February 11, 2020
Henry given role as academic auntie
The new director of Māori advancement at Auckland University of Technology’s business school says it’s a chance to make a difference.
Associate Professor Ella Henry says she will be working alongside Associate Professor Khylee Quince, who has a similar position in the law school, to support Māori students and staff as well as non-Māori who are genuinely open to collaborating with Māori in research.
She says many Māori are the first in their families to go to university, as she was 30 years ago, so she knows first hand the importance of support and pastoral care.
"And just to have a friendly Māori face at the front door and to have a community you can become part of I think is as big a contributor to academic success as access to all the libraries and the other online and digital resources we provide our students so I'm really proud to be part of this," Dr Henry says.
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