Erskine Programme Arrivals for March

The Erskine Programme would like to welcome the following  Visiting Erskine Fellows to UC:

  • Professor David Boje and Emeritus Professor Grace Rosile from New Mexico State University, USA arrived 1 March and will be teaching in the Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship (Joint Fellowship);
  • Professor Peter Kotanen from the University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada arrived 3 March and will be teaching in the School of Biological Sciences;
  • Associate Professor Anna Mitchell from the University of Oxford, UK arrived 4 March and will be teaching in the Department of Psychology;
  • Professor Glen Van Brummelen from Quest University, Canada will arrive 9 March and will be teaching in the School of Mathematics and Statistics; and
  • Emeritus Professor Victor Gosbell from the University of Wollongong, Australia will arrive 11 March and will be teaching in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

We wish all our visitors and their families the very best for their stay.

Learn to be Culturally Responsive with your Pedagogy

Liz Brown, Kaiārahi Matua, is running three Culturally Responsive Pedagogy workshops this year.

Book your place on one of the following course dates:

  • Thursday 11 April, 12.30pm – 4.30pm, or
  • Wednesday 10 July,  9.00am – 12.30pm, or
  • Monday 18 November, 1.00pm – 4.30pm

Register via the Professional Development tile in UCPeople.

For more information, visit the Culturally Responsive Pedagogy website here.

These courses will only go ahead if a sufficient number of staff are signed up to each, so register now to avoid missing out.

If you have any further questions, please email Learning and Development.

Ngāi Tūāhuriri and UC formalise longstanding relationship

Ngāi Tūāhuriri and University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha will sign a partnership agreement on Saturday 2 March at Tuahiwi marae to formalise and extend the longstanding relationships between the hapū, including the relationship with Te Rūnanga of Ngāi Tahu, and the University of Canterbury |Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha. 

The agreement, which outlines the principles and mechanisms for working together into the future, is consistent with Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles. This includes supporting the use of te reo and tikanga Māori at UC, and supporting Ngāi Tūāhuriri and Ngāi Tahu students and aspirations for Ngāi Tahu development in the Canterbury region and beyond.

“Ngāi Tahu takes academic achievement in all disciplines seriously. We are excited about this partnership because it will help contribute to the relevance of the University to the regional economy and to Māori,” Gabrielle Huria, Ngāi Tūāhuriri Representative said.

UC Chancellor | Tumu Kaunihera Sue McCormack said: “This is a journey UC began a long time ago in developing a greater understanding of cultural inclusiveness and the principles of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi in action.”

UCGo is on the way

UCGo, a new mobile app that will make life easier for students studying at UC, is coming soon.

The app will help students to organise and manage their day-to-day study. UCGo will give students access to things like their student email, LEARN and class timetable on their mobile phones so they can easily access essential information while they’re on the go.

Students will also be able to use the app to do things like check what classes are on at the RecCentre, find out about support services on campus, and access notices and information posted on the student blog. 

UCGo functions include:

  • My timetable
  • LEARN
  • Student email
  • Library
  • Security
  • Notices
  • Student support on campus
  • RecCentre
  • Campus maps
  • Push notifications for use in emergencies.

UCGo will be available from the App Store and Google Play soon.

Two briefings for staff will be held before UCGo is launched and we encourage all staff who work closely with students to come along, grab a t-shirt and wear it during launch week. At the briefing you will be given an overview of the app and its functionality, and get your questions answered by the project team. Two calendar invites will be sent to you soon, please choose one to attend.