Posts Tagged ‘Canterbury University’

The Helmsman’s Apprentice

In a few days, Ngāi Tahu scholar Rata Pryor Rodgers will be one in a select group of students swapping the classic Kiwi Christmas for sub-zero temperatures and snow drifts. The reality of a white Christmas in Antarctica is sinking in for Pryor Rodgers, who will head off on Friday (December 16) for two weeks…

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Encouraging young Māori into science

A University of Canterbury scheme aimed at encouraging Māori secondary school students into university science studies is already changing lives and encouraging rangatahi to consider new pathways for their future. He Puna Pūtaiao is a partnership programme between the University of Canterbury College of Science and several Canterbury secondary schools that began in 2013. Based…

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Ngāi Tahu woman involved in volcanic research

When Rebecca Fitzgerald started a double degree in law and science at Canterbury University, it’s unlikely she would have imagined herself appearing in a Canadian Discovery Channel documentary mapping the impact craters of flying volcanic rocks. But that has been her reality since she dropped law after her first year of study (despite very good…

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24th August 2009
Posted under: Pānui

Pita Sharples to Talk to Maori Youth

24 August 2009 Dr Pita Sharples, co-leader of the Maori party, will meet and talk to senior secondary school students at a three day leadership forum – Tu Mai Rakatahi – at Living Springs on Banks Peninsula this week. Over eighty Maori students from throughout Canterbury have registered to participate in the tenth annual Tu…