Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Events

GSNMH March Research Seminar

Date: 19 March 2015

Time: 12.30 pm

Research methods to foster adolescents' critical reflection of gender, health and advertising: A Canadian case study

Presented by: Dr Elizabeth Banister

We used a case study approach to explore how adolescents (ages 12-14) critically analyse, evaluate and create gendered health messages conveyed through the commercial media, how they develop these critical media health literacy skills, and how a youth developed video production project works as an innovative health promotion tool.
Students were taught how to use iMovie and Green Screen technology on iPads for creating 2 minute advertisements to market healthy extracurricular participation among peers.
Data was obtained through individual and focus group interviews and participant observation. Interview questions helped to generate participants’ critical thinking, and focus group discussions facilitated participants to make transparent implicit contradictions in their thinking about the media, gender and health.
Our findings suggest that participants recognised the relevance of gender and health in their own lives at the cognitive and affective levels, and that both girls and boys showed some understanding of how the opposite gender is stereotyped.

Dr Elizabeth Banister is a Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Victoria, Canada. Her research interests include adolescent health and media literacy, health education, knowledge translation and qualitative research design.
She served as Advisory Board member for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) for 6 years and as a Professorial Research Fellow at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health at Victoria University. She is currently an Honorary Research Associate at Victoria University.

Time: 12:30 - 1:30pm

Date: Thursday 19 March 2015

Where: Seminar Room CS801, Level 8, Clinical Services Block, Wellington Regional Hospital

To RSVP: Please contact Laura Burnet, School Administrator

Pasifika Students' Event

Date: 23 March 2015

Time: 6.00 pm

Venue: Alan MacDiarmid (AM) 102, Kelburn Campus

An evening for Pasifika students and their families is to be hosted by the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences & Education on Monday, 23 March 2015. It will be held in the Alan MacDiarmid Building 102 (AM 102), Kelburn Parade from 6–8pm. 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 the Honourable Luamanuvao Winnie Laban, Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Pasifika); Professor Jennifer Windsor, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculties; 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 chance 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, 20 March.

Download the Pasifika students' evening flyer (PDF, 725 KB).

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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