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Damage to Science Faculty Buildings
Message to staff and students about damage to HW Pearson building.

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Wednesday, 5 May 2021
Science and the making of My Octopus Teacher

The news that My Octopus Teacher had won an Oscar for the Best Documentary at the 93rd Academy Awards was met with elation in the Cape Peninsula’s Deep South where naturalist, film-maker and co-star Craig Foster lives and freedives. But underpinning the film was his relationship with two University of Cape Town (UCT) marine biologists, Foster’s science and marine tracking mentors:  fellow seashore explorer Emeritus Professor Charles Griffiths and alumnis Dr Jannes Landschoff, who was scientific advisor on the movie.

Publication Date:
Thu, 29 Apr 2021 - 14:00
Train researchers for big science in oceanography

Oceanography’s first woman head of department Professor Isabelle Ansorge delivered her inaugural lecture on 14 April. Titled “Teaching the many (50) shades of blue – while the world is changing its shade”, the presentation was the first in the Vice-Chancellor’s Inaugural Lecture programme for 2021.

Publication Date:
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 - 15:00
COVID-19: UCT math modeller makes her mark

In January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) invited the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Dr Sheetal Silal to join an international taskforce of mathematical modellers to study the dynamics of a novel coronavirus outbreak in China. Little did she know the impact this would have on her life and career. 

Publication Date:
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 - 13:00
Archaeology is first science department with black staff majority

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Department of Archaeology has marked a major milestone by becoming the first department in the Faculty of Science with a black staff majority. This follows the appointments of alumni Dr Vuyiswa Lupuwana and Dr Yonatan Sahle.

Publication Date:
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 - 15:15

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