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Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington's podcast gives you the chance to catch up with our academics and guest speakers who lead thinking on the big questions facing society. Capital thinking. Globally minded.

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Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington's podcast gives you the chance to catch up with our academics and guest speakers who lead thinking on the big questions facing society. Capital thinking. Globally minded.

    He Pai Tatou, We’re Good: Professor John Randal

    He Pai Tatou, We’re Good: Professor John Randal

    This episode’s guest is Professor John Randal, Associate Dean (Students) in in Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s Ōrauariki—Wellington School of Business and Government.

    John was diagnosed with major depression around 15 years ago, and talks to Annemarie about the relief of getting a diagnosis and getting treatment.

    He Pai Tatou, We’re Good is a podcast about emotions and mental health and is hosted by Professor of Health Annemarie Jutel from the Wellington Faculty of Health—Te Wāhanga Tātai Hauora.

    • 15 min
    He Pai Tatou, We’re Good: Professor Jonathan Boston

    He Pai Tatou, We’re Good: Professor Jonathan Boston

    This episode’s guest is Jonathan Boston, Professor of Policy Studies in Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s Te Kura Kāwanatanga—School of Government. He has served as Co-Chair of the Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty, and has written extensively on climate change policy.

    Jonathan suffers from an anxiety disorder, and talks to Annemarie about living with this.

    He Pai Tatou, We’re Good is a podcast about emotions and mental health and is hosted by Professor of Health Annemarie Jutel from the Wellington Faculty of Health—Te Wāhanga Tātai Hauora.

    • 16 min
    He Pai Tatou, We’re Good: Rob Mokoraka

    He Pai Tatou, We’re Good: Rob Mokoraka

    He Pai Tatou, We’re Good is a podcast about emotions and mental health and is hosted by Professor of Health Annemarie Jutel from the Wellington Faculty of Health—Te Wāhanga Tātai Hauora.

    This episode’s guest is playwright and actor Rob Mokoraka (Ngāpuhi, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Ruapani, Ngāti Kahungunu), who suffers from depression. Rob once attempted to end his life by putting himself in harm’s way, and while recovering used the experience as the basis for a play, ‘Shot Bro: Confessions of A Depressed Bullet’.

    He talks to Annemarie about using acting and playwrighting to deal with his depression, and how tikanga and aroha are powerful healing tools.

    • 15 min
    Teaching and learning online

    Teaching and learning online

    COVID impacted many organisations including Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington where in-person classes had to be replaced with online. Wanaka-born professional skier Finn Bilous was one of these students, trapped overseas competing he was able to continue his graphic design courses online. His professor, Zach Dodson, had worked to film his hilarious lectures against a green screen full of laser beams and memes. The campus is now back to face-to-face study, but over 650 students from 30 countries still log-in to learn thanks to faculty dedication to delivering compelling education regardless of format.

    Associate Professor Leon Gurevitch from Te Kura Hoahoa—School of Design Innovation at Te Herenga Waka chats to Finn and Zach about their experience of online teaching and learning over the last two years.

    • 43 min
    Transitioning to truly sustainable tourism in New Zealand

    Transitioning to truly sustainable tourism in New Zealand

    Sustainable tourism, which takes full account of its current and future economic, social, and environmental impacts, is an increasingly important focus for the tourism industry, particularly in New Zealand where tourism is one of our major exports. So, as we move to a more sustainable future—what will tourism look like and what will the impact on New Zealand be?

    Dr Ina Reichenberger speaks with Associate Professor Christian Schott and Associate Professor Ian Yeoman about sustainable tourism in New Zealand.

    Dr Christian Schott is an Associate Professor in Tourism Management at the Wellington School of Business and Government and is an expert in sustainable tourism development, tourism’s interrelationship with climate change, and sustainable tourism education. Christian is currently leading a research-driven VR-for-sustainability project which was recently awarded the Gold Award in the highly competitive Sustainability Category at the QS-Wharton Reimagine Education Awards 2020. The same project was also awarded AACSB’s prestigious ‘Innovations that Inspire’ honour in 2018.

    Associate Professor Ian Yeoman, who describes himself as a professional crystal ball gazer, is a futurologist specialising in travel and tourism. Ian learned his trade as the scenario planner for VisitScotland where he established the process of futures thinking within the organisation using a variety of techniques including economic modelling, trends analysis and scenario construction. Ian was a Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Hospitality Management at Edinburgh Napier University and University College, Birmingham. He has extensive experience within the hospitality industry, for which he was a hotel manager with Trusthouse Forte.

    Dr Ina Reichenberger is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism Management at the Wellington School of Business and Government. She previously taught at MCI Management Center Innsbruck in Austria after completing her PhD at VUW in 2014. Her industry experience includes tourism market research, destination development and consultancy roles in Germany. Ina's research interests centre around tourist experiences and the social aspect of tourism, with a particular focus on popular culture, value co-creation, tourism lifestyles, backpacker travel and consumer behaviour. Recent projects focus on sense of community through popular culture in a tourism context and charitable behaviour in natural conservation tourist attractions

    • 31 min
    Alumni panel - Where to next? Crunch time for climate change

    Alumni panel - Where to next? Crunch time for climate change

    On the 17th of March we held a webinar discussing climate change for University alumni with a focus on the US and New Zealand.

    This was hosted by Dr Fraka Harmsen who is the University’s Director of Engagement in the US. Panelists Professor Tim Naish, Associate Professor Rebecca Priestley and Professor James Renwick discuss melting ice, rising seas and local and global options to halt global warming.

    • 56 min

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