November Constituent Organisation conferences wrap-up
The Constituent Organisations are valued members of Royal Society Te Apārangi and are doing great work for their members and the community. Hear a little more about their conferences.
The annual conference of the Geoscience Society of NZ was held 28 November to 1 December at the New Science Centre, University of Auckland under the leadership of Dr Michael Rowe and was a success. 262 people attended the conference, which included 118 scientific talks and 47 scientific posters, across a range of geoscience themes. The Society's AGM, and meetings for various special interest groups and other interested groups were held during the conference. An evening public lecture by Russ van Dissen (GNS Science) on shattering a plate boundary: the 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake was well-attended. A lovely conference dinner, held at Villa Maria winery, included presentation of the Society's awards, and student awards were presented at the closing ceremony. We thank Royal Society Te Apārangi for sponsoring the Best Student Oral award, organising a 'Publishing your Thesis' workshop and supporting our icebreaker function in association with Taylor and Francis.
The New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) highly successful conference 'Partnerships: From Promise to Praxis' was held at Waikato in November and featured keynotes from Professor Cynthia Coburn, Professor Bob Lingard, Associate Professor Mere Berryman, and Associate Professor Leonie Pihama.
The Meteorological Society of New Zealand held its annual conference at Otago Museum in Dunedin from 13th-15th November, and was attended by over 70 people from across the CRIs, universities and private sector. Keynote presentations ranged from an update on the Deep South National Science Challenge, an introduction to the concept of 'atmospheric rivers', to an overview of the role of weather in human society from historical times to the present day.
Our Constituent Organisations Conferences for December:
1 to 5 December | Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia Conference "Birth, Death and Rebirth: Does philosophy of education need a new Subject?". Newcastle, Australia.
5 to 7 December | New Zealand Mathematical Society Colloquium, dedicated to the discussion of all aspects of pure and applied mathematics and statistics. Talks will be given by internationally recognised leaders in the field and also by emerging researchers and postgraduate students. Auckland University.
5to 8 December | Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (NZ Section)(ASCEPT) APSA-ASCEPT Joint Scientific Meeting/Conference, Brisbane.
8 to 9 December | New Zealand Institute of Chemistry Green Chemistry New Zealand Conference on Green & Sustainable Chemical Science & Technology, Auckland.
6 to 10 December | Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand Conference, Dunedin.
10 to 14 December | The International Association of Statistical Computing (Asian Regional Society) and New Zealand Statistical Association (NZSA) are holding a joint conference hosted by the Department of Statistics, the University of Auckland. This conference incorporates both the 68th Annual NZSA Conference and the 10th Conference of the International Association of Statistical Computing (Asian Regional Society).
If you are a Constituent Organisation that would like to have your event featured in upcoming editions of the LINK please post it to our events page or email Maxine.Anderson@royalsociety.org.nz