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Prestigious award for Margreth Tadie

19 Aug 2013 - 11:15

The CMR proudly congratulates Margreth Tadie on being awarded a highly prestigious UCT Research Associateship at a ceremony held on the 7th of August 2013, pictured above with her supervisor, Dr Kirsten Corin and UCT’s Vice-Chancellor, Dr Max Price. As a PhD student within the CMR, Margreth’s work considers the electrochemistry of the platinum group minerals in an effort to better understand the reactions occurring within the flotation system and thereby improve the recoveries of these valuable minerals.

According to the UCT Website “Twenty-five postgraduate student researchers, the cream of UCT's master's and PhD candidates, and their supervisors gathered in the Postgraduate Centre and Funding Office for the annual Research Associateship Awards last night.

The awards are open to all areas of study and this year's research associates work in a broad range of fields, from information systems and paediatrics and child health to music and law, as well as a spread of science and engineering fields.

The awards also support the university's strategic objective to be a research-led institution.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Danie Visser, also Chair of the Postgraduate Studies Funding Committee, hosted the event and the awards were presented by Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price.

Nomination for a research associateship award is followed by a rigorous review of each candidate's work, progress and contributions to the university's research endeavour. However, the awards are unique in that they acknowledge both students and their supervisors, the latter for their vital support and mentorship.

These one-off awards are also sought-after funding sources that support research and conference travel. Master's Research Associateships are worth R30 000 and Doctoral Research Associateships worth R45 000. (These may be held concurrently with standard National Research Foundation or Medical Research Council bursaries.)”