School of Applied Human Sciences Postgraduate Conference a Great Success
The School of Applied Human Sciences recently hosted a successful annual postgraduate student conference. Organised by Dr Thandi Magojo and a special team of students from the Masters Industrial Psychology class, more than 140 students registered for the conference, a quarter being from other schools in Humanities.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of College, Professor Cheryl Potgieter, welcomed the delegates. The keynote address by Dr Colin Chasi, Head of Communications at the University of Johannesburg, was titled: “Communication, Health and Ubuntu”.
The Dean and Head of School, Professor Nhlanhla Mkhize, presented UKZN’s Professor Anna Meyer-Weitz and Professor Donal McCracken with awards for their outstanding contributions to the School.
Thirty papers were presented by honours, masters and doctoral students from Communications and Media Studies; Criminology and Forensic Studies; Psychology as well as Social Work.
The cConference concluded with a stimulating seminar on Ethics in a University, chaired by Professor Steve Collings with McCracken, Professor Nhlanhla Mkhize, Professor Keyan Tomaselli and Professor Doug Wassenaar on the panel.
- Donal McCracken