Centre for Arts and Social Transformation

Applications for 2023-2024 are now closed.

Pacific youth, online gaming communities and digital vā


Dr Jean M Uasike Allen 
Dr David Taufui Mikato Fa`avae 
Dr Joanna Ting Wai Chu 


Centre for Arts and Social Transformation

Curriculum and Pedagogy

Project code: ESW007


This summer scholar project collaboration will supervise up to three students with three supervisors: Dr Jean M Uasike Allen, Dr David Taufui Mikato Fa`avae and Dr Joanna Ting Wai Chu. The project explores how online player vs player gaming communities contribute to Pacific youth wellbeing and understandings of digital vā.

This summer scholarship supervision will provided students with experiences working collaboratively with all three supervisors to explore quantitative and qualitative data, contribute to data analysis and report writing.

We would like to build Pacific capacities wherever possible. Therefore, students must:
• Have an interest in Pacific youth wellbeing
• Have Pacific ancestry and/or have clear connections to Pacific communities.