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Christchurch, New Zealand

News • 26 Jun 2020

Let’s fix Australia’s environment with any pandemic recovery aid – the Kiwis are doing it

New Zealand is pumping millions of dollars into environment projects as part of its COVID-19 recovery. Lachlan G. Howell, Associate Professor John Clulow, Emeritus Professor John Rodger, and Dr Ryan R. Witt, from the Faculty of Science say Australia's recovery plan seems more destructive than reconstructive.

Jenna and friends in before a celebration at the Australian High Commission during her IndoGenius trip in Delhi

News • 19 Jun 2020

What can I do with a Development Studies degree? Empower communities at a human services agency

Wondering where a Bachelor of Development Studies can take you? Meet Jenna, who traveled extensively while studying and has since used her degree to empower local Western Australian communities to enable individual, family and community wellbeing.

Woman pouring glass of wine

News • 17 Jun 2020

Women more likely to drink alcohol than men during coronavirus lock down

Dr Sally Hunt from the Faculty of Science has been featured on the ABC explaining why research shows women were more likely to drink alcohol than men during the coronavirus lockdown

Design Nuts

News • 16 Jun 2020

Edtech founder shares her story of empowering teachers and students

Kylie Burrett shares her startup journey as co-founder of edtech company Design Nuts at I2N's Startup Stories

Professor Yong-Ling Ruan looking at some plants

News • 16 Jun 2020

Roadmap laid out for next generation of crops for high productivity and resilience to climate change

A roadmap to engineer or breed the next generation of crops for high productivity and resilience to climate change has been laid out by a team of world experts.

Lisa Butson

News • 15 Jun 2020

What can I do with...a Development Studies degree? Shape Government policy

Wondering where a Bachelor of Development Studies can take you? Meet Lisa, a self-confessed “Politics Nerd”, who has used her degree to tackle several roles in Parliament House.

Hatched turtle

News • 5 Jun 2020

What’s blue and in trouble? World Oceans Day 2020

It provides over half of the world’s oxygen, it’s the primary source of food for more than a billion people, home to the greatest abundance of life on our planet… and it’s in serious trouble. You guessed it, it’s the big blue.

Felix device

News • 2 Jun 2020

‘Felix’ to transform fertility for millions of couples worldwide

Laureate Professor John Aitken from the Faculty of Science has been collaborating with Memphasys to develop 'Felix', which aims to improve the collection of vital, healthy sperm in the critical early stages of the IVF process.

Dr Hannah Power

News • 28 May 2020

Faculty of Science researcher appointed to NSW Coastal Council

An experienced coastal scientist with a passion for environmental management, Dr Hannah Power from the School of Environmental & Life Sciences has recently been appointed as one of only seven members of the NSW Coastal Council.

News • 28 May 2020

Mathematicians forge on despite pandemic

While disruptions caused by COVID-19 are affecting conferences worldwide, mathematicians in the Faculty of Science are embracing cutting-edge technology to ensure important progress is not stifled.

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Events

Stock image of the environment

Event • 13 Jul 2020 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Webinar: Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability

Join Senior Lecturer Dr Geoff MacFarlane to learn more about the Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability at the University of Newcastle and have your questions answered during a free…

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