Community and Voluntary Sector Research Forums

A number of academics at Victoria University research in, and for, the community and voluntary sector, as well as many of our postgraduate students.

As well as networking within the University, this research is shared with the community through occasional Community and Voluntary Sector Research (CVSR) Forums. These presentations provide a networking opportunity to share and report on current research, and are supported by Hui E! Community Aotearoa. General public are most welcome to attend.

Previous research forums

April 2017

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  • Dave Henderson (External Relations Manager, Hui E! Community Aotearoa) & Jo Cribb (Wellington-based consultant): How can academics and the third sector professionals work better together?
  • Dr Phyllis Anscombe (Senior Advisor, Ministry of Justice): Policy advocacy in Government-funded charities
  • Louise Parkin (General Manager, Nikau Foundation): Putting the bones in the meat: The benefits of pursuing a postgraduate degree in philanthropy and not-profit studies

September 2016

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  • Brent Kennerley (Grant Thornton New Zealand): The challenge of change
  • Ruth Weatherall (Victoria Business School): The nonprofit sector and positive social change
  • A/Prof Christopher D.B. Burt (University of Canterbury): Donor control: Methods of managing donor trust.

June 2016

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March 2016

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November 2015

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September 2015

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June 2015

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March 2015

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November 2014

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September 2014

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June 2014

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March 2014

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November 2013

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June 2013

March 2013

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November 2012

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This was a forum looking at "What is (community) research?" Panellists discussing the topic included:

  • James King (Enspiral)
  • Dr Hilary Stace (Health Services Research Centre at Victoria University)
  • Jan Hinde (Community Research)
  • Angela Toomey (Department of Internal Affairs)

September 2012

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June 2012

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For further information on these Forums and our ongoing research, contact