Social sciences and public policy news

  • Summer graduation in full swing
    ​​4501 AUT students graduate this week and 3107 of them will be attending a graduation ceremony at the Aotea Centre. With fabulous weather forecast all week, two days have passed and there are two more days of graduation ceremonies to come. 
  • Symposium on transforming south Auckland
    Transforming south Auckland’s social and economic future is the focus of a symposium hosted by the Auckland University of Technology’s South Campus and Auckland Council’s Southern Initiative this month.
  • Three minutes to impress
    Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Doctoral and Masters Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competitions: PhD candidate Kudakwashe Tuwe and Master of Sport and Exercise student Samuel Paterson.
  • An agenda for change
    Professor Judy McGregor, Head of School of Social Sciences and Public Policy at AUT University and former Equal Opportunities Commissioner at the Human Rights Commission, says New Zealand is a country in denial.
  • Opinion: Rethink needed for Samoan language survival
    While New Zealand celebrates Samoan Language Week from 24-30 May, we also need to think about how we can best ensure the survival of the language, says Salainaoloa Wilson, a PhD student in the School Social Sciences and Public Policy at Auckland University of Technology.
  • Opinion: Hidden dangers of the generic ‘he’
    The use of the generic ‘he’ can be seen across many levels of New Zealand society, and this impacts on what we expect of our young girls and boys, writes Sharyn Davies, Associate Professor in the School of Social Sciences and Public Policy at AUT University.
  • New book integral to promoting Pacific research
    A new book edited by Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Professor of Pacific Studies Tagaloatele Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop, and University of Auckland Associate Professor Eve Coxon brings together the work of Pacific researchers across New Zealand universities, raising their profile and the issues facing Pacific communities in New Zealand and overseas.

Last updated: 10-Jun-2016 3.25pm

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