General staff celebrated
02 September 2011
College of Science general staff scooped the pool in this year's Vice-Chancellor General Staff Development Awards.
College of Science general staff scooped the pool in this year’s Vice-Chancellor General Staff Development Awards.
The University would normally hold the Vice-Chancellor’s awards twice a year but due to earthquake disruption it was decided this year to hold a single award round and pool the funds from both rounds, up to $5000 per round, for the one event.
At a special awards ceremony held on Thursday 1 September Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr presented awards to Katrina Hall (Gateway Antarctica), Justin Harrison (Geography), Dr Susie Meade (Biomolecular Interaction Centre) and Dr Mathew Polson (Chemistry).
Ms Hall, Gateway Antarctica Administrator/Project Manager, will use her award to fund a three-week Chinese Business Practices Study Tour this November to Zhejiang Gongshang University in Hangzhou, China.
She said the information she gains on the intensive study course will be critical as Gateway Antarctica develops a new one-year professional master’s programme, which it expects will generate considerable interest from Asian students.
Mr Harrison, a Field, Equipment and Laboratory Technician, will use his award to attend and present a poster at the “ADCPs (Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers) in Action” conference in San Diego, USA, in October.
Research Programmes Leader Dr Meade’s award will support her targeted study tour of two other research institutes in New Zealand to investigate best practice, and Dr Polson plans to undertake a course in the optimisation, maintenance and use of the X-ray diffractometer, a new instrument to be purchased by the Chemistry department.
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