Day 2: Interactive Workshop
The second day focused on an interactive workshop incorporating Indigenous perspectives and inclusivity into teaching and learning. Acknowledgement of Country by Ms Yali Windle set the stage, followed by a workshop welcome from Josephine Smith.
Sessions throughout the day included:
- Institutional strategies and approaches, featuring insights from the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Leadership.
- UoN Library Support and Resources for Staff and Students, presented by Ms Yali Windle.
- University of Waikato perspectives on embedding Mātauranga Māori into large health courses, shared by Dr Joanna Hicks and team.
- Progress updates from the School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy.
The Yarning Mat Activity provided a platform for reflection and idea generation, fostering the creation of a School framework. Perspectives from Biomedical Research, Nursing, Sciences, and students further enriched the dialogue.
The day concluded with a panel discussion, Q&A, and considerations for future directions. A UoN and UoW Team meeting followed, emphasising the collaborative spirit that will continue to shape the future of biomedical education at both institutions.