Shining light on the potential of indigenous research, science and innovation
University of Waikato welcomes yesterday’s announcement of the government’s investment in Māori research, science and innovation and looks forward to being part of the path forward for indigenous leaders.
Ocean scientist awarded L’Oréal Fellowship
A University of Waikato PhD student has won a L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science mentoring fellowship. Only one is granted in New Zealand each year and ocean scientist Kiri Reihana (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngāi Tūhoe, Whakatōhea) is the first Māori PhD student to receive the award.
Indigenous birthing knowledge the focus of Fulbright research
Nikki Barrett is locking down the detail for her Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award.
Waikato researchers recognised as Royal Society Te Apārangi Fellows
Two University of Waikato Professors have been named Fellows to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi acknowledging the impact of their research at both a national and international scale.
Summer research projects inspire students
Whoever thinks research is a dull and lonely occupation has got it wrong, says psychology Professor Maryanne Garry, a supervisor of students doing Summer Research Scholarships at the University of Waikato.
University of Waikato Fulbright Scholar to study how kava can be used to reduce PTSD
Kava could be used as an alternative to mainstream medicines in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among military, police, fire and ambulance officers, if a new study by a University of Waikato researcher is successful.
New study shows inequality in vaccine rollout for Māori and at risk communities
New Zealand’s rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine has failed Māori and at-risk communities as health officials relied on current health services, regardless of their already inequitable distribution, says a new study.
Researchers address inequities in diabetes treatment for Māori and Pacific people
University of Waikato researchers are undertaking a pivotal study into the treatment of patients with Type 2 diabetes as they try to improve health system factors that can lead to better prescribing of medication for Māori and Pacific patients.
University of Waikato researchers to lead seaweed farming trials in Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty
University of Waikato researchers’ Dr Marie Magnusson and Dr Rebecca Lawton will receive $1.2 million to lead research into seaweed farming in the Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty as part of a $5 million commercial regenerative seaweed farming pilot.
Toihuarewa – Waimāori Chair in Lake and Fresh Water Science appointment confirmed
Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council and the University of Waikato have appointed Dr Deniz Özkundakci to the position of Toihuarewa – Waimāori Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chair in Lake and Fresh Water Science.
Roadmap launched to grow NZ’s robotics industry
With robotics and automation set to replace 46 percent of day jobs by 2040, a new national strategy has been launched to grow the New Zealand sector that currently employs around 3200 people and generates $1 billion in annual revenue.
Pacific women lag behind in access to breast cancer care and treatment
The cost of breast cancer treatment is increasing as results continue to vary between Pacific and non-Pacific women, two studies have found.