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Five years of birdsong research takes flight

Five years of birdsong research takes flight

PhD graduate Dr Wesley Webb's thesis on female birdsong, which he received in April, is the result of combining two of his passions: birds and music.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

New education head ponders learning beyond COVID-19

New education head ponders learning beyond COVID-19

The challenges for education in the digital age have preoccupied Associate Professor Alison Kearney for a while. As newly-appointed head of the Institute of Education she is considering the impact of COVID-19 on how we will live and learn.

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Opinion and Features

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?

VC's Perspective: Universities must be part of the solution

VC's Perspective: Universities must be part of the solution

Universities will survive the pandemic but the sector will ultimately be transformed. We have a real opportunity here to respond to transformation and disruption, says Vice-Chancellor Professor Jan Thomas.

Opinion: It’s time to level the playing field for women and girls

Opinion: It’s time to level the playing field for women and girls

As sport resumes after lockdown, it's time to level the playing field for women and girls by addressing chronic underfunding for women's sports.

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