New Networking Facilitator for Friends of UKZN Agriculture
Ms Christine Cuénod has joined the ranks of the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences as the new Networking Facilitator for Friends of UKZN Agriculture (FOA) - an association which aims to form, improve and maintain relationships between the School and agribusinesses as well as its alumni.
Cuénod, a UKZN graduate in Media and Cultural Studies, will be responsible for liaising between the School and agribusiness as well as updating School alumni on developments and events. Part of her function includes facilitating contract research, setting up opportunities for students to visit businesses and farms, finding bursaries and employment opportunities, and receiving guest speakers, as well as providing information to anyone who wants to know what is happening at the School.
The aim of the work being done by FOA is to connect the School with important collaborators and enable it to act as a key partner feeding into business and society, ensuring that SAEES upholds its reputation as the premier producer of Agricultural graduates on the continent. FOA was established in May 2012 and has since established many meaningful, mutually beneficial relationships between the School and industry.
Cuénod is based in Room 1 in the Rabie Saunders building on the Pietermaritzburg campus and can be contacted at email@example.com. or telephone (033) 260 6557.
- Swasti Maney