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Media in New Zealand

9/18/2019
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Victoria University of Wellington media studies lecturer Dr Cherie Lacey and Toby Manhire, editor of The Spinoff, discuss journalism in New Zealand, the challenges of working in the media in 2019, and what might be next for the industry. This conversation was part of an alumni event that took place in Auckland on 22 August 2019. Cherie and Toby are both alumni of the university.

Duration:00:30:21

In conversation with Victoria’s distinguished alumni

11/14/2017
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Emeritus Professor Lydia Wevers led a conversation with business leaders Danny Chan and Chris Moller, former World Anti-Doping Agency Director-General David Howman, social justice champion Stephanie McIntyre and academic and women’s rights activist Professor Marilyn Waring. Five of Victoria’s latest distinguished alumni shared tales of their time at Victoria and how the University has shaped their lives and careers ahead of the official awards ceremony the following evening

Duration:00:54:54

Post-Election Wrap - What's Next?

9/28/2017
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The 2017 General Election will be remembered as one of the most surprising in recent New Zealand history with multiple leadership changes, surprise revelations, and personality and policy clashes. But what is in store for New Zealand once the dust of the election season has settled? Political commentator and Victoria academic Max Rashbrooke in conversation with Tim Murphy with offers their thoughts on the election campaign, and what is likely to happen next. How will the next Government...

Duration:00:48:19

Capital gains tax: Bogeyman or crucial reform?

9/20/2017
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Capital gains tax. It’s a topic that comes around every election year, and ¬2017 is no exception. Sometimes it’s a scaremongering tactic used to warn voters off considering rival parties. Sometimes it’s presented as a serious policy option that can, and should, be implemented. As always, the reality is probably somewhere in the middle. Victoria University academics Max Rashbrooke (Institute of Governance and Policy Studies) and Lisa Marriott (School of Accounting and Commercial Law) explore...

Duration:00:38:36

The Road Ahead Seminar Series—Teaching and Learning Difficult History

5/25/2017
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Dr Mark Sheehan from Victoria's School of Education speaks in the Faculty of Education and Stout Research Centre's The Road Ahead Seminar Series. The price of autonomy: teaching and learning difficult history in a high-autonomy curriculum environment. Teachers have the responsibility of choosing to engage young people with difficult history and while a number of innovative and intellectually confident teachers do so, they do not operate, as autonomous entities when it comes to curriculum...

Duration:00:43:48

Social Innovation versus Commercial Innovation

5/22/2017
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Kelly Ann Cunningham graduated from Victoria University in 2011. Since then she's worked as a human centred designer and currently works at Innovate Change, a social innovation agency. She returns to Victoria to speak about her experience and views on social innovation and commercial innovation. This was the first of a series of talks from the School of Design: The Return - Alumni Series

Duration:01:03:02

Great Ideas—Darwin's Origin Of The Species

2/22/2017
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A series about the ideas that have shaped the world we live in, created in association with Victoria University of Wellington's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and RNZ. In 1859 Darwin published his monograph On the Origin of the Species by Natural Selection. That book articulated in great detail the very simple idea that species were not the product of intentional design but evolved as a consequence of scarce resources, variation in the species, and heritability of traits. Darwin’s...

Duration:00:49:02

Great Ideas—Democracy And Its Discontents

1/30/2017
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A series about the ideas that have shaped the world we live in, created in association with Victoria University of Wellington's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and RNZ. It is a commonplace belief that the best form of government is a democratically elected one. Recent events may lead many of us to question this notion. In this episode we look at how the idea of democracy in ancient Athens gave rise to and evolved into the democratic institutions of today. We also consider...

Duration:00:52:17

Great Ideas—The Reformation

1/25/2017
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A series about the ideas that have shaped the world we live in, created in association with Victoria University of Wellington's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and RNZ. This year, 2017, marks the 500th anniversary of the publication of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses. Most Historians suggest that this event marks the start of the Protestant Reformation. In this episode we consider the two ideas that characterized the Reformation, namely that the church should be purified and that the...

Duration:00:48:08

Great Ideas—Art, Fashion And Literature

1/25/2017
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A series about the ideas that have shaped the world we live in, created in association with Victoria University of Wellington's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and RNZ. In this episode we examine the way revolutions shaped and were shaped by the wider cultural contexts of fashion, literature and the visual arts. In addition to examining how these contexts and movements informed revolution, we also look at revolutionary moments in history that changed the arts forever. Featuring Dr...

Duration:00:50:20

Great Ideas—Every Language Is A World

1/25/2017
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A series about the ideas that have shaped the world we live in, created in association with Victoria University of Wellington's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and RNZ. Arguably, one of the defining differences between humans and other animals is our ability to communicate to others using language. But language does not only help us pass on our ideas to others, it also shapes (and is shaped by) the way we understand the world we live in. In this episode, we look at the ways...

Duration:00:49:51

Great Ideas—Rebellion And Revolution

1/25/2017
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A series about the ideas that have shaped the world we live in, created in association with Victoria University of Wellington's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and RNZ. This episode looks closely at some of the most important revolutions in recent history, events like the American revolution, the Russian revolution, and the French revolution. What triggered the revolutions and consider how these moments in history have had reverberations to the present day? What lessons might we...

Duration:00:45:05

Creative coalitions: re-imagining business, academia and government

11/30/2016
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Professor Moura Quayle from the University of British Colombia gave a public lecture on 'Creative Coalitions' as part of Victoria University of Wellington’s inaugural Creativity Week. Professor Quayle’s talk unpacks design processes, principles and practices and translates them into the world of creative coalitions – re-thinking how we work together to tackle systemic problems and maintain a competitive advantage. Moura Quayle is based at the University of British Columbia as a Professor,...

Duration:00:40:08

Growing our economic capital: Investing in sustainable improvement in our wellbeing

11/3/2016
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Treasury Secretary and Chief Executive Gabriel Makhlouf discusses how the focus of public policy should be on governing and investing (on behalf of people today and into the future) towards enhancing resilience to systemic risks, sustaining social cohesion, increasing the growth potential of the economy, improving equity across society and generations, and ensuring sustainability of wellbeing as people go about their daily business of living and improving their lives. He argues that growing...

Duration:00:31:02

Wellbeing as a business framework

10/14/2016
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Workplace wellbeing has traditionally focused on minimising physical hazards to workers, but is this approach adequate, given the changing nature of work in the modern world? There is a strong argument for a fundamental change in the way we think about workplace wellbeing rather than simply seeking to avoid injury or ill health in the workplace, we need to think about actively increasing the wellbeing of workers. Dr Paul Litchfield, chief medical officer for British Telecom and adviser to...

Duration:00:54:08

Te Whare Wānanga o te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui – Living up to our name

9/7/2016
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Professor Charlotte Macdonald (School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations) and Dr Mike Ross (Te Kawa a Maui—School of Māori Studies) chair this forum as part of Victoria University of Wellington’s commitment to further develop ‘Enriching national culture’ as one of its areas of academic distinctiveness. Professor Susy Frankel (School of Law), Professor Jeff Tatum (School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies), Professor Yiyan Wang (School of...

Duration:01:07:36

Capital City University initiative

8/15/2016
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Professor Grant Guilford - Victoria University of Wellington's Vice-Chancellor announces the Capital City University initiative.

Duration:00:02:13

What are Universities really for?

8/10/2016
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In the recent past, universities have been seen as in the service of the knowledge economy. That is no longer possible. The relationship between higher education and the labour market is now far more complex and there is no direct relationship between a university degree and an assured economic future. The question “what is a university for?” goes back to Humboldt and Newman and requires a new justification every time society undergoes a fundamental crisis. In this lecture, Professor Hugh...

Duration:00:48:02

Cyberbullying and social manipulation

7/10/2016
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Who are cyberbullies and cyber victims and what is the best way to address the issue of social manipulation? Cyberbullying can be understood by looking both at the individuals who take part in this behaviour as well as the communities where it takes place. Victoria University academics Dr Jaimee Stuart from the School of Psychology and Professor Vanessa Green from the School of Education discuss effective intervention and prevention programmes that will enable us to find ways to decrease the...

Duration:00:31:58

Can anyone trump Trump?

6/28/2016
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How did Donald Trump become the presumptive Republican presidential nominee? It’s a question that’s baffling political pundits around the world. Victoria University academics Associate Professor Marc Wilson and Dr Claire Timperley offer their thoughts on the pending US election, discussing what is going on in the minds of voters, and what Donald Trump’s rise means for the Republican Party. This was part of the Victoria University Spotlight Lecture Series —an opportunity to sample the...

Duration:00:45:36