UC’s inaugural Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora: Celebrating Excellence event was held on Wednesday 27 November, acknowledging the University’s accomplished Emeritus Professors and celebrating the winners of the UC’s 2019 Council Medals.
UC Science Professor of Clinical Psychology Julia Rucklidge gave a 15-minute talk outside Riverside Market in the city covering the topic of ‘Food as medicine: How good food supports mental wellbeing‘.
There was a great response on UC Facebook, with over 600 guests interested in the event.
Keep up with the next events throughout the week including:
The University has received a further statement from the Former High Court Judge Hon Kit Toogood QC, who is leading the independent investigation into the delay in discovering the death of a student at Sonoda Village residential hall.
Update on timing of release of report on the Mason Pendrous investigation
I have now completed my independent investigation into the delay in finding Mason’s body and the policies and procedures relevant to student welfare issues.
However, before I am able to report my findings and recommendations, two significant processes need to be concluded:
Although my inquiry is separate from the coronial process, the Coroner’s findings about the place and cause of Mason’s death will be significant. They are not yet available.
Following the conclusion of the inquest process, natural justice requires me to consult the University, CLV and Mason’s family so I can take the views of each into account before I provide a final report.
I appreciate the University’s request that I should provide the report in a timely manner. I will work to release it as soon as I can.
A new research fund has been set up to enable established New Zealand university academics to collaborate with Brazilian researchers.
Researchers from any field of knowledge are eligible to apply. The first year of the agreement will act as a pilot.
Successful applicants will develop and conduct their projects in partnership with Brazilian researchers. Researchers will also be funded to travel between countries to undertake their project.
This announcement builds on an agreement with Universities New Zealand (UNZ) in November 2016. UNZ Chief Executive Chris Whelan welcomes the initiative:
“This is a great opportunity for New Zealand PhD students and academics – and for their Brazilian counterparts – to identify areas of mutual interest to progress research collaborations for the benefit of both countries,” he says. “This agreement builds on years of relationship-building to enhance cooperation, enable academic mobility and encourage the exchange of knowledge between participating higher education institutions.”
ENZ Chief Executive Grant McPherson says the funding collaboration will create opportunities for New Zealand researchers that did not exist before.
“South America is a key market for New Zealand – particularly in relation to outbound academic mobility. This new funding collaboration showcases ENZ’s commitment to creating new pathways for New Zealand institutions with South America.”
The panel of judges responsible for allocating the funding will be made up of representatives from across New Zealand government including the MFAT and MBIE.
For more information, guidelines and the application form, read more>
Applications for funding are open now and close on 27 January 2020.