Te Kawa a Māui – School of Māori Studies


Metis cowboys and gendered relations of domesticity

Date: 9 March 2015

Time: 10.00 am

Te Kawa a Māui Research Seminar

Professor Chris Andersen (University of Alberta)

Métis cowboys and gendered relations of domesticity: Unearthing (and complicating) the photographic archive of “Big John” Arcand.

This Research Seminar will take place in Te Ahumairangi (48 Kelburn Parade, Room 101).

All welcome.

FHSS Postgraduate Information Evening

Date: 26 March 2015

Time: 5.30 pm

Venue: AM 102/104 (opposite Wishbone)

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences warmly invites you to the Postgraduate Information Evening at 5.30 pm on Thursday, 23 March.

This is a chance for students to mix and mingle with fellow postgraduates and FHSS staff. It is also an opportunity to find out what services the Faculty Student and Academic Services offers postgraduate students and key information regarding postgraduate study.

Get informed and set yourself up for success in your postgraduate studies!

The information session begins at 5.30 pm, with refreshments to follow at 6.15.

For catering purposes, please RSVP by Monday, 23 March to georgie.brown@vuw.ac.nz with 'Postgrad Eve' in the subject line.

Download the Postgraduate Information Evening flyer (PDF, 330 KB).

Māori Students' Event

Date: 31 March 2015

Time: 5.00 pm

Venue: Alan MacDiarmid (AM) 102, Kelburn Campus

An evening for Māori students is to be hosted by the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences & Education on Tuesday, 31 March 2015. It will be held in the Alan MacDiarmid Building 102 (AM 102), Kelburn Parade from 5–7pm. This is an opportunity to meet fellow students and staff while learning about the services the University provides to support students during their studies. Prepare to be inspired by the opportunities that you have as a student at Victoria e.g. leadership programmes, Victoria Abroad (exchange), internships and mentoring opportunities.

We have some special guests attending to talk about life at Victoria, including Prof Piri Sciascia, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Māori); Prof Jennifer Windsor, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculties; Dr Nikki Hessell, Associate Dean (Equity); fellow students who will share their experiences and successes; and staff from the Faculty Student and Academic Services Offices and other student services, such as Te Pūtahi Atawhai, Student Learning and Careers and Employability.

There will be refreshments along with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about studying within the Faculties and the diverse opportunities available.

For catering purposes please email claire.gray@vuw.ac.nz, phone Claire on 04 463 5741, or come in to see her in Murphy 411, no later than Friday, 27 March.

Download the Māori students' evening flyer (PDF, 425 KB).

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Te Kura Roa – Minority Language & Dialect Conference

Date: 16–18 April 2015

Time: 4.00 pm

 Te Kura Roa is an exciting conference that is bringing together internationally renowned experts in minority language research and practice from around the world and within New Zealand. The goal is to create a forum that will engage people interested in minority languages and dialects from all sectors, including researchers, students, teachers and community practitioners.

Te Kura Roa is a national research project on Māori language revitalisation involving collaboration between the University of Otago, Victoria University of Wellington and Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga (a National Research Centre of Excellence on Māori Knowledge and Development).

Attendance at this conference is limited. Registration closes 13 March 2015.

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