Ngā Pī Ka Rere – Early Careers Network

The future of our science system, and our country, depends on those who come after us. That’s why BioHeritage invested in the next generation.

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Ngā Pī Ka Rere early careers network was established in 2019 to ensure early career professionals had all the support they needed to flourish in their chosen careers. The group intentionally didn’t use the common term ‘early career researchers’ to recognize diverse career pathways within the science system. They wanted to enable those starting, or restarting, their careers to not feel restricted to traditional research pathways.

Other goals of the group included setting up a mentorship programme, building leadership capability within our ‘fledglings’, and offering financial support and networking opportunities that might not otherwise be available.

Co-leads Helen, Symon and Aisling embraced the values of whanaungatanga, manaakitanga and whakapapa: connecting early careers, advocating for them, and recognising the interconnected and intergenerational nature of our country’s science system.

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Co-leads Ngā kaiārahi ngātahi

Bioheritage Staff Aisling Rayne

Aisling Rayne

Aisling Rayne

Cawthron Institute
Bioheritage Staff Symon Palmer

Symon Palmer

Symon Palmer

Ngāi Te Rangi
Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington
Helen Warburton

Helen Warburton

Helen Warburton

University of Canterbury

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