27 June 2019
Volume: 7
Issue: 35
Highlights from the launch of the new buildings on the Edgewood campus.

UKZN Opens Historic Buildings Named after Struggle Icons

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UKZN’s School of Education recently opened three of its new buildings on the Edgewood campus, Pinetown.


Combating Gender-Based Violence at UKZN

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By Janine Hicks

Students, staff and management at institutions of higher learning across the country, as well as leadership within the Department of Higher Education and Training, have been outraged at the levels of gender-based violence (GBV) on university campuses and residences.

Attendees at the launch of the Centre for Functional Biodiversity on UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg campus.

New Centre Boosts Biodiversity and Ecology Research

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UKZN’s Centre for Functional Biodiversity (CFB) was officially launched at an event on the Pietermaritzburg campus attended by academics, students and researchers from across the University’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science, as well as several other institutes and research centres.

Striving to live emotionally intelligent lives.

Living an Emotionally Intelligent Life

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The College of Health Sciences, through its “Grow our People”, strategy recently held a number of training workshops for staff on emotional intelligence.

UKZN alumni at the movie evening.

Alumni Enjoy Film Screening

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Fun was had by 120 alumni who attended a special screening of the recently released film, The Sun is also a Star at Musgrave Centre in Durban on 12 June 2019.

From left: Dr Gugu Mazibuko, Professor Colleen Downs, and Mrs Busisiwe Ramabodu at the leadership workshop for women in academia hosted by UKZN’s Human Resources Division.

UKZN hosts Women in Leadership Workshop

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UKZN’s Human Resources Division hosted a leadership workshop for women in academia that brought together women from different disciplines to share their experiences, learn from one another and feel empowered.

Mr Prasheen Maharaj (left) and Dr Rudi Kimmie at the “Meet the CEO” event.

“Meet the CEO” - Bridging the Gap between Business and Academia

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The Aerotropolis Institute Africa (AIA) in collaboration with UKZN’s School of Engineering recently hosted a highly successful “Meet the CEO” event on the Howard College campus.

UNkk Elaine Brass, isikhulu esiphezulu se-HWSETA, nePhini leSekelashansela kwezoCwaningo e-UKZN, uSolwazi Deresh Ramjugernath, ngemva kokusayina isivumelwano.

I-UKZN Isayine Isivumelwano ne-Health and Welfare Seta Ngamithi yesiNtu

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Umkhakha wezemithi yesiNtu e-UKZN usanda kusayina isivumelwano ne-Health and Welfare SETA (i-HWSETA) ekhempasini i-Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine.

Kusukela kwesobunxele wuDkt Kimesh Naidoo owudokotela wezingane owathola umfundaze i-SAFRI wangowezi-2018, uDkt Jacky van Wyk wakwa-AL-Research, noNks Keshena Naidoo othole umfundaze we-SAFRI wangowezi-2019.

Owase-UKZN Ugixabezwe nge-SAFRI Fellowship

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UNks Keshena Naidoo ofundisa e-UKZN uhlabane ngomfundaze i-Sub-Saharan Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (i-SAFRI) yomuntu ofundisa ezezeMpilo ukuthi eseke umsebenzi owenza izinto ngendlela entsha esikhungweni afundisa kuso.

PhD in Social Work student, Ms Thobeka Ntini, who got to be part of the Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) in Norway.

Social Work PhD Student Part of Bergen Summer Research School

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PhD student in Social Work Ms Thobeka Ntini was thrilled to be part of the Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) in Norway.

Fifth-year Medical student, Mr Kapil Narain, enjoying Kigali.

Medical Student Presents at International Symposium

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Fifth-year Medical student, Mr Kapil Narain, was selected to present his research at the Incision Global Surgery Symposium (IGSS) 2019 held in Kigali, Rwanda.

Fourth-year Psychiatric Nursing students at Montarena Secondary with lecturer, Mrs MA Jarvis; student counsellor, Mrs W Thaver; and teacher, Mr S Moodley.

Nursing Students Reach Out to Learners

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Fourth-year Psychiatric Nursing students at UKZN held a mini-seminar for Grade 9 to 12 learners at Montarena Secondary School in Chatsworth to equip learners with knowledge to improve their sense of self-efficacy and navigational skills in career pathing.

Master’s students at the workshop on writing a good research proposal.

Humanities Writing Place Hosts Workshop for Master’s Students

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A workshop for first-year master’s students on how to write a good research proposal was hosted by The Writing Place within the College of Humanities on the Pietermaritzburg campus.