MA Scholarship: History of Canterbury Environmental and Conservation leadership and heritage

Research proposals are invited for a funded 1-year MA in History. The project will explore aspects of the history of environmental-conservation leadership and heritage in Canterbury using an oral history approach. Besides their supervisors, the successful candidate will work closely with contract partners Colleen Philip and Diana Shand at Sustainable Ōtautahi Christchurch and the ECO Canterbury Environment Network, and with Lyndon Fraser at the UC Oral History Centre. This unique public history opportunity allows the successful candidate to develop new skills in community network engagement alongside their academic work. An understanding of, and passion for, environmental-conservation activism and issues might be advantageous.

An essential outcome of the project is the recording, transcribing and archiving of between five and eight oral history interviews with local environmental leaders we have identified. The candidate will undertake and complete UC Human Ethics Committee and Māori Research Consultation applications in February 2020 and carry out the recordings by June 2020. They will work with sector partners and present their initial findings at a public forum in 2020.

Thesis topic proposals may address any aspect of environmental and conservation leadership in Canterbury which incorporates elements of oral history. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • A particular organisation or campaign (e.g. the Clean Air Society).
  • The role and methods of environmental and/or conservation leaders and activists, or a particular individual’s impact in this area.
  • A broad analysis of the environmental or conservation movement in the region.
  • Bicultural approaches to environmental and/or conservation activism.

A research proposal of no more than 1000 words, including a project outline and brief bibliography, should be submitted by Monday 20 January 2020 at 5pm.

Eligible candidates will have a first-class or 2:1 Honours degree in History or a related discipline, and are also encouraged to apply for a UC Masters Scholarship, alongside this award of $8,000. Students are welcome to contact Associate-Professor Lyndon Fraser (lyndon.fraser@canterbury.ac.nz) for further advice about the application.

Congratulations to our December 2019 graduates

Well done to all of our students who are graduating from UC this week. Your hard work exemplifies UC’s vision of people prepared to make a difference – tangata tū, tangata ora.

New general password tool is now live

IAM logoThe Identity & Access Management Programme (IAM Programme) has replaced the aging and unsupported back end solution of the current IDMS (Identity Management) system.

UC’s new Identity & Access Management (IAM) solution is now live.

What does that mean for you?

The upgrade allows UC to provision IT accounts and accesses much faster and more accurately than in the past. It also allows UC to integrate with cloud-based solutions in future.

UC students will now use the new general password tool to change their password as required.

The new general password tool is be accessible via the ITS Website and users will be re-directed to an external site with a url name of uc.okta.com.

Okta Login

 

Existing Students

Existing students can login with their current user code and password and need to enter the following:

  • a personal email address – mandatory (not shared with other systems) – when added you will receive a confirmation email to this address
  • a mobile phone number – not mandatory (not shared with other systems),
  • and choose a security image (see selection image for an example. Once set the image will be displayed each time you login)

IAM

Note: Personal email addresses and mobile phone numbers in the new password tool are not shared further and are only held in the password tool for the purpose of an additional source of authentication (i.e. verification email or text message code). The additional source of authentication is used to send either an email or a text message to verify the change/set of the password. The additional verification will be enabled in 2020.

If you forget your password, you can re-set it yourself via the new password tool. And there is no need for you to contact the IT Service Desk during UC’s working hours anymore. The new tool is available 24/7.

Automated email from Okta (new password tool)

As part of the migration work you will have received a few weeks ago a system generated email from Okta (which is part of the new IAM solution).

There are no actions required from your side.

The system generated email looked similar to this one:Okta_automated_mesage

 

Where can I get help?

Please contact the IT Service Desk for assistance.

Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete me te Tau Hou | Seasons greetings for Christmas and the New Year

The IAM Project Team


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