Join us for a screening of Ethan Steinman’s ‘Glacial Balance‘ in celebration of #PolarWeek and our #Polar World!
Help us celebrate our polar regions and the people that work and live there! As part of this year’s APECS #PolarWeek celebrations we cordially invite you to join us tomorrow on 20 September at 18:30 at the Naval Hill Planetarium of the University of the Free State (Bloemfontein). The screening will be followed by a scientific talk, and a Question & Answer session. If you would like to join us please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2017 #PolarWeek is around the corner. APECSSA is celebrating #PolarWeek in Bloemfontein this year, so if you happen to be in Bloem from 19-22 September, join us at the various #PolarWeek and #PolarWorld events below. Entry is free and we would love for you to join us in celebrating all things polar! All events, apart from Ethan Steinman’s ‘Glacial Balance‘ screening, will be held in Room 2-3 of the Geography Department at the University of the Free State.
Hello fellows APECSSA members! Don’t forget to (pretty please) fill in the APECS survey by 12 September. Your answers will help us celebrate the “Polar World” theme and will contribute to the upcoming #PolarWeek blog series, organised by APECS. You can complete the survey here or, if you have a bit of extra time, you can also give the whole survey a shot.
Help us contribute to the upcoming #PolarWeek blog series, organised by APECS, by completing a short survey by 12 September. There are only a few questions 🙂 and your answers will help us celebrate the “Polar World” theme. You can complete the survey here.
If you have a bit of extra time you can also give the whole survey a shot, but this one has a lot more questions than the shortened one APECSSA members have been asked to complete.
Don’t forget to participate in the APECS Education and Outreach Survey! It will only take a few minutes to complete. The survey deadline is 18 September. You also don’t need to be a current APECS member, as long as you were at one time part of APECS. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated :).
If you find yourself in Bloemfontein during the week of 18-24 September, keep an eye out for these #PolarWeek and #PolarWorld events.
Are you a recent PhD graduate, have just started working at a university and want to pursue an academic career? Or are you perhaps still enrolled for your PhD? Publishing articles in accredited and peer-reviewed journals is crucial to the success of an academic career. The Society of South African Geographers (SSAG) is holding its 4th Writing Workshop on 4 December at Wits University. The workshop focuses on supporting the development of scholarly academic journal publishing. This is a great opportunity so apply! For more information on the workshop click here.
- Application deadline: 22 September
- Deadline for submitting draft paper to the organizers: 1 November
- Workshop: 4 December
POLAR2018 is less than a year away and abstract submission to the conference is now open. APECS will be holding its 2nd World Summit just before the conference (17-18 June) and you can apply to join Day 2 of this summit! Registration to the summit opens in November, while abstract submissions to POLAR2018 close on 1 November. For more information on the program and summit please visit the APECS website and keep an eye out for the September APECS newsletter.
IMPORTANT DATES / DEADLINES
- 16 February 2018 for APECS Leadership and APECS National Committee leadership reps who want to attend both days of the summit
- 31 March 2018 for APECS members and other interested early career researchers wanting to attend just the second day of the summit
Enter the annual SAASTA photographic competition to celebrate and communicate science. This year there are two competitions to enter: