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University Of Waikato Writer In Residence 2021 - Michalia Arathimos

Friday, 15 January 2021, 1:22 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato is set to welcome Michalia Arathimos as the Writer in Residence for 2021. She will start in her new role after Easter and her residency project will be her third novel, Sojourn, which is set in the Waikato. <img ... More >>

Earth To Reach Temperature Tipping Point In 20-30 Years, New Study Finds

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 8:48 am | University of Waikato

Earth’s ability to absorb carbon emissions through plants could be halved within the next two decades at the current rate of warming, according to a new study from the University of Waikato and Northern Arizona University, USA. Published in Science ... More >>

Addressing Racism And Building Equity Across The Education Sector

Tuesday, 5 January 2021, 2:44 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato is proud to be part of the collaborative support for the communities participating in Te Hurihanganui The University of Waikato has partnered with the Ministry of Education to deliver a new, community-led kaupapa to address ... More >>

Unravelling Mysteries Of The Human Body And Mind Through Research

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 12:28 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato researchers will delve deep into human health and psychology over the next three years, investigating how we develop sight, how our memories affect planning, and how an antibiotic-resistant infection might be targeted.  ... More >>

Finding Fault: Researchers Team Up To Assess Hamilton’s Seismic Risk And Lake Health

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 4:14 pm | University of Waikato

Two science research teams have joined forces to develop a new understanding of earthquake risk and lake health in and around Hamilton using core samples taken from lake beds. Led by University of Waikato scientists Professor David Lowe and Dr Vicki ... More >>

University Of Waikato Researchers To Uncover Secrets Of Our Planet

Monday, 23 November 2020, 2:47 pm | University of Waikato

Three University of Waikato-led projects will unearth new knowledge of our natural environment after receiving a total of $1.9 million in Marsden funding. The studies are among 13 new University of Waikato-led research programmes supported by the Marsden ... More >>

Pregnant Women Missing Out On Diabetes Checks

Sunday, 22 November 2020, 3:11 pm | University of Waikato

A University of Waikato study has found only 26.4% of women in the Waikato region are screened for diabetes during pregnancy as per the national guidelines. Even worse, just 17.5% of Māori women receive the recommended checks, despite being at higher ... More >>

New Tauranga Aquaculture Facility Set To Harness Seaweed’s Potential

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 4:06 pm | University of Waikato

A brand-new aquaculture facility is now operating in Tauranga thanks to a $13 million algal biotechnology research project , funded by the Tertiary Education Commission’s Entrepreneurial Universities programme and the University of Waikato. The Facility ... More >>

2020 Callaghan Medal: “A Conduit Between Traditional Māori Knowledge And Modern Science”

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 5:06 pm | University of Waikato

Professor Rangi Matamua (Tūhoe) Professor Rangi Matamua (Tūhoe) has been awarded the Callaghan Medal from Royal Society Te Apārangi for his ability to engage audiences with his research into Matariki. The Callaghan Medal is awarded annually to a person ... More >>

Early Career Researcher Awarded Rutherford Fellowship To Investigate Blooming Didymo

Thursday, 12 November 2020, 11:51 am | University of Waikato

Does the dreaded Didymo bloom because of climate change, new environments or a genetic variant? The University of Waikato’s Dr Alexis Marshall will investigate these questions thanks to a 2020 Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship from Royal ... More >>

University Of Waikato Celebrates 13 Marsden Fund Winners

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 4:40 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato researchers will lead 13 new programmes supported by the Marsden Fund covering topics from the whole disciplinary spectrum. Over the next three years, their research will help us better understand the natural world (including impacts ... More >>

More Plant Diversity Means Less Pesticide

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 10:58 am | University of Waikato

Increasing plant diversity naturally controls plant-eating insects in grasslands, according to a study led by University of Waikato Senior Lecturer Dr Andrew Barnes and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research. Plant diversity provides ... More >>

Top Waikato Researchers Receive Prestigious Rutherford Fellowship Grants

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 2:08 pm | University of Waikato

Two top researchers at the University of Waikato have received $800,000 each as part of a 2020 Rutherford Fellowship from Royal Society Te Apārangi. Rutherford Discovery Fellowships are one of New Zealand’s most prestigious science awards, ... More >>

Honorary Fellowship for Waikato Health expert

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 1:55 pm | University of Waikato

Ross Lawrenson, Professor of Population Health at the University of Waikato, has been awarded Honorary Fellowship of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. Honorary Fellowship is awarded to individuals of distinction who have made an outstanding ... More >>

Transgender People Who Experience Discrimination Are More Likely To Have Poor Mental Health Outcomes

Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 9:24 am | University of Waikato

A University of Waikato study has found that transgender people who have experienced stigma, including harassment, violence, and discrimination because of their identity are much more likely to have poor mental health outcomes. More >>

Major Funding Boost For Circular Economy Research Programme

Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 11:53 am | University of Waikato

Engineering Professor Kim Pickering has been awarded $10.9m in Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Endeavour funding to explore a circular economy concept created for the Aotearoa New Zealand context, shaped by the philosophies ... More >>

University Recognised For ‘game-changing’ Learner Success Innovation

Monday, 5 October 2020, 2:40 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato has outshone Australian universities to receive a 2020 CAUDIT Award . The University’s ‘Tertiary Success for Everyone - Ōritetanga ’ project was one of five finalists in the Improving Student Success category, ... More >>

University Of Waikato Assures Kiingitanga It Will Tackle Racism

Friday, 2 October 2020, 4:07 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato Chancellor Sir Anand Satyanand has assured Kiingitanga the University will act on the recommendations of an independent report into claims of structural, systemic and casual racism at the institution. The report by Sir Harawira ... More >>

Grades Show University Of Waikato Students Fared Well Through Covid-19 Lockdown

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 11:49 am | University of Waikato

An analysis of the grades of University of Waikato students has shown that overall, students have fared well despite the disruption to their learning over the Alert Level 4 lockdown. In marking and moderating assessments for A Trimester, the University ... More >>

Info Evening Encourages More Social Work Students To Become Sought-After Graduates

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 6:27 pm | University of Waikato

For more than 10 years, the University of Waikato social work programme in Tauranga has upheld a strong reputation for producing highly employable social worker practitioners. Now, with added pressure on social services in the wake of the Covid-19 disruption, ... More >>