Tagged: university

University Professors who "Only" Teach - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Nov 03, 2012

I recently came across an article discussing the idea of “teaching-only streams” in universities. The Canadian article begins by asking the question “how can governments best meet the need to produce well-educated, global citizens in an age of significant budgetary constraint? Or, better, what methods, means and strategies will enable students to learn more yet, at the same time, … Read More

Let’s accept now that the ATI will find it very difficult to kick off by February next year - Stick

Peter Kerr Oct 25, 2012

By the look of things, maybe we should accept, now, that the Advanced Technology Institute won’t be up and running by 1 Feb 2012. This was a two-month postponement from the original 1 November 2012 date – but the way … Continue reading → … Read More

Getting to a BLISful state a long and winding road - Stick

Peter Kerr Oct 11, 2012

Dunedin-based BLIS’s oral cavity probiotic products have “spent a long time on the runway”, as it chief executive Dr Barry Richardson described the other day. (Briefly wearing a journalist hat, I interviewed Richardson for BusinessDesk). There’s a certain irony in … Continue reading → … Read More

Strengthening Secondary/Tertiary Collaboration - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Oct 07, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a Secondary-Tertiary meeting, organised by Sabina Cleary of UC Ed Plus with the support of the Canterbury Science Teachers Association. This meeting involved teachers from secondary schools around Christchurch with staff from the three main tertiary institutions (University of Canterbury, Lincoln University and Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology) to discuss various aspects of … Read More

The Patents Bill and the Wai 262 Report: two solitudes in search of common ground - Stick

Peter Kerr Sep 26, 2012

A guest blog by Doug Calhoun In an earlier post on the Patents Bill: I mentioned that the introduction of the Bill had been delayed for 14 years because of concerns about the Wai 262 claim. Nearly fifteen months after … Continue reading → … Read More

Know and figure out ‘pain points’ before any commercialisation – KiwiNet - Stick

Peter Kerr Jun 28, 2012

Market validation, before the really expensive part of idea commercialisation, was Duncan Ledwith’s message to KiwiNet people. What pain point do you address was his rhetoric question put to university and CRI commercialisation people at a recent Wellington forum? The … Continue reading → … Read More

Tapping into market knowledge….down at your local library! - Stick

Peter Kerr Jun 07, 2012

One of the great things about going to events such as the World Class New Zealanders Inspire day in Wellington is you never know who you’re going to bump into. Thus, how many people know that Wellington’s Public City Library … Continue reading → … Read More

Science gets a rap – Tom McFadden - Stick

Peter Kerr Jun 05, 2012

Getting kids interested in science is a bit of a challenge around New Zealand, but transplanted American Tom McFadden’s doing his best to up the excitement. The Californian, a Stanford biology lecturer in a former life, is currently studying a … Continue reading → … Read More

Kiwi battery technology charged up on green car opportunities - Stick

Peter Kerr May 10, 2012

By guest blogger, Imogen Reed Congratulations are due to UC’s Dr John Abrahamson (Chemical and Process Engineering) and Christchurch company ArcActive who recently won one of three prestigious awards at the April 2012 CleanEquity Conference in Monaco. The award, for … Continue reading → … Read More

Our internet-inspired impatience is only getting worse - Stick

Peter Kerr Apr 19, 2012

There’s a fair number of (mostly ignored) requests to link and/or ‘write about us’ emails received by sticK. However Tony Shin tweaked an interest in the subject line, ‘A quick question about Instant Gratification’. He in turn linked through to … Continue reading → … Read More