Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Rhodes Scholars Elect for 2013


Rhodes Scholars Elect for 2013

Thursday 8 November 2012

Edward Stace, Louis Chambers and James Bonifacio have been selected as Rhodes Scholars Elect for 2013, following a selection meeting chaired by the Governor-General at Government House in Wellington on Wednesday.

Rhodes Scholarships are the pinnacle of achievement for university graduates wishing to pursue postgraduate study at Oxford University, regarded as one of the world’s leading universities. In New Zealand the awards are administered by Universities New Zealand – Te Pokai Tara.

James Bonifacio is studying at the University of Canterbury, after attending Hagley Community College. He has completed a BSc with a double major in mathematics and physics, and is now in his Honours year.
He has a keen interest in cosmology and has a passion for teaching and the communication of science to a wider audience.

At Oxford, he intends to undertake a DPhil in Theoretical Physics and to engage with researchers and academics from a wide range of fields.

James completed two summer research positions, one at the University of Canterbury and another at the Australian National University. He has been the recipient of numerous university scholarships and prizes throughout his university career.
He has been involved in tutoring and mentoring at university and currently as a tutor at a local high school.

His other interests include taekwondo where he competes at a high level.

Louis Chambers
studied at the University of Otago, after attending Havelock North High School. He will shortly graduate with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Economics, with a Minor in Environmental Management.

At Oxford he intends to study for the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) in his first year and the Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Change and Management in his second year.

Louis is particularly interested in issues of climate change and sustainability and has completed an internship with the Environmental Defence Fund in Washington DC, a non-governmental environmental advocacy organisation known for its science-based, non-partisan approach.

He founded a Youth Climate Change Advocacy Organisation called Generation Zero that advocates for responsible policy changes to reduce New Zealand’s emissions.

Louis has considerable experience in debating and has been the president of the Otago University Debating Society for over two years. He has also represented the University in Australasian inter-varsity debating championships.

Edward Stace has studied medicine at the University of Otago, after attending Wellington College. He completed a research degree, the Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours, and will shortly graduate MB, ChB.

His Bachelor of Medical Science research investigated growing bone tissue from stem cells for storage and future transplantation.

At Oxford he plans to study for a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) and looks forward to continuing his studies in tissue engineering. He also hopes to develop his interest in preventive medicine and public health, with the aim of taking a role in tackling health issues facing society.

Edward has trained as an officer in the Territorial Force of the New Zealand Army.

He is a keen rower, and has been a member of the New Zealand Youth Olympic Rowing Squad.


Click for big version.

Attached photo: (From left) Edward Stace, James Bonifacio, the Governor-General, Lt Gen the Right Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Louis Chambers.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Safer Internet Day: Keeping Safe Online More Important Than Ever

Tuesday 9 February marks Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day is designed to create awareness about the importance of Internet safety and encourages positive use of technology - with a strong focus on young people. More>>

ALSO:

We Have The Technology: Zephyrometer Up And Moving

“The needle’s stoppers had to be repaired because of the extra impact caused by the balance not being correct. We also added an extra 300kgs counter-balance – made from zinc coated steel triangle plates. These adjustments will now stop it bending low over the road in high winds.” More>>

ALSO:

Waitangi Day: Treaty Of Waitangi - Found In Translation

To celebrate the Society of Translators and Interpreters's 30th anniversary, over 90 translators will work together to translate the English and Māori versions of the Treaty of Waitangi into 30 languages... More>>

ALSO:

Northland Development: Trust Applauds $4m Government Funding For Art Centre

Today's announcement of central government support, made by Minister of Economic Development Steven Joyce, provides a key step forward in funding for Whangarei’s Hundertwasser Art Centre & Wairau Maori Art Gallery. More>>

ALSO:

Memorial: 85th Anniversary Of 1931 Napier Earthquake

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye will today attend the 85th anniversary afternoon tea for survivors of the 1931 Napier earthquake, to pay tribute to the heroism, kindness and generosity shown by many during this and more recent emergencies. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news