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The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has released their first Science and Innovation System Performance Report. This report is the first in a series of annual updates on the impact of investments in science and innovation in New Zealand. Read more: Science and Innovation System performance report-2016

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, the Royal Society of New Zealand has opened the third call for Catalyst: Leaders. Catalyst: Leaders supports incoming and outgoing targeted international fellowships for exceptional individuals that cannot be supported through other means. For further information visit Royal Society of New Zealand Website.  

The Internatiopnal Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG)  newsletter is now available online. Read more: iagg-newsletter-vol-20-13-final

The Ageing Well National Science Challenge has teamed up with students in the University of Otago’s Centre for Science Communication and co-developed an interactive exhibit at the Otago Museum called “Well Balanced”. University of Otago Associate Professor Debra Waters from the Ageing Well Management Directorate worked with Science Communication Professor Nancy Longnecker and 16 Science ...continue reading Well Balanced: Improving strength and balance at any age

Dr Dianne McCarthy CRSNZ CNZM, Acting Chair of Ageing Well National Science Challenge has announced today new funding of $3.25 million for four innovative research projects to be conducted as part of the Ageing Well National Science Challenge (NSC). In recognition of the specific challenges and opportunities faced by Māori and Pacific Peoples to age ...continue reading $3.25m in new projects for Ageing Well NSC in Māori and Pacific Peoples

Balance and strength changes across our lifetime, and improvements can be made at most times. The Ageing Well National Science Challenge teamed up with the Otago Museum and students at the University of Otago’s Centre for Science Communication to co-develop an interactive exhibition called “Well Balanced”. This fun, interactive and educational exhibition is for all ...continue reading Ageing Well NSC Exhibition at Otago Museum

Over 100 participants took part in Ageing Well's second annual forum in Wellington in September. Researchers, stakeholders, and interested individuals contributed to a day exploring opportunities for developing stakeholder-led research. Following an address by Hon Steven Joyce, speakers from Ageing Well, and special invited guests, participants identified six areas of research: The economics of ageing ...continue reading SNAP: Stakeholders identify research priorities

Professor Valery Feigin, a member of Ageing Well's Scientific Leadership Team, has recently been awarded a Health Research Council (HRC) established researcher award as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations. The award recognised his outstanding contribution to understanding stoke and traumatic brain injury. Professor Feigin has been involved in 16 HRC studies since 2000, leading ...continue reading Professor Valery Feigin’s work acknowledged

Ageing Well NSC is holding their second annual event this year on Wednesday, 14th of September, at Te Papa, Wellington. This year’s event, the Stakeholders Networking for Action-Research Partnership (SNAP), aims to create opportunities for developing partnerships in stakeholder-led research. This participatory day will work across the five strands of the Challenge needed to achieve ...continue reading Ageing Well NSC SNAP Event