Breadcrumbs

ALPSSGRAD 2019 Graduate and Postgraduate Conference

15 November 2019

Professor Kay Weaver congratulating Ann Afadama for winning a prize for Best Paper.

A very successful ALPSSGRAD Conference was held on 7 and 8 November 2019 at the University of Waikato.

Students from across New Zealand came together to share their ideas and research in a supportive, professional and congenial environment.

52 papers were presented over the 2 days of the Conference.

Four Best Paper Awards went to:

  • Ann Afadama for "Why Nigeria sought military support from its neighbours in the war against Boko Haram" (Political Science & Public Policy, University of Waikato)
  • Juliana Brown for "Mixed methods research: when your participants and your P-values meet" (Psychology, University of Waikato)
  • Brent Commerer for "See how she runs: How and why US presidential primaries have changed" (Political Science, University of Waikato)
  • Margaret Crawford for "Scent detection dogs' acquisition of the lung cancer concept" (Psychology, University of Waikato)

The Rangahau Māori Prize went to:

  • Taniwha Williams for his paper "Why do my whānau not speak te reo Māori?" (Psychology, University of Waikato)
  • A special mention also went to Amelia Williams for "Climate Change: knowing the past to protect our future. Critical Kaupapa Māori: an action science for a globalised world" (Māori and Indigenous Studies, University of Waikato)

There were seven special mentions:

  • Sharayne Bennett for "Moral economy: A comparative anthropological essay" (Anthropology, University of Waikato)
  • Francesca Dodd for "Why do we continue to get sub-optimum outcomes in the NZ housing sector? An analysis of a complex governance network" (Geography, University of Waikato)
  • Annelore Finger for "She's a hero! Reflecting on gender representation and children's perception of Disney character Moana" (Screen and Media, University of Waikato)
  • Dee Holmes for "Estate claims under the Family Protection Act 1955 and the crossover between therapeutic jurisprudence and judicial discretion" (Te Piringa – Faculty of Law, University of Waikato)
  • Tihomir Rangelov for "The importance of indigenous languages for science: An example from the Ahamb language of Vanuatu" (Linguistics, School of Arts, University of Waikato)
  • David Trye for "Do the mahi, get the tweets: A linguistic analysis of NZ English on Twitter" (Linguistics / Computer Science, University of Waikato)
  • Ben Young for "The philosophy of time: Presentism, surrogate entities and nonexistent objects" (Philosophy, University of Waikato)

Latest stories

Related stories

University of Waikato researchers honoured at Royal Society Te Aprārangi awards

Two University of Waikato academics were honoured at the Royal Society Te Apārangi awards held…

Get involved and grow - message from global leadership forum

When the opportunity to take part in a Global Leadership forum presented itself to first…

Caws and claws: two new fiction books from Catherine Chidgey

University of Waikato academic and award-winning author Catherine Chidgey launched her seventh novel, The Axeman’s…

Aotearoa’s richest short story prize awarded

The art of the Kiwi short story is alive and well if entries to this…

Language revitalisation through international punk

A misspent youth spent in dive bars and playing in punk bands has been the…

NZ police need better training in privacy and human rights law – here is what should happen

The New Zealand Police were recently found to have been routinely and illegally photographing young…

State of Australasia Cities Conference comes to Aotearoa

For the first time in its 20-year history, the State of Australasia Cities Conference will…

Phillida Perry

Student leads Covid-19 documentary on our 'pink-haired scientist' - Dr Siouxsie Wiles

Bachelor of Arts student, Phillida Perry, co-produced Ms. Information, a 90-minute film that follows Dr…

Vladimir Putin

Putin plays the annexation card, pushing the war in Ukraine into a dangerous new phase

A lot has changed since world leaders last met in person at the United Nations…

‘If only they made better life choices’ – how simplistic explanations of poverty and food insecurity miss the mark

The way we perceive poverty, hunger and household food insecurity is shaped by media, government…

Seven scholarships announced on Kīngitanga Day support rangatahi and the environment

Seven University of Waikato undergraduate students have been awarded the Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu…

New era of opera training launched in New Zealand at Waikato University

An opera studio focused on career readiness for talented young New Zealand singers has been…