Scholarship Opportunity: First Nations’ Futures Programme at Stanford University

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu in conjunction with the UC’s Ngāi Tahu Research Centre, Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori and the University of Otago is pleased to announce its participation in the First Nations’ Futures Programme (FNFP) in 2017.

Smudge CeremonyThe First Nations’ Futures Programme provides an unrivalled opportunity for aspiring Ngāi Tahu leaders and other Māori postgraduate students to gain access to leading international research and thinking within a uniquely indigenous context. Applications are also invited from Ngāi Tahu and other Māori undergraduate students who are close to completion of their degree and who intend to apply for postgraduate study in 2017-2018. The First Nations’ Futures Programme is held at Stanford University for two weeks in October/November every year. The closing date for expressions of interest is 19 May, 2017.

Expressions of Interest:

To express your interest, please download the 2017 FNFP Application Form from the website: http://www.ntrc.canterbury.ac.nz/fnfp.shtml

Please note: applications for 2017 will be available online from Friday 7th April.

Submit the completed application form with a copy of your CV and relevant supporting documentation via email, as instructed below.

Native American Cultural CentreApplicants will need to outline a tribal programme/kaupapa they wish to parent and lead within the tribe that relates to the tribal economy/development and demonstrate a record of community participation.

We encourage you to provide relevant supporting documentation which may include letters from your whānau, rūnanga, academic institution, or current employer.

All applications must be received by Friday 19 May 2017 via  email to: kirsty.ameriks@canterbury.ac.nz and cc’d to ntrc@canterbury.ac.nz

For more information refer to the website: http://www.ntrc.canterbury.ac.nz/scholarships.shtml or email: ntrc@canterbury.ac.nz

RecCentre Group Fitness Challenge

Are you ready for this year’s Group Fitness Challenge, sponsored by Bargain Box?  Registrations are open now, and you can start collecting stamps from Saturday 1st April!

Recreation centre, various classes set up by staff for marketing services, 20.10.15 Client, Kat Henderson, Rec Centre.

Not sure what it is?  Head to our website and read up on the details.  In short, you sign up to complete 100 Group Fitness classes by Sunday 15th October, 2017.    It helps you stay on track to attend 3-4 classes per week, which will help you stay healthy and well through the year.   Keep track of your attendance by collecting a stamp in your class diary (you’ll get this once you register) from the instructor, after every class.  You can win monthly prizes, or the big ones at the end, and you’ll earn rewards as you hit milestones in your class diary.     Double stamp days earn you twice the stamps, which are great if you get behind when you go on holiday.

Here are our top tips to reach 100 classes in 29 weeks:

  1. Pick a day to plan your week, and pop your favourite classes into your diary. Prioritise yourself, and make sure you keep that appointment!
  2. Find a gym buddy to keep you extra accountable, they’re relying on you to turn up too. You can have your daily (or 3x weekly) catch-up over a workout instead of coffee (or do both!)   It really is much more fun!
  3. Keep an eye out for double stamp days on our facebook page and montly newsletters – you can collect 2 stamps for every class you attend on these days to zoom ahead (or catch up!)
  4. Attend our mega and glow classes – these are super fun, a chance to dress up and earn you extra stamps for attendance. The mega class also allows you to cross off a class you can’t get to because of scheduling, or that just doesn’t appeal to you.  (because yes, you do have to attend every style we offer at least once! It’s good to be open to new experiences!)

There are no limits to how many people can participate in the challenge, but the sooner you get started, the easier it will be to hit that magic 100.

Bargain Box Logo jpegThis year, we are stoked to be partnering with BargainBox who’ll be providing us with all sorts of goodies for prizes and giveaways, along with nutrition tips and advice.

Happy exercising!
Kat & Danielle
UC RecCentre

 

 

Classics and Music move to Arts Centre

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Over the last few weeks UC Classics and UC Music have been relocating into the restored Chemistry building, at the Arts Centre of Christchurchformerly the University’s campus until the 1970s.

The Chemistry building has been transformed into a purpose-built space over four floors. It features music practice suites, a recital space, a small lecture theatre and library, offices for Classics and Music staff, student workstations and a social area.

Some classes and music recitals are already running in the new space, and weekly Composition Workshops and New Music concerts are held each Monday which are free to attend. Friday lunchtime concerts will also start soon.

A new exhibition space, the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, is due to open in mid-May. The museum will showcase UC’s highly valuable James Logie Memorial Collection, allowing greater public access to view the treasured collection of Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern artefacts.

The move  provides more public performance opportunities for Music students and puts UC’s Classics and Music departments in the ideal location for greater collaboration with the local and international arts community.

The building, along with the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, will be officially opened in late May.

Information for those travelling between UC and the Arts Centre is available here.

*All images supplied by Warren and Mahoney, photographer Sarah Rowlands.

Public will be able to attend music performances held in the new recital space.

Recital Room

The entrance to the Chemistry building (from the South Quad) has been restored to its former glory.

Entrance

The new student social space in the loft (right) and new learning spaces.

Interior rooms

Stairs – a blend of the old and the new.

Stairs