We live right now in the most educated world there has ever been.
This gives me pause. Around a decade ago, classroom discussions about racism, sexism and inequality were met, by students, with a claim that such regressive and oppressive ideas were because of a ‘lack of education’.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater said that the University’s results were disappointing, with an overall GPG of 10.8 percent, against a national average of 8.6 percent. This means that across all staff, the median hourly rate for women is 10.8 percent less than for men.
Newly sworn-in Tertiary Education Minister Penny Simmonds has said the model was a failure.
“In the treaty work I do, many ethnic people, communities say ‘where’s our place? How can we support Māori?’ And on the other end of the spectrum some come to the workshops because they want to know more and they don’t know what their responsibilities are,” she says
The Tertiary Education Union’s Waikato University organiser, Shane Vugler, said everyone agreed that New Zealand needed more doctors but the financial case for a third medical school “did not stack up”.
“This long-term forest restoration project will become an annual event and will focus around forest restoration activities on Remus Hill at Cass,” UC Associate Professor of Forest Economics David Evison said.
“Te Kupenga o MAI is not just a support programme; it’s a professional network of Māori and Indigenous scholars. Its core is to offer spaces for Indigenous doctoral students to connect both through their research and as Indigenous individuals, fostering collaboration both interdisciplinarily and internationally,” says Dr. Smith.
Searching for research funding is a hideous process – as defined universally – from which you’re unlikely to emerge with all your hopes, dreams and self-esteem fully intact.
The college itself was not expected to turn a profit anytime soon, but would help benefit the wider university by something identified as an issue during the recent Covid-impacted years: retention.
She said that rebalancing Te Mana o Te Wai is a return to the old policy statement which did not work.