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Eleven Massey staff receive doctorates

Eleven Massey staff receive doctorates

Eleven Massey University staff are among the graduands to have received doctoral degrees this autumn.

Price, potency and retail outlet policy among top 10 cannabis questions

Price, potency and retail outlet policy among top 10 cannabis questions

The public should consider these 10 questions before voting on the cannabis law reform.

Pacific graduate on track to become nurse practitioner

Pacific graduate on track to become nurse practitioner

Catherine Tu'akalau's aim is to become New Zealand's first Pacific nurse practitioner focused on child health. Her graduation this week brings her one step closer to that dream.

Turning disasters into PhD success

Turning disasters into PhD success

PhD graduate Dr Marion Tan began researching disaster response after Typhoon Haiyan devastated her home country, the Philippines. Now, she says it's "poetic" to be graduating in the middle of a global pandemic.

Affordable, community engaged earthquake warning system subject of research project

Affordable, community engaged earthquake warning system subject of research project

New funding to explore the development of an earthquake early warning system.

South America to South Island for post-quake PhD

South America to South Island for post-quake PhD

A love of surfing and passion for environmental studies, protecting coastlines, and learning about disaster recovery prompted Martín García Cartegena to leave Uruguay for Aotearoa to do a PhD on post-quake community resilience.

Social media marketing of alcohol, tobacco and vaping to be examined

Social media marketing of alcohol, tobacco and vaping to be examined

A two-year study will investigate the use of social media influencers and marketing to promote unhealthy products to youth.

Researcher asks ‘how was lockdown for parents?

Researcher asks ‘how was lockdown for parents?

Psychology researcher Rosanna Stoop-Maigret started the year with plans to study a phenomenon of memory for her master's degree. Then COVID-19 happened, and her curiousity turned to how parents have coped in the pandemic lockdown.

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Practical support for Māori students crucial

Practical support for Māori students crucial

The COVID-19 lockdown has revealed how heavily some students rely on campus resources to effectively study. The Te Rau Tauawhi, Māori Student Support team have been focused on ensuring students have what they need to study online for the rest of semester.

Innovative new post-graduate nursing degree launched

Innovative new post-graduate nursing degree launched

A new post-graduate nursing degree will increase access to nursing for people who may not have considered the career in the past.

A grandmother inspires social work graduate

A grandmother inspires social work graduate

Suzi Gallagher's path to gaining her Master in Applied Social Work has involved many twists and turns. A solo mum when she started as an undergraduate in 2008, she's relocated, bought a house, had another baby and got married.

Massey Scientist leads capacity building project for COVID-19 testing

Massey Scientist leads capacity building project for COVID-19 testing

In the early days of the national Level 4 lockdown, work was ramping up for one Massey staff member as she helped turn a veterinary laboratory into a COVID-19 testing facility.

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Awards and Appointments

Two Massey professors among those named on honours list

Two Massey professors among those named on honours list

Two Massey University professors received Queen's Birthday Honours, alongside an adjunct professor and 11 other alumni.

Massey’s food innovation legacy celebrated in ‘NZ Food Heroes’

Massey’s food innovation legacy celebrated in ‘NZ Food Heroes’

Massey's commitment to the food sector as a longstanding leader in research and education excellence in food science, product development, and food health and safety, has inspired a twist on this year's New Zealand Food Awards.

Distinguished award to investment entrepreneur

Distinguished award to investment entrepreneur

An entrepreneur who founded a company to allow investors with as little as five bucks to get into the sharemarket is one of four Massey alumni recognised in this year's University Defining Excellence Awards.

Massey student lands scholarship catch

Massey student lands scholarship catch

A Massey University masters student has won a Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) 2020 Postgraduate Science Scholarship.

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Opinion and Features

Price, potency and retail outlet policy among top 10 cannabis questions

Price, potency and retail outlet policy among top 10 cannabis questions

The public should consider these 10 questions before voting on the cannabis law reform.

Pacific graduate on track to become nurse practitioner

Pacific graduate on track to become nurse practitioner

Catherine Tu'akalau's aim is to become New Zealand's first Pacific nurse practitioner focused on child health. Her graduation this week brings her one step closer to that dream.

Celebrity bodies, post-feminism and ageing – health psychologist explores

Celebrity bodies, post-feminism and ageing – health psychologist explores

From the impact of pop culture on body image to why men dance the way they do, how people manage ageing and illness, and whether self-help books actually help - Sarah Riley, a professor in critical health psychology, explores.

Opinion: Will $50b budget boost Ardern’s chances of re-election?

Opinion: Will $50b budget boost Ardern’s chances of re-election?

New Zealand's Budget 2020 is about "the next steps to recover and rebuild" from COVID-19. But political analyst Grant Duncan asks: will it help Jacinda Ardern's Labour-led government gain a second term in office?

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