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Saturday, 22 October 2016
|Stuart Swan: On water rockets and persistence
A willingness to experiment led mechanical engineering student Stuart Swan to help break a world record and patent a new sealing solution for pressure vessels. Read more...
|UCT researchers shine at SAMRC Scientific Merit Awards
Three UCT researchers were honoured at the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) Scientific Merit Awards 2016 in Cape Town. Read more...
|Jacobs bats away evolutionary fallacies
Associate Professor David Jacobs reveals evolution’s mysteries and untangles some common misconceptions about evolution through the sonar scopes of nature’s “chimera” – bats. Read more...
|‘Actor-vists’ engage with Fees Must Fall
The Fall delves into the personal experiences of seven recent UCT graduates who were part of the Rhodes Must Fall and Fees Must Fall movements. Read more...
|CILT facilitates online learning
The Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) has compiled a guide to help UCT lecturers deliver teaching and learning activities online and address students’ unequal access to technology and data. Read more...
|George Vicatos: Where engineering and anatomy meet
Meet the serial inventor who is engineering revolutionary solutions for bone tumour patients, among others. Read more...
|Executive Update: Thursday, 13 October 2016
VC Dr Max Price gives feedback on the current outcomes of the UCT executive’s ongoing talks with key stakeholders. Read more...
|Grant powers Gaunt’s geomagnetic study
An Open Philanthropy Project grant paves the way to understanding the risks posed to earth’s electrical grids by geomagnetic storms. Read more...
Counselling available to UCT staff
UCT has made a toll-free counselling line available to its employees through the Organisational Health and Wellness office in the Human Resources Department.
Employees and their immediate family members (spouses and minor children) can access short-term counselling through either the on-site counsellor or via the Independent Counselling and Advisory Service (ICAS), an external service that offers up to four sessions per year.
The toll-free number is 0801 113 945. Staff can also dial *134*905# for a call back.
Organisational Health also offers staff other support, including a once-off emotional impact session that can be arranged for groups with ICAS, or a group trauma debriefing or emotional impact session facilitated by Organisational Health. Both sessions accept a maximum of 15 people per group.
For more information, contact Ashley Taylor (ext 2154) or Blanche Claasen-Hoskins (ext 5685).
Visit the Human Resources website...
Story Yusuf Omar.
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