Thursday 18th December appears to be the best date.
We can meet at the "Mature Students' Lounge" in the Cowshed
If anyone is unsure where the MSL is please contact me and I will try an
give accurate directions
*Where to From Here: The future of the Post-Graduate Students’ Association.*
* *Throughout the past twelve months the PGSA has held weekly coffee
meetings to provide an avenue for discussion about issues which affect
post-grad students. However, there is a need for more representation of
schools and faculties, and the need for new leadership. I am at the
point where my time as your president is ending and it is important that
the association continues to develop as a representative organisation
for all postgrads.
We need to have a meeting (minimum 14 members) to decide the future
direction of the Association and to elect/appoint a new committee. At
this stage it is envisaged that this meeting should take place during
the week commencing 15 December. Please advise which day and time would
be most suitable for you to attend. – Once a consensus is reached we can
determine the place.
Issues which need to be discussed are:
1. The progress on the MRA;
2. Consultation on PBRF as indicated in an earlier email.
3. The election of a committee.
4. Closer links with WSU
The ideal situation would be to have each faculty/school postgrad
Student Rep as part of the executive for the PGSA. That way it would be
possible to ensure that all faculties/schools were represented on the
Please reply asap to. pgsa(a)waikato.ac.nz <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) Sector Reference Group is
producing consultation papers as a part of the redesign of PBRF in 2012.
The link to the webpage for these consultation papers is:
One of the consultation papers is on New and Emerging Researchers. The
TEC encourages submissions to this paper (and other papers if
desired) from Post-Graduates who may be new and emerging researchers in
*Dr Damien Cole*
Advisor - Operations Development
Tertiary Network Directorate
Tertiary Education Commission Te Amorangi Ma-tauranga Matua
*::* DDI: 04 462 4510 Fax: 04 462 5400 :: PO Box 27 048 Wellington
:: Damien.Cole(a)tec.govt.nz <mailto:Damien.Damien.Cole@tec.govt.nz>
:: www.tec.govt.nz <blocked::http://www.tec.govt.nz/>
Subject: NZ Peace & Conflict Studies Postdoctoral Fellow Vacancy
Circulated on behalf of the Aotearoa New Zealand National Centre for
Peace and Conflict Studies, please forward on to anyone who may be
interested. This message will be available online athttp://www.converge.org.nz/pma/cpcsvac2.htm
19 November 2008
Applications invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Peace and Conflict
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Peace and
Conflict Studies within the new National Centre for Peace and Conflict
Studies (Division of Humanities) at the University of Otago, New
Zealand. This Centre will commence with the appointment of Professor
Kevin P Clements as Foundation Director in January 2009. This is a
unique opportunity to join the Foundation Director in the strategic
development of a distinctive New Zealand theory, research and practice
Centre in Peace and Conflict Studies. Its research foci will initially
be on the specific development and peacebuilding needs of New Zealand
and the South West Pacific, but it will engage wider global challenges
to peace and security as well.
Applications are invited from all areas within Peace and Conflict
Studies but preference will be given to those with specific research
interests in Conflict Analysis and Conflict Transformation; Pre and
Post-Conflict Development and Peacebuilding; Religion and Conflict and/
or the State and Violence.
Situated on the south-eastern coast of New Zealand's South Island,
Dunedin possesses a unique combination of cultural riches, fine
architecture, world-famous wildlife reserves and is recognised for its
spectacular scenery. The University of Otago is New Zealand's top-
ranked university for research.
Successful candidates should have a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies
or in closely related fields in the Social and Behavioural Sciences.
The appointment is for a period of two years. Information for
applicants is available athttp://www.converge.org.nz/pma/cpcsvac2.pdf
Specific enquiries may be directed to Professor Kevin P Clements: tel
+64 (0)3 479 8671, fax +64 (0)3 479 5024, email kevin.clements(a)otago.ac.nz
Applications quoting reference number A08/174 close on Friday 23
With each application you must include an application form, an EEO
Information Statement, a covering letter, contact details for three
referees and one copy of your full curriculum vitae. For an
application form, EEO Information Statement and a full job description
go to: www.otago.ac.nz/jobs Alternatively, contact the Human Resources
Division, Tel 03 479 8269, Fax 03 479 8279, Email job.applications(a)otago.ac.nz
University of Otago
Te Whare Wananga o Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Equal opportunity in employment is University policy. E tautoko ana Te
Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.
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A 60th Anniversary Celebration of the signing of the United Nations
Universal Declaration of Human Rights will take place in Hamilton on
Wed, 10 Dec 2008. This event is being organized by a wide coalition
of Waikato community organisations working in the areas of human
rights, social justice, ethnic and migrant communities, refugee
services, interfaith, and children and youth organizations.
The event, which follows the Waikato Museum's formal opening of "Walk
With Me: The Refugee Experience in NZ," will begin at 11:30am with a
silent walk to Civic Square in Garden Place. Anyone interested in
participating should plan on gathering on Knox Street by 11:15am. The
walkers will be formally welcomed in Civic Square and from
12:00-2:00pm, the Square will become the focus of a range of outdoor
events and activities for all ages. This includes music and dance
performances, interactive art activities for the kids, informational
booths and other events. Keynote speakers include Rosslyn Noonan
(Chief Commissioner), & Jeremy Pope (Commissioner), Human Rights
Commission. A more formal event will take place at 7:00pm in the
Hamilton City Council's Reception Room, and will culminate in a
presentation by the Human Rights Commission to the Hamilton City
Council of a copy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (in
both English and Maori).
For more information, please visit the event's web site at <http://wifco.wikispaces.com/events
> or email us at: <WIFCOevents(a)gmail.com>.
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