''Creativity and entrepreneurship are some of the upsides that come with being able to see the big picture, and certainly the high-achieving dyslexics interviewed for this film exemplify that. The initial concept of the Whānau Council was started by AUT alumni in Denmark, and soon expanded to other countries in the region to create the European Whānau Council. He has a wide range of experience in trust law and general commercial law. Donna is also the Chair of the Freshwater Iwi Advisors Group, who collectively are currently engaging with the New Zealand Government on freshwater management policy and law reform. There are now three Whānau Councils across Europe and the US actively supported by AUT. Lola Van Wagenen is happily married to George Burrill, the founder of the international development firm ARD on July 17, 2002, in Shelburne, Vermont. In October 2012 she received the Distinguished Alumni/Alumnae Achievement Award from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at NYU. Advice before adding father of this pre-1700 Burrell profile? Explore how we've evolved to tackle some of the world's greatest challenges. Work alongside TNC staff, partners and other volunteers to care for nature, and discover unique events, tours and activities across the country. The relationship between Champlain and AUT dates back five years, when New Zealand Honorary Consul and trustee of Champlain College, Dr George Burrill, first established a study abroad exchange programme between the two institutions. WikiTree is a community of genealogists growing an increasingly-accurate collaborative family tree that's 100% free for everyone forever. Tim’s long experience in the law, his commitment to his clients along with his ability to relate easily to people, have ensured he has become the trusted adviser to many clients, some for over 40 years. To date, over 100 students have participated. Full name. Many US students choose to keep in touch after they return home through the student-led Whānau Councils. She brings extensive business experience from both the consulting and the private sectors. We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news. The couple has no children. Lifejackets and life lessons for Onehunga children, Council’s bold city centre vision gets the big tick, Plan ahead to stay safe on busy roads this Labour Weekend, Public Health Covid-19 Announcement – Patrons of Greenhithe pub asked to self isolate and get tested, Pakistan floods: 1.4 million children at risk of homelessness and disease, Auckland Diwali Festival to light up region, Government without a handbrake should be able to move faster. A former Chairman and founding board member of the Auckland Theatre Company, Tim has been a supporter of its activities on a pro bono basis for over 24 years. Focused mainly on the developing countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the transitional states of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe the firm developed a project portfolio in the areas of agriculture, environment and natural resources, water supply, renewable energy, financial analysis, and building democracies and the institutions and civic societies that sustain them. “Dr Burrill and Dr Van Wagenen are affectionally referred to as Papa George and Whaea Lola. George holds a PhD in Political Science and Policy Studies and has been a university faculty member and Academic Dean. The relationship between Champlain and AUT dates back five years, when New Zealand Honorary Consul and trustee of Champlain College, Dr George Burrill, first established a study abroad exchange programme between the two institutions. Called Te Hononga (The Convergence), the pare whakairo was created by kaiwhakairo (Māori carver) Pahi O’Carroll over four weeks in residence on the Champlain campus. Pro Vice-Chancellor of Māori Advancement, Pare Keiha, nominated the couple. Lola Burrill Bio Details. “George and Lola can be epitomised in the following aphorism: Manaaki whenua, manaaki tangata, he aroha whakatō, he aroha puta mai, which means: care for the land, care for the people, as kindness is sown, so shall it be received.”. Lola Redford Gender. UVM students enrolled at AUT participate in a teaching internship at a primary school in Auckland, gaining a new perspective from the international setting. The presentation of a bespoke pare whakairo to a US university demonstrates the role of international education in building and sharing indigenous culture. Burrill is the Honorary Consul from New Zealand to Vermont. Currently co-Chairing the Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarship Fund, bringing post graduate conservation students from Nepal to study at Lincoln University. While in this role she held a variety of leadership positions within the WWF network: Chair of Oceania and the Asia Pacific region, member of WWF’s global strategy committee, and global task force charged with the redesign of WWF’s decision-making processes. • Alumni are very eager to share their stories and participate in alumni events. To see the realisation of the Waikato River Settlement in 2008 (and subsequent review in 2009) was a personal achievement. Donna holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Waikato.