Inbox: A place where talent wants to live

To mark the anniversary of Sir Paul Callaghan’s death on 24 March 2012, the McGuinness Institute has announced the joint winners of the Sir Paul Callaghan Science Meets Humanities Scholarship.
The scholarship, developed from discussions surrounding the late Sir Paul’s vision of making New Zealand ‘a place where talent wants to live’, will enable Charlotte Greenfield and Darren Zhang to travel around New Zealand exploring practical ways in which Sir Paul’s vision could be implemented. They will also prepare working paper based on their interviews with enterprising New Zealanders.
Greenfield was participant in the McGuinness Institute’s EmpowerNZ workshop, held in August 2012. She holds an LLB (Hons) and BA majoring in English, and is moving to New York later this year to study investigative journalism at Columbia University.
Zhang was participant of the Institute’s LongTermNZ workshop. He is currently studying toward BA in politics and philosophy at the University of Auckland, is youth advisor at the Ministry of Youth Development and has been involved in the NZ Red Cross Refugee Services and UNICEF New Zealand.
“Sir Paul was visionary,” Wendy McGuinness, chief executive of the McGuinness Institute says. “His vision to make New Zealand place where talent wants to live has permeated our thinking and inspired us to look for ways in which we and others can implement this vision.” M

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