The Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas

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Latest news from the office of the Vice-Chancellor

Massey appoints new Deputy Vice-Chancellor Students and Alumni
Tuesday 16 July 2019
An engagement specialist with more than 18 years' experience in leadership roles in universities in New Zealand, Australia and, most recently, Britain, has been appointed to a new role at Massey University as Deputy Vice-Chancellor Students and Alumni.
Professor Helen Moewaka Barnes awarded $5m HRC programme grant
Tuesday 25 June 2019
Professor Helen Moewaka Barnes, Te Kapotai, Ngapuhi-nui-tonu, has been awarded nearly $5 million to investigate environmental and kaupapa Māori initiatives aimed at providing much needed gains in Māori health outcomes.
Massey jumps into top 300 internationally
Wednesday 19 June 2019
Massey University has climbed up the rankings in the latest QS World University Rankings published today.
Kākāpō brain surgery a world-first
Thursday 9 May 2019
A young kākāpō chick has undergone life-saving brain surgery at Massey University's Wildbase Hospital to treat a developmental problem of the skull, a world-first procedure, adapting surgical techniques from humans and other mammals.
Entries now open for the 2019 New Zealand Food Awards
Tuesday 30 April 2019
The 2019 New Zealand Food Awards programme has officially begun, with the opening of entries for this year's awards.
Massey launches new School of Built Environment
Friday 12 April 2019
Unprecedented growth and success of the construction-related programmes at Massey University has led to the establishment of the School of Built Environment on the university's Auckland campus.
Nestlé acquires New Zealand technology to help fight iron deficiency
Tuesday 29 January 2019
Global food company Nestlé has acquired a novel technology developed by New Zealand scientists that will enable it to address iron deficiency.
Health and convenience triumphs at 2018 NZ Food Awards
Thursday 18 October 2018
A vegetable noodle range has taken out the Massey University Supreme Award winner at this year's New Zealand Food Awards.
Opinion: When is free speech hate speech and why should universities care?
Tuesday 17 July 2018
Earlier this month an "alt right" speaking event in Auckland was cancelled after Mayor Phil Goff made it clear that the two speakers, Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux, were not welcome and that the council would not provide a venue for "hate speech" by people who sought to abuse and insult...
Massey graduation ceremonies at Wellington
Monday 28 May 2018
More than 680 graduates will cross the stage of the Michael Fowler Centre on Thursday to have their degrees conferred in separate ceremonies that feature addresses from prominent identities in the creative industries.

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