Excellence in Equity Awards
The Excellence in Equity Awards aim to acknowledge and stimulate equity-focused research, teaching and learning and to support the University's equity objectives in the Strategic Plan.
The University recognises and honours all those who submitted applications to the Excellence in Equity Awards 2012 and thanks everyone who has helped make this year’s awards so valuable.
Please refer to the handout below for more information and contact details for all the Excellence in Equity Award 2012 entrants, and background information on the University's Equity Awards.
Rangimarie Rawiri, Sustained Achievement (Faculty of Arts)
In her support and manaakitanga provided to local and international staff, students and visitors at the University’s Waipapa Marae, Rangimarie provides an irreplaceable warmth and generosity of spirit and depth of understanding of tikanga.
Find out more about Waipapa Marae
Peter Fehl & Property Services, Sustained Achievement (Property Services)
Led by Peter Fehl and in constructive consultation with Student Disability Services, Property Services have taken a pre-emptive and proactive approach to ensuring the genuine accessibility of the University’s campuses.
To find out more email Jo Pitts
Watch our Student Disability video here
Sina Greenwood, Sustained Achievement (Faculty of Science)
In the last 10 years Sina has devoted an enormous amount of her time to improving the educational experience of Māori and Pacific students, initiating and leading major programmes and demonstrating enormous initiative, creativity and thought in all her work.
To find out more email Sina Greenwood
Robyn Manuel, Sustained Achievement (Centre for Academic Development)
For more than two decades, Robyn has demonstrated her ongoing commitment to, and leadership and support of, Māori and Pacific students and staff through a variety of initiatives including academic writing and wellness retreats, Tuākana professional training programmes and community-based education Wānanga.
To find out more email Robyn Manuel
Lyndsay Blue and Bes Takimoana Lironi
School of Environment Tuākana Programme, Sustained Achievement (Faculty of Science)
The School of Environment’s Tuākana programme at the Faculty of Science aims to provide a friendly, supportive and inspiring learning environment for the School’s Māori and Pacific students; it also fosters networking and encourages the School’s Māori and Pacific students to strive to achieve their full potential.
Visit their Māori and Pacific webpage
Queer/Trans Visibility and Action (Faculty of Education)
Open to staff and students, the Faculty of Education Rainbow Group aims to create an inclusive culture where all sexual identities, gender identities and expressions are included, acknowledged and respected.
Te Kipa Kepa Brian Morgan
Te Kipa Kepa Brian Morgan, Contribution to Faculty of Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)
Since 1998, when he was approached to assist with recruitment and retention challenges faced by the Faculty of Engineering, Kepa has increased his involvement in enhancing Māori and Pacific student participation in the Faculty of Engineering.
To find out more email Kepa Morgan
A Research Collaboration to Put Health Equity on the Agenda (Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences plus four district health boards)
A group of FMHS researchers partnered with four district health boards to undertake “usual” research which resulted in an unpredicted new equity agenda and ongoing research collaboration.
To Find out more email Nicolette Sheridan
Elana Taipapaki Curtis
Tātou Tātou/Success for All: Improving Māori Student Success in Health Professional Degree-level Programmes (Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences)
Tātou Tātou/Success for All is an evidence-based project targeting Māori student success in degree-level tertiary education with the aim of understanding the distinctive worldviews of Māori students as critical to the knowledge base that drives teaching and learning practices in tertiary health programmes.
To find out more email Elana Curtis
Life and Living in Advanced Age: a Cohort Study in New Zealand Te Puāwaitanga o Ngā Tapuwae Kia Ora Tonu
(Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, School of Population Health, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care and Te Kupenga Hauora Māori)
The LILACS initiative is a partnership between Māori and non-Māori to engage 421 Māori aged 80-90 years and 520 non-Māori aged 85 years in a cohort study aiming to identify predictors of successful advanced ageing.
For more information email Lorna Dyall
Working with Communities - the Te Hana Community Project (Immersion Studio)
(National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries, School of Architecture and Planning)
This immersion studio project has been running for three years and is designed to enable undergraduate Planning students to gain first-hand experience to further develop their understanding of working with cultural difference.
For more information email Lena Henry
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Watch videos of our 2010 Award winners discuss their equity initiatives.
Faculties, institutes, campuses and library
- Faculty of Arts
- Business School
- National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
- Faculty of Science
- Liggins Institute
- Auckland Bioengineering Institute
- Libraries and Learning Services
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