NECTAR Events and Initiatives

NECTAR provides a professional development program aiming to enable ECAs to be successful.

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This list is an incomplete program and will be updated as events are confirmed. Note, that your family members are welcome at all NECTAR events.

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TUE
21 June

 

10am-11am
R-Ladies Canberra and ANU NECTAR Morning tea 

HN1.33 seminar room, Hanna Neumann, Building 145 l Science Road l ANU Acton Campus

A social morning tea with R-Ladies Canberra, hosted by The Australian National University’s network for early career academics, ANU NECTAR. This is an opportunity for peers working in statistical computing and graphics environments, including R, to connect across boundaries. R-Ladies is a Global Network of R users promoting gender diversity in the R community, and people of all genders are welcome.

Guest speakers will talk about research challenges they solved with R:

  • Alice Richardson - ANU Statistical Support Network
  • Danielle Barth - ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Francis Hui - ANU College of Business and Economics

If you are curious about R, ANU NECTAR, the ANU Statistical Support Network or would like to support early career researchers at ANU - join us.

Register

Wed
22 June

 

ANU early and mid-career researcher walking group
Wednesdays 1pm-2pm

Outside the bakery l Joplin Road l ANU Acton Campus

Join us for a social walk and an opportunity for EMCRs to connect and expand their networks, get their steps in or just take a little break from their desks. Given the difficulty of the last few years, we know there are a lot of new staff who maybe haven’t met anyone outside of their immediate teams. Come and meet us!

How to get involved? Meet us at 1pm Wednesday in the very end of Joplin Lane (outside the Bakery) OR email Lillian.Smyth@anu.edu.au for questions/ more information/ to make sure we know you’re coming and don’t leave without you. This is an ANU early career researcher-led initiative.

TUE
May-June

 

ANU Programming Community of Practice
Next Tue 21 10-11am June

HN1.33 seminar room| Hanna Neumann| Building 145 l Science Road l ANU Acton Campus

Also Tue 28 June 9.30am-12pm - Tea room ground floor foyer| Hanna Neumann| Building 145 l Science Road l ANU Acton Campus

Do you use programming for data analysis, teaching, or other applications? Would you like to connect with peers and learn from more experienced developers? Join NECTAR Custodian Matt Thompson and others for a new weekly programming community of practice. Here, participants can work alongside peers on their programming-related tasks, sharing your tips and tricks of the trade.

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two days in Sep

TBD

10.00am-3pm

NECTAR Policy Impact Workshop
Venue:Acton Campus
Early career academics are often being asked to engage with policymakers and demonstrate the influence of their research in the "real world". Join this workshop to learn about the necessary skills and tools that are needed to engage with and influence decision-makers to achieve real-world impacts from your research.
NECTAR is organising this workshop in collaboration with Dr Chris Cvitanovic from the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science.
This workshop will be delivered as a 2-day workshop and the participants are expected to attend for both days.

Register here

THU

18

Aug
11am-12pm

NECTAR Annual General Meeting AGM

On Zoom
Are you curious about what NECTAR has been up to in the last 12 months, what's up next and who has nominated to represent you as NECTAR Co-Chair? Show your support by coming to NECTAR's AGM. All researchers and teachers and partners of NECTAR and your family members are welcome. Agenda TBA.

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PAST EVENTS

TUE
Mar
10.30am-11.30am
ANU NECTAR Mentoring Program Drop-in Sessions
Research shows mentoring reduces stress, increases job satisfaction, and is a game-changer for career success. Find out more at these info sessions on Tuesdays.
Come and find out about the ANU NECTAR Mentoring Program. No RSVP necessary.
• Every Tuesday until 8 March, 10.30-11.30am
WED

9

Mar
9.30am-10.30am
Learning and ‘early-career’ teaching strategy ANU 2022 – 2025
Join Professor Grady Venville, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), and Professor Maryanne Dever, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education and Digital) in a discussion on Learning and Teaching success at ANU; the Academic Strategy supporting the ANU Strategic plan 2022-2025, and how it affects early-career teachers. Grady and Maryanne welcome your questions and ideas.
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THU

10

Mar
10am-11am
Strategy to enable Early-Career Researchers at ANU
Join Professor Keith Nugent, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), and Professor Ann Evans, Dean of Higher Degree Research, in a discussion with NECTAR on setting ANU early-career researchers up for success in 2022.
Keith and Ann will share their vision for enabling optimal research performance at ANU, with particular reference to early career researchers. They welcome your questions, ideas and perspectives.
Register here
THU

12

May
10.30am-11.30am

Researchers and the Australian Government

On Zoom
Meet Nicole Henry, Chief of Staff - Office of the Chief Scientist - in conversation with ANU Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Professor Keith Nugent, about researchers working with the Australian Government. Nicole will talk about the purpose of the Office of the Chief Scientist and how researchers, like yourselves, help fulfil and support its purpose. This will be an opportunity to ask Keith about research funding strategy in this space. Let's discuss the possibilities. Come and ask your questions. This event will not be recorded.

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TUE

17

May
10.30am-12.30pm

Win at research grants with Statistical Methodology support

On Zoom
What does your research plan look like, on a grant application? To win you want a viable, feasible and well-thought-out plan right from research design to clear communication of results. You can do that with clearly described statistical design and analysis elements. People who win at this don’t tend to do so in isolation. Alice Richardson from the ANU Statistical Support Network is keen to meet you. She will deliver a workshop aimed to help ANU researchers get set on the path to clear results right from the research design stage. Limited placements apply.

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Please click here to see a list of 2021 events.