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Students and the Matariki Network

The Matariki Network of Universities at Queen's

Student experience is at the heart of the Matariki Network of Universities’ mission.

As such, there are multiple ways in which students, across every discipline at Queen's, can engage with this international network. The Matariki partners leverage their diverse research experience expertise to develop innovative international educational programming for undergraduate and graduate students alike, offering opportunities to showcase academic research, ponder questions of global citizenship, or explore local, regional and global Indigeneities.

Please visit this page regularly as new opportunities for faculty engagement in the Matariki Network of Universities arise.

  • MISMP 2019 participants

    The participants of the 2019 Matariki Indigenous Student Mobility Program at Queen's University.

  • Global Citizenship Forum 2019 participants

    The participants of the 2018 Global Citizenship Forum at the University of Otago, New Zealand,

  • The Queen's participants in the Matariki 3MT competition

    Barbara Crow, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science; Fahim Quadir, Vice Provost and Dean School of Graduate Studies; Graduate students and Queen's Matariki 3MT contestants Amanda Brissenden and Nevena Martinović, and Sandra den Otter, Associate Vice-Principal (International and Research).

Indigenous Student Mobility Program

The Matariki Indigenous Student Mobility Program is an annual international mobility program specifically designed by and for Indigenous students, faculty and elders. The program is designed to foster academic and personal growth opportunities for students who demonstrate a deep awareness of Indigenous issues and willingness to engage in reflection, dialogue, and debate.

Planning for the 2021 edition of the Matariki Indigenous Student Mobility Program is currently underway.

  • 2019: Queen's University

    • Matariki Network partners gathered at Queen's for the most recent Indigenous Student Mobility Program, on the territories of the Anishinabek and Haudenosaunee peoples, covering the theme 'Learning, Language and Land'.

    • Participants from over 30 traditional nations and five universities gathered for the program.

    • The program included a traditional welcoming ceremony in Tydendinaga, time spent on the land at Elbow Lake, and visits to Ottawa and Curve Lake.

    • Read about the 2019 edition.

  • 2018: Dartmouth College

  • 2017: University of Western Australia

  • 2016: University of Otago

Global Citizenship Forum

The Matariki Global Citizenship Programme serves as an umbrella for a variety of multi-institutional activities in education, research and engagement, and aims to involve people and activities both inside and outside the university. It aims to find ways for universities to critically explore their own implications, problems and potentials within the issues global citizenship encompasses. The overarching ethos of the Programme is expressed through three Programme Strands: Empowering Learners; Community Engagement and Creating Spaces for Dialogue.

Queen’s involvement in this program is led by Barbara Holler at the Bader International Study Centre, the UK campus of the university.

PhD Research Mobility Fund
The School of Graduate Studies in partnership with the Office of the Vice-Provost, International, coordinate the Matariki PhD Research Mobility Fund. The purpose of this fund is to enrich the international and research experience of Queen’s doctoral students in building global linkages and international networks by pursuing a research abroad experience at one of Queen’s Matariki partners.

Queen’s PhD candidates who have completed their comprehensive examinations are eligible to apply to spend a term at one of the Matariki partners to further their research.

The PhD Research Mobility Fund will be launching soon.

3 Minute Thesis (3MT®)
First developed by the University of Queensland in 2008, the Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT®) challenges research students to communicate the significance of their projects to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes.

Each institution in the Matariki Network is invited to put forward videos of the top 3 student presentations from their internal competition rounds, making a total of 15 entries for this virtual contest.

The judging panel is made up of one academic representative from each participating institution (nominated by the Vice-Chancellor/Principal), plus one student representative from UWA (as Chair institution). The judges individually score each video presentation according to the centralised 3MT® judging criteria (out of 14 points), followed by a virtual meeting to consolidate scores and agree on the winning entries. 

The inaugural Matariki 3MT® contest took place in October 2019. 

Planning for the 2021 edition of the Matariki 3MT® is currently underway.

Matariki 3MT® 2020

Participating partners in the 2020 edition of the contest were Durham, Otago, Queen’s and UWA.

  • 1st place: Sean Marrs (Queen's) – “City of Spies”
  • Runner-up: Olivia Johnston (UWA) – “Teacher, I care that you C.A.R.E.”

Alongside the panel competition, the Secretariat also organized a People’s Choice vote, which allowed members of the wider university and general public to vote for their favourite video.

  • People's Choice: Victoria Purdy (Otago) – “Fingerprinting New Zealand Hops: Can we expand the NZ hop industry?”.

View all Matariki 3MT® 2020 presentations.

Matariki 3MT® 2019

Participating partners were Dartmouth, Durham, Otago, Queen’s and UWA. Each institution put forward videos of the top 3 student presentations from their internal competition rounds, making a total of 15 entries for this virtual contest. Presentation topics varied widely; with both Sciences and Humanities being represented.

  • 1st place: Katarina Doughty (UWA) – “Reducing global food waste through insect farming”
  • Runner-up: Nevena Martinovic (Queen’s) – “Acting your age – Gender & age on the 18th century stage”

Alongside the panel competition, the Secretariat also organized a People’s Choice vote, which allowed members of the wider university and general public to vote for their favourite video. This proved hugely popular and attracted a total of 1506 votes.

  • People's Choice: Cassie Stylianou (Otago) – “Unravelling the genetic variants underlying inherited endometrial cancer risk”.

View all Matariki 3MT® 2019 presentations.

International Exchange
Queen’s has exchange agreements with every Matariki Network partner except for Dartmouth College.

These agreements allow undergraduate and (in some cases) graduate students to participate in an exchange at one of our partners for an academic term.

Participation and eligibility depends on the faculty and department to which the student belongs.

Search the full database of all Queen’s exchange partners.

Upcoming Opportunities

For more opportunities, visit the official Matariki Network of Universities website.