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The Rangahau Symposium

A Rangahau Symposium being held in Hamilton this month provides an opportunity to hear presentations which will be delivered at World Indigenous Peoples Conference of Education (WIPCE) in Toronto, Canada in July.

The synposium - Haumi e, Hui e Tāiki e - is a Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) initiative led by Kaihāpai Rangahau Sophronia Smith and former Te Wānanga o Aotearoa staff member Jamie Lambert, who is the Māori Research & Capability Coordinator at Wintec. 

The symposium, which is on June 30 at WINTEC, brings together the two institutions to share a space where synergies are drawn, connections are made and contributions of consequence are born to assist enduring transformation for our whānau, hapū and iwi.  

It will feature 18 exciting and innovative presenters who are heasding to WIPCE and is a perfect opportunity for them to deliver their presentations to whānau and friends who won’t be able to attend.
Jamie says the initiative "is about highlighting the value of collaboration and acknowledging the transformational essence located within unity and kotahitanga”.  

Sophronia says the Rangahau Strategy at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa acknowledges the importance of collaboration with other research organisations and with the industry, to harness the capability that exists across New Zealand and leverage International partnerships.  

"This initiative sets a precedence for further collaboration across organisations in a genuine way which is guided by Ngā Takepū and Ngā Uara”.   

The Rangahau Symposium is open to staff from both Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and WINTEC. However, numbers are limited so it is essential to RSVP.  

For further information or to register, contact: Sophronia.Smith@twoa.ac.nz.


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Published On: 7 June, 2017

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