Genetics Otago together with Allan Wilson @ Otago is pleased to bring you the third Ira Rangahau Māori Symposium in July 2023. The inaugural Ira Rangahau took place in 2018, spearheaded by Associate Professor Phillip Wilcox (Ngāti Rakaipaaka, Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa). Since then, it has become a significant fixture in the Genetics Otago calendar. Building upon its success, the Ira Rangahau 2021 symposium saw the inclusion of Dr. Alana Alexander (Ngāpuhi: Te Hikutu, Pākehā) and Dr. Catherine Collins (Kāi Tahu, Pākehā) on the organising committee. This event expanded its reach by adopting a hybrid format, accommodating both in-person and online participation.
The 3rd Ira Rangahau Symposium will be held over a full day on the 10th of July 2023 on the Dunedin campus. This event will once again convene Māori kairangahau (researchers) from around the motu to present their genetics-related research spanning diverse domains from the primary sector to health, to whakapapa and te taiao (the environment). We also welcome another researcher to our organising committee, Dr Nathan Kenny (Te Ātiawa, Ngāi Tahu).