Linda Smith: Insights Into Leadership: A Maori Women Academic Perspective

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Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith (Ngati Awa, Ngati Porou) is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Maori) at the University of Waikato. Professor Smith has a strong interdisciplinary research and teaching background, primarily in the field of education, including Maori and indigenous education, and the sociology and history of education.

From 2001-2004, she chaired the Maori Tertiary Education Reference Group responsible for advising the Ministry of Education on operational strategy for Maori tertiary education. She has served on many other bodies, including as a member of the Tertiary Education Advisory Commission (TEAC), advising the Minister of Tertiary Education on the shape of the tertiary education system for New Zealand.

  • Date: 11th of May 2010
  • Time: 10.30am 12noon
  • Venue: Nga Wai o Horotiu, AUT Marae, St Paul St.

Light refreshments will follow.

For catering purposes please RSVP to: Sonia Mehanasmehana@aut.ac.nz

This series is being held by the MANU Ao Academy.

The MANU AO Academy has three main objectives:

  • Accelerating Maori leadership;
  • Strengthening the links between Maori Academics and
  • Maori Professionals and Advancing Maori scholarship

MANU AO involves a series of weekly seminars, named lectures, leaders workshops, leadership courses, academic fora, symposia, scholarship research, Monday motivationals and other related activities, including University campus-based Chapter programmes.

MANU AO is supported by the NZ Vice-Chancellors Committee (NZVCC) in association with all eight NZ universities. Its Maori Committee, Te Kahui Amokura, acts as the governance entity for this three-year Tertiary Education Commission-funded programme.

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