OCIES member appointed as New Zealand Education Commissioner to UNESCO

Carol Mutch

Congratulations to OCIES member Associate Professor Carol Mutch from the University of Auckland who has been appointed as the New Zealand Education Commissioner to UNESCO. Carol has had a longstanding involvement in education, both in New Zealand and throughout the Pacific. Carol has worked closely with nations who have experienced rapid change, conflict and trauma. Congratulations Carol! We are thrilled to hear of your appointment.

Carol will be facilitating an OCIES 2018 pre-conference workshop as part of our New and Emerging Researchers Fono on Monday 19th November.  For more information and registration details, please click here.

Final call for OCIES 2018 abstract submissions

The August 15th closing date for OCIES 2018 Conference abstract submissions is fast approaching. Visit the OCIES website for information on the call for proposals,  submission guidelines, and registration details.

Don’t forget that the Early Bird registration closes on the 25th August. Click here to register for OCIES 2018.

We look forward to seeing you in Wellington.

2017 OCIES Conference: Nouméa, New Caledonia

The 45th  annual OCIES conference will be held at Université Nouvelle Calédonie in Nouméa, New Caledonia from 7-10 November, 2017. The conference theme, Education and Sustainable Developing in Oceania and Beyondaims to enhance critical dialogue about the relationship between education and sustainable development, in all its complexities, and to strengthen research relationships within and beyond our region.

Information about the call for proposals, submissions and registration is available on the OCIES website.  Abstract submissions close on the 15th July, 2017.

We look forward to seeing you in Nouméa.

Call for newsletter items

We are intending to send 3 newsletters out to members during 2016 in April, July and October.
If you have any contributions of interest to the OCIES membership could you please send them to me (at the address below) as soon as possible.
Ideas for contributions include:
• Members’ news
• Visiting scholars
• Members’ recent publications
• Upcoming conferences
The deadline for contributions for the April edition is Friday 8 April.
Sorry for the short notice but we would like to get the first newsletter for the year out to you as soon as possible.

OCIES 2015 New Scholar Awards

Strong interest has been shown in the New Scholar Awards, scholarships for currently enrolled research masters or PhD students to attend the conference. The committee had a difficult task deciding among the many high quality applications. As a result of their deliberations six scholarships have been awarded. Congratulations to the successful scholarship recipients who receive a fee waiver for attendance at the conference and up to $500AUD towards accommodation and travel costs.