Category Archives: Māori

Ngāi Tahu Research Centre Scholarships

Ngāi Tahu Research Centre, University of Canterbury postgraduate and doctoral scholarships

Three NTRC scholarships are offered annually to Doctoral students which are worth $21,000, plus fees, for three years.

The NTRC also offers five scholarships annually for Postgraduate Diploma, Honours and Master’s students. These scholarships are valued at $12,000 plus fees, for one year.

Scholarship recipients may be studying any discipline at the University of Canterbury, but preference will be given to applicants whose projects promote mātauranga Māori within the sciences, commerce, law or engineering and are linked to the mission and current research foci of the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre.

Subject matters of particular interest to the centre are:

  • Environmental sciences
  • Indigenous and tribal economies
  • 19th Century textual translations of rare South Island manuscripts

Applications are currently open and close at 4pm on 31 October.

Ngai Tahu Research Centre Postgraduate Scholarship

Description

This scholarship supports postgraduate diploma, honours, and master’s students at the University of Canterbury whose research is facilitated by the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre. Up to three scholarships are available annually for applicants of Ngāi Tahu descent. A further two scholarships are available annually to all students undertaking studies facilitated by the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre. The scholarship provides financial assistance to a value of $16,000 per 120 points of enrolment for scholarships reserved for those of Ngāi Tahu descent, and to a value of $12,000 per 120 points of enrolment for an open scholarship. The scholarship also covers full tuition fees for the specified programme of study, at the New Zealand domestic rate, and the Student Services Levy for the term of the scholarship.

Ngai Tahu Research Centre Doctoral Scholarship

Description

These scholarships support PhD students whose study is facilitated through the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre at the University of Canterbury. The University will make available up to three scholarships annually. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu will make available up to two scholarships every third year.

To download a copy of the scholarship regulations and to apply online please visit

https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/ntrc/scholarships/

To enquire please contact the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre Administrator, phone: +64 3 369 5527 or email: ntrc@canterbury.ac.nz

2019 Graham Nuthall lecture – Professor Angus Macfarlane

The 2019 Graham Nuthall Lecture attracted a full house of 350 educators, academics and community members to listen to Angus Hikairo Macfarlane (Ngāti Whakāue), Professor of Māori Research at UC, Director of the UC Māori Research Laboratory (Te Rū Rangahau) and Co-Director of the UC Child Wellbeing Institute.

Letitia Fickel, Angus MacFarlane, Sue McCormack, Cheryl de la Rey and Misty Sato. 

Professor Macfarlane’s topic, drawn from many years of exploring Indigenous and sociocultural imperatives that influence education and psychology, was Restlessness, Resoluteness, and Reason: the evolving passage of culturally responsive pedagogies.
The ‘braided rivers’ (He Awa Whiria) approach informed Professor Macfarlane’s lecture. “This approach draws from Indigenous streams of knowledge, combining these with appropriate Western scientific viewpoints – to inform the professional practice of teachers”. As the first Māori presenter of this acclaimed event, Professor Macfarlane acknowledged the pillars of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi – asking how do we educate as partners, how do we reach out to Māori learners and their whānau to become authentic participants within the system, and in what ways do educators protect the mana of māturanga Māori, Indigenous knowledge? Professor Macfarlane regularly referred to the pioneering research of Graham Nuthall to complement his own work.

The Macfarlane family

Jill-Nuthall, Letitia-Fickel, Angus-MacFarlane and Te-hurinui-Clarke. 

Professor Nuthall was one of UC’s most esteemed academics and this annual lecture hosted by the College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai me te Hauora and UC, contributes to inform the national education dialogue.
Watch the full 2019 lecture here.

Diversity Fest 2019 starts Monday

 

Diversity Fest (9 September – 11 October) is an opportunity for staff and students to celebrate UC’s diverse community, while exploring how we can further make this a place where we feel we all belong.

There’s a range of events and activities you can get involved in over the next five weeks – see Diversity Fest events here>

Diversity Fest kicks off next week with Te Wiki o te Reo Māori | Māori Language Week – find out more here.

On Wednesday 11 September check out the International Fashion Showcase, hosted by the University of Canterbury Global Society and UCSA. There’ll be traditional and modern cultural pieces on the runway as well as cultural performances, music, dance and art. Find out more and get your tickets here

He waka eke noa. A canoe on which everyone may embark. 

Celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2019 Maori Language Week at the UC RECCENTRE

To celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2019 Maori Language Week at the UC RecCentre for 9 – 15 September, we’ve got some neat stuff for you to try.

Try a FREE Spin Class taught entirely in Te Reo. Join Huhana-Suzanne Carter on Wednesday 11 September at 10.30am, for a special Spin class, taught entirely in Te Reo. This class is open to anyone who’d like to try it, whether you’re a member of the RecCentre or not. No fees, just bring your staff or student ID and sign in at the gate.

Free Stuff for the WHOLE WEEK!
Need a towel? No sweat! Would you like to spin for free? Excellent. Just ask for either of these in Māori, and we’ll loan it to you absolutely free. Both offers valid all week, and all attempts rewarded.

He tāora mōku – Can I have a towel please?  Watch a video
He pāhi eke pahikara māku – Can I have a spin token please?  Watch a video

Head to our UC Rec&Sport youtube page (or use the direct links above) and hear Stacey Niao, one of our awesome team members, speak the questions in Te Reo.

Kia pai tō wiki!
UC Rec&Sport