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Kaitautoko Whakamātau

Manutaki Tuarua Māori

Associate Professor Miles Lamare and Dr Lisa Te Morenga are the Division's Associate Deans Māori. 

Miles and Lisa co-ordinate the Divisional response to the Māori Strategic Framework and support Departmental Kaiāwhina, who in turn are the contact point for Māori students in their Departments. They are available to talk to students, researchers and Departments about increasing the profile of things Māori in the Sciences.

Miles and Lisa work with Te Huka Mataurāka and HEDC Student Learning Development to explore effective ways to support Māori students in their first year in the Division of Sciences.

You can contact Miles by email at miles.lamare@otago.ac.nz.

You can contact Lisa by email at lisa.temorenga@otago.ac.nz.

Kaiārahi Sciences

Hiria Tutakangahau is the Kaiārahi Sciences. She is of Ngāti Rangi and Ngāi te Rangi descent.

Student support and encouragement are her primary motivations within the Division of Sciences. As a student you will be contacted by her during your time at Otago. You may also hear from her if you are involved with the new Māori Students Science support group – Te Roopu Pūtaiao.

Hiria also supports the activities of the Manutaki Tuarua Māori and the Science Wānanga (https://sciencewananga.otago.ac.nz - like us on Facebook!). You can contact Hiria by email at hiria.tutakangahau@otago.ac.nz.