Thursday, 22 May 2014

Dr Angus Paterson and Dr Monica Mwale at Career Lounge 22nd May

Career Lounge: the field of biodiversity
The Career Centre, Ric Bernard and the Catchment Research Group (CRG) has been working closely with WWF-SA, Green Matter, The Lewis Foundation and SANBI on a University Based Career Development Plan to increase the knowledge of opportunities and careers available in the Biodiversity sector in South Africa. This has been a long process of collaboration between all concerned. 

The idea of the Career Lounge is to create an opportunity and good “informal” space for professionals in various careers in biodiversity to showcase their career and the highlights of their job so that students get valuable insights into various careers and can get  information about where to start their job search process.

So although the presentation is in a formal lecture venue – the idea is to create a space and opportunity where questions can be asked and students can interact with the presenter. We are planning on having 6 presentations this year to showcase different careers in this sector – any suggestions on suitable speakers to be invited will be welcome.

 The second “Career Lounge” presentation will be held on 22 May and Dr Angus Paterson and Dr Monica Mwale from SAIAB are the guest speakers.

Please spread the word about this event – all are welcome and light refreshments will be served in the foyer afterwards.

Date: 22 May 2014
Venue: Barratt Lecture Theatre 1

International Day for Biological Diversity - Island Biodiversity

Did you know that today is the International Day for Biological Diversity? Organised by the United Nations, this event falls on the 22nd May each year, with the aim of increasing understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.

As this year's theme is Island Biodiversity, we would like to invite you to explore the islands of the world on ARKive.

Dive in to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean or explore the volcanic islands of the 'ring of fire' in the North and South Pacific, learn what makes these ecosystems so unique and discover endemic species found nowhere else on Earth.