‘UC Jobs’ – the new Staff Recruitment Platform is now live

‘UC Jobs’ – the new Staff Recruitment Platform is now live

We are pleased to announce that our new Staff Recruitment platform is now live.

HR has replaced the UCPeople/PeopleSoft recruitment module for continuing and long term fixed term staff recruitment with new a recruitment platform.

The new recruitment platform is named ‘UC Jobs’.


  • the new platform works best with Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
  • University of Canterbury Temporary Vacancy System (UCTV) is not affected at this stage.
What does that mean for Hiring Managers?

Hiring managers who want to commence a recruitment process for continuing and long-term fixed term roles now need to create an Online Recruitment Business Case via UC Jobs (Recruitment Platform).

At the time that you are ready to raise a business case, please contact your HR Advisor or the Recruitment Team who will step you through the process of accessing UC Jobs and entering your business case for approval.

Please refer to User Guide for Hiring Manager: UC Jobs – Academic (PDF) and User Guide for Hiring Manager: UC Jobs – General (PDF) in the HR Toolkit for assistance or contact the HR Recruitment Team at WorkatUC@canterbury.ac.nz .

What does that mean for candidates/applicants?

Internal applicants can now apply for jobs advertised on the UC Jobs platform via UC Jobs – Internal Candidates login. To apply for a job as an internal applicant:

  • Select the job
  • Click apply at the bottom of the advertisement
  • Click sign in
  • Use ‘I’m new here’ and register.

Please note: there is currently no integration with UC People available. If you apply for the first time using UC Jobs, you will need to create an account and remember the login details.

External applicants can apply via our new UC Jobs platform for external applicants. They need to register first and create an account. Previous registrations from UCPeople/PeopleSoft are not transferred over into the new system.

What is happening with previously advertised roles in UCPeople/PeopleSoft?

All roles that were previously advertised through our UCPeople platform closed on the 19th November. The recruitment team is working through these roles with the hiring manager until they are filled/closed.

Where can I get help?

Please contact your HR Advisor for further information or contact our HR Recruitment Team via WorkatUC@canterbury.ac.nz.

Alternatively visit:

Ngā mihi

Paul O’Flaherty

Executive Director – Human Resources | Kaihautū Matua Pūmanawa Tangata

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2019 Exercise New Zealand Industry Award Winner

Congratulations to Danielle Mather , Group Fitness Co-ordinator at UC Rec & Sport (UC RecCentre), who won the 2019 Group Exercise Instructor of the Year (Own Choreography) Award last weekend.

Marietta Mehanni, Danielle Mather, Maria Teresa Stone 

The New Zealand Exercise Industry Awards have been taking place annually since 2005, recognising excellence in the exercise and fitness industry. Judging was a three-stage process and took just over 3 months. Danielle submitted multiple videos of her teaching and personal reflection questions.  In the final stage, mystery shoppers evaluated the six finalists, who came from Christchurch, Nelson, Auckland and Wellington. Danielle was awarded the top prize in the awards ceremony  in Auckland.

Danielle’s journey started as a casual receptionist for the UC RecCentre in 2012, whilst studying full-time toward her BSc in Biology at the University of Canterbury.  At the encouragement of RecCentre staff, she undertook concurrent study at SIT to complete her Group Fitness Instructors Certificate.   In late 2013, Danielle stepped up to be acting Group Fitness Co-ordinator, whilst continuing her studies and working reception. At the completion of her BSc in 2014, she was successful in becoming the permanent Group Fitness Co-ordinator at the RecCentre.   She now leads a team of 50+ instructors and offers a broad programme of over 70+ classes per week in term time.

As a certified Skills Active Assessor, Danielle now trains budding UC Students to become group fitness instructors.  We have certified 15 new instructors since we started the programme in 2015, with five more currently receiving the helpful steady hand of Danielle as they complete their certification through on the job learning.

The team at UC Rec & Sport are extremely proud of Danielle’s journey and success so far, and we look forward to what’s to come. In the meantime, we’ll be jumping in on her classes at the RecCentre to get our daily dose of wellness!

UC Strategy resources and workshop

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Strategy workshop on 20 November. The level of engagement and discussion was great. We are collating the notes and will be sharing these with you shortly.

Posters and stickers were available on the tables at the workshop. We will be distributing these more widely soon and ask that you take the time to display these prominently.

We collectively need to stimulate awareness of the strategy and encourage discussions about what the strategy in action means for each of us. I hope the following resources and information will help you in these discussions.

  • The staff intranet strategy site, which includes:
    • the video of the strategy launch – please encourage your teams to view this video found on the bottom of this home page
    • a Powerpoint presentation with key strategy information that could be used in team meetings to discuss the strategy.
  • The public strategy site:
    • the strategy document Tangata Tū Tangata Ora – Engaged, Empowered, and Making a Difference can be viewed and downloaded from this site and check out the short teaser video below.

Also note the following staff Professional Development programmes might be helpful for leaders. 2020 dates will be available soon:

Please keep an eye on the staff intranet site, the public strategy site and Intercom for updates as the planning for strategy implementation progresses.

More workshops will be planned throughout 2020 so that all staff have opportunities to engage with the Strategy. 


The new APA Style 7th edition has arrived

The American Psychological Association (APA) released the seventh edition at the end of October 2019. The APA Manual is thoroughly revised and updated to reflect best practices in scholarly writing and publishing that have evolved in the ten years since the previous edition came out.

Changes in APA 7th edition aim at simplifying referencing and in-text citation. The Library has updated its APA pages fo the new edition [https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/library/support/citations-and-referencing/apa-american-psychological-association-style/] and notable changes in the seventh edition are detailed there (http://bit.ly/APA7th-changes).

APA is the most widely used referencing style used in coursework at UC. The Library supports students in the use of APA referencing and we recommend that courses adopt the new APA 7th edition from Semester 1 next year.

For scholarly writing the APA Manual has:

  • a new chapter on bias-free language guidelines for writing about people with respect and inclusivity in areas including age, disability, gender, participation in research, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and intersectionality.
  • expanded guidance on ethical writing and publishing practices, including how to ensure the appropriate level of citation, avoid plagiarism and self-plagiarism and navigate the publication process.

Copies of the new, full-colour APA Manual are held in the PJH Central Library and the EPS Library. [http://ipac.canterbury.ac.nz/ipac20/ipac.jsp?profile=a&npp=30&index=bib&term=2799943]

Image of the cover of the APA Manual at https://secure.syndetics.com/index.aspx?type=xw12&isbn=1433832151/LC.GIF&client=ucanterburyl&upc=&oclc

IAM go-live postponed

Tēnā koutou katoa,

Due to technical issues outside the control of the UC team, the implementation of the new IAM solution has been postponed.

We will communicate again with you when the change is rescheduled.

Automated email from Okta

This is to let you know that later this week all existing staff and visitors will receive a system generated email from Okta (which is part of the new IAM solution).

Students will have received an email very similar to this over the weekend.

There are no actions required from your side.

The system generated email will look similar to this one:

IAM Okta Automated Email



If you have any questions regarding the IAM Programme, please do not hesitate email us at  identityproject@canterbury.ac.nz.

Thank you for your understanding and continuing support of the IAM project.

Ngā mihi nui,

The IAM Project Team

See previous IAM related communication: