Top academic achievers celebrated

Golden Key Canterbury held its annual New Member Recognition Ceremony on 27 April. The event was attended by 70 students whose GPA ranks in the top 15% of their college after one year or more of study at UC.

The students celebrated their achievements with friends and families at the ceremony.

Guest speakers included artist Marian Maguire and lawyer and UC Pro-Chancellor Sue McCormack, both of whom were awarded Honorary Membership to Golden Key Canterbury for exemplifying the Society’s values of academics, leadership and service.

Director Student Success Liz Keneti set the scene by acknowledging the hard work and dedication demonstrated by the students. Marian and Sue inspired the audience with their own personal stories of determination and perseverance, and reminded us all how important it is to balance hard work with self-care – to take time to breath, look after your well-being and reflect on your achievements.

Congratulations to all the new Golden Key Members for 2017!

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Canterbury Fellow talks time travel

Daniel-BernardiAs part of the WORD Christchurch, Visiting Canterbury Fellow Professor Daniel Bernardi will be in conversation with James Gleick, the acclaimed author of Time Travel, Tuesday 16 May, 6-7pm, at The Piano, 156 Armagh St, Christchurch.

Professor Bernardi has been teaching cinema studies this semester as part of his fellowship.

Science fiction film is one of Daniel’s areas of specialisation and he is looking forward to a mind-bending discussion of time travel in literature, science and the media. Daniel has had a long abiding interest in the subject and worked for the Sci-Fi Channel as a consultant, writer and producer/host of the web feature Future Now. He is also the author of Star Trek and History: Racing Towards a White Future (available at UBS) and has edited a collection, Signs of Aliens: Semiotics of Film and Popular Culture.

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