Va'aomanū Pasifika

Va'aomanū Pasifika

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

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Mar11SeminarsVa’aomanū Pasifika Seminar Series
Date: 11 March 2015
Time: 2.00 pm
Venue: Room 102, 6 Kelburn Parade
Indigenous Statistics: Theorizing the difference between Indigenous ancestry and Indigenous identity in a Canadian statistical context. Presented by Professor Chris Andersen. Read more
Mar23Pasifika Students' Event
Date: 23 March 2015
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: Alan MacDiarmid (AM) 102, Kelburn Campus
FHSS and the Faculty of Education invite their Pasifika students to an opportunity to meet fellow students and staff and learn about services available. Read more
Mar26FHSS Postgraduate Information Evening
Date: 26 March 2015
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: AM 102/104 (opposite Wishbone)
A chance for students to mix and mingle with fellow postgraduates and FHSS staff. Read more


28 November 2014 New Administrator for VASA
Va'aomanu welcomes new Administrator Melissa Fiu Read more
10 November 2014 Fa’aliga Leota - A Current BA student
"I believe that my culture enables me to achieve great things in life, so challenges me … just bring it!", says Fa’aliga Leota, a current BA student. Read more
4 November 2014 Marsden Success for Dr April Henderson
Dr April Henderson from the Pacific Studies Programme in Va’aomanu Pasifika has been awarded a Fast-Start Grant Read more
Dr Allison Kirkman

Welcome from Dr Allison Kirkman, Acting Director

A warm welcome to Va'aomanū Pasifika, the home of Pacific Studies and Samoan Studies at Victoria University.

Conor Lui front page

Life imitates arts degree

Pacific Studies' student Conor Lui's short film has been selected to be part of the Down Under Berlin Film Festival.  Read more about Conor

Teresia Teaiwa wins Teaching Excellence Award

Teresia Teaiwa receives Teaching Excellence Award

Appointed as the first Pacific Studies lecturer at Victoria in 2000, Teresia won a Teaching Excellence Award. Read more about Teresia

 Fa'Aliga Leota front page

BA Student Majoring in Samoan Studies and Pacific Studies

"I believe that my culture enables me to achieve great things in life, so challenges me … just bring it!", says Fa’aliga Leota, a current BA student. Read more about Fa'aliga

Esther Tumama Cowley-Malcolm, Victoria’s first Pacific Studies PhD graduate

Esther Tumama Cowley-Malcolm,  Victoria’s first Pacific Studies PhD graduate

Read more about Esther