Geography aids fire research
23/10/15 This week Marwan Katjuri, Daisuke Seto and Paul Bealing accompanied Scion researchers to the Lake Pukaki area to conduct fire related atmospheric research. Multiple datasets were captured during controlled burn offs using a variety of means including sodar, infra red imagery, video and UAV mounted sensors. (radio nz podcast)
The Department of Geography has regular seminars that are open to all.
Mon 7/12/2015 1pm Jobberns Room Geography Building
Magda Rich of the University of Brighton will present us aspects of her research on therapeutic horticulture in Urban Environments. Magda is an urban planner and architect who has recently relocated to Canterbury with her husband Karl Rich, now at Lincoln University. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Brighton, and originally hails from the Czech republic. Come along and hear more about Magda’s work, which intersects with departmental interests in urban conviviality and resilience, therapeutic environments, food security, and more!
27/11/2015 Maintaining the Department’s strong tradition of success over recent years, Daisuke Seto has won the prize for the best student presentation at the Meteorological Society of New Zealand’s annual conference (out of a field of about ten students). His presentation title was:Atmospheric Mixing Processes during Wildfires: Implication for Extreme Fire Behaviour.
In addition, Hamish Kingsbury won Undergraduate Student of the Year at the NZ Spatial Awards. Many of the other winners were UC Geog alumni.
Geography helps launch new drone rules
23/7/15 Geography Technicians Nicholas Key and Paul Bealing helped launch new CAA drone regulations by teaching the Minister for Transport, Simon Bridges, to fly our Quadcopter. This was covered by all major news agencies and can be seen here Stuff, Yahoo news, and TV3 on demand
NZGS Awards 2015
29/09/15 Both UC Geography staff and students were awarded this week at the prestigious NZ Geographical Society awards ceremony. Dr Heather Purdie won President’s Award for Teaching in Geography, Dr Malcolm Campbell took out President’s Award for Emerging Researcher in Geography, the GeoHealth Lab won President’s Award for Collaborative Research involving Geographers, Anna Petrie was awarded President’s Award for Exceptional Services , and Daniel Nutsford received the President’s Award for Best Master’s Thesis. For a complete list of awards.
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