.Prof Sheona Shackleton ...Staff: Academic
Undergraduate fieldtrips ...Undergraduate
Land Degradation Short Course ...Short Courses
Postgraduate thicket research ...Research
Khanya Maths & Science Club ...Community Engagement
This year saw a total of 26 of our students graduating. 1 PhD (Precillia Tata-Ngome), 5 Masters (Heather Maseko, Rebone Modipa, Kyle Langley, Tracey Steyn and Karabo Chadzingwa) and 20 Honours students. Well done to you all. Our department currently has 50 senior postgrads, 12 Honours students and 140 undergraduates and we are one of the most productive departments in the University in terms of per capita research outputs.
Enviros is part of a new interdisciplinary project that has recently been awarded R2.8 million by the national Research Foundation to examine urban dwellers’ needs and aspirations with respect to green spaces and biodiversity. The project is a collaboration between the Departments of Anthropology (Dr Michelle Cocks) and of Environmental Science (Prof Charlie Shackleton) and the Faculty of Law (Dr Gustav Muller), all at Rhodes University.
On the 16th of September, the 2015 Honours class hosted the eighth annual schools quiz. This event started in 2008 as part of the Dept's community engagement initiative and has become an event on the calendar of most of the schools in Grahamstown. This year ten schools participated, with each school being represented by three learners each from Grade 11. This year Victoria Girls High came first, with Graeme College second, DSG third and fourth place to Ntsika High.