Inquire, Inspire

Date Friday 15 November 2019
Time 9am - 1:15pm
Location University of Waikato Tauranga campus, Te Manawaroa (TCBD 1.07), Level 1, Durham Street, Tauranga
Presenter University of Waikato and Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Contact Nigel Calder
Contact email
Cost Free

Inquire, Inspire 2019: A Tauranga research symposium

Inquire, Inspire is a University of Waikato-led, Bay of Plenty Tertiary Education Partnership event bringing together local researchers for a half-day of seminars.

Researchers from the University and Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology will discuss thought-provoking research taking place in the Bay of Plenty on topics ranging from innovative learning environments, marine science and singing in the early years, to name a few.

Date: Friday 15 November 2019

Time: 9am – 1.15pm

Venue: University of Waikato Tauranga, Te Manawaroa (TCBD 1.07), Level 1, Durham Street, Tauranga

RSVP: Places are limited for this FREE event and registration is essential:

Parking: There is limited street parking. Paid parking is available opposite the University campus on Durham Street (the Spring Street parking building)

Morning tea will be provided. You are welcome to attend the half-day or separate sessions.


9.00am Welcome

9.10am Keynote:

Professor Holly Thorpe: Sport for a better world: Theory, method, action.

10.00am 2 x presentations:

Dr Diana Amundsen: Working Towards Tertiary Education Transitions.

Julie Hest: Modern Learning Environments, the de-privatisation of teacher and student practice, and wellbeing.

10.35am 5 minute question time

10.40am Morning tea & poster presentations:

Richard Brown: Important messages for professional and volunteer emergency responders from a bereaved parent.

Clare Thomas: Examining how teachers and students experience learning with the newly introduced Google Classroom in a Foundation Level 3 Tertiary programme.

Julie Millar, Darlyn Chutuape, Lee Harrison, Cath Fraser & Kalem Banks: Love, money, fellowship? What motivates researchers to research, and how institutes can help.

Catherine de Monchy: Embeddedness, empowerment and innovative potential in a social enterprise.

11.10am 7x presentations:

Maria Ngawati: Changing the game: Enabling Māori medium students to influence Eurocentricity in Tertiary environments. A critical reflection.

Dr Bronya Dean: A hidden world of song: Spontaneous singing in the everyday lives of three- and four-year-old children at home.

Rani Daliwai: Enablers and barriers for a multi-stakeholder engagement process in freshwater management.

Shiyama Edirisinghe: Using digital technology in Sri Lankan schools.

Erin Kennedy: Does size matter?: Interaction behaviour of rats.

Shari Gallop: Tracking the success of working with nature approaches for fixing coastal problems.

Dr Kim Hébert-Losier: "Does the "4%" shoe work for me and you?"

1.00pm 10 minute question time

1.10pm Closing