Heather Purdie

Beneath NZ - Starring Heather Purdie

Dr Heather Purdie's research was recently showcased on Prime TV's documentary Beneath NZ. Also showcased are some of Geography's amazing gadgets for data collection.
What is Geography all about?

What is Geography all about?

Information about Geography

‘I like having the ability to get out and explore in the field one day and be involved in community projects the next...’

Gregory Anderson Studying towards a BSc in Geology and Geography
Intern, SJ Civil Ltd
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The Department of Geography has regular seminars that are open to all. These are held in the 4th floor Jobberns Room in the Geography Building.

Next seminar: Supporting Smokefree New Zealand 2025 using geospatial analysis.

Presented by Dr Melanie Tomintz
Where: Jobberns Room, Level 4, UC Department of Geography
When: 1-2pm Monday 23rd May 2016

Upcoming seminars

Mental Health boost from Exposure to "Blue Space"

The GeoHealth Lab recently featured in the news with their latest research into "blue space" effects on mental health. Check out the news article here and the research paper here.

London Tube map

Geography Student launches new London Tube map

5/5/2016 Current Masters in GIS student Andrew Douglas-Clifford has recently released his London tube-style map of NZ's state highway network. See the NZ Herald article here.

New Geospatial Research Institute

27/4/16 New Geospatial Research Institute (GRI), (Directed by Geography's Prof. Simon Kingham) is expected to add significant value to New Zealand’s existing private and public investment in spatial data acquisition, application and research...more

Jobs for Geographers!

Graduate Research Fellowship in Hydrologic Sciences or Geological Sciences - Desert Research Institute and University of Nevada Reno

A three year graduate research fellowship is available for a Ph.D. candidate in either Hydrologic or Geological Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno beginning in fall 2016 or spring 2017. Research will focus on the intersection of optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating techniques, sediment transport, and hydrology under the direction of Amanda Keen-Zebert and Rina Schumer at the Desert Research Institute. The applicant should have a background in earth sciences with an undergraduate or graduate degree in geology, hydrology, physics, or associated field. Quantitative and laboratory work will be required. For information about the DRI luminescence laboratory.
Financial support includes a monthly stipend; funds for field work, laboratory analyses, and conference travel; as well as a tuition waiver and health insurance. The appointment will initially be for three years, with a possibility of renewal.
Interested applicants should contact Dr. Rina Schumer (rina@dri.edu) or Dr. Amanda Keen-Zebert (akz@dri.edu).

People Leader – Fresh Water and Coast - Greater Wellington Regional Council (applications due 1st June)


Queen Elizabeth II National Trust Brian Molloy Doctoral Research Scholarship (pdf 200kb), which has a value of up to $50,000 per annum for three years.

New HOD for Geography

Associate Professor Peyman Zawar-Reza has accepted the position of Head of Department for Geography for the next 3 years.

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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