IASAS Oceania Regional Coordinators: Eva-Marie Seeto (Australia) & Glenn Pope (Fiji)


The international IASAS Board includes two Regional Coordinators for Oceania who seek to connect student affairs practitioners, and promote professional development opportunities in Oceania.

  • Eva-Marie Seeto (Australia) – representing Australia and New Zealand,
  • Glenn Pope (Fiji) – representing other South Pacific nation including Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, PNG, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.

Through the IASAS-Oceania Facebook page, more skills training opportunities are posted including links to webinars and podcasts. Members are also encouraged to access the regional group through the IASAS website  to connect with our Oceania community and share news about research projects, professional focus groups, and other upcoming development and networking activities and events.



Conferences in the region this year include:

20-21 June 2017

The Pacific Update Conference is the premier forum for discussing important issues of public policy in the Pacific. This annual event gathers policymakers, academics and researchers, business people, and development practitioners to present on and discuss economic, social and regional developments in the Pacific. Perspectives from multiple disciplines are encouraged. https://www.usp.ac.fj/pacificupdate

27-30 June, Sydney

HERDSA Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia 2017 Conference. The theme for the conference is “Curriculum Transformation”, focused on optimising curriculum as a framework for student learning and experience. http://www.herdsa2017.org/

2-5 July, Adelaide

STARS Students, Transitions, Achievement, Retention and Success. Sharing current research, good practice and emerging initiatives to enhance students’ tertiary learning experiences. http://unistars.org/

17-20 September, Melbourne

Tertiary Education Management Conference. TEFMA, the Tertiary Education Facilities Management Association, represents facilities management in the Australasian higher education sector and provides this major annual conference in collaboration with the Association for Tertiary Education Management.   http://www.tefma.com/events/temc-co…

5-8 December, Gold Coast

The 22nd ANZSSA Australia and New Zealand Student Services Association conference, will be held in conjunction with the 28th ISANA International Education Association conference. The theme for the conference is “Widening Perspectives of Student Success”. www.isana-anzssa.com

 7 – 9 December 2017

16th Australasian Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (A-CSEAR) Conference and Emerging Scholars’ Colloquium. Held at Sofitel Resort and Spa, Nadi Fiji. https://www.usp.ac.fj/index.php?id=20840



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NOTE: The above is not an exhaustive list of all events or activities within each region, but only includes the information reported by our members.  For additional details of professional organizations around the world visit the IASAS website page Links to Higher Education and Student Services Organizations

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