#itooamvic is a weekly video-series that celebrates and embraces the diversity that exists within our student community here at Victoria.
VUWSA is in the interest of building a more diverse educational environment, promote an inclusive community, and enhance cultural understanding. #itooamvic is a student-led initiative that aims to foster awareness and celebrate who are we as people.
We want every student to be proud of what makes them, them!
Through #itooamvic we strive to:
Encourage collaboration and communication among different areas within the student community.
Empower and mobilise our community to bring awareness to issues that are impacting them.
Provide a platform for minority voices to be heard.
Build a stronger sense of belonging for all students, faculty and workers of the university.
Create an open cross-racial dialogue through discussion of issues that are affecting different representative groups.
If you have any questions feel free to flick an email to Puawai Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org
Episode 1: Vic Muslim Club
For our very first video in the #itooamvic series we introduce members of the Vic Muslim club. Watch the video to hear about the Muslim culture and traditions, their values and life here at Vic, as well as their response to the Christchurch Mosque attacks.
Episode 2: Meet Te Mahara
This week we meet Te Mahara, who you might recognise as Ngāi Tauira - VUW Māori Students’ Association's president. Te Mahara discusses her story, her māori culture and what diversity means to her!
Episode 3: Meet Jesil
Jesil is a mature student and the President of Buklod, the Filipino Student's Association. She is off to the Netherlands on a Vic exchange programme to finish off her degree. We wish her all the best!!!
Episode 4: Meet Wirangi
Wirangi studied architecture and talks about the beauty of being Māori.
Episode 5: Meet Hassan
Hassan is a PhD engineering student who came to Victoria from Pakistan. Watch below to learn more about his Muslim culture and his experience as a Muslim here in New Zealand!
Episode 6: Meet Wan
This week Wan talks about being an international student here at Vic and the value he gets from being in NZ.
Episode 7: Meet Rabeea
Rabeea is a 4th generation Kiwi who is half Pakistani, half Fijian-Indian, doing a BA here at Victoria in Political Science and Internal Relations. She discusses how being a part of a minority group inspires her to make change while also expressing huge gratitude for the life her family has established for her.