At the 2012 New Zealand Association of Scientists conference, “Do Emerging Scientists Have a Future in New Zealand?”, Associate Professor Deborah Hay was given the opportunity to introduce the Stratus network and describe the way in which it is contributing to supporting New Zealand science. From this stemmed an article on Stratus, which was published in a recent issue of New Zealand Science Review (vol 69(3), 2012).

Stratus continues to have discussions with the Vice Chancellor regarding issues with career development for post-doctoral fellows. A thorough process of consultation with Deans and HR is almost complete and Stratus hopes to have good news on this topic before long. In relation to this, Deborah has been invited to join the focus group on Academic Standards. This is an important opportunity for Stratus.


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