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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 >>

New Zealand Writing Thrives In Covid-19 Lockdown

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 6:13 am | University of Waikato

Dunedin’s Angela Pope wins this year’s Sargeson Prize 2020 Open Winner Angela Pope New Zealand’s richest short story competition has thrived despite challenging circumstances for writers. Angela Pope was one of hundreds of New Zealand writers ... More >>

Findings Of Independent Review Into Public Claims Of Racism At The University Of Waikato Released

Friday, 25 September 2020, 3:28 pm | University of Waikato

The reviewers commissioned to assess public claims of racism at the University of Waikato have presented their final report to the University Council. More >>

Working To End Racial Oppression Supported By $10m MBIE Grant

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 1:56 pm | University of Waikato

Researchers at the University of Waikato are leading a project that will investigate racial oppression across society. Dr Waikaremoana Waitoki, Dr Arama Rata and Professor Francis Collins say that racism is a social structure that underpins forms of interpersonal ... More >>

New Study Into Mānuka Leaf Surface Could Help Maximise High-grade Honey Production

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 9:20 am | University of Waikato

University of Waikato researchers have found a unique group of microorganisms on the surface of mānuka leaves, which could help explain wide variation in the antibacterial properties of mānuka honey. The microbiome—a complex community of bacteria—was ... More >>

A New Approach To Mental Health In Nursing

Monday, 21 September 2020, 2:48 pm | University of Waikato

With mental health needs rising sharply and services already stretched, the University of Waikato is responding to the challenge with the launch of the new Bachelor of Nursing in 2021, integrating a focus on mental health and addictions throughout the ... More >>

$12.5m Project To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Using ‘digital Twin’ Technology

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 4:19 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato School of Engineering Professor Michael Walmsley will lead a seven-year research programme to reduce energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, thanks to $12.5m in funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. ... More >>

New study uncovers more causes of coral bleaching

Monday, 24 August 2020, 11:41 am | University of Waikato

Increased nutrients in the ocean can accelerate coral bleaching caused by high sea temperatures, according to new research from University of Waikato Marine Scientist Joanne Ellis. More >>

University Of Waikato Study Finds Inequities In Bowel Cancer Treatment

Friday, 21 August 2020, 2:40 pm | University of Waikato

A University of Waikato study published in the New Zealand Medical Journal looking at the treatment and timeliness of chemotherapy for bowel cancer patients in New Zealand has found there are inequities in the treatment of Pacific, Māori and Asian ... More >>

Māori Astronomer Receives Prime Minister’s Award

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 4:51 pm | University of Waikato

Professor Rangi Matamua (Tūhoe) University of Waikato Professor Rangi Matamua (Tūhoe), has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Science Communications Prize from the Royal Society of New Zealand. The prize, worth $100,000, is awarded to a practicing scientist ... More >>

University Of Waikato Tauranga Campus Wins Top Australasian Award

Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 1:41 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato Tauranga Campus scooped a top award for its innovative learning environment design at an Australasian awards ceremony last week. The Tauranga Campus, designed by Aotearoa New Zealand leading architecture practice, Jasmax, working ... More >>

Research To Address Inequities In Maternal Health Services For Māori Receives NSC Funding

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 10:07 am | University of Waikato

New research by the University of Waikato aims to address inequities in maternal health services for Māori by using Māori knowledge and tikanga to empower Māori families. Dr Waikaremoana Waitoki is leading the research project funded by ‘A ... More >>

Covid-19 Mental Health Survey Shows Participants Are ‘stressed But Resilient’

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 10:25 am | University of Waikato

Psychologists at the University of Waikato have released preliminary results of their survey looking into New Zealanders’ mental health during the Covid-19 crisis, and the findings show Kiwis are feeling stressed but resilient. The online survey, ... More >>