On 20 June, Trust Scholars, Awardees, their families and supporters celebrated their successes with GWNS Charitable Trust and Branch members who provided a sumptuous afternoon tea.
Having had to cancel last year’s event due to Covid restrictions, it was heartwarming to be able to present most of the 2021 Awards in person.
Joint GWNS Charitable Trust Senior Scholars were Laura Stanley and Nicole Ashley.
Laura is researching the effect of parent -child relationships during the time of the parent’s residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation programme for her Doctorate.
Nicole’s Master of Arts Sociology topic is Human Exceptionalism which investigates humans’ attitudes towards the non-human world.
Receiving Post-Graduate Awards were Emma Feenstra, Chloe Ryan and Suzanne Patterson.
Emma has been investigating various methods of monitoring wildlife to assess the effects particularly on the Rakiura/Stewart Island kiwi for her PhD in Conservation Biology.
Chloe has been investigating the resistance on joints particularly knees and ankles resulting from direction changing in female athletes for her Master of Sport and Exercise.
Suzanne’s Master of Health Science research looks at the qualitative analysis of novice allied Health practitioners perception of engaging in a specialist mental health and addiction programme as part of their transition to clinical practice.
Five students received Undergraduate Awards: Carmela Acero from Carmel College now studying at AUT for a Bachelor of Health Science Nursing; Jessica Howdill from Whangaparaoa College now studying for a Bachelor of Education at AUT; Leah Te Haara from Rangitoto College is studying for a Bachelor of Social Work at Massey; Juliette Brice from Westlake Girls High school is enrolled for a Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy at Massey and Kayla Allison-Carnie from Long Bay College is studying for a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation at AUT.