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Marwan Katurji

Another Successful Season in Antarctica

Dr Marwan Katurji and Assoc. Prof. Peyman Zawar-Reza had another successful season flying drones and conducting other metrological experiments in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica. National Geographic journalists joined them in the field again this year to document the science. The flying went extremely well with no issues with the new My Twin Dream drone built by technician Paul Bealing (yellow/white drone).
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What is Geography all about?

What is Geography all about?

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‘I want to give my time to projects that benefit both the land and our society...’

Simon Bloomberg MSc in Geology
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The Department of Geography has regular seminars that are open to all, normally held in Geography room 406 on Mondays from 1-2pm. For upcoming seminars see UC Events for Geography, or subscribe to the GeogSeminars announcement list.

If you would like to give a seminar please contact Dr Kelly Dombroski

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Geographers are among the most employable university graduates

Some interesting reading picked up by Prof Simon Kingham.

Water's Journey film night

We are showing Water's Journey film representing the results of research projects carried out in Kenya.There is a new time for the film due to advertisement problems. It will be held on Tuesday 4th April, 4-6pm in Psyc/Soc Room 252. I hope it suits well to you. You are warmly welcome.

Air Pollution on the Air

Christchurch Fire Justin and Dais were interviewed on the air pollution issues around the christchurch fire yesterday. To see the interview click here. Justin also created a number of timelapse videos which are available on our you tube channel.


New Facility for Geography

RSIC The Regional Science and Innovation Centre is on schedule and Geography will begin its move to this new facility this year! For a detailed look at this new modern resource.

Jobs for Geography Grads

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Graduate Coastal Scientist or Engineer:

Tonkin + Taylor are currently recruiting a graduate level coastal scientist or engineer This role could be based in either Tauranga or Auckland with future relocation opportunities.
Click here for further information. Closes on 20 Apr 2017 22:00

NZ Coastal Society Student Award - Australasian Coasts and Ports 2017

The New Zealand Coastal Society is pleased to announce a student award to attend the Australasian Coasts and Ports 2017 Conference, to be held 21-23 June 2017 in Cairns. The award will cover conference registration, attendance at the conference dinner and $1000 towards travel and accommodation. The award winner will be judged on the quality of the accepted abstract and alignment with the goals of the New Zealand Coastal Society. To be eligible the abstract must be accepted to present at Australasian Coasts and Ports 2017, the lead author must be an undergraduate, masters or PhD student at a recognised Tertiary institution based in New Zealand and a student member of the NZ Coastal Society at the time of submission.
So get your abstract into the Australasian Coasts and Ports 2017 Conference by 31st October to be considered.

Click here for more details

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