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Vice-Chancellors Lecture Series 2018

Organised by the Faculty of Science, this four-lecture series addresses some of the barriers to inclusion, participation and success of diverse groups within, and beyond, education and employment.

Suffrage 125 Science

It's the 125th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New Zealand and we're renaming our faculty, schools and departments to honour alumnae of note.

Discover your Science with us

We’re much more than just New Zealand’s top ranked science faculty. We are a diverse collaborative community, full of budding scientists ready to help you discover your passion and what makes you tick.

  • International honour for Professor James Curran
    10 August 2018
    Department of Statistics academic, Professor James Curran, has been awarded a Fellowship with the American Statistical Association (ASA).
  • Concern over quality of Māori Census data
    25 July 2018
    Andrew Sporle, a researcher in the Department of Statistics, is among a group of indigenous scholars sounding the alarm over the quality of Māori data in this year’s Census.
  • The secrets of scampi stock assessment
    18 July 2018
    Of all the creatures in the sea, why is scampi so intriguing? Dr Ian Tuck did his PhD on scampi fisheries ecology and now works for NIWA, while also working on collaborative research projects in the Department of Statistics. Find out more.
  • Making sure the forecast fits
    28 June 2018
    Shanika Wickramasuriya, who started with the Department of Statistics as a lecturer in February 2018, focuses her work on time-series analysis, forecasting and computational statistics. Her research helps companies look at their past data to predict their future needs.
  • Becoming a probabilist | Simon Harris branches out
    20 June 2018
    Associate Professor Simon Harris from the from the United Kingdom, is a probabilist. His research focuses on branching processes, including branching Brownian motions.