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Latin America & Spain Film Festival

Need a break from the textbooks and course notes?

Then we have the perfect event for your study break needs!

The Latin America & Spain Film Festival (LASFF) will run an evening line-up of films at UC, Undercroft 101, Thursday 24 and Friday 25 October. There are four fantastic films to choose from, bookings are not required, entry is free, and light refreshments will be provided!

What is it?

LASFF is a cultural event dedicated to contemporary cinematographic productions from Latin America and Spain. The aim is to bring Latin American, Spanish and New Zealand communities together through the big screen. The event is now in its 18th year and is held in eleven New Zealand cities, with this year’s Christchurch event being hosted at the Christchurch Art Gallery and the University of Canterbury.

For information about all screenings visit: https://lasffnz.co.nz/festival-schedule/ or pop along at the following times for the 4 UC screenings:

Antarctic Heritage Trust: Trip of a Lifetime

Do you have a passion for travel and meeting like-minded people?

Applications for Antarctic Heritage Trust’s 2020 Inspiring Explorers’ Expedition are now open. The Trust’s Inspiring Explorers’ Expeditions connect young people with the spirit of exploration.

The Expedition in March 2020 will explore the Antarctic Peninsula by ship with the opportunity to kayak in Antarctic waters. You will travel with Expedition Partner Quark Expeditions via ship from South America across the famed Drake Passage to and from Antarctica.

This Expedition offers you an incredible opportunity to embrace the spirit of exploration in the world’s most extreme environment. You will experience the spirit of the early polar explorers; a remarkable legacy the Trust cares for on behalf of humanity.

You will have the opportunity to:
  • Learn and develop new skills, including kayaking.
  • Connect with experts to learn about the history, science, wildlife and the environment of Antarctica.
  • Join Olympian Mike Dawson and Quark Expeditions’ guides for kayaking adventures in Antarctic waters.
  • Be challenged and get out of your comfort zone.

Applications are OPEN until midnight Monday 28 October 2019. For more information and to apply online, visit the Antarctic Heritage Trust website>

 

Winners of the 2019 Staff of the Year Awards Announced

The winners of the 2019 Staff of the Year Awards were announced recently at a ceremony held in the new Students’ Association building, Haere-roa. Since 1995, the awards have given students an opportunity to nominate and vote for UC’s most inspiring and dedicated staff, both academic and non-academic. Thanks to everyone who voted, and congratulations to this year’s winners and nominees!

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Award Winners:

Lecturer of the Year Arts: Sergio Redondo

Lecturer of the Year Business & Law: Dr Steve Agnew

Lecturer of the Year Education: Dr Valerie Sotardi

Lecturer of the Year Engineering: Professor Alessandro Palermo

Lecturer of the Year Science: Associate Professor Ashley Garrill and Dr Dean Sutherland

Supervisor of the Year: Tammy Steeves

Administrator of the Year: Heather Couch

Technical Staff of the Year: Gavin Blackwell

 

Student Make your Own Awards

Vaccine Enthusiast Award: AP Alex James

Bearded Friend of the Free Folk Award: Cameron Bell

Foot Firmly in Mouth Award: Professor Clemency Montelle

Woman of the Year Award: Heather Couch

Best Lecture Props Award: Dr Heather Purdie

Most Likely To Have To See A Guy About A Cat Award: Dr Karyn Stewart

Most Likely to Start a Podcast Award: AP Ken Morrison

Loudest Shirts Award: Professor Philip Armstrong

The ‘Like All Good War Heroes He Became an Economist’ Award for Best Quote: Associate Professor Emeritus Stratford Douglas

 

Exec Special Awards

  • Rīpeka Tamanui-Hurunui
  • Lynn McClelland
  • Dr Abby Suszko
  • Chloe Wium
  • Steve Gibling

 

Major Awards

Superstar of the Year: Riki Welsh

Great Character of the Year: Chris Hann

Lecturer of the Year: Professor Alessandro Palermo