We have a growing number of Māori students at University of Otago, and over 30% of those are studying within the Division of Sciences.
We consider it a privilege and a responsibility to have you with us, and we are committed to providing the support you need to achieve your best while you are here.
Within the Sciences Division, support for Māori students is mostly undertaken at a Departmental level. All departments have a Kaiāwhina (Māori Support Person), and some departments have very strong support groups for their Māori students.
Physical Education, Psychology, Zoology Anatomy and Structural Biology, and Human Nutrition all have well-established support structures. We all meet on a regular basis to exchange ideas and learn more about the various Māori support networks available on-campus.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the Kaiāwhina in your department. Check the list below.
Sciences Division Departmental Māori Support and Liaison
|Botany and Genetics||Kath McGilbert||3943|
|Chemistry||Eng W. Tan (Tan)||7926|
|Computer Science||Yawen Chen||5740|
|Marine Science||Miles Lamare||7463|
|Materials Science and Technology||Catherine Smith||7548|
|Mathematics and Statistics||Austina Clark||7757|
|Microbiology and Immunology||Roslyn Kemp||7708|
|Pharmacology and Toxicology||Sarah Baird||7261|
|Science Library||Alexander Ritchie||7827|