Intellectually Challenged NZ

Record numbers of NZ scholars, researchers, and graduates continue to leave antipodean pastures in search of work overseas notwithstanding another dose of local official hoopla, this time heard at the Innovate Conference in Christchurch. “New Zealand has always been dependent on imported knowledge”, writes “exiled” academic Richard Easther, now a postdoctoral fellow in astrophysics at Brown University, but “the current state of university funding makes it difficult to participate in the circulation of knowledge and talent that is a crucial part of the international academic world”. See the NZEDGE Hot spots for further discussion on the brain-exchange.


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Peter Hogg Quietly Shaped Canadian Law

Peter Hogg Quietly Shaped Canadian Law

Peter Hogg, a New Zealander who became Canada’s pre-eminent constitutional scholar, was sometimes called the 10th person on that country’s nine-member Supreme Court. Hogg died on 4 February, aged 80. The…