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International Accreditation of the UCT Introductory Course in Laboratory Animal Science & Ethics
Tue, 08 Sep 2020 - 14:30

The UCT-RAF Introductory Course in Laboratory Animal Science, presented by Veterinary Scientific Services as a core component of the foundational training for scientists, has received international accreditation from FELASA – the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations – distinguishing itself as the only accredited course in Africa and one of only two such courses outside of Europe.

Teaching in extended programmes in South Africa
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 - 09:00

An edited collection, "Teaching in extended programmes in South Africa: classroom contexts, lecturer identities and teaching practices", due to be published in December 2018, "attempts to offer a window into the daily teaching realities of university lecturers working in the extended curriculum and first year domains at local universities".

Questions academics can ask to decolonise their classrooms
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 - 08:30

"...we’ve come up with a series of questions to encourage academics across faculties to unearth some of the norms, assumptions and everyday practices that are taken for granted and which may be entangled in the “hidden curriculum”. This might help us to think through the “how” as well as the “what”, as a first practical step towards “decolonising” our teaching."

Humanities Education Development Unit's Shannon Morreira and Associate Professor, Kathy Luckett report on the work of a working group called "Decolonising Pedagogy in the Humanities". 

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UCT Careers Service celebrates 50 Years
Mon, 07 May 2018 - 12:00

UCT’s Careers Service (CS) started out in 1968 in a small wooden building next to the geology department.

Children's Institute PhD Fellow Wins First RAPCAN Doctoral Scholarship
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 - 00:15

Congratulations to Natasha Hendricks, a PhD fellow based at the Children’s Institute, for being selected as a recipient of the Resources and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (RAPCAN) Legacy Doctoral scholarship in July 2019.

The link between violence against women and children matters. Here’s why
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 - 14:30

Nearly half of women across South Africa are subjected to violence by an intimate partner. This in turn negatively affects about one in four children. A child who is exposed to violence in the home also risks being abused and will, quite reasonably, fear for their own safety.

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Left Behind: The Realisation of Children’s Rights Undercut by Violence
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - 12:00

"Where fundamental human rights are violated, we as a society need to stand up particularly when the rights violation affects the most vulnerable members of our society." CI's Stefanie Röhrs writes about how violence against children is undermining the realisation of their human rights.

National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System: call for applications for eResearch funding
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 - 11:45

The National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System is making funds available to researchers in the areas of cyberinfrastructure to support both fundamental and applied research.

Lecturers reflect on their efforts to ensure no student gets left behind
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 - 10:15

Lynne Coleman, Senior Lecturer at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, takes a look at recently published collection, Teaching in Extended Programmes in South Africa, which features reflections by ADP lecturers on classroom practices in extended programmes. 

Open public lecture: Digital Innovation
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 - 14:30

Join visiting Professor Gesche Joost on 30 January 2019 from 5-6:30pm for an open talk on Civic Design for an inclusive African digital society.

Rethinking university rankings: we need to talk about (quality & inequality) of teaching
Fri, 05 Oct 2018 - 10:15

Is there a relationship between university world rankings and quality of teaching? What is the relationship between quality and addressing inequality at HEIs?  A/Prof Suellen Shay reflects on these questions in this recent The Conversation article.

Neuroscience Institute Grant awards
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 - 17:00

The Neuroscience Institute put out a Request for Applications in 2018 in order to encourage start-up collaborative grants, that could be converted into larger grants to sustain independent investigators. We are pleased to announce that 3 grants have been awarded.

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