Remotely access your email and calendar

It is easy to access your email and calendar from outside UC using the Outlook Web App.

On your mobile device or computer, simply follow these steps:

  1. Open a Web browser, eg, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, etc
  2. Open the University of Canterbury website:
  3. Click Staff, in the top centre of the webpage window
    – this takes you to the Information for staff webpage
  4. Click Current staff
    – taking you to the UC Staff Intranet webpage
  5. Click Exchange Email, beneath the heading My Tools (on the left side of the webpage)
    the Outlook Web App window opens
  6. Select This is a public or shared computer if you are logging in from a public place such as a cafe, shopping centre, airport, hotel, etc.
    Alternatively, select This is a private computer if you are logging in from home.
  7. Select Use the light version of Outlook Web App if you are connecting via a slow internet connection
  8. Enter your username and password
  9. Click the sign in button
    – The Outlook Web App displays, showing your Outlook account.
  10. Use your Outlook account as you would normally

NOTE: Outlook Web App is not as fully featured as Microsoft Outlook, so some features may not work as usual.

If you need to set Out of Office (eg, if you are at home sick), click options in the upper right corner and click set automatic replies.

When you are finished, click sign out  in the upper right corner.

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Departmental relocations in December 2017

There will be some relocations of staff and departments around campus during December as follows:

  • 4 December – Henry Field Library Staff move from Henry Field Dovedale to Puaka-James Hight Level 2 Ilam,  and Kotuku Level 4 Dovedale.
  • 6 December – Electrical and Computer Engineering Department relocates from the ICT building to Link Levels 3 and 5.
  • 8 December – Electrical Power Engineering Centre (EPE Centre) relocates from the ICT building to Link Level 2.
  • 18 December – Canterbury University Press – relocates from Alice Candy to the University Bookshop Level 2.

Signage will be in place at appropriate locations.

Ilam Campus Planned Power outage, Wednesday 6 December

Kia ora colleagues,

As a consequence of additional commissioning work required within the CETF project, a number of buildings will have their power supply interrupted intermittently on an ad hoc basis.

This event will therefore be treated as a total outage as the timing and extent of each specific building outage cannot be determined.

To minimise the impact on users, the outage has been scheduled during  a Wednesday evening.

Power  Outage Period – Wednesday 6 December, 6.00pm – 10.00pm

Buildings affected are:

  • E8-E9 Lecture Theatres
  • EPS Library
  • Special Purposes Laboratory
  • High voltage Laboratory
  • Chemical and Process Engineering wing
  • Engineering Core
  • Electrical and computer Engineering wing
  • Link

Staff are advised that for the affected buildings there will be NO ACCESS as the buildings will be cleared and locked down by Security for the period of the outage.

It is recommended that building occupants turn off their computers and area printers last thing before leaving work on the Wednesday evening  of the outage.

 Please forward this advice to any affected staff and student building users as appropriate.

While the timing should mean any impact will be minimal, we apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Rob Oudshoorn
Group Manager Engineering
Engineering Services
Int ext – 95498
Ph – (03)3695498
Mob – 0274364161

Workshop: focus on peoples limitations or their potential?

Coaching conversations are at the heart of effective communication between individuals, within families, teams and organisations.

Feeling stuck? So often we experience conversations that focus on people’s limitations, encourage dependence and appear to have all of the answers.

Coaching conversations take an optimistic view of our potential. They build trust, commitment and personal responsibility through sharing of thoughts and feelings, guidance and providing balanced feedback.
This session focuses on practical steps we can all take to develop this potential in ourselves and others.

The next session is Thursday 7 December, 2pm-3pm in Erskine 121.
This workshop is part of a series of culture conversations alternating between Ilam and Dovedale campuses. You will meet like-minded people and learn from each other about shaping a constructive work place culture that values people.

Please forward this blog to anyone you think may be interested. All welcome.

Find information about other sessions here>

The Henry Field Education Library

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At 6pm on Thursday 16 November, the Henry Field Education Library (Te Puna Ako) closed its doors for the final time for service in its Dovedale location. The Education Library was an integral part of university life for many students and staff with its own unique, relaxed vibe. A mix of UC students, staff and members of Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery school and CCEL were among those who used the space for both study, leisure and inspiration. The atmosphere at the library was always one of staff working together with the students to help them fulfill their needs. Animated conversations on level 1 contributed to a welcoming atmosphere and discussion rooms were consistently full on both floors.

The college library was officially named the Henry Field library in 1984. Henry Field was a prominent New Zealand educational psychologist, educationalist and university professor born in Christchurch. Henry Field was closely affiliated with the college from his days as a student in the 1920’s, then in 1968, he became the first chairman of the Christchurch Teacher’s College Council. His contribution to teacher education in New Zealand is widely recognised and his chairmanship of the College Council until 1976 concluded an association with the college which spanned five decades. On 1 January 2007, the Christchurch College of Education merged with UC and the Henry Field library was added to UC’s collection of wonderful libraries. The Education library hosted collections that support research and teaching in Education, as well as children’s literature titles, including a Māori Classroom Collection and a dedicated reader room filled with school journals.

The space was very open and sunny, with its glass walled walkway on level 2 and arched glass ceiling, an excellent place to gaze upwards for inspiration. The mezzanine floor was built into the north side of the library in the 1990s due to the need for more student study spaces. Upon entering the library, visitors were greeted with the familiar sculpture of a father and son relaxing on a bench. This Donald Petersen sculpture was commissioned by the Christchurch College of Education Council to mark the colleges 125th Jubilee in 2002 and became a trademark of the library since its installation.

The Education Library is now in the process of moving into Te Puna Mātauraka: Central Library. The classroom, Māori classroom, Māori and fiction collections are moving to Level 4 of Central and the academic education collections will be shelved predominantly on Level 7. To recreate the library’s atmosphere from its original location, level 4 at Central will replicate the Education library’s school library look and be presented in a welcoming bicultural space. The Education Library space at Dovedale will become a storage facility, housing art collections.

*For more history on the College, including the library, read W. John Fletcher’s “A sense of community: The Christchurch College of Education 1877-2000” and his subsequent “The End of a Chapter” chronicling the years from 2000-2006. *