Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Te Tīriti o Waitangi


The Office of the Tumuaki provides advice to the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences to ensure it contributes to the University meeting its responsibilities to Māori under Te Tīriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi).

Central to these functions are:

  • Improving Māori student participation, retention and success. The primary focus for this function within FMHS is through the Vision 20:20 programme
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with Māori communities of interest
  • Integrating Māori into all aspects of University life
  • Improving the knowledge and understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi among Faculty staff and students
  • Improving Māori staff recruitment, promotion, reward and retention
  • Supporting academic activities for Māori intellectual and cultural development
  • Celebrating Māori success
  • Reviewing Faculty activities in respect of Māori responsiveness
  • Contributing to the regular assessment of University progress in meeting these obligations.