Faculty News

Learning the art of taonga pūoro 16th January 2017

The traditions and performance techniques of taonga pūoro (traditional Māori musical instruments) will be taught through two courses this year.

Making his mark in the field of environmental politics 12th December 2016

Timothy McGiven has been awarded the 2016 Environmental Politics and Policy Network (EPPN) prize for the best postgraduate paper in the field of environmental politics.

Berlin recording for Waikato composer 30th November 2016

A composition by the Conservatorium of Music's Associate Professor Martin Lodge will be recorded in Berlin in December.

Researching the needs of transgender people 20th October 2016

Psychology lecturer Dr Jaimie Veale is researching the inequities transgender people face in their health and wellbeing.

Waikato University composer partners with medical technology 19th October 2016

Composer Associate Professor Martin Lodge is leading a team that has created an interactive music installation as part of New Zealand’s first ever medical technology showcase open to the public.

Discussing fiction with Elizabeth Knox 28th September 2016

Fiction as blender and centrifuge, as the weather inside the house, as maelstrom and wormhole – what we hope it can do to and for us and where it can take us, forms the theme behind this year’s Frank Sargeson Memorial Lecture.

The Pokémon Go craze: What does it say about society? 20th September 2016

For digital gaming experts, the success of Pokémon Go probably came as no surprise. But for the rest of us, we’ve found the appeal of the phenomenon overwhelming – strange even.

New head of voice with loads of experience 16th September 2016

New Head of Voice, Stephanie Acraman, says classical training provides an excellent grounding for anyone wanting a musical career on the stage.

Kapa haka and opera combine for new music production 15th September 2016

Opera and kapa haka will come together in a new music drama from acclaimed New Zealand writer Witi Ihimaera.

Transgender youth as likely to get pregnant as other adolescents 9th September 2016

Sexually active transgender youth have pregnancy rates similar to their non-transgender peers ‒ dispelling the notion that trans youth aren’t at risk for pregnancy, according to new research led by Dr Jaimie Veale.

New course for budding opera stars 5th September 2016

Singers keen to have an international career in opera will be able to refine their vocal skills and learn techniques for career survival in a new course being offered by the Conservatorium of Music.

Mental illness among fathers 25th August 2016

Psychology masters student Jonathon Ashe is conducting research into how men sustain their relationships and manage their parenting responsibilities through times of illness and stress.

Waikato student wins inaugural Wallace International Cello Competition 23rd August 2016

After an evening of recitals by three of the world’s most promising young cellists, Conservatorium of Music student and Hillary Scholar Matthias Balzat has won the inaugural Wallace International Cello Competition.

Waikato researchers win National Science Challenge funding 19th August 2016

A team of social science researchers have been successful in securing funding for a Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge project.

Improving outcomes in cancer diagnosis and treatment 16th August 2016

A team of researchers based at the University of Waikato believe that involving primary care can help improve outcomes and reduce inequity from cancer.

Young guitarist is New Zealand’s best 15th August 2016

Hillary scholar Sam Franicevic was recognised as New Zealand’s Best Young Guitarist at the Mercury Bay Music Festival.

Hillary scholar’s unfinished business in Nepal 15th August 2016

It was a life-changing trip to Nepal in 2015 that prompted Hillary scholar and track athlete Kristie Baillie to return for a second visit.

Students relishing opportunity to work with world leading cellists 20th July 2016

The Waikato International Cello Fest 2016 is fast approaching and for a number of University of Waikato and Hamilton-based students, this means getting ready to work with some of the world’s finest concert cellists.

Developing NZ norms to assess health outcomes 19th July 2016

Psychology masters student Samantha Williams is looking at developing a better understanding of the longer-term impact traumatic brain injuries have on New Zealanders.

We need to change the way we teach doctors 12th July 2016

Why do we have a $400,000 small-town GP job no-one wants? Professor of population health Ross Lawrenson says we aren’t meeting our current medical workforce needs and that part of the reason for that lies in the way we’re training our doctors.