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Canterbury Women Researchers

Off To A Good Start

The UNA Canterbury


Co-hosted with the Canterbury Women’s Club  

an event where close to 100 women from very diverse research fields gathered for a Breakfast Meeting

at the 236  St Asaph Street Kitchen ,

Dr Megan Woods’ speech to the first gathering was entitled – “Her Stories:  

Women, Research & Recovery.   Dr Megan Woods is the local MP for Wigram, and Opposition spokesperson for Innovation, Research & Development, as well as Associate Spokesperson for Education, Tertiary Education and Transport.Dr Megan’s presentation was illustrated throughout by vignettes of Canterbury women whose research activities had not only benefited the local community but had also achieved a global reach.  

This first initiative, suggested an exciting future and plans are already underway for a two-prong future.

CWC & UNA Canterbury have planned quarterly breakfast meetings with keynote speakers in 2015.

Details are online here and in future newsletters from CWC & UNANZ.

Canterbury Women Researchers’ Goals

1. to support and affirm women in research

2. to assist in connecting research networks – local and global.  

3. to nurture and incubate ideas that will strengthen and empower these researchers.  

4. to encourage women to express themselves through research and other creative activities, particularly in science and education, with deeper penetration into diverse ethnic groups.

5. to affirm the importance of the research base before proceeding to action/policy making.

The plans by CWC are to further develop these meetings over breakfasts in the years to come .

These breakfast gatherings, will be enhanced with keynote speakers

Details are online here and future newsletters .

Further more  

On-going smaller networks focused around both connected research interests and/or cross-disciplinary groups are being organised with opportunities for smaller group meetings in the central city.

The Kate Sheppard White Camellia Room in the Canterbury Women’s House, 190 Worcester Street is available “24/7” for smaller groups of 15-20 people. 

Venue Bookings

To support and develop these networking groups

please download our QUESTIONNAIRE (word doc)

                            Or QUESTIONNAIRE (PDF)

See also


AWIS research.pdf