Events for Pacific Researchers

Talanoa Series

Through the magic of videoconferencing, Pacific researchers from many different institutions and organisations hold regular virtual meetings in an initiative called the Talanoa Series.

Twice a month, researchers meet up online to give seminars, share ideas, and engage in debates on all matters relating to Pacific research. Most NZ universities take part, and several universities in the Pacific are involved as well. A different university “hosts” each session.

At AUT, you can take part by visiting one of the videoconferencing rooms. (Generally, these are City – WG608 or WO211; North Shore – AB221; South – MB223.)

There’s a session coming up on 3rd August, and you can download the invitation page below for future dates.

PPG Talanoa Invitation 2015 – pg1


HRC Pacific Roadshow – tomorrow!

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) offers scholarships, postdocs, and career development opportunities for Pacific researchers in health-related fields via the Pacific health research development awards. The “roadshow” is designed to help you apply.

The roadshow will be facilitated by Dr Nuhisifa Seve-Williams, who is the HRC’s Project Manager for Pacific health research. RSVP to Bernadette Gleeson if you would like to attend this session (

29 July 2015
AUT University (South Campus)
640 Great South Road, Manukau
Room ME103
Time: 11am–12.30pm

About Anaise Irvine

Dr Anaise Irvine is the Editor of Thesislink and leads the Researcher Education and Development team at Auckland University of Technology. Her PhD research analysed how contemporary films and novels represent genetic engineering as a social justice issue. These days she works with researchers at all levels to improve their research skills, and the most obscure of her own research skills is being able to turn novels into phylogenetic trees!

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