Year 12 Impact Day

Engage, Inspire, Aspire.

When: Wednesday 17 July 2019, 10am-2pm
Where: Owen G Glenn Building, University of Auckland

An invitation to all Year 12 students to join us at the University of Auckland and attend thought-provoking presentations that will challenge the way you think and see the world. Each seminar will be led by inspiring academics from the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries.


Queerness and hip hop: From homophobia to activism and representation

Dr Kirsten Zemke, Anthropology

Kirsten Zemke is a senior lecturer in ethnomusicology. Her teaching and research focuses on popular music and specialises in hip hop. Within this is a strong interest in race, identity, ethnicity, gender and sexuality. She believes that popular music can reveal a lot about society and the ways we see and understand each other.

Rise of the robots: How designers are changing the 21st century

Dr Dermott McMeel, Architecture and Planning

Dermott McMeel is a lecturer and researcher in Design and Digital Media. Dermott's research focuses on the social, organisational and cultural disruption that technology causes in the built environment. He has sustained a critical enquiry into how architecture, public space and design processes are influenced by communication technology through a variety of installations, funded research, journal articles and conference publications.

Re-imagining and revealing dance in spaces and places of conflict and trauma

Dr Rose Martin, Dance Studies

Rose Martin is a senior lecturer in Dance Studies. Rose gained her formative dance training at the New Zealand School of Dance, Wellington, while also receiving dance learning and performing experiences in Australia, London, Canada and Japan. She subsequently worked with the Royal New Zealand Ballet as a dancer. Rose has extensive experience in research and teaching in the Middle East.

Inequality in Aotearoa New Zealand: Realities and consequences

Dr David Mayeda, Sociology

David Mayeda is a senior lecturer in Sociology and Criminology. His academic interests explore two distinct areas of research. Firstly, Māori and Pacific student success in higher education and, secondly, intimate partner violence patterns among Asian youth. Before moving to Auckland in 2011, David received his PhD from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Irvine.

Register to attend

Registrations close Wednesday 10 July 2019.