Te Hiranga Rū QuakeCoRE – Supporting emerging Māori researchers

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Te Apārangi o Hiranga Rū QuakeCoRE’s Māori Governance Board recognises that Māori students are under-represented in the sciences, particularly women, and is working to ensure that there are equal opportunities, mātauranga Maori capability and organisational resource which enables and supports Māori researchers. At the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) Hui interest in the development of an emerging Māori research network and wānanga was also voiced, and so communication is underway across QuakeCoRE partners and stakeholders to better understand what support is already available.

Te Apārangi o Hiranga Rū and QuakeCoRE have agreed to the development of an early career network of emerging Māori researchers involved in the sciences, engineering & disaster resilience and are keen to develop a community that meets both online and in person.  The network would embrace Māori researchers at all stages of their studies, whether already linked in with QuakeCoRE or not. Emerging researchers across all universities, institutions and stakeholder groups are encouraged to participate.  QuakeCoRE is hopeful that the network will provide a platform for kōrero and manaakitanga and are keen to hear directly from you about your needs, what you currently find useful and what would you like to see the network achieve. If you are interested in becoming a member of the network please email us at: quakecore@canterbury.ac.nz so that we can add your name to our database of emerging Māori researchers. We would also be grateful if you would let your fellow students and colleagues know about the opportunity to join the network.  The first online hui has been scheduled for October.

For QuakeCoRE and affiliated researchers, the Annual General Meeting and associated workshops in early December also provides another key opportunity to have a kōrero around what support you would like from a mātauranga Māori perspective as well as building on feedback from last year’s Hui. In addition, it has been suggested that there would be benefit in coming together prior to the QuakeCoRE AGM and so, if there is sufficient interest, a wānanga has been proposed for 5 & 6 December 2020 at Onetahua Marae in Golden Bay.  Please register your interest in attending by again emailing us at: quakecore@canterbury.ac.nz. Agreeing objectives and an outline for the wānanga will be a key discussion topic at the online hui in October.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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