Otago Polytechnic


The Māori Research Symposium: Kaitiakitaka will be held at Otago Polytechnic on 4 December 2020 and will showcase Māori research. This is the third Māori symposium hosted by the Polytechnic, following on from the inaugural Tā Moko Symposium held in 2014 and Mauri Ora Symposium held in 2018. The objectives of this Symposium are to:

  • Nurture research conducted by Māori staff and students – that is, research undertaken by Māori, for Māori, or with Māori
  • Provide opportunities to share Māori research fields and expertise
  • Showcase and celebrate the depth and breadth of Māori research

The Kaitiakitaka Symposium will showcase research focused on a wide range of issues concerned with human and environmental wellbeing. We seek to showcase research that is either Māori led and/or partnered with Māori, with the goal of connecting with our wider community, Iwi and Rūnaka. Otago Polytechnic encourages presenters at the Kaitiakitaka Symposium to consider publishing their work in our SCOPE: Kaupapa Kāi Tahu 2021 publication, which will also focus on the same theme. The Kaitiakitaka themes may include:

  • Te Tai Ao - Environment
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi – Treaty of Waitangi
  • Te Hurihuri o Te Ao – Our Changing world

Abstracts are invited from staff and students involved in Māori led and/or partnered research.  Please send abstracts in electronic format for peer review to the Tumuaki: Rakahau Māori | Director: Māori Research, Kelli Te Maihāroa, by 31 July 2020 via email. The abstract should include the title, the presenter(s) name, 200-300 words, written in the third person perspective, no bibliography or footnotes, references if required to be used within text, up to five key words, Word document, identify presentation style.  There are three presentation options:

  1. Poster / visual / media presentation
  2. 20/20 slideshow
  3. 20 minute presentation

Published on 16 Jul 2020

Orderdate: 16 Jul 2020
Expiry: 3 Aug 2022