Sport and recreation 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.
- New partnership to tackle corruption in sport
AUT has appointed David Howman as an adjunct professor within the School of Sport & Recreation. The former director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is recognised as a global leader in the field of sport integrity. His appointment reflects the increasing attention the School of Sport & Recreation is focussing on ethics and integrity in the field of sport governance and leadership, both in its teaching and research activity.
- Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme
A new generation of Māori and Pacific lecturers is taking up residence at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).
The 2018 Early Career Academic Programme offers up to six Māori and Pacific scholars their first, full-time, permanent appointments as research-active lecturers.
- AUT rugby health research goes global
Investigations into the long-term health of rugby players have been boosted this week by the launch of a Global Rugby Health Research Programme. The programme consists of studies in New Zealand, the UK, Canada and Australia, making it the first of its kind and adding a valuable international perspective to the important issue of player health.
- Elite hall of fame welcomes AUT academic
AUT Associate Professor, Erica Hinckson, has been inducted into the University of California, San Diego’s (UCSD’s) Athletics Hall of Fame. The former UCSD student was recognised for her significant achievements in track and field, and her exceptional contribution to the heritage of UCSD Athletics.
- AUT awarded by exercise professionals
AUT has been awarded for its significant contribution to the exercise profession and for being the largest provider of graduates to the fitness industry at the 2013 New Zealand Fitness Awards.
- SPRINZ help Emirates Team NZ with fitness goals
Bachelor of Sport and Recreation student Hubert Woroniecki is in San Francisco to help Emirates Team New Zealand bring back the America’s Cup.
After helping the team with a specific research project as part of his third year placement at AUT’s Sport Performance Research in New Zealand (SPRINZ), Woroniecki is now considered a team member says Emirates Team NZ physical trainer David Slyfield.
- Ground-breaking moment at AUT Millennium
Minister of Sport Murray McCully said last Wednesday was a very important day for the Government at the official commencement of construction of the National Aquatic Centre at AUT Millennium.
He told the assembled dignitaries and stakeholders at the ground-breaking ceremony that investing in sport was important for Kiwi success.
- Stand up education
Children sitting attentively listening to the teacher could be a thing of the past if research from AUT proves beneficial. While the students will still be listening to the teacher, they may be standing rather than sitting.
- Pole position at Mission Bay
Olympic athletes will be competing alongside frisbee throwers and dog walkers this Saturday at Mission Bay Beach. Olympic decathlete and former AUT student Brent Newdick, who placed 12th at last year’s London Olympics, will be the star attraction when the Summer Vault pole vault competition continues this weekend.
- Buck fronts rugby study
A team of sports medicine experts have done what the All Blacks selectors refused to do and have brought back Buck.
Last updated: 10-Jun-2016 3.40pm
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