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James Paterson

June 14 - July 16, 2016
Bay of Plenty PolytechnicJames Paterson

Kia ora – I’m James and I teach in the School of Business at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Tauranga New Zealand.   I have interests in Consumer Behaviour and Relationship Marketing and these areas seem to nicely spill over, and help me develop my teaching practice.  I’m married to Wendy and we have two great kids, Ella and Charlie who I am immensely proud of and who I love spending time doing things with.  Like many Kiwi males, I tend to invest a disproportionate amount of my spare time enjoying, watching or trying to keep abreast of the many and varied sports I follow, and I have a keen interest in being outdoors and enjoying nature.  My colleagues would suggest that I have a particularly casual teaching style which seems to sit well with my many students I have taught over the past 22 years.  In 2013 I was fortunate enough to receive a New Zealand Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award and it’s a privilege to act as a current serving member of Ako Aotearoa’s Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence Executive Committee.  In 2014 I was elected to serve as a member of the Ako Aotearoa Northern Hub Advisory Group, a role which I’m extremely passionate about and honoured to have.  Finally any teaching success I have enjoyed I owe entirely to my students, colleagues and my family who have supported me on my teaching journey so far.

Click on the video player below to watch a video featuring James Paterson.

James Paterson presenting at his workshop

Visiting Fellow James Paterson presenting at his workshop, Walking in Two Worlds: A New Zealand Approach to Student Engagement.

James Paterson presenting at his workshop

James presenting at his workshop, Walking in Two Worlds: A New Zealand Approach to Student Engagement.

Sue Purnell stands in front of Niagara Falls

James kayaks at Pêche Island.

The Paterson family visiting Point Pelee National Park.

The Paterson family visiting Point Pelee National Park.

The Paterson family standing at the most southern tip of Canada.

The Paterson family standing at the most southern tip of Canada.

James posing with colleagues for a workshop at the Pinery Provincial Park.

James (bottom left) joins colleagues for a workshop at the Pinery Provincial Park.

The Paterson family at the Cirque du Soleil performance in Windsor

The Paterson family were amazed at the Cirque du Soleil performance in Windsor.

The Paterson family posing with a Lancer football player.

Alan Wright introduces UWindsor student Braeden to the Paterson family as they take in their first game of Canadian football.