Mar
2015

International Women's Day

International Women's Day is the 8th March, and AWIS branches across the country will be celebrating. 

Auckland

Monday 9th March, Stardome Observatory

Join us for a continental breakfast before hearing about the science and careers of:

  • Jilly Evans, graduate of the University of Auckland, now CSO and co-founder of US company PharmAkea Therapeutics
  • Cather Simpson, graduate of the University of Virginia, now Director of the Photon Factory at the University of Auckland
  • Jill Vintiner, graduate of the University of London, now Forensic Programme Manager at ESR.

Breakfast will be served from 8am, talks will begin at 8.30am. Tickets available from Eventbrite.

Palmerston North

Thursday 12th March, 6pm at Te Manawa, Art Gallery Entrance off Main St (by the big bronze statue).

Guest speaker Kathryn Stowell (Massey University)

No need to RSVP.

Christchurch

Tuesday 3rd March, Sugar Horse

An evening with Jilly Evans for an early celebration of International Women’s Day.

 Jilly Evans, graduate of the University of Auckland, now CSO and co-founder of US company PharmAkea Therapeutics (http://www.pharmakea.com/) is back in NZ for a few weeks and wanted to join us for a networking event to talk careers in science. Jilly came and spoke to us a few years ago and it was a really informative, fun evening.

We will be meeting at Sugar Horse (http://www.sugarhorse.co.nz/ ) on Moorhouse Ave from 6pm Tuesday 3rd March – please join us if you can!

RSVP to  Kimberlee.Jordan@callaghaninnovation.govt.nz

Nelson

Monday 9th March, 7.15am at Panama Kitchen Bar, Nelson

Guest speakers Danette Olsen (Plant & Food Research) and Dr Pamela Williams (EnviroSchools Founder and Cawthron Trustee)

Tickets from eventbrite.

Dunedin

Sunday 8 March at Orokonui ecosanctuary on Blueskin Road.

Families are welcome to come along to a brief talk on its history and wildlife at 10:30am, followed by takahe feeding. Please register your interest by adding your name on the doodle poll (please use the comments section to add tentative numbers).