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Education, Health and Human Development in the spotlight

On Thursday 2 November the College of Education, Health and Human Development is hosting a one-day Postgraduate Student Showcase.  This inaugural showcase has been timed to acknowledge the move of the College into its new home in Rehua, a purpose-built space on the Ilam Campus, early in 2018.  The idea of the Showcase came from a desire to acknowledge the postgraduate research at both masters and doctoral level that has occurred on the Dovedale campus over many years.  With the move to Rehua, the College wished to acknowledge the journey of so many students, and the work of their supervisors, in contributing to our understandings of education, health and human development.  Once the College is settled in Rehua, this gathering will be part of our annual programme of events.

The venue is Wheki 302 and will be opened by Professor Angus Macfarlane at 9.00am.  The morning will be dedicated to Pecha Kucha presentations from across the College; the afternoon session will be poster displays and a keynote address by Associate Professor John Freeman-Moir – The Worth of a Doctorate.   The day will close at 2.00pm.  All welcome – if you’d like to be in the audience please rsvp to Jennifer.clayton-smtih@canterbury.ac.nz

Associate Professor Annelies Kamp – PG Coordinator

Building awareness around food waste

Jack Whittam

ELDP students Jack Whittam, Katy Byrne and Ailine Kei.

12,856 tonnes. It’s not only the weight of the Eiffel Tower, or even the amount of weight you feel like you’ve put on since the Hot Wok started doing daily $2 rice, it’s also the amount of bread thrown away every year in New Zealand!

In fact, bread is the number one food thrown away in New Zealand, making up 10.5% of all food that is wasted. As a part of a national food waste awareness campaign, in conjunction with Love Food Hate Waste New Zealand and Christchurch City Council, a bunch of keen UC students built a pyramid out of 2,283 loaves of bread, representing how many loaves are wasted in New Zealand every hour.

As members of the Emerging Leaders Development Programme (ELDP), a group of us were able to volunteer at the event, preparing the pyramid for construction and feeding curious students passing by with a ‘meal in a mug’ – a super simple sweet treat that minimises food waste, and maximises easy cooking, convenience and taste!

The ELDP has a great focus on teaching leadership skills to students through community volunteering opportunities, and our contribution to this event punctuated the last of seven service projects the Emerging Leaders cohort has undertaken this year.

Other voluntary service projects have included sorting food relief packages at the Christchurch City Mission, walking rescue husky dogs for Husky Rescue New Zealand, maintaining public spaces for Gap Filler and providing free academic tutoring to high school students.

The student’s enthusiastic contribution toward these events reflects the passion these students have shown to make a real difference in their community.

Written by Jack Whittam ELDP student

End of lectures Coffee Party

Coffe party UCSA

The Coffee Party is a free, all ages, alcohol free event for UC students brought to you by UCSA Help (Advocacy & Welfare) team and the UCSA Events team. It is a chance to relax and enjoy that end of lectures feeling.

Friday 20 October, 11am – 2pm
C Block Lawn (Undercroft if it is raining)

There will be free coffee/tea/hot chocolate, cakes, BBQ, giveaways and Husky cuddles.  As well as music, giant games and stalls such as Bounce NZ, Lifeline, UC Health Centre and UC Chaplaincy.

Come along. relax on the lawn listening to soothing music and just chill coz lectures are finally over!!