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Fairer society
Why the sector must boost support for those working in Indigenous research
Researchers of Indigenous research need more opportunities to network and exchange ideas that will help advance the field, says Ana Luíza Rossato Facco
Real impact
Planning for impact with integrity
Paul Ashwin & Derek Heim explore how to approach planning for impact in a way that maintains academic integrity and helps to support our contributions to knowledge to make a difference to the world we inhabit.
Healthier lives
Can Aotearoa's (New Zealand's) Indigenous communities achieve sustainable health equity in the absence of widespread cultural reform?
Dr Amohia Boulton and Dr Tanya Allport, Whakauae Research for Māori Health and Development, New Zealand, discuss the alarming disparity between the health outcomes of Māori and Pākehā (non-Māori).
Quality education for all
Building trust with Indigenous communities
Ashley Richard discusses the history of unethical and harmful research that has created barriers between researchers and many Indigenous communities and what can be done to help overcome this.
Quality education for all
It’s the small things that matter: zine making as a creative approach within tertiary education
Dr Dianne Wepa discusses using a creative teaching approach to highlight strategies to address loneliness, particularly since a return to face-to-face teaching post COVID-19.
Quality education for all
'Coming out' – my disability disclosure dilemma
Throughout history, society has largely viewed disabilities as problems to be solved, rather than as accepted human variations. Find out more in this blog by Jennifer Elizabeth Marshall.
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