Otago Polytechnic

Māori Research Symposium: Mauri Ora | Human Flourishing
Otago Polytechnic, 9 November 2018


The Māori Research Symposium: Mauri Ora | Human Flourishing will showcase Māori research undertaken at Otago Polytechnic. This is the second Māori symposium hosted by the Polytechnic, following on from the inaugural Tā Moko Symposium held in 2014.

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 conducted at Otago Polytechnic.

The Mauri Ora | Human Flourishing 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 Mauri Ora: Human Flourishing Symposium to consider publishing their work in our 2019 SCOPE: Kaupapa Kāi Tahu publication, which will also focus on the same theme

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 30 August 2018 via email: kelli.temaiharoa@op.ac.nz. The abstract should be in Word format,  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 five presentation options:

1. 20 minute presentation
2. 20/20 slideshow
3. 10 minute roundtable presentation
4. Five minute research idea presentation
5. Poster presentation 

(Submissions for the peer reviewed full paper and potential inclusion in the 2019 scope: Kaupapa Kāi Tahu publication are due to Kelli Te Maihāroa by 29 October 2018. Please contact kaitohutohu@op.ac.nz for full submission guidelines for this publication.)