Tag Archives: Equity & Wellbeing

LEARN NZ SIGN LANGUAGE

The Equity & Disability Service offers introductory New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) courses, which will be held in the Puaka-James Hight building each Thursday in term 2, (April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28) from 12 to 12.50pm.

Participants are taught:
• The finger-spelling alphabet
• Basic phrases
• Some university-specific vocabulary
• Basic grammar
• Deaf culture

No previous NZSL experience is required.

The course is open to both students and staff and the cost is $50. Please email hayley.cranstoun@canterbury.ac.nz to register.
Attendees have the option of further developing their NZSL through community-based courses.

For more information, please visit the website> www.canterbury.ac.nz/equity-disability/sign-language/

A sense of belonging for all

Many of you will be aware of the political situation in Hong Kong. Sometimes global events impact on our students here at UC. This is a reminder that we want all students to feel that they belong to the wider UC community.

At UC we are committed to academic freedom and freedom of speech. While people have different opinions on a matter, they must express those opinions in a way that respects the rights and views of others. Without exception the University will not tolerate racism or harassment of any kind.

If you witness racist behaviour at any time you can choose to take action if you feel comfortable to do so, or you can report what you have seen by using the Report It tool or you can ring Security on 0800 823 637.

Wear your Pink Shirt – Friday 26 May

Speak up – stand together – stop bullying

Are you ready to celebrate Pink Shirt Day and stand together to take action against bullying?

Tomorrow, Friday 26 May is the day to get your pink shirt on.

Take a photograph and send it to communications@canterbury.ac.nz by 12noon on Friday 26 May with a comment on speaking up, standing together and stopping bullying so we can show each other and the world through our UC comms channels our commitment to this great cause.

#pinkshirtdayNZ

Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying, mobilising their whole school, after a peer was bullied for wearing a pink shirt.

Pink Shirt Day is led by the Mental Health Foundation, with support from: The Peace Foundation, RainbowYOUTH, InsideOUT, New Zealand Post Primary Teachers’ Association, Youthline and Family Works.