Friday, 23 August 2019
Cape Town’s Water Strategy: what to watch

Cape Town’s Water Strategy was approved by the City Council on 30 May 2019 following a period of public comment.  Dr Kevin Winter from UCT's Future Water Institute gives pointers on what to watch with regard to the strategy.  

Publication Date:
Wed, 24 Jul 2019 - 09:15
On being a queer primatologist

Speaking at the UCT Faculty of Science Special Seminar, biological anthropologist Dr Christopher Schmitt from Boston University in the United States (US) described the myriad challenges facing LGBTQ+ researchers working in the field.

Publication Date:
Wed, 24 Jul 2019 - 08:30
Record crop of Astronomy PhDs reach for the stars

The Department of Astronomy at UCT had a record five PhD students graduating in April this year.  Among the group were the first female PhD Astrophysicist from Burkina Faso and the first female PhD in any area of Physics from Zambia.  Read their interviews to discovery more about the new Astronomy PhD graduates, their motivation for studying in this field and their journey to gaining their PhD

Publication Date:
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 - 11:30
Animals shrinking from climate change

UCT researchers have collected clear evidence that climate change is shrinking animals’ body sizes. The finding comes from research by Associate Professor Res Altwegg and Dr Birgit Erni – both from the Department of Statistical Sciences – who together with colleagues studied changes in the weight of mountain wagtails, a type of bird, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Publication Date:
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 - 08:15