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Winners of the 2019 Staff of the Year Awards Announced

The winners of the 2019 Staff of the Year Awards were announced recently at a ceremony held in the new Students’ Association building, Haere-roa. Since 1995, the awards have given students an opportunity to nominate and vote for UC’s most inspiring and dedicated staff, both academic and non-academic. Thanks to everyone who voted, and congratulations to this year’s winners and nominees!

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Award Winners:

Lecturer of the Year Arts: Sergio Redondo

Lecturer of the Year Business & Law: Dr Steve Agnew

Lecturer of the Year Education: Dr Valerie Sotardi

Lecturer of the Year Engineering: Professor Alessandro Palermo

Lecturer of the Year Science: Associate Professor Ashley Garrill and Dr Dean Sutherland

Supervisor of the Year: Tammy Steeves

Administrator of the Year: Heather Couch

Technical Staff of the Year: Gavin Blackwell


Student Make your Own Awards

Vaccine Enthusiast Award: AP Alex James

Bearded Friend of the Free Folk Award: Cameron Bell

Foot Firmly in Mouth Award: Professor Clemency Montelle

Woman of the Year Award: Heather Couch

Best Lecture Props Award: Dr Heather Purdie

Most Likely To Have To See A Guy About A Cat Award: Dr Karyn Stewart

Most Likely to Start a Podcast Award: AP Ken Morrison

Loudest Shirts Award: Professor Philip Armstrong

The ‘Like All Good War Heroes He Became an Economist’ Award for Best Quote: Associate Professor Emeritus Stratford Douglas


Exec Special Awards

  • Rīpeka Tamanui-Hurunui
  • Lynn McClelland
  • Dr Abby Suszko
  • Chloe Wium
  • Steve Gibling


Major Awards

Superstar of the Year: Riki Welsh

Great Character of the Year: Chris Hann

Lecturer of the Year: Professor Alessandro Palermo

Nifty Markets X OpSoc Markets on Sunday

Need something to do this weekend?

Nifty Markets are teaming up with OpSoc to bring you a Thrifty Nifty market from the UC Campus! On Sunday 15 September in Haerae-roa in the sunny Ti Kouka space,  join the fun and shop sustainably at the Nifty Market.

The Thrifty Nifty x OpSoc market is an opportunity where anyone can set up a rack and sell their clothes. The purpose of this event is to motivate shoppers to purchase pre-loved clothing in an effort to reduce textile waste (and to score some quality deals along the way).

For further details, visit the event page on Facebook>


UC students’ new home, Haere-roa, officially opens

After two years’ of construction, the new student building Haere-roa was officially opened on Friday 2 August. The big red ribbon was cut by representatives from UCSA’s past student executive team.

It’s been a long journey to this point, and the UCSA would like to thank students for supporting the project along the way!

If you haven’t already visited Haere-roa, come on by. We host a lot of events, and the building has some amazing facilities here for you, including:

  • A student social space with a heat-and-eat station
  • The Foundry bar (open 8.30am til late, Monday to Friday)
  • Club facilities (including a meeting room and printer)
  • An outdoor amphitheatre (amazing when you need to get some sun and chill out).
  • Event spaces like Ngaio Marsh Theatre.

For more info about Haere-roa, visit the Haere-roa Facebook page or our website.

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