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Staff of the Year awards

The annual Staff of the Year awards were held recently  at the UCSA Event Centre. Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees and winners.

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The winners are:

Lecturer of the Year: College of Arts – Dr Masayoshi Ogino

Lecturer of the Year: Business & Law – Dr Steve Agnew

Lecturer of the Year: College of Education – Dr Valerie Sotardi

Lecturer of the Year: College of Engineering – Associate Professor Alan Wood

Lecturer of the Year: College of Science – Dr Pieter Pelser

Superstar of the Year – Simon Dorset

Great Character – Dr Steve Agnew

Technical Staff of the Year – Julian Murphy

Administrator of the Year – Heather Couch

Supervisor of the Year – Professor Ian Shaw

 

Student Make your own awards:

Lecturer with the Best Hand Gestures Award – Professor Angus McIntosh

Summoner of the Most Stimulating Sojourners Award: Dr Ann Brower

One Hit Wonder Award – Liz Waugh

Lecturer Most Able To Sympathise With Utterly Lost Students While Somehow Continuing To Baffle And Confuse Them With Basic Algebra Award – Dr Philip Gunby

Que Veneno (The Shady Award) – Sergio Redondo

Best Technology Tantrum Award – Dr Steve Agnew

And the main Lecturer of the Year Award 2018 winner is Dr Steve Agnew!

JOIN TEAM KAKI FOR BIRD OF THE YEAR 2018

Doctoral student Stephanie Galla is leading the charge to see the South Island’s Kakī named Bird of the year for 2018.  

The Kakī is one of the world’s rarest wading birds and is native to the rivers and wetlands of the Mackenzie Basin. New Zealand Forest & Bird classify the Kakī as being in ‘serious trouble’ so we need your help.

Stephanie has taken a unique approach to the Kakī campaign and has pulled out all the stops to see it take out the top spot – including signing up a Kakī named ‘Shelly D’ to dating app, Tinder. Have a look at just some of ‘her’ hilarious interactions, here

New Zealand’s annual Bird of the Year | Te Manu Rongonui o Te Tau competition is important as our unique native birds are in crisis and a third are at risk of becoming extinct if nothing is done to protect them.

Their habitats have been destroyed and introduced mammalian predators such as stoats, possums, and rats kill their eggs, young, birds, and even adults.

Voting for 2018 Bird of the Year is open for just two weeks so don’t delay, vote now.

For more, see the team’s Kakī Facebook page here.

UC student wins 2nd place in the national Japanese speech contest!

Huge congratulations to Gabrielle Gibb-Faumuina  (JAPA326, Advancing Japanese), who came 2nd place in the 2018 JSANZ Tertiary Japanese Language Speech Contest.

This is a very competitive national contest, participated by the representatives from the eight tertiary institutions offering Japanese programme, with the first prize including a return air ticket to Japan.

Clarke Williams and Gabrielle represented UC this year after a rigorous selection process within the Japanese programme, and Gabrielle has been invited to a prize giving to be held at the University of Auckland later this month.

Gabrielle’s achievement continues to highlight the strengths of UC’s Japanese programme, which has been nurtured by the development of a learning community in which students are motivated and encouraged to use Japanese within and beyond classrooms.