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Matariki Network at the BISC

Welcome to the BISC's Matariki Network page!

The BISC has a proud association with the Matariki Network and this page provides a useful archive of all our Matariki-related activities at the BISC, including details of our student conferences, visiting speakers, guest lectures and student publications. 

Matariki Global Citizenship Forum

Watch this brief video on the Matariki Global Citizenship Forum 2018

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The Matariki Global Citizenship Forum 2018

Delegates at the Global Citizenship Forum were asked to create a poster to act as an ice-breaker and describe some of the challenges faced by their respective institutions when it came to providing a learning environment for global citizens. View the BISC's poster here

Matariki in Action: Global Citizenship at the BISC

(October 9 - 10, 2018)

The BISC's first global citizenship conference tasked first-year students in Global Development Studies to produce critical analysis within a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary context to showcase the links between theoretical frameworks and global implications. Spread over two days, the conference featured video conferences with BISC alumni and invited guests from other Matariki partner institutions. 



Matariki in Action: A Dialogue with Science

Students at the BISC studying the natural sciences are well positioned to demonstrate the tremendous liberating power that science offers – a combination of the excitement and thrill that comes from the ability to discover new knowledge and the insights and understanding of the material world that it provides.
A natural science education connected to global citizenship is not only essential in providing students with a picture of the inner workings of science but also offering students the tools to make sound judgements in respect to the validity and reliability of new scientific discoveries and applications. New developments in science will require the ability to distinguish whether an argument is sound and to differentiate evidence from hypotheses, conclusions from observations and correlations from causes. For in contemporary society, research would indicate that trust in science is dependent on developing knowledge not only of its basic concepts and ideas but also how it relates to other events, why it is important and how particular views of the world came to be.

- Professor Barbara Holler - Course Instructor - Development Studies, BISC


The BISC's 'A Dialogue with Science' conferences spanned the Fall and Winter terms 2018/2019. Guest speakers included Jawara Saikou Saidykhan, Sexual Reproductive Health Advisor at Save the Children UK. 

Mr Saidykhan is a Public Health Clinician  with extensive experience in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating health programs in both humanitarian and development context.

Matariki in Action: Acts of Memory

The BISC's Acts of Memory saw BISC first-year students record recitations of various articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in their ancestral languages. The film was presented to the public on Martin Luther King Day, January 21, 2019 through a variety of forums, including social media. This event serves as an effective way to experience, explore, imagine, and therefore, come to understand the text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The video will be made available to view on this website shortly. In the meantime, you can read the accompanying article on the Matariki Network's website

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