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I THINK DIFFERENTLY: Victoria University masters student wins PhD Fulbright scholarship

Originally posted on I Think Differently:
Source: Stuff A twisted ankle that should have healed within weeks left Ailsa Lipscombe in constant pain and unable to walk for four years. A…

23 June 2015

Judith Collins Writes: Disability is a part of life

Originally posted on I Think Differently:
Source: Sunday Star Times Any parent will tell anyone who will listen that their child is special – often gifted, sometimes challenged but definitely special.…

3 March 2015

Four days into the year of balance

Just a quick reflection on the first days of the year, an affirmation of sorts. I notice I’ve taken on my reclusive role, usual for this time of year, not having left the house other to sit on the deck to read, drink, socialise, admire the beautiful nature-laden part of Auckland I am blessed to live in and/or reflect. It’s been a stressless, easy ride into 2015. May it continue.

4 January 2015

Student’s achievement changes peers’ attitudes

Originally posted on I Think Differently:
Source: Otago Daily Times Shaun Markham, who has cerebral palsy. Photo by Christine O’Connor. It took a long time for his peers to realise…

2 January 2015

Celebrating diversity by looking the same?

Originally posted on DIV:INQ — Diversity Inquiry:
Most New Zealand secondary schools have a uniform of some kind or other. They have evolved over time (thank goodness) but they essentially…

25 June 2014

Hair – the long and short of it

Originally posted on DIV:INQ — Diversity Inquiry:
Hair. It has to be one of the most defining features of human beings. We are virtually hairless as a species. But the…

16 June 2014

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