In Memory of the Late Professor George H. Hines

Professor George H Hines

The driving force and inspiration behind the creation of communication studies at Massey was the late Professor George H. Hines, the first Dean of the then Faculty of Business Studies, in concert with his wife, Anne Hines. George had a very strong vision for how communication studies might develop at Massey, and full credit is due to him for the early growth of the programme. He foresaw how the communication teaching and research programme could evolve, and was instrumental in hiring staff who then took the lead in developing what became a sophisticated and comprehensive communication programme at undergraduate then at postgraduate level.

George was acknowledged as a programme developer and mentor of young staff par excellence. Following his development of what was then a very innovative business degree, the Massey University Bachelor of Business Studies, and New Zealand's first master of business administration, George next took up a leadership role as Professor and Foundation Dean of the School of Business Administration at the University of East Asia in Macau (now the University of Macau). Later he became Professor and President of the Asia Pacific Institutes, Hong Kong. In these roles George maintained close relationships with colleagues whom he had mentored at Massey, a number of whom then over the years he drew into contributing to the development of new programmes in Macau and Hong Kong.

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Fairfax Media awards $1000 to Massey’s top journalism student in 2013

She’s loved newspapers since she was a child, and Siobhan Downes is now this year’s top student on Massey’s postgraduate journalism course.

Siobhan picked up a $1000 prize and a certificate of achievement for her success.

The prize is funded by Fairfax Media, and Siobhan received her award at a ceremony at Fairfax’s Wellington offices in early November.

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The It’s My Life by-youth, for-youth smokefree project ( has been in the news this week, with items on TV1, TV3 and in newspapers.  This innovative health communication competition, led by the School of Communication, Journalism & Marketing, offers cash prizes to young people nationwide for their design and production of original smokefree concepts, including online videos, apps, posters and pamphlets.

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George Yen-Tso Liu

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