Fulbright Forum - Wellington

Join us for an evening of ideas and innovation.

What's it all about?

Come along to hear from 2019 Fulbright US Graduate grantee, Octavius Jones, who will be discussing his research in Digital Storytelling: The Importance of Maori Women Narratives in Marine Conservation.

Octavius is over from the United States on a Fulbright award, based at Victoria University of Wellington. Octavius’ research project seeks to examine how Maori women understand and implement sustainable use of marine resources, and what their strategies and methods are for passing these knowledges down to younger generations. Through digital storytelling he is examining how Maori women understand their environment, and what role they play in marine conservation.

Octavius will discuss:

- His research project, and why he was motivated to choose New Zealand as a place for research
- New Zealand’s strengths in science and innovation
- His predictions for the future of these industries

This will be an evening of ideas and innovation – a conversation about current work that’s impacting tomorrow’s future, at home in New Zealand and beyond. This is innovation that’s good for the world in action. Learn more about Fulbright New Zealand, and our awards in Science and Innovation for New Zealanders who also want to be part of the future of global innovation.


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BizDojo Market Lane, 3 Market Lane, Wellington

Tuesday 21 May
5:30pm - 7:00pm

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Mr Octavius Jones

Visiting Student Researcher, Victoria University of Wellington

Octavius Jones is from San Bernardino County, California. He graduated with a BS in African Languages and Literature and Pre-med from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2009, and completed an MA in Ethnic Studies with a Certificate in Women and Gender Studies from Colorado State University in 2017.

Octavius has lived on the African continent for over four years. He is a published author for parasitology research in Ethiopia, has been a program manager in an international public health NGO in Botswana, an Adjunct Professor in Ethnic and Womens Studies, and an International Conference and Workshop Storyteller.

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