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UC Business School Social Impact Cluster – Brown Bag Research Seminars

We invite you to a series of seminars from the members of the Social Impact Cluster (SIC). These are friendly working seminars, where colleagues will share a piece of research they are currently working on, or wish to work on, that is in the social impact realm. These will be short presentations of around 15 minutes with the aim of generating discussion, suggestions and ideas for moving the research forward, publication pathways, and overcoming reviewer comments.

So overall, the seminars are a safe place to work collaboratively and in a supportive manner, for sharing ideas that are in progress – this could be early stages of conceptualisation and idea generation through to seeking methodological or publication support – but not a place to share completed work. The total time for the seminar is somewhere between 40 minutes and 1 hour depending on discussion.

The seminars will take place every two weeks, everyone is welcome, including postgraduate students. The series will kick off on Friday 17 July (see below for list of all events) and will all be held in room 236 in the Meremere building. We have tried to vary the days and times to accommodate for teaching schedules.

Lastly, we are updating our list of members of the SIC, please email ann-marie.kennedy@canterbury.ac.nz if you would like to be added onto the list, or if you know of people across UC who may wish to be added to the list.

Details – all events held in Room 236 Meremere building

Friday 17 July
11am Ekant Veer and Ann-Marie Kennedy
SIC update and opportunities

Wednesday 29 July

10am Ann-Marie Kennedy
Humorous Social Advertising

Thursday 13 August

12pm Sarah Wright
Relationship Quality and Loneliness in Organisational Contexts

Thursday 27 August

11am Nadeera Ranabahu
Refugee Entrepreneurship

Friday 11 September

11am Sussie Morrish
Consumption Economies

Thursday 24 September 
10am Nicolas Gunby & Tom Coupe
Happiness and Climate Change

Friday 9 October
10am Anna Earl
Ethical Leadership

Thursday 29 October
12pm Diane Mollenkopf & Lucie Ozanne
Transformative Supply Chains

Interested in an Internship during Semester 2 or over summer?

Hear from current students and partners about their experience with the UC PACE Programme, and what it could mean for you.

Webinar: Internships: Through the lens of students and host organisations

Tuesday 19 May at 2pm
Register here

(Questions are encouraged throughout the webinar)

PACE could be for you if you are:

  • Looking to boost your CV with work experience
  • Wanting to focus on personal development
  • Interested in an internship

By participating in a PACE course you will work with businesses and other organisations.

Applications are now open for semester 2. You can apply here

If you have any questions, please email paceinternships@canterbury.ac.nz

2020 UC Careers STEM Employer Online Engagement Event – save the dates!

Following the recent New Zealand Government announcement and our commitment to public safety, UC Careers has decided to restructure STEM Careers Fairs into a virtual event.

We are now excited to be offering this event in an online format via Zoom on Wednesday 20 May and Thursday 21 May 2020. By utilising Zoom, we hope this will enable you to facilitate connections and provide you the opportunity to engage with employers!

A full schedule of presentations will be emailed out soon so keep an eye on your uclive emails. The following employers and postgraduate options are taking part:

Beca
Downer
EnergySkills
Engeo
New Zealand Defence Force, Engineering and Psychology
Northrop Consulting Engineers (Australia)
Summer of Tech
Todd Energy
Transpower NZ Ltd
WSP New Zealand Limited
Wyma Engineering
Xero

For postgraduate options:
Applied Data Science, School of Maths and Stats
Master of Engineering in Management (MEM)
Masters of Product Design and Masters of Product Innovation
UC Business School
Signal ICT Graduate School

Students in all years of study are welcome to attend, it’s never too early to find out what your industry looks for in its graduates, or to find out what internships, summer work or part time jobs are available.

See you online!