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December 2021: Getting to know Provost Valerie Linton; Marsden Medal winner Ginny Braun; Diane Brand; Anne Bardsley; Wikuki Kingi; Andrew Hall; Alofa So’olefai; Obituary Michael Corballis.

December 2021 UniNews cover

Cover story

Valerie Linton: explaining what a Provost does

In July, Professor Valerie Linton became the University's first Provost. She explains where she's from and what she brings to the important position. 


Ginny Braun: a lifetime of tackling taboo topics

Professor Ginny Braun is a recent recipient of the Marsden Medal and has spent her academic career as a qualitative researcher unpacking societal meanings and norms.

Dean of CAI, Diane Brand to fashion a new creative life

Diane Brand says the move from professional architect to academia was liberating. Now she’s taking another step.

Introducing Wikuki Kingi: CAI's first kaiārahi

Wikuki Kingi is a tōhunga toi ake and master carver and now the Kaiārahi for the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries.

AUSA president Alofa So’olefai: programmed to help people

Alofa So’olefai, is on a mission to amplify the student voice.

Andrew Hall: making EV racing loud and proud

Dr Andrew Hall and others from Engineering are contributing to the fast-developing technology being created for EV racing cars.

Anne Bardsley: global scenarios for a post-pandemic future

For long locked-down Aucklanders, despite eased restrictions, a post-pandemic future may seem a long time coming. But what about the rest of the world?

All these items on PDF only

In the News (Pg 2 of PDF)
Professor Renate Meyer
Dr Chris Wilson
Dr Andrew Chen
Dr Meghan Hill
Associate Professor Stephen Hoadley

'Good to Know' stories

Honours wide and far including Royal Society Pg 4
Professor Klaus Bosselmann Pg 4
Obituary: Emeritus Professor Michael (Mike) Corballis Pg 4
Erica Farrelly Pg 5

Best of 2021 Pg 9

Toi me te Ahurea Art and Culture

AUP in Book Design Awards Pg 11

Book pg 11
Hei Taonga mā ngā Uri Whakatipu Treasures for the Rising Generation 
The Dominion Museum Ethnological Expeditions 1919–1923
Editors Dr Wayne Ngata and Dame Anne Salmond, Te Papa Press


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