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How is the SMC measuring up?

Dacia Herbulock posted in on November 28th, 2016.

We love evidence, here at the SMC. So when the chance came up to put our own work under the microscope, we jumped at the opportunity. Earlier this year, we set out to evaluate the impact of the work we are doing with scientists, journalists and editors, with a particular focus on our Science Media SAVVY […]

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Top scientists earn trust of New Zealanders

John Kerr posted in on June 20th, 2011.

The release of the Reader’s Digest ‘most trusted’ survey has revealed that the top three most trusted New Zealanders are scientists. Sir Ray Avery, Sir Peter Gluckman and Sir Paul Callaghan topped the list of 100 well known Kiwis ranked by their trustworthiness. More about the annual survey and the full list of 100 Kiwis […]

Radio NZ: Scientists gloomy about profession

Peter Griffin posted in on February 10th, 2010.

A survey conducted by the Association of Scientists shows that less than half of NZ scientists would recommend the profession to young people. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Many of those surveyed say they are concerned by unreasonably high levels of accountability and bureaucracy. “The survey also reveals deep discontent with the system of […]

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