Join me in celebrating the very substantive contribution to academe made by Professor Jeanette King in the second of this year’s Professorial Lecture Series,
Date: Thursday, 3 August 2017 Time: 4.30pm – 6.00pm Location: Foyer, Te Ao Marama Building
I encourage all staff and postgraduate students to attend these lectures, to actively support our new Professors, and take the opportunity to appreciate the fantastic research being undertaken in parts of the university we may be less familiar with.
PRESENTATION DETAILS: Te Reo Māori: The Art of Resilience presented by Professor Jeanette King The initiatives to revitalise the Māori language continue to be a beacon of inspiration for endangered indigenous languages worldwide. What is it about te reo, its speakers and its situation that help to support and maintain language revitalisation? This lecture describes a range of factors: from the orthography, through to the Treaty of Waitangi, to aspects of Māori cultural practice.
The presentation also highlights some of the new initiatives and strategies being implemented around the country, along with future strategic goals. The lecture concludes with an outline of new courses, programmes of study and initiatives which Aotahi are developing to support the continued vibrancy of te reo Māori, the first language of Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Professor Ian Wright Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) | Tumu Tuarua Rangahau
In a new semi-regular column, Intercom will share sound files of pronunciation so we can all learn to say Te Reo Māori words correctly – where possible, before we develop bad habits.
The first word is Rehua – the name that the refurbished former Commerce building will be known as when it opens.
The College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora, UC Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) and UC’s Executive Development Programmes (EDP) are moving to the Rehua building in the heart of Ilam Campus in late 2017.