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November 30

Recognition for education researchers

Three academics from Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education have picked up awards at this year's New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) awards.

University of Waikato honours student Tiriana Anderson is researching why some Māori traditions exist.

November 24

Exploring Māori tradition

University of Waikato student Tiriana Anderson (Ngāti Maniapoto/Rereahu) is researching tikanga (Māori custom) and why some Māori traditions exist.

Brendan Hokowhitu

November 23

A kaupapa Māori approach to ageing.

University of Waikato researchers in collaboration with Rauawaawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust (Rauawaawa) have been awarded more than $900,000 for a new study for the Ageing Well National Science Challenge.

Ryan Ko

November 21

Cyber Security Skills Taskforce established

University of Waikato Cybersecurity Programme Head Dr Ryan Ko is one of eight people selected by the government to be part of a Cyber Security Skills Taskforce to address the shortage of cyber professionals in New Zealand.

VC in Vietnam

November 17

Links with Vietnam strengthened

A week-long trip to Vietnam by Vice-Chancellor Professor Neil Quigley has strengthened the University’s existing links with the country.


November 16

Teachers gain insight into future science careers

High school teachers from across the Waikato have spent a day immersed in science so they can share the hands-on experience with students and help inspire them into research careers.

Professor of Accounting Grant Samkin

November 16

The highs and lows of a life observing bookkeepers

Professor of Accounting Grant Samkin believes the accounting profession needs to become more open and transparent; and consider the public interest by contributing to social justice and equity - rather than being associated with tax avoidance schemes for wealthy clients.

November 16

Five former Waikato participants win international award in Sydney

Five former participants of the Waikato University and Ko Awatea leadership programme have received an international award in Sydney for a youth wellness movement at one of the largest health conferences in the world - Ko Awatea’s Asia Pacific (APAC) Forum.

University of Waikato Associate Professor Dr Rachel McNae says young people are accessing leadership in different ways.

November 16

Educational leadership is changing

Schools are often seen as prime places for young people to learn about leadership. But is the way we are supporting young people into leadership experiences working?