UC Diversity events coming up

What’s happening this month?

Check out the 2016 Diversity Calendar to see what our diverse communities are celebrating, and let us know of any significant dates you’d like included!

Have a Diversity issue and not sure who to talk to? Get in touch with one of our Diversity Champions.

Business and Law Diversity Week

From 14 – 18 March Business and Law are hosting a Diversity Week. The aim of the week is to celebrate diversity as well as challenge people to think about issues related to diversity.

  • Women Behind the Law
    • 16 March,12:00pm – 1:30pm
    • College Lounge, 2nd Floor, Business and Law Building.

Cantabs – “It’s your doo”

Fact: Supporters improve a players performance by 100%.

Okay, maybe that’s not a real statistic but that’s the attitude we take here at Cantabs. We are all about getting out there and supporting Canterbury sport, banter and having a good time.

Our approach to this week’s Crusaders game vs the Auckland Blues is no different than any other. We intend to cheer the Crusaders to their first victory of the season and prove our ambigous statistic true.

This Friday we are packing 600 students into the ironically named student stand ‘The Bank’. I say ironic because there will be lots of students in ‘The Bank’ who have no money in their bank.

Beforehand The Foundry will play host to a prematch doo, where there will be things aplenty to keep our Cantabs busy. Besides a lot of prematch chat floating around there will be an overall customising station equip with stencils and spray paint, a face painting station and a Cantabs favourite ‘Kick it Like Carter’ game.

We will be rolling out chants and the good times down in The Bank as well as a special first try celebration for our home team.

All that’s left is for our team to do their part and bring home the victory. UP THE SADERS.

Follow the Cantabs on Facebook.

Indonesian students affected by the earthquake and tsunami warnings

We are contacting current and prospective Indonesian students as a response to the earthquake which hit Indonesia 02/03/16.

Our thoughts are with you as reports are emerging about the impact of the Indonesian earthquake and tsunami warnings which followed. We realise that you may have loved ones or people that you are concerned about at this time.

If these events are causing you concern or distress or affecting your studies in any way, we encourage you to talk to those around you in either your accommodation, college, school or department and know that there are a dedicated team of support, development and Health Care services accessible here on campus.

When events such as an earthquake occur it can be a challenge to check on the safety and welfare of family members and loved ones in the worst affected areas. Please let us know if you have been unable to reach loved ones and we can work with the Red Cross to assist or make contact directly yourself. The Red Cross has a people finding service called Family links which can assist with getting information from people responding to the situation on the ground.  Email: familylinks@redcross.org.nz, or call 04 494 1312 or 027 846 5363 and you will be assisted to register your enquiry.

Another practical way we can assist is by helping you to phone home. Please come to our offices on Level 2 of Puaka-James Hight (Central Library) and you would be welcome to try to call out from here.

Please feel free to make contact with the Student Development Team if you have been affected by these events or just drop in for a drink and a chat.

Other support services on campus

Please remember you do not have to deal with things on your own, we are here to assist.

Craig Forman

On behalf of the Student Development Team

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