Impact Summit 2020 will empower you to create a more sustainable world, one decision at a time.
Come and be inspired by a variety of speakers, learn something new in a workshop and meet new people.
Keynote speaker: Malcolm Rands (ecostore co-founder and Fairground Foundation executive chairman), will share his entrepreneurial journey and insights around sustainability, innovation and the environment.
Panel Discussion: Sustainability experts from a variety of sectors will discuss what you can do to ensure a sustainable future and will answer questions from the audience. Facilitated by award-winning journalist Rod Oram.
• Brianne West – Founder and CEO of Ethique
• Tony Moore – Sustainability Advisor at Christchurch City Council
• Veronica Harwood-Stevenson – Founder and CEO of Humble Bee
• Logan Williams – Entrepreneur, Inventor and Scientist
You’ll also get the choice between a range of workshops, including:
• Money talks. What’s yours saying?
• Designing solutions for the 21st Century
• How to identify what matters
• Let’s talk SDGs
• What do the eco-labels really mean?
• Turning waste into value
Hello, my name is Cameron and I am studying towards a Bachelor of Science majoring in Geography (with particular interest in GIS). Through the PACE Internship Programme, I interned with a charitable trust called the Water and Wildlife Habitat Trust. Their primary interest is the restoration of the ecological health of waterways in Canterbury.
My role was to produce maps to assist in the development of catchment management plans for two different catchments in Canterbury. I was able to attend meetings about the processes of acquiring land and funds, building relationships with landowners, and learn how environmental initiatives actually occur. The internship allowed me to not only gain a general understanding of the processes that are involved in restoration, but also helped me to develop my technical mapping skills.
PACE gave me the chance to use knowledge I previously learned in my studies and apply it to a real world project. Throughout my internship, my most improved skill was communication, both written and spoken. The biggest takeaway was the importance of asking for help. I needed to communicate my progress to my supervisor at the Trust, and we would have weekly catch-ups to discuss next steps and alterations that needed to be made. On a few occasions, I also needed to ask for help from people who I had not met before, and this forced me to practice constructing emails for a professional environment.
Thinking about a PACE Internship?
PACE is unlike other University courses, and it will challenge you in ways you are not used to. Do not hesitate to speak up and contribute in class discussions, because this will help you absorb the ideas they are teaching you. In addition, honesty, both with yourself and classmates/lecturers, really does help the learning process.
PACE Information Session:
Hear from current partners
(NZ Police & Christchurch Adventure Park )
as well as current PACE students:
- When: Wednesday 9 September
- Where: Undercroft 101
- Time: 5:00 – 5.45 pm
Find out more at our website or previous Insider’s Guide blog
Students are invited to come along to the 2020 UC Volunteering Expo being held on Wednesday 5 August between 11.30 am and 2.30 pm in the Undercroft.
UC Careers are pleased to be partnering with Volunteering Canterbury again, and are welcoming the UCSA for the first time as well.