Welcome to the Experts' Corner, where our people discuss relevant issues in their fields and share with you their considered thoughts and opinions. Note these are their personal opinions, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Toi Ohomai.

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  • Quinton Bidois

    The Importance of Embracing Matariki

    Quinton Bidois, Academic Staff Member, Creative Industries

    Reflecting on the past and spending time with whānau are key aspects of Matariki. 

    Matariki signals the Māori New Year and the introduction of a public holiday to celebrate the event is a huge step in Aotearoa becoming a true bicultural country.

    Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology… Read the full article

  • Kelly Pender

    Examining Features of Māori Academic Success

    Kelly Pender, Senior Academic Staff Member, Sports Department

    Graduates providing nine years of data guided Kelly Pender through his research examining features of Māori academic success, with an aim to identify how to bridge the gap within the education sector.  

    Kelly is a Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Senior Academic Staff Member and… Read the full article

  • Noel Remacle

    Teaching Skill and Passion for Hospitality Industry

    Noel Remacle, Culinary Arts Tutor

    New Zealand’s hospitality industry is one that is rebuilding after COVID-19 and is crying out for passionate and innovative staff. 

    Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology culinary arts tutor Noel Remacle aims to help fill that gap by teaching with passion and giving students realistic, hands-… Read the full article

  • Dr. Philip Lopez

    Technology in Education

    Dr Philip Lopez, Senior Academic Staff Member, Faculty of Health, Education and Environment – Department of Nursing

    Embracing the future and changing face of teaching and education is a challenge Dr. Philip Lopez is ready for.

    The Toi Ohomai nursing tutor says despite the shift to online learning teachers still need to teach with heart. 

    “During the early phases of man’s road towards… Read the full article

  • Campbell Macgregor

    Bone Health At Forefront

    Campbell Macgregor, Academic Lead, Health Department

    Understanding the inequities of bone health has been a key focus of Toi Ohomai Academic Lead Campbell Macgregor. 

    In February last year Campbell was due to go to Minneapolis in the United States to attend the International Society of Clinical Densitometry’s (ISCD) 26th annual conference,… Read the full article

  • Donna Dinsdale

    A lifetime of learning

    Donna Dinsdale, Senior Academic Staff Member, Faculty of Business, Design and Service Industries

    She dodges social media, but Donna Dinsdale can’t hide away from success and a certain degree of fame. 

    The Toi Ohomai Senior Academic Staff Member is a Creative Industries Tutor and fashion design is her specialty. She’s been part of this tertiary team for 20 years, teaching across… Read the full article

  • Sue Werry (left) and Heather Vail have developed an International Student Learning resource.

    Unique resource launched to support international student learning

    Heather Vail and Sue Werry, Senior Academic Staff Member and Principal Academic Staff Member

    The authors of a resource that will help educators provide better learning experiences for international tertiary students expect it to attract interest from across the sector.

    The International Student Learning resource is the culmination of research by Heather Vail and Sue Werry as they… Read the full article

  • Elsie Truter

    Infection Prevention and Control in a COVID-19 World

    Elsie Truter, Academic Staff Member, Faculty of Health, Education and Environment

    Many people have started speaking at least part of Elsie Truter’s lingo since the advent of Covid-19. 

    “Everyone knows what PPE is now,” says this Toi Ohomai academic staff member whose working world is focused on Infection Prevention and Control.  

    Elsie and fellow Toi Ohomai… Read the full article

  • An image of Toi Ohomai Manager Ada Chen

    Multiculturalism in New Zealand Tertiary Education

    Ada Chen, International Services Manager

    If there’s one buzzword for New Zealand tertiary education, I’d say it’s diversity. 

    Like the country itself, the tertiary education sector enjoys a fully multicultural demographic. Visit any of our campuses and you’ll see and hear this diversity in languages spoken, clothing worn, and… Read the full article

  • An image of Toi Ohomai tutor Peter Blakeway

    What Does COVID-19 Recovery Look Like for New Zealand's Hospitality Industry?

    Peter Blakeway, Chef Tutor

    The biggest shake-up in the modern history of hospitality hasn’t arrived on the back of a new trend – it’s come via virus.

    Toi Ohomai Chef Tutor Peter Blakeway says helping restaurateurs rebuild… Read the full article