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Statement about outdated coronavirus related posters on campus

In early 2020 we had a cohort of international students arrive from China, where Coronavirus as it was known at the time, was spreading rapidly. As these students were most at risk, posters were published in English and Chinese to ensure clarity of communication for these students to get health support quickly. We recognise that COVID-19 has developed into a global pandemic and that the virus impacts all people, it does not discriminate. These posters were to be removed before campus re-opened after lockdown (some campus spaces re-opened on May 14 and students resume learning on campus on July 13), because they are both out of date and we understand that its offensive to suggest that this virus is applicable to one group of people only.

It has come to our attention today that some posters have not been removed. To anyone that has seen these posters we unreservedly apologise. The initial purpose of those posters was for support and health and safety, and our intention was never to imply any blame or to target any groups within our community. We have requested UC facilities to check again to ensure that all of these posters have been taken down. We would request that if you do see one of these outdated posters (identified as it says Coronavirus not COVID-19) on it that you do remove it.  

At UC we strive to create a campus culture of belonging, understanding, inclusiveness and caring. Again, we wish to apologise for any offence that has been caused by these posters, as this is a community where everyone should feel welcome.

NEW ASC workshops for term 3 – Enrol now

The Academic Skills Centre is running a wide range of workshops available to all students in Term 3, and since we’re in Level 1, this time they will be on-site and in person!

Call in to our office to collect the Term 3 schedule (Level 3, Puaka-James Hight Library), or visit our website to enrol and take the next step towards improving your writing, your time management, or your English language skills, to name just a few.

We look forward to seeing you. For more information visit www.canterbury.ac.nz/support/asc/services/current/

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