Easily connect to your Zoom meetings using UCGO

Zoom has been added to UCGO, making it easy to connect with your colleagues and join meetings on the go, from anywhere.

Follow these steps to set up your Zoom account on UCGO:

  1. Click the Zoom tile from the UCGO home screen
  2. Click sign in, choose to sign in with SSO.
  3. Enter canterbury as the domain name
  4. Type in your UC email address and enter your UC password
  5. Follow the prompts to finish set up
  6. You are now ready to use Zoom from UCGO

Did you know you can also access your UCGO profile from your computer, laptop or iPad? Simply follow this link and log in. Bookmark it now so you can easily connect to zoom, see what’s happening on Tū ki te tahi, get the latest COVID-19 updates and see what’s happening at UC on our social media channels.

Troubleshooting: If Zoom will not open in UCGO, check you have the latest version of the app. You can do this by checking you have the April update in the about section found in UCGO settings. If you have an earlier version simply update UCGO in your app store.

Find out more about downloading and using UCGO here>

Keeping well in Autumn

As the days gradually start to cool down and the leaves start to change their colour, we are reminded that autumn has arrived and that winter is coming. Maintaining a healthy wellbeing is key during this time for reducing the risk of becoming unwell.

Here are some tips and tricks to stay well this Autumn…

  • Stay active
  • Eat lots of seasonal fruits
  • Enjoy comforting meals
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Get outside
  • Boost your immune system
  • Stay warm

Check out some tips on how to eat well during Autumn here>

Uni Pharmacy at COVID-19 Level 3

The University of Canterbury Pharmacy is here to support all Students, Faculty and University employees. We are open 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday during COVID-19 alert level 3.

The Pharmacy and Post Shop is open for all Prescriptions, over the counter medications, health care needs and gifts, and for all our normal postal services.

For your safety and convenience your Doctor can e-mail/fax your prescription to us.

During Level 3 restrictions you will need to enter via the door on the bookshop side of the Undercroft (look for our flag).

Any queries please do not hesitate to phone or email us.

Phone 03 364-2215

Email manager@unipharmacycanterbury.co.nz


This year will mark the first time in a century where there will be no dawn services to commemorate ANZAC day as the country remains in lockdown. ANZAC day is a significant day for us all as we commemorate those who fought for New Zealand and Australia from the First World War and onwards.

For many people, ANZAC day is time for family and friends to come together. More now than ever it is important to continue these connections, therefore take this time to phone a loved one, organise a zoom party or email a friend. Let them know that you are thinking of them on this day.

Want to learn more about ANZAC day? Click here>

Here are some ideas of how you can celebrate ANZAC spirit while in lockdown:

  • Create a poppy and display this on your window. Click here for a pdf download of a poppy.
  • Watch the Anzac Day programme at 11am on TVNZ 1 or TVNZ on demand.
  • Watch the Royal New Zealand Ballet perform Anzac Salute: Live in your Living Room, via its Facebook page at 10.30am, 1.30pm and 7.30pm.
  • Attend the Music from Home Front concert happening on Saturday. See more info on this event here>

Professional Development opportunities in June

There no time like the present plan and book onto relevant Professional Development courses through Learning and Development.

We are currently taking registrations for the following face to face workshops in June:
We have some back up plans for any workshops that may not proceed due to restrictions. Don’t let this put you off enrolling.

3 June – Leading Change
4 June & 9 July – Rainbow (LGBTQI+) Awareness
10 June – Cross-Cultural Interactions
11 June – Delegating and Influencing
12 & 19 June – Te Reo Māori for the Workplace
17 June – Growing Personal Resilience
23 June – Presentation Skills
24 June – Mental Health & Wellbeing Awareness for Heads and Managers
25 June – Challenging Client Situations
29 June & 3 July – Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora

Check out what other opportunities are available on the Learning and Development site – including all health and safety courses.

We have put together a page about learning remotely, which contains some ideas for learning from home. Read more here.