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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1 September 2015 Summer Scholarships 2015: applications now open
Applications are now invited from students for FHSS and Faculty of Education Summer Scholarships for 2015-16. Read more
7 July 2015 Va'aomanū Pasifika welcomes new Teaching Fellow, Emalani Case
Welcome to Emalani Case, new Teaching Fellow for Trimester 2, 2015.  Read more
8 June 2015 Are You Interested in Tutoring in Trimester 2, 2015?
Tutoring in Trimester 2 2015Expressions of interest are invited from university graduates to work part-time as a tutor with PASI 202; Globalisation and Popular Culture in the Pacific  in Trimester 2, 2015. It is expected that the successful applicant will have a BA degree or higher. Applications are particularly encouraged from current and intending Honours and Postgraduate students.Pay will be at rates set under the Tutors Collective Agreement (depending on qualifications and experience).Deadline for applications: Friday 19 June, 2015To apply email us attaching:• the application form • your CV Read more
Dr Allison Kirkman

Welcome from A/Prof Allison Kirkman, Acting Director

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

Emily Fatu

Emily Fatu, MA Student in Pacific Studies

Emily’s research is focused on Pacific ‘mixedness’, identity and creative arts, which developed from her own mixed Pacific heritage and her interest in Art History. Read more about Emily

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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

CaseVa'aomanu Pasifika welcomes

new Teaching Fellow, Emalani Case

Emalani will be coordinating PASI 301- Framing the Pacific: Theorising Culture and Society.  Read more about Emalani.

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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