Talofa lava, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Taloha ni, Ni sa bula, Kam na mauri, Noa‘ia ‘e Mauri, Halo olgeta, Ia orana, Aloha kākou, Kaselehlie, Tēnā koutou katoa.

Learning Samoan at University

Briar Turnbull shares her learning journey within Matāʻupu tau Sāmoa.

Pacific Cultures and Languages

Explore the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific. Expand your knowledge of its languages, customs and history, and contribute to the awareness and understanding of the Pacific region and its peoples.

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  • Pacific Studies
  • Samoan Studies/Matāupu tau Samoa
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A tribute to Dr Teresia Teaiwa

It's with great sadness that we share the news of the death of Dr Teresia Teaiwa, director of Va’aomanū Pasifika, friend, colleague, renowned scholar and poet.

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    A tribute to Dr Teresia Teaiwa

    It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of Dr Teresia Teaiwa, director of Va’aomanū Pasifika, friend, colleague, renowned scholar and poet, and a generous and warm personality of the Victoria community.

  • Tutor Applications for Samoan Studies

    Are you interested in tutoring a course about Conversational Samoan? Apply for a tutoring position in the Samoan Studies Programme for Trimester 1, 2017.

  • Tutor Applications for Trimester 1 2017

    Are you interested in tutoring a course about Pacific Heritage? Apply for a tutoring position in the Pacific Studies Programme for Trimester 1, 2017.