Le Va Fealoa’i – Relational Space: Farewell symposium for Professor Donna Rose Addis Event as iCalendar


04 September 2018

2 - 4:30pm

Venue: MLT1 303.G23

Location: Science Centre

Host: School of Psychology

Cost: Free – all welcome

Contact info: RSVP to Cara Crichton

Contact email: cara.crichton@auckland.ac.nz

Professor Donna Rose Addis

Professor Donna Rose Addis will shortly be leaving the University of Auckland to take up a new, highly prestigious role as the Canada 150 Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory and Aging at the University of Toronto. Professor Addis will also join the Rotman Research Institute, internationally renowned for expertise in aging and cognition.

The School of Psychology is very proud of Donna Rose’s many achievements and her significant contributions to our understanding of brain function and memory. We will farewell her with some sadness on 4th September at a special research symposium celebrating her work, titled Le Va Fealoa’i – Relational Space

'Le Va Fealoa’i' is the Pacific concept of relational space, “the in-betweenness, not empty space, not space that separates but space that relates” (Wendt, 2006). This symposium celebrates the relational spaces critical to Professor Addis’s research achievements here at the University of Auckland. Relational spaces have also emerged as an important theme in her research on how the brain connects memories of the past with the imagined future, and the interconnectedness of memory and the self. 

In the words of Professor Addis: “The collaborative relationships with colleagues and students have supported and inspired me, and enriched my life over the past decade. In this symposium, we’ll tell you about some of the exciting findings that have emerged within the relational spaces we have created together.”

Speakers will include Professor Donna Rose Addis, Distinguished Professor Sir Richard Faull, Associate Professor Lynette Tippett and Dr Reece Roberts. Please join us for this fascinating research symposium, followed by drinks and nibbles.