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UC Business School Social Impact Cluster – Brown Bag Research Seminars

We invite you to a series of seminars from the members of the Social Impact Cluster (SIC). These are friendly working seminars, where colleagues will share a piece of research they are currently working on, or wish to work on, that is in the social impact realm. These will be short presentations of around 15 minutes with the aim of generating discussion, suggestions and ideas for moving the research forward, publication pathways, and overcoming reviewer comments.

So overall, the seminars are a safe place to work collaboratively and in a supportive manner, for sharing ideas that are in progress – this could be early stages of conceptualisation and idea generation through to seeking methodological or publication support – but not a place to share completed work. The total time for the seminar is somewhere between 40 minutes and 1 hour depending on discussion.

The seminars will take place every two weeks, everyone is welcome, including postgraduate students. The series will kick off on Friday 17 July (see below for list of all events) and will all be held in room 236 in the Meremere building. We have tried to vary the days and times to accommodate for teaching schedules.

Lastly, we are updating our list of members of the SIC, please email ann-marie.kennedy@canterbury.ac.nz if you would like to be added onto the list, or if you know of people across UC who may wish to be added to the list.

Details – all events held in Room 236 Meremere building

Friday 17 July
11am Ekant Veer and Ann-Marie Kennedy
SIC update and opportunities

Wednesday 29 July

10am Ann-Marie Kennedy
Humorous Social Advertising

Thursday 13 August

12pm Sarah Wright
Relationship Quality and Loneliness in Organisational Contexts

Thursday 27 August

11am Nadeera Ranabahu
Refugee Entrepreneurship

Friday 11 September

11am Sussie Morrish
Consumption Economies

Thursday 24 September 
10am Nicolas Gunby & Tom Coupe
Happiness and Climate Change

Friday 9 October
10am Anna Earl
Ethical Leadership

Thursday 29 October
12pm Diane Mollenkopf & Lucie Ozanne
Transformative Supply Chains

Sustainability – But At Home

What has the Sustainability Office been getting up to over the lockdown? Apart from wishing we were in Waiutuutu Community Garden of course…

Sustainability at Home intro post

We’ve been running weekly challenges with  community, to share your tips and tricks for living a sustainable life – but from home! We’ve had a heap of fun and learnt a lot from one another along the way. We’d like to share our favourite learnings with the rest of UC in the hope it’ll inspire some of you to do the same.

Want to make Feijoa Fizz from leftover fruit peels? Learn to make homemade Apple Cider Vinegar? Go on a virtual garden tour and learn how to dry herbs? Try a DIY makeup remover? Learn how to shop second hand like a pro (and on a student budget)? Or maybe you’re after some book recommendations? Read on, and let our wonderful sustainable students and staff show you how they’ve been living a little lighter these past few weeks.

Week One: Low Waste Life @ Home! For Week One, we asked our community to share with us how they’ve been reducing their waste footprint at home. Here’s some of our favourite low waste life hacks! For the full run down and more details, see our Week one blog here.

WEEK ONE

Heather sewing her own produce bags

Lizzy made DIY sugar wax and up-cycled old towels into cleaning rags 

Nic blew us away by transforming her family’s neglected compost bin into a thing of wonder (complete with a diagram for the fridge!)

Helena showed us to make Apple Cider Vinegar with leftover apple cores – genius (and cheap!)

Week Two: Sustainable Recipes @ Home! We noticed that in Week One, we received a lot of amazing low waste recipes – and we wanted to learn more! So, for Week Two, we asked our community to share with us their favourite Sustainable Recipes. Enjoy (and we dare you not to feel hungry). For the full recipe lists and photos, see Week Two’s blog here. It’s definitely worth checking out for some serious cooking and creating inspiration!

WEEK TWO

Imogen made jam from the previously mysterious Strawberry Tree! (Her recipe also featured in the recent Environment issue of Canta Magazine)

Holly Feijoa Fizz

Holly made Feijoa Fizz from leftover fruit peels – YUM!

Abby made homemade bagels and topped them with vegan pesto made from Waiutuutu  garden greens!

Helena made a Rosemary Hair Rinse from foraged Rosemary 

Week Three: Iso Garden Tours! For Week Three, we moved our challenge outdoors and asked our community to take us on a Virtual Garden Tour! We had so much fun, and really did feel like we’d visited your place for a cup of tea. To be taken on the same experience, check out Week Three’s blog here!

Iso Garden Tours Week Three

Chantelle showed us around her family’s garden – we loved meeting her dad’s worms!

A peak into Fiona’s dreamy outdoor bath and toilet area on her family’s permaculture farm 

Jessica Gosling 2

Jessica showed us her epic Iso Garden Transformation (+ a great pesto recipe)

And we got to see where Lucy has been spending her time in lockdown, plus meet Kimchi the cat!

Week Four: Join the Fashion Revolution! Week Four fell during the global Fashion Revolution Week, and we celebrated by asking our community to share with us how they are taking part. This week we wanted to see how our students and staff were supporting slow, ethical, second hand and fair fashion – and boy they did not disappoint. For the full run down, see Week Four’s blog here.

Week Four Fashion Revolution -2

Ella blew us away with her handmade creations over lockdown: she made a winter coat from a old paint mat, shoes from an old handbag and shoelaces, and taught herself to knit a singlet!

Ngaire and Nuha showing us how to rock second hand clothes like a boss!

Imogen showing us her upcycled threads, and her top and shorts she made from bedsheets and tablecloths!

Naomi

Naomi hand quilted this beautiful jacket during lockdown

Week Five: Reflections! For our final challenge, we asked our community to take a step back and reflect on their lockdown learnings over the past weeks. For the full stories, see our Week Five blog here.

Week 5 reflect

Varvara shared some beautiful words and her favourite poem that has resonated with her during this time

Plus, some great lockdown reading recommendations!

And Eleanor shared this beautiful video – it’ll give you goosebumps!

Hopefully these tips and tricks from our wonderful UC students and staff will give you a little inspiration and even a new challenge as we face this next chapter. Are you keen to try any of these recipes or ideas? Let us know in the comments below. We’re off to make Holly’s Feijoa Fizz!

Thanks for coming on this journey with us.

Arohanui,

Tari Toitū te Taiao | UC Sustainability Office

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Climate Action Week: Get involved!

It’s time to take action! In the lead up to the School Strike for Climate this Friday 27 September, student group UC For Climate (UC4C) are organising a bunch of activities for you to participate in.

Sign Making with UC4C

Come and hang out with UC4C and UC Sustainability as we help you make some awesome signs for the School Strike for Climate! The team are down on C Block Lawn this coming Wednesday 25 September from 11am – 2pm. No equipment required, just come along and show off your inner artist. For more info, see the Facebook event here.

UC March for Climate

UC4C are organising a march from UC’s campus to Cathedral Square to join the wider Christchurch School Strike for Climate. Meet on C Block Lawn at 11am on Friday 27 September to join the march. UCSA will be providing some kai before you head off. Don’t forget to bring your new signs! For more info, see the Facebook event here.

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