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From our endangered native wildlife, to heritage buildings and student scholarships, there are varied fundraising activities that you can support:
College Funds are to be used at the discretion of the College Pro-Vice Chancellor (with approval from the Foundation board) for the development and advancement of the College. Both the Institute of Education and the College of Business have development funds that you can make a gift to.
To read about their priorities visit their websites.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences has a vital part to play in developing the creativity, critical thinking and social cohesion that help shape what Massey calls the new New Zealand.
Our research and teaching are concerned with understanding how people co-exist and improve both their own lives, and those of the communities they live in. And it’s not just theoretical.
The support of our alumni and friends is vital to the continued success of our College. A contribution to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences will help us to support future projects and our outstanding staff and students whether through scholarships, research funding or support which we could otherwise not provide.
All donations are administered by the Massey Foundation, a registered charity. Operating costs of the Foundation are fully met the university, which means that 100% of your donations are used for the projects you nominate.
Thank you for your support and interest in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The centenary of the First World War (1914 - 1918) is fast approaching, and presents New Zealand with an opportunity to stop and reflect on the impact that this war had on the psyche and development of this nation.
The First World War is regarded as pivotal to the history of New Zealand and the world. It created many of the conditions, hostilities and problems that persisted throughout the last, and into this new, century.
In terms of human suffering, the First World War is the greatest tragedy this country has ever experienced. From a population of just over one million people New Zealand sent over 100,000 people to war. Almost 60,000 became casualties and nearly 18,000 were killed.
To commemorate the centenary of the First World War Massey University has partnered with the New Zealand Defence Force
(NZDF) and the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association (RNZRSA) to support the production of a history of New Zealand's involvement in this critical conflict. This will be the first full and detailed account of New Zealand in the First World War.
Massey University is now actively seeking donations to support writing and producing these volumes of history outlining New Zealand's involvement in the war. These volumes will be sold and the proceeds will fund scholarship, study and research at Massey University.
Unrestricted gifts will be endowed and the proceeds used to ensure that teaching, research and learning at Massey remain first class, allowing us to drive New Zealand forward and compete in the global academic market place. Unrestricted gifts are often the hardest gifts for the Foundation to solicit – but can be some of the most valuable. Your gift will be used for teaching, research, facilities and scholarships.
Massey University is a hive of invention and innovation. However, our researchers sometimes struggle to find funding to support the development of ideas. This is particularly true of early stage research projects that often require relatively small sums of money (between $10,000 and $50,000) to validate ideas so that they reach the 'proof of concept' stage where they might attract larger scale funding.
Funding for these projects is often almost impossible to find with the result that many promising projects disappear before they even reach proof of concept.
Massey University Foundation is now working alongside the Massey University Commercialisation Team to identify some of the most promising and appealing early stage research projects and is actively seeking donations to fund the required research which would allow them to reach proof of concept.
If any of these projects are successfully commercialised, and the Intellectual Property generates net revenue , the Foundation shares a proportion of the profits.
The Heritage Fund will make sure Massey University’s historic buildings are preserved, providing valuable teaching and learning facilities for students, staff and visitors.
The University has already committed $9 million to this campaign. The Foundation will now raise a further $6 million to preserve these buildings and provide a total pool of $15 million for their restoration.
Massey University has a rich and diverse heritage which is reflected in the grounds and buildings of its campuses. Preserving this heritage takes on new significance as Massey approaches its 90th anniversary. However, lack of funding too often means preserving our older buildings must give way to developing much-needed new facilities.
Massey has created the Heritage Precinct to make sure some of its oldest and best-known buildings are preserved for future generations.
The Precinct is an area of historic importance on the Manawatu campus. It consists of Sir Geoffrey Peren Building (formerly known as Old Main Building), Refectory, Old Registry and Tiritea House.
These unique buildings need much upgrading to preserve them, including essential work to make sure they comply with the updated building code rules for withstanding earthquakes.
Sir Geoffrey Peren Building and Refectory were designed by the celebrated American architect Roy Lippincott. He was inspired by early 20th century Prairie and American Collegiate styles. These buildings are important in many ways. They have social, historical, architectural, technological and landscape value for Massey University and the wider community. Classified category 1 and 2 respectively under the Historic Places Act 1993, each is considered ‘a place of special or outstanding historical or cultural heritage significance’.
Sir Geoffrey Peren Building, completed in 1931, was the principal building for Massey College. This was a modern educational and research facility committed to advancing New Zealand agriculture.
Refectory was designed to complement this building as a social, accommodation and dining space for staff and students. It was set on the outskirts of the open green space of the Oval from where its facade and English-style, tree-lined setting could be appreciated.
These two grand buildings have been used continuously. Within these buildings, Massey staff and students have given birth to ideas that have shaped our agricultural and social history.
Refurbishing them will make sure they remain a symbol of the history and teaching excellence of New Zealand’s first agricultural research institution.
The Massey University Foundation supports research and teaching through specialist sub-trusts. The Foundation invests and manages endowed money for these organisations, distributing expendable profit back to them.
The Sleep/Wake Research Centre is a multi-disciplinary research team within the Massey Research School of Public Health. It’s committed to improving the health, performance, safety and wellbeing of New Zealanders. It does this through a programme of basic and applied research with an integrated approach to sleep and waking function. Some of the Centre’s projects include a study of sleep in pregnancy, treating insomnia, and managing flight crews.
Find out more at the Sleep/Wake Research Centre website
This trust supports the national and global role of the Massey University EpiCentre. The Centre is responsible for research and training in controlling diseases affecting animals and protecting people from these diseases. This includes making sure food is safe.
Annual grants provide seed funding for new initiatives, help international students undertake their research, and support the international outreach of this world-famous Centre.
Find out more at the EpiCentre website
The New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study aspires to be one of the world’s leading centres for theoretical research and intellectual enquiry in the sciences. The trust provides for professors to mentor younger students. It also offers all who work at the Institute the freedom to undertake research that will make significant contributions in any of the scientific fields studied there.
Find out more on the New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study website
It is our goal to endow a sum of around $500,000 for this Scholarship over the next four years. The income from this sum would provide a scholarship in perpetuity for the NZIAS.
To donate to the Sir Neil Waters Scholarship Fund - click on the Donate Online button now!
Wildbase promotes and implements collaborative investigation and management of wildlife to support the welfare and conservation of New Zealand native fauna. The Centre’s work includes:
Find out more at the Wildbase website
The Equine Trust is a partnership between government, industry, Massey University and many other partners inside and outside New Zealand to help improve the equine industry’s future progress. The initiative aims to expand learning and research capabilities across the industry. It also encourages skilled people within the industry to help it improve efficiency and solve problems.
Find out more at the Equine Trust website
Dr Joan Dingley, a highly respected and successful Mycologist, passed away in 2008 leaving a significant bequest to Massey University of $80,000 to support a scholarship in Mycology at the University. The value of this bequest is now $87,000. Joan was awarded an honorary D.Sc by Massey University in 1994 to acknowledge her work in mycology.
In line with Joan’s wishes the purpose of the Joan Dingley Memorial Scholarship is to provide a scholarship of up to $5000 per annum to support high achieving students, in the field of Mycology at Massey University. Massey University intends to increase the Joan Dingley Memorial Scholarship Fund from $87,000 to more than $120,000 to ensure the scholarship can provide an income of up to $5000, with long term viability.
The target for the first distribution of the scholarship is the year 2013.
For more information download the Joan Dingley Brochure
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Last updated on Wednesday 16 January 2013