research excellence with three prestigious awards annually. Nominations remain open for The Liley MedalThe Beaven Medal, and Te Tohu Rapuora Medal. These medals will be presented at Royal Society Te Apārangi Research Honours later in the year. 

Closing Date: 2 Haratua May 2022, 1pm 

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