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Katie has a BA in Sociology from the University of Canterbury, and an MA (Applied) Social Science Research from Victoria University of Wellington. She has over ten years work experience in community-based sustainability projects. The role of the Sustainability Projects Facilitator is to foster communities of sustainable best practices, working with both staff and students. This is achieved primarily through initiating and supporting university-based demonstration projects.

Present at the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management Postgraduate Symposium – November 2019

Are you researching a fresh-water management issue? If you are, no matter what discipline you are researching, the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management really, really REALLY wants to hear from you.

The Waterways Centre hosts an annual event which showcases post-graduate students from Lincoln University and University of Canterbury researching fresh water. It is set for Tuesday November 19, 2019. We are calling for abstracts for oral or poster presentations.

The conference offers students a chance to make new contacts within a supportive  community of emerging thinkers and researchers, and polish their science communication skills. Participating in the conference is an opportunity to present their research to a wide range of potential employers and water stakeholders. Beyond that, it is a great opportunity to understand how their work fits into, and contributes to a broad multidisciplinary research and policy context.

Attendance is free and includes lunch. Go here for the Abstract form Submissions close August 31.

Visit this page for prior conference abstract books. If you have any questions please contact


UC to become a Fair Trade University!

UC is on the journey towards becoming a Fair Trade University! We are committed to the principles and practices of being a socially responsible institution and supporting Fair Trade growers and producers is an important way to demonstrate this.   UCSA cafes have been leading the way on campus by selling Jail Breaker coffee, which purchases their coffee beans from Trade Aid. Café 101 and Reboot sell Fair Trade coffee (on request for an extra 20c) and chocolate, also supplied by Trade Aid.

More information about Fair Trade and the process of UC becoming a Fair Trade campus can be found here.

Eco Week Friday 18 September

It’s the last day of Eco Week, and the UC Sustainability Office is going to give your taste buds a bit of a tingle…..

12.00-1.00 pm: Fermented Friday for Foodies
Find out why fermented foods are eco-chic power foods! Taste a sample of fermented goods (yoghurt, kombucha, sauerkraut, and sour dough bread) and nip home with a few recipes to try out. Where: The Living Room.