June 2020

Inside June 2020: Steven Dakin and eye health; Merryn Gott's survey about Covid-19; Tamasailau Suaalii and youth justice; Folko Boermans' doco inspired by Richard Faull; Business School's initiative to support businesses; plus news and research.

June 2020 UniNews cover

Cover story

Steven Dakin: we need to focus on eye healthcare for everyone

Professor Steven Dakin, Head of the University of Auckland's School of Optometry and Vision Science, says New Zealand has an issue with eye-health inequity.


Seeking letters from lockdown to tell a story

Professor Merryn Gott and a team of researchers are investigating how the lockdown affected older people, and would love them to write her letters.

Folko Boermans' film: the man who wants to leave his brain to Richard Faull

Thirty years ago Brently Ford, now 80, went to an open day at the University of Auckland Med School. That's when he decided he wanted to donate his brain. A documentary about why will appear in Doc Edge this month.

Business School keeps taking care of businesses

Dr Antje Fiedler, a senior lecturer at the Graduate School of Management, has been co-ordinating a pro bono business advisory group that's helping out businesses affected by Covid-19.

Regular items

My Story: Tamasailau Suaalii

Associate Professor Tamasailau Suaalii, who specialises in criminology in the Pacific, has real concerns about the way in which the youth justice system deals with young Māori and Pacific people.

Māramatanga: Opinion

Professor Robin Kearns from the School of Environment reminisces about our enforced slowdown through lockdown.

Other stories on the PDF only

Living in student accommodation in lockdown
Siouxsie Wiles gets HRC Explorer Grant
Check out the Kuputaka
Students get devices to stay online
Student Elizabeth Ejiwale becomes a virtual intern
Professor Carol Mutch and her bear story
Dr Alfdaniels Mivule Basibye Mabingo
Support Fisher Art Gallery

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In case you missed it: May issue

Growing Up in New Zealand: now they are eight

Professor Susan Morton says Covid-19 has heightened the need to upgrade technology to keep up with the Growing Up in New Zealand study children.  

Study to assess the impact of Covid-19 on tikanga

Dr Marama Muru-Lanning, director of the James Henare Māori Research Centre, and University of Auckland colleagues have a Health Research Council grant to assess the impact of Covid-19 on kaumātua and tikanga.

University's Māori language app set to inspire te reo Māori learners

Te Kūaha aims to teach language and tikanga to staff and students.

Professor Keith Petrie and students time it right for Stanford trip

Professor Keith Petrie and a group of students from the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences recently visited Stanford University, just in the nick of time.

Professor Peter Adams: thinking about his death, all the time

Peter Adams says there's nothing wrong with thinking about your own death: it's part of life. He's written a book about it.

My Story: Siouxsie Wiles

Dr Siouxsie Wiles has been at the forefront of an information campaign about Covid-19. She's answered a lot of questions for people. We ask her some more.

Māramatanga: Opinion

Ralph Cooney: 'We can pause long enough to reconsider our climate priorities'