Dr Margaret Bradshaw (Geologist and former Trustee), has been doubly honoured in the past year, with a Civic Award from the Christchurch City Council and a room named after her at the International Antarctic Centre. Both awards recognise her significant contribution to Christchurch, Antarctica and the Antarctic community.
James Blake (2015 Inspiring ExplorerTM) who crossed South Georgia as part of the Trust’s inaugural Inspiring ExplorersTM Expedition, welcomed a baby boy, Rufus Peter Blake last October.
James is currently working on The Ocean Kite Project, developing a boat powered by kite to be able to cross the ocean at speed.
Dr Fred Davey (Emeritus Scientist, GNS Science), has presented two papers as part of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, SCAR 2020 online conference; The New Zealand International Geophysical Year (IGY) program and the start of the NZ Antarctic Research Program, and Cenozoic continental rifting in the north-western Ross Sea, which covers the geological development of the western Ross Sea during the past 60 million years.
Lana Kiddie-Vai (2019 Inspiring ExplorerTM) who ventured to the Antarctic Peninsula as one of the first group of students from Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate, received a Pro Vice-Chancellor Maori Scholarship from the University of Auckland to go towards her first year of study.
Ciarán Lavelle (Conservator), part of the Trust’s conservation team (2016-2017) who helped to conserve Cape Adare artefacts, has been appointed as Head of Collections Services at the National Museum of Northern Ireland.
Diana McCormack (2017-2018 Conservation Ambassador) welcomed baby boy Laurie earlier this year. Diana continues her work as a conservator at the National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth.
William Pike (2017 Inspiring ExplorerTM and inaugural governance intern) has recently been named as one of New Zealand’s top 20 motivational speakers by Australia’s Presentation Skills Academy. More information on booking William as an inspiring speaker can be found at: www.williampike.co.nz