Anna Petrie

Anna Petrie Retires after 41 years!

23/12/15 Anna Petrie, who has been Geographies administrator for 41 years has retired in style with two parties in one day! Anna was thanked by many for the huge role she has played in the department in that time and for her ability to remain unflustered in times of stress...more

What is Geography all about?

What is Geography all about?

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‘There are so many pathways available to me at UC once I graduate...’

Sidney Wong Studying towards a BSc in Linguistics and Geography
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The Department of Geography has regular seminars that are open to all. New schedule for 2016 up soon.

Geospatial Research Institute Centre Manager fixed term position

22/01/16 The University has just launched its Geospatial Research Institute and is looking for a Centre Manager. Details of the position can be found on Seek, TradeMe Jobs, or the UC Careers website. The closing date for this position is 31 January 2016.

Civic Award for Long Serving Geographer Dr Garth Cant

03/12/15 Dr Garth Cant has been presented a Civic Award for services to education. For a more detailed look at Garths accomplishments over that time click here. Congratulations Garth!

Student Successes

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 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)

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

Why Geography is the best subject to study at University... ever!

Recent articles that are worth a read if you are contemplating doing Geography.

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