September 2021

Inside this issue of UniNews: Dr Angus Campbell thinking outside the square for design; Dr Jennifer Miles-Chan and the Human Nutrition Unit; Dr Tim Angeli-Gordon on becoming a Pākehā ally; Plus 'Good to Know' and staff 'In the News'.

September 2021 UniNews cover

Cover story

Angus Campbell: harnessing grassroots design skills

The new head of the University of Auckland's Design Programme says we need a broader understanding of what design is and we may find it in surprising places. 


In the house with Jennifer-Miles Chan

The director of the University’s Human Nutrition Unit oversees important research on metabolism, obesity and markers for type 2 diabetes.

Tim Angeli-Gordon: 'Let's avoid Pākehā paralysis by becoming part of the tukutuku'

Opinion: There's a role for non-Māori to become 'Pākehā allies' in supporting te ao Māori, te reo Māori and mātauranga Māori, writes Tim Angeli-Gordon.

Lockdown listening from the Archive of Māori and Pacific Sound

The Archive of Māori and Pacific Sound (AMPS) 50th Anniversary Podcast is a series of conversations with five significant anthropologists connected to the University of Auckland, in celebration of AMPS’ 50th anniversary in 2020.

Challenges and coping mechanisms: student's mental health tips

Mental Health Awareness Week is later this month. But student Yvonne Ruan says every day is a good day to be aware of your mental health. She offers her story and tips.

All these items on PDF only

In the News (Pg 2 of PDF)
Dr Jason Turuwhenua
Professor Alistair Woodward
Associate Professor Mike Lee 
Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles 

Olympians do the University proud Pg 3
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Good to Know stories

Professor Frédérique Vanholsbeeck and the Science grant Pg 4
Professor Trecia Wouldes and gender equity workshops Pg 4
6 Star building set to sparkle Full story: Pg 5 
$9.8m to help halt flu and rsv spread (Full stories: and Pg 5

Toi me te Ahurea Art and Culture
Into the digital gardens of ARS Pg 10
Sweetest club on campus? Pg 10

Books pg 11
AUP New Poets 8, Edited by Anna Jackson, Auckland University Press
Activism, Feminism, Politics and Parliament By Margaret Wilson, Bridget Williams Books
Poe for Your Problems: Uncommon Advice from History's Least Likely Self-Help Guru, Catherine Baab-Muguira, Hachette


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