Do New Zealanders trust politicians and government systems? Why might distrust actually be a healthy thing? Dr Michael Macaulay investigates integrity and ethics in government. [ Link ]
WIN! New students—check your email and complete the Student Voice—Getting Started survey for a chance to win an iPhone 7 or a $100 supermarket voucher. [ Link ]
There's just over a week left in the #4peaks4weeks challenge! Congratulations to Ruth McKie, the winner of our second spot prize—keep sharing your photos and enjoying Wellington’s spectacular peaks!
We think this morning’s sunrise has set a great tone for the weekend!
Bachelor of Arts student Jacob McGregor says the opportunity to work on a Summer Research scholarship at Te Kawa a Māui helped him to develop academically and personally [ Link ]
Get your HPV immunisation for free at Student Health—phone 04-463 5308 to book an appointment
Victoria University is proud to congratulate senior lecturer and alumna Dr Rebecca Priestley, winner of the 2016 Prime Minister’s Science Communication Prize, and Mathematics and Physics student Catherine Pot who was awarded the Prime Minister’s Future Scientist Prize at an event at Parliament yesterday. [ Link ]
Acclaimed poet and senior lecturer Chris Price shares one of her favourite New Zealand poems for World Poetry Day, titled 1YA, by Sonja Yelich—mum of Kiwi singer/songwriter Lorde [ Link ]
A vaccine for breast cancer is on the horizon, thanks to a new partnership between Victoria’s Ferrier Research Institute and The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. The $500,000, five-year research partnership will see Ferrier scientists progress their potential breakthrough for a life-saving vaccine. [ Link ]
70,000 of you have liked us—thank you for following our page!
Don’t miss Victoria Recreation’s free outdoor Zumba and yoga classes this week!
Master’s student Sumaiya Abdul Rahman has been recognised with an award from one of Australia’s leading interior architecture magazines, for her housing design focused on helping Syrian refugees adapt to New Zealand life. [ Link ]
The biggest strategic issue for the current generation is how New Zealand deals with the competition for regional influence between the United States and China, says Victoria’s Professor of Strategic Studies Robert Ayson. [ Link ]
Time is running out to get snapped with one of the Check Yourself carnival mirrors around Wellington. Upload your pictures to Instagram or Twitter using #CheckYourselfNZ and you could win tickets to Reading Cinema or this weekend’s Hurricanes game! [ Link ]
Congratulations to New Zealand Scholarship students who celebrated the completion of their studies and applauded this year’s New Zealand Pacific Top Scholar, Chelcia Gomese. [ Link ]
Check out a snapshot of life at Victoria during February, with our As seen at Victoria album.
Interested in health promotion, health policy and service delivery? Victoria has established a new Faculty of Health which will offer non-clinical, non-medical health subjects from next year. [ Link ]
WIN! We have three double passes to this Friday’s opening of Te Papa Talks: Virtual Reality. The lucky winners will hear from innovators in the media and arts who are using immersive realities to tell stories. Like this post to go into the draw. [ Link ]
Congratulations to Abigail Shieh who has won the first spot prize for our #4peaks4weeks challenge! Come in to Victoria Recreation to collect your prize. Keep up the great photos, hashtags and enjoying Wellington’s best peaks over the next three weeks!