The North Shore branch of Graduate Women New Zealand has awarded four post graduate scholarships to women studying at Massey University’s Albany Campus. The awards are to support high achieving women to continue Doctoral level studies.
The 2019 awards were presented at a High Tea Awards Ceremony held at the Masonic Centre in Albany. In making the presentation Mrs Carolyn Harvey, President of Graduate Women North Shore noted that over the twenty[FM1] years that these awards have been offered the range of study areas women were undertaking had widened greatly. Over the two decades 142 scholarships and awards have been made and with a total a value of $500,000.
This year’s recipients of post graduate awards were.
Tanisha Pereira from Henderson. Tanisha holds Bachelor of Engineering with Honours and is undertaking Doctoral studies into technologies that can be implemented in situ to analyse defects in parts while a machine is in operation. Tanisha was awarded $8,000.00.
Adi Papirany from Torbay holds a Bachelor of Arts Hons and is enrolled in the Doctor of Clinical Psychology and her research is exploring cyberbullying an issue affecting many people and particularly adolescents. Adi was awarded $5000.00
Alice Stevenson lives in Bayview and holds a Bachelor of Science, and a Bachelor of Science Hons in psychology. She is now undertaking Doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology. Alice is investigating systemic factors such as power imbalance which lead to marginalisation and disempowerment of people. Alice’s award was $2,500.00.
Emily Palmer from Unsworth Heights has a Bachelor of Natural Sciences, and a Master of Science in Conservation Biology. For her Doctoral Studies Emily is researching areas of marine mammalogy, ecology and conservation and was awarded a $2000.00 travel grant to attend the Second World marine mammal Conference which is to take place in Barcelona in December this year.
As well as the post graduate awards, five high achieving first year students who had attended North Shore High Schools were awarded $1,500.00 study grants. Recipients of these awards and the High schools they attended were, Sherrice Imbo, Carmel College; TamilaTodd, Glenfield College; Jade Mademblik, Northcote College; Holly Spencer, Orewa College; and Megan McIsaac, Rangitoto College.