Te Rū Rangahau: The Māori Research Laboratory

Research Group Summary

Te Rū Rangahau is the Māori Research Laboratory for UC. Its aims and objectives include supporting and promoting the Strategy for Māori Development of the University of Canterbury; encouraging and facilitating meaningful engagement with iwi Māori at the conceptual stage of research planning; providing timely Māori consultation for research proposals; assist the College of Education, Health and Human Development to be aware of and engage with the Māori research funding environment; facilitate overseas scholars whose research and teaching interests and aspirations are in tandem with Māori and Indigenous development; ensure that that all research is conducted in a manner that is consistent with the Treaty of Waitangi principles; and help to raise the profile of Māori research within and beyond the university. Te Rū Rangahau has incorporated into its title two key words. Rū (in this instance taken to mean vibrant) is a tribute to the mythical Rūaumoko (god of earthquakes and seasons) and Rangahau (research), is a marker to remind us of an important dimension of our core work. This title was chosen as a way of recognising the resiliency and camaraderie that has been evident at the University of Canterbury during the recent challenging times. Te Rū Rangahau will be a place of vibrant scholarship where postgraduates and staff can discuss plans, analyse activities, write proposals, report on and complete projects, and, importantly, express whanaungatanga.

Key Contact

Members - UC Staff

Members - Non-UC Staff

  • Wally Penetito: Researcher; VUW
  • Amy Scott: Researcher; University of Canterbury

Subject Area: Disciplines