Working in partnership, the SCB UQ Chapter and UQ Properties and Facilities Management-Sustainability have made a roaring success of the Riverbank Restoration Project. Not only is the project bringing back habitat and wildlife alongside the Brisbane River, it has now been awarded an Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACT) Community Engagement Green Gown Award!
The Society of Conservation Biology UQ/Brisbane Chapter is hosting a fundraising film night on Wednesday 14 September 6 pm at the Schonell Theatre, St Lucia, UQ Campus, Brisbane.
The evening includes a showcase of conservation short films made by undergraduate biology students (and future conservation scientists!) followed by the feature highlight — the hilarious tale of one of Australia’s most notorious environmental blunders, Cane Toads The Conquest (a film by Mark Lewis).
Click through for ticket information.
Just prior to the SCBO 2016 Brisbane conference, we released a Draft Diversity Statement and invited members to provide feedback on how SCB Oceania can uphold its commitment to diversity.
During the conference we asked attendees to tweet using the #SCBODiversity hashtag and discussed the draft statement during a group session.
Finally, we asked for feedback in the post-conference survey, so in total we received some fantastic input.
Many thanks everyone for coming to SCBO 2016! It was great because you were here, and generated the friendly, engaging and informative discussions typical of our society.
We seek your input into how SCB Oceania can uphold its commitment to diversity:
- How do you define diversity in SCB Oceania?
- What could SCB Oceania do to support a diverse, inclusive, and equitable membership and leadership?
- What are some of your reasons for wanting to see diversity, inclusion, and equity in SCB Oceania?
Click through to find out how to have your input into drafting our SCB Oceania Diversity Statement.
Our 2016 AGM will be held during the Society for Conservation Biology 4th Oceania Congress, July 7th, 6.00-7.00pm in the Plaza Auditorium (Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on Grey Street). Drinks and nibbles will be provided, so please come along …
Congratulations to our two newly elected SCB Oceania board members – Danielle Shanahan and Tim Doherty!
Thanks to everyone who put their names forward for election, and to everyone who voted. We’re looking forward to meeting many of you at SCBO 2016. Please make a note to come along to our AGM, where we’ll be brainstorming new ways to engage with all our members on SCBO activities and initiatives in the next year.
Read more about Danielle and Tim below…
A new Special Issue in Pacific Conservation Biology edited by SCBO board members Vanessa Adams, Rebecca Spindler and Richard Kingsford is out now.
We have (a record?) 11 members nominated to join the board, and two “member at large” positions available. The nominees are…
- Kathleen Beyer
- Alienor Chauvenet
- Tim Doherty
- Jean-Yves Meyer
- Dominique Pelletier
- Michele Raffin
- Danielle Shanahan
- Rebecca Stirnemann
- Amelia Wenger
- Jut Wynne
- Liane Zeroes
You can read more about the candidates on the voting page. To vote, go to www.conbio.org, log in to your member area, and click the link to vote in the first blue box on your member homepage. You must be an Oceania Section member to vote.
We are currently looking for new members to join our Society for Conservation Oceania section board. To give you an insight into the perks of being a board member, and the wonderful people you’ll get to work with, we’re going to …