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Ending the cycle of exploitation for immigrant workers

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Ending the cycle of exploitation for immigrant workers

Source: University of Waikato Waikato’s Professor Francis Collins is one of those leading research for the Government to help curb migrant exploitation in the workplace. He is working with Associate Professor Christina Stringer and Professor Snejina Michailova from the University of Auckland Business School on the seven month Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment funded […]

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Can New Zealand ever be predator free?

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Can New Zealand ever be predator free?

Source: University of Waikato Carolyn ‘Kim’ King has spent her career helping to kill-off a thing that she loves, for the sake of protecting our native fauna. She is a specialist in animal ecology, particularly of small rodents and mustelids — ferrets, weasels and stoats. She’s just been made a Fellow of the Royal Society […]

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Travelling for pleasure, research, and a living

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Travelling for pleasure, research, and a living

Source: University of Waikato University of Waikato tourism researcher Jun Wen’s area of expertise is special interest tourism; he is travelling the world to find out why people go places. Jun grew up in China and has always wanted to do research from a Chinese perspective in order to bring that viewpoint to the Western […]

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Kordia Launches Women in Technology Scholarship at the University of Waikato

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Kordia Launches Women in Technology Scholarship at the University of Waikato

Source: University of Waikato In a bid to address gender imbalance in the information and communications technology sector, mission-critical technology solutions provider Kordia has established a new Women in Technology Scholarship at the University of Waikato. The successful applicant will receive an award of $5,000 towards their tuition, and upon graduation are likely to be […]

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Double scholarship success for Waitaha iwi mokopuna

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Double scholarship success for Waitaha iwi mokopuna

Source: University of Waikato Bay of Plenty’s Travis Moke and Shyanne Erueti will be the first in their whānau to go to university and will do so as the inaugural recipients of the Waitaha-A-Hei/University of Waikato Scholarship, worth $14,500 each. Travis and Shyanne, who both achieved merit and excellence across their subjects at their respective […]

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Year 10s enjoy a Waikato experience

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Year 10s enjoy a Waikato experience

Source: University of Waikato More than 500 high school students from all over the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and South Auckland came to the University of Waikato this week for the annual Year 10 Day, many of them setting foot on a university campus for the first time. The 14 and 15 year olds enjoyed […]

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It’s just simple economics

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on It’s just simple economics

Source: University of Waikato Associate Professor Michael Cameron came to the University of Waikato as a student to wrap up an accounting degree, but it didn’t take him long to discover he liked economics better, and he went on to do a PhD in the subject. He’s now a popular teacher and active researcher in […]

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Café Scientifique explores Mānuka – the plant behind the honey

By   /  November 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Café Scientifique explores Mānuka – the plant behind the honey

Source: University of Waikato Mānuka – it’s known as liquid gold, but it’s also the subject of recent controversy with fake Mānuka honey doing the rounds and other countries trying to claim it as their own. Associate Professor Mike Clearwater from the University of Waikato will explore the plant behind the honey at the next […]

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From the stars to the depths of the earth: new research funding

By   /  November 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on From the stars to the depths of the earth: new research funding

Source: University of Waikato The Marsden Fund has contributed nearly $4 million to seven University of Waikato projects. The grants support New Zealand’s best investigator-initiated research in the areas of science, engineering, maths, social sciences and the humanities. The Waikato projects range from reinvigorating traditional Māori navigation, to examining life beneath the surface of the […]

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Waikato student joins Māori All Blacks tour

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Waikato student joins Māori All Blacks tour

Source: University of Waikato Mitch Karpik’s first tour with the New Zealand Māori All Blacks squad is off to a good start, following a 59–22 win over the USA on Saturday. The Waikato student will continue the tour throughout South America, taking on Brazil in Sao Paulo this week. This is the first time Mitch […]

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What a big quake looks like in the Waikato Basin.

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on What a big quake looks like in the Waikato Basin.

Source: University of Waikato When a 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Taumarunui last week, it was felt throughout New Zealand. But what it did in the Waikato was more revealing. University of Waikato’s Dr Seokho Jeong has been recording earthquakes with a seismometer installed at the Hamilton campus. Right in the heart of what’s referred […]

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A novel approach

By   /  November 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on A novel approach

Source: University of Waikato The University of Waikato’s new Writer in Residence plans to work on a new novel with a whip in its tail. Rosetta Allan will take up the residency for 2019. Jointly funded by the University of Waikato and Creative New Zealand, the position is open to poets, novelists, short story writers, […]

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Kia ora computer science

By   /  November 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Kia ora computer science

Source: University of Waikato Dr Te Taka Keegan never planned to be a teacher, but he’s a winning one. He possesses the rare skill combination of computing and te reo Māori, which means he’s spent many hours with Microsoft and at Google HQ. He’s a computer scientist at the University of Waikato, and in 2017 […]

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A trio of Fellows

By   /  November 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on A trio of Fellows

Source: University of Waikato The Royal Society Te Apārangi has elected three University of Waikato academic leaders as Fellows. Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, Professor Robyn Longhurst, Professor of Economics, John Gibson, and Professor of Biological Sciences, Carolyn ‘Kim’ King are among researchers recognised with the prestigious award today. It acknowledges true international distinction in research and […]

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Cyber security: what you need to know

By   /  November 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Cyber security: what you need to know

Source: University of Waikato Cyber attacks may seem less tangible than extreme weather events or acts of terrorism, but they are pervasive, damaging and must be taken seriously. With those cautionary words, Dr Joe Burton led a captivating – if sobering – talk about the impacts of cyber security in New Zealand and globally. University […]

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The global importance of enzymes

By   /  October 31, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on The global importance of enzymes

Source: University of Waikato Enzymes may hold the key to better understanding climate change. University of Waikato biological scientist Professor Vic Arcus has been studying enzymes for most of his career, but now he’s taking his research a step further, using the properties of enzymes to predict the impact of climate change on large-scale biological […]

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Identifying Māori approaches to reducing violence

By   /  October 31, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Identifying Māori approaches to reducing violence

Source: University of Waikato University of Waikato researchers are undertaking the first national survey to establish the extent of family and sexual violence for Māori. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has given awarded over $2 million dollars in funding to the Waka Eke Noa. The research project is being led by Associate Professor […]

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Waikato student drives home master’s research into golf

By   /  October 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Waikato student drives home master’s research into golf

Source: University of Waikato Growing up on a high-country station in Omarama, a small township nestled near the southern end of the MacKenzie Basin, George Wardell never imagined going to university. He figured he’d follow in his dad’s footsteps and farm out in the hills – that was until dad caught wind and told George […]

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How to survive disruption

By   /  October 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on How to survive disruption

Source: University of Waikato Ask any New Zealand chief executive, and they’ll likely say that the business competitive landscape is changing rapidly. Fast-changing technology, competition from start-ups and small players, the advent of territorialism and other factors that weren’t causes of concern just years ago are now palpable threats to business as usual. This is […]

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Meet the teachers

By   /  October 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Meet the teachers

Source: University of Waikato A highly anticipated part of the second year programme for teaching students in Tauranga is a Q&A session with recently graduated teachers. Faculty of Education senior lecturer Barb Whyte says the session is a very important one for her students. “All of the graduates have had different experiences in their teaching […]

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