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Sciences Pacific

Dr Mele Taumoepeau, Associate Dean (Pacific)

Mele Taumoepeau 2019 imageMele joined the Division of Sciences as Associate Dean Pacific in October 2016. Mele provides strategic leadership and advice to both the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and the Division of Sciences for all matters relating to Pacific development.

Mele is also a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology.

Contact

Dr Mele Taumoepeau
Associate Dean (Pacific)
Tel +64 3 479 4029
Email mele.taumoepeau@otago.ac.nz

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Janet Vaiusu-Tuala, Coordinator: Pacific Islands Student Support

Janet Vaiusu-Tuala 2019 imageJanet joined the Division of Sciences Pacific Support and Strategy Office in 2019, having recently relocated from Hamilton where she studied towards a LL.M and worked as the Pacific Student Success Coordinator for the University of Waikato since 2016.

Janet manages the Pacific Support and Strategy Office in the Division of Sciences. Janet develops and leads programmes and projects that contribute to the overall success of Pacific Students enrolled in the Division.

Janet is available to provide pastoral course advice, exam preparation tutorials and study help. Janet can also liaise with academic departments and support services with respect to any issues relating to students and their course of study.

Janet is here to ensure that you are well supported throughout the duration of your journey. If you have any queries, please email to book an appointment with Janet and the team.

Contact

Janet Vaiusu-Tuala
Coordinator: Pacific Islands Student Support
Tel +64 3 479 9267
Hours 8.30 – 2.30 (Weekdays)
Room 109 (upstairs), Union Court
85 Union Place West
Email janet.vaiusu-tuala@otago.ac.nz
Web https://www.otago.ac.nz/sciences/pacific-islands-support/

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Yvonne Takau, Pacific Islands Student Support

Yvonne Takau 2019 imageYvonne joined the Division of Sciences Pacific support team in June 2017 while completing her Bachelor of Commerce degree in Economics at the University of Otago. In addition to her work at the Division of Sciences Yvonne is also pursuing a Master of Planning within the School of Geography: her thesis looks at the planning processes in Tonga following the 2006 riots.

Yvonne is available to provide pastoral course advice, exam prep and study help and can also liaise with academic departments and support services with respect to any issues relating to students, with a particular emphasis on first year students and their course of study.

Contact

Yvonne Takau
Pacific Islands Student Support
Hours Tues 9am – 12pm, Wed 9am – 5pm, Thurs 9am – 5pm
Tel +64 3 479 9267
Mob +64 21 278 9267
Room 109 (upstairs), Union Court
85 Union Place West
Email divscipi@otago.ac.nz
Web https://www.otago.ac.nz/sciences/pacific-islands-support/

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Amanda Taia, Coordinator: Pacific Outreach Programme for Sciences (POPS)

Amanda Taia 2019 imageAmanda joined the Sciences Pacific Support and Strategy team in 2018 to develop and deliver a series of science outreach programmes designed to engage Pacific Island youth, and their communities, with future science options.

Contact

Amanda Taia
Coordinator: Pacific Outreach Programme for Sciences (POPS)
Mob +64 21 279 9268
Room 108a (upstairs), Union Court
85 Union Place West
Email amanda.taia@otago.ac.nz
Web https://www.otago.ac.nz/sciences/pacific-islands-support/

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