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UC students and staff running halfmarathon for disadvantage Thai children

The UC students who participated in the Thailand internship programme over summer have organised a fundraiser for The Foundation for Children in Bangkok where two of them interned.

The Foundation for Children in Bangkok cares for disadvantaged children who cannot live with their families at present.

The two Social Work students who volunteered there were so inspired by its work they will be running the halfmarathon in June.

Read the full story here. 

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Other students who did the Thailand programme will be running and so will Will Shannon from the International Relationships office who accompanied the UC students to Bangkok.

You can support Will and the students by donating here. 

Anzac commemoration at UC

The University of Canterbury Anzac Ceremony will be held at 10:00am on Monday 25th April at the Matariki Quad.

The service includes:

  • Addresses from the NZ Defence Force / RSA / John Wood (UC) / James Addington (UCSA) / Spanky Moore (UC Chaplin).
  • Performances from Te Akatoki / Christchurch Youth Choir / Army Band (TBC).

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Date – Monday 25th April

Time – 10:00am – 11:00am

Location – Matariki Quad (in between the Matariki & James Hight Building) / wet weather option The Undercroft.

Lunchtime walking group

Get outside and get some fresh air at lunchtime by joining the Health Centre’s walking group.

Mondays at 12pm and Thursdays at 1pm starting Thursday, 3rd March (cancelled if wet). We walk  for 30 minutes through or around campus.

Meet on the grassed area outside the main entrance to the Health Centre –  all are welcome!

Next UC Connect – “The future of tertiary education”

What can the five-year-old Productivity Commission add to a thousand-year-old institution?”

The future of tertiary education will be discussed in the next public lecture in the headline-making UC Connect series.

Chair of the Productivity Commission Murray Sherwin will cover topics such as:

  • How well have tradition-steeped teaching institutions adapted to the 21st century?
  • Is growth in tertiary education helping increase productivity and wellbeing in New Zealand?
  • Is the tertiary education system delivering what New Zealanders want?
  • Is it even clear what the system’s goals are?

Murray is an economist with over 35 years’ experience in a wide range of public policy roles. You can read more about him and the topic here. 

Where: Undercroft 101

When:  7pm Wednesday 6 April