Presentations

Keynotes

(2018). Airini, and Naepi, S A Notch in My Heart: Using the potentials approach to increase Indigenous Undergraduate Research. High Impacts in Undergraduate Research, Kamloops, Canada

(2013). Listening and Learning: What our students’ voices can teach us about higher education.Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors of Aotearoa/New Zealand, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Invited

(2019). Knowledge Makers Reconnecting with Indigenous Research PracticesThompson Rivers University Environmental Sciences Seminar

(2017). Beyond the Dusky Maiden: Pacific Women’s Experiences Working in Higher Education. Higher Education Development Centre/Te Pokapū Whakapakari Kaimahi University of Otago/Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo

(2017). Opening Panelist in Teaching in Tumultuous TimesCurriculum and Pedagogy Research Day, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia

(2016). Andreotti, V. and Naepi, S. Considering Our Options: Universities versus ‘Pluri-versities’Invited Green College Lecture.

(2015). First Year Student Support programs in Aotearoa New Zealand. Faculty of Education and Social Work, Thompson Rivers University, Canada.

(2015). Using Critical Incident Technique as a Research Methodology Graduate Student group, Thompson Rivers University, Canada.

(2013). Teaching for Indigenous Student Success Faculty of Arts, School of Theology University of Auckland, New Zealand –  faculty workshop.

(2013). Teaching for Indigenous Student Success Faculty of Arts, Department of Sociology, University of Auckland, New Zealand –faculty workshop

(2013). Targeted Admission processes for Indigenous Students that ensures student success Faculty of Education Senior Management, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

(2013). Voices of Taciqu: Supporting Indigenous and minority learner success. Victoria Institute, Melbourne, Australia

Conferences

(2019). Navigating the White Masculine Imprint in Higher Education, in Reimagining the Modern/Colonial University: Toward Alternative Horizons of Higher Education Otherwise Symposium, American Educational Research Association, Toronto

(2019). Airini and Naepi, S Knowledge-Makers: Increasing Indigenous Student Undergraduate Researchers and Research Through Multimodal Practices, American Educational Research Association, Toronto

(2018). Surviving and Transforming Storms: Pasifika women’s experiences in higher educationOceania and Comparative and International Education Society, Wellington, New Zealand.

(2018). Beyond the Dusky Maiden: Pasifika Women’s experiences in higher education, International Indigenous Research Conference, Auckland. New Zealand.

(2018). McCormick, R & Naepi, All My Relations: Building Indigenous Research Capacity International Indigenous Research Conference, Auckland. New Zealand.

(2018). Naepi, S., Airini., Sandy, M. & Fredborg, A. Knowledge Makers: Building Indigenous undergraduate research capacity International Indigenous Research Conference, Auckland. New Zealand.

(2017). Airini & Naepi, S. Better results for better futures: Parity possibilities. Nisga’a Education Conference, Laxgalts’ap Community Centre, BC, Canada.

(2017). Beyond the Dusky MaidenPasifika Symposium, New Zealand Association of Research in Education, Auckland, New Zealand

(2017). Airini and Naepi, S., Coyote Brings Food from the Underworld: A university wide call to action, Colleges and Institutes Canada Indigenous Education Symposium, Ontario, Canada

(2017). Naepi, S., Airini., Scherer, M. and Chillihitzia, M., Knowledge Makers., Awakening the Spirit Conference, Vancouver, Canada

(2017). Naepi, S and McCormick R., The Ombaashi Project: Establishing an International and Traditional Wellness Mentoring Circle., Awakening the Spirit Conference, Vancouver, Canada

(2017). Naepi, S. and Airini., Knowledge Makers: Promising practices for mentoring undergraduate Indigenous researchers., World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education, Toronto, Canada

(2017). Indigenous Migrations and Changing RelationshipsNative American and Indigenous Studies Association, Vancouver, Canada

(2017). The Cost of Indigenous Engagement in Higher EducationIndigenous Graduate Student Symposium, Vancouver, Canada

(2016). Airini and Naepi, S., Knowledge Makers: Promising practices for mentoring undergraduate Indigenous researchers., International Indigenous Research Conference, Aotearoa New Zealand, Canada

(2016). Naepi, S and Stein, S., Possibilities and Paradoxes of Indigenization and Internationalization: The Past, Present and Future of Higher Education as White Property., Internationalizing Higher Education: Past Present and Future Possibilities, SFU, Vancouver, Canada

(2016). Naepi, S and Stein, S., Where “Indigenous” and “International” Meet: (Beyond) Higher Education as White Property., Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, Hawai’I, United States of America

(2016). Decolonizing Organisational Theory in Higher EducationEducational Studies Research Day, Vancouver, Canada

(2016). Indigenous Feminisms: a South Pacific perspective., F Word, Vancouver

(2016). Refusing One Box: Dual Indigenous Identities and Teaching and Learning in UniversitiesAmerican Education Research Association, Washington DC, United States of America

(2016). Naepi, S. and Stein, S., Indigenous and International: Where two spaces meet in ‘white’ universitiesIndigenous Graduate Student Symposium, Vancouver

(2016). ‘Examining the concept of Lagona (“a gut feeling”) in Pasifika ontology’ discussant in panel Emotion as a site of resistance, control and holistic learning: Critical emotion scholarship across diverse educational contexts. Comparative International Education Studies, Vancouver

(2016). ‘Ongoing efforts to decolonise and indigenise the university’ discussant in panel The Body and its Regulation: Interdisciplinary Thoughts on Power.  Green College Member Series, Vancouver

(2015). Graduate Student Respondent to Keynote Dr Fazal RizviEducational Studies Research Day, Vancouver, Canada

(2015). Indigenous Research MethodologiesGreen College Members Series, Vancouver, Canada

(2013). Voices of Taciqu: The Māori and Pacific learning community in the Faculty of ArtsAustralia and New Zealand Student Services Association, Wellington, New Zealand

(2013). Voices of Taciqu: Building a Māori and Pacific learning community in SociologySociology Association of Aotearoa (New Zealand), Auckland, New Zealand

(2013). Naepi, S and Fa’alogo, P. Tuakana Arts Enrolment Fono: Supporting Māori and Pacific Undergraduate Targeted Admission Scheme students through admission and enrolment. First Year in Higher Education, Wellington, New Zealand

(2013). Peers as Informal Professors: Peer-based learning that supports the success of Indigenous and minority students. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Auckland, New Zealand

(2013). Kaiviti meets Polynesia: Indigenous Fijian engagement with kaupapa Māori and pan-Pacific research methodologies. Te Whare Kura research 2013 Tuia Nga Aho Te, Auckland, New Zealand

(2013). Policy to Practice: The importance of government policy in addressing inequity for Māori and Pasifika in Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand United Nations Youth Declaration, Auckland, New Zealand

Knowledge Translation Activities

(2017). British Columbia Ministry of Education, Fulfilling Potential: The Role of Parity Measures presentation to six British Columbia School districts at British Columbia Ministry of Education Equity Scan Development Day

(2017). PhDivas Podcast, invited discussion on Indigenising the academy and Pacific peopleshttps://soundcloud.com/phdivas/sereananaepi

(2017). Consultant on British Columbia Ministry of Education Equity Scan

(2017). Museum of Anthropology, Layers of Influence: Unfolding cloth across Cultures – Bark Cloth from the Pacific Islands, Invited presenter for Special Thursday Tour

(2017). Education for Public Good – Pacific Higher Education ChallengesPublic Scholars Initiative, UBC learning Exchange, Vancouver

(2013). New Zealand United Nations Youth, Youth Declaration – Māori and Pacific Issues Focus Group Speaker.

(2013). Tongan Students Association, University of Auckland, New Zealand – Study Skills Session.

(2012). Tongan Students Association, University of Auckland, New Zealand – Study Skills Session

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