Equity-related events and resources

Find out about equity-related events, virtual conferences, webinars and resources.

Event/Resource Date

Picture a Scientist: Documentary screening 

National Academy of Sciences is previewing this film for free. Register by noon 22 September.

Characterised by Science Magazine as "sweeping in scope yet intimately compelling," the film leads viewers on a journey deep into the very personal experiences of female researchers who have confronted a range of challenges from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. In cramped laboratories and spectacular field stations, we meet scientific luminaries who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.

Followed by panel discussion. Find out more and register on Eventbrite.


24 September 8am (NZ time)

Equity and the strategic plan: webinar

The Equity Office - Te Ara Tautika webinar for staff and students keen to see equity reflected in the values, mission, vision and strategic plan went ahead on 9 September. The webinar aimed to inform reflection, discussion, and engagement with the mission, vision, values and strategic plan.

The Equity Office - Te Ara Tautika has created a road-map for engagement on mission, vision, values and strategic plan from equity perspectives. See Equity Roadmap.

To find out more about the development of the Strategic Plan, see Strategic Plan Development.


9 September: 12-1pm


Family and relationship violence: It’s Not OK - University staff workshop

Family/relationship violence and abuse is unacceptable. Every person is entitled to respect, and to live free from fear and abuse.

Cathie Walsh, Staff Equity Manager, and a senior trainer from SHINE will lead a family/relationship violence training session open to all staff.

This training includes how to manage disclosures, making it particularly valuable to front line staff. Spaces are limited, register via Career Tools

AUSA has prepared a guide to the position papers to prompt input from students that staff may find useful, too. See Strategic Plan 101.

24 September CANCELLED (due to Covid-19 rules)

Thu 29 October: 1-3pm (waiting list only)

Wed 18 November: 1-3pm City Campus

Mental Health Awareness Week - organised by the Mental Health Foundation for the Ministry of Health, theme: Reimagine wellbeing together - Te tirohanga amorata.

Find out about University resources and activities, mainly moved online in response to Covid-19 precautions, in the What's On page for Mental Health Awareness Week.


21-27 September

New Zealand Sign Language Week

- Tiki Taane: No Place Like Home in NZSL

- NZ Sign Language alphabet

- Learn to sign with this instructional video


21-27 Sept 2020

International Day of Sign Languages 23 Sept 2020
9th Biennial International Indigenous Research Conference (IIRC20) - online international conference 18-20 November 2020