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Online Experience Phase II Update

Last week the project released updates for the following sites:

Postgraduate – http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/postgraduate/

UC Health Centre – http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/healthcentre/

Student Support – http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/student-support/

Chaplains – http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/chaplains/

Summer School – http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/summer-school/

Bridging Programmes/ Transitions – http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/future-students/qualifications-and-courses/transition-programmes/ (which is still under the old design but available in the new CMS).

And a new introduction page for registering on MyUC. http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/future-students/apply-and-enrol/what-is-myuc/

Along with a new usability design, more “call to action” buttons across the site, this brings the total pages migrated or created in Phase 2 to 341.

The project has done a lot of work to make these pages easier for visitors, but we realise there is still more work to be done. Especially in the Postgraduate space. Over the coming weeks we will be engaging Postgraduate students to test the look and feel of the new pages to improve the navigation and content, and make it even better.

This brings phase II to a close, and over the next six weeks the team will be focusing on refining some of the content and providing a handover to the teams who will support this going forward. If you see anything that needs changing please log a request in Assyst and they will forward to us to look at.

We are also working on a submission for the next phase which will bring even greater improvements to the site and bring the rest of the universities web content in the same management system.

We hope you like what we’ve created to date, and are happy to take any feedback.

Many thanks,

Debbie Jones

Snr Project Manager – Online Experience Phase II

Message from UC Professor in Brussels read on RNZ

UC Physics Professor David Wiltshire (on sabbatical in Belgium) had the following message read out on this morning’s RNZ news:

The news of the attack on the metro line that my family and I used only yesterday is of course shocking. Along with others in Brussels we have now hung out the Belgian flag – in this case a family heirloom that was hand made on the liberation of Brussels in September 1944.

Our thoughts today are not just with those who have suffered in the attacks, but with the refugees fleeing here from current wars, distrust of whom the perpetrators of this atrocity are trying to stir up. Hanging out the flag means standing up for the values on which that other war was fought and won.

April Graduation details

Christchurch Graduation Ceremonies April 2016

  1. General

Graduation Ceremonies will be held on 19 and 21 April 2016 in the Horncastle Arena as follows:

Tuesday 19 April 2016

10.00am                        Faculty of Engineering & Forestry

2.00pm                       Faculties of Arts and Education

Thursday 21 April 2016

10.00am                        Faculty of Science

2.00pm                       Faculties of Law and Commerce

Council members are encouraged to attend any or all ceremonies and staff are also encouraged to attend the ceremony connected with their own Faculties.   They may of course attend any as they wish.

All University of Canterbury staff are invited to be part of the stage party and there will be ample room for those who wish to participate.

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Full academic dress will be worn. Hire of this should be arranged through departmental offices.  Hired regalia may be collected on the day before Graduation from the Federation of Graduate Women at 9 Creyke Road, Ilam.  Please note that the NZFGW hold very limited stocks of Waikato PhD regalia so, where applicable, prompt ordering is advised.

Printed programmes will be provided in the Arena. All those joining the Platform Party for any ceremony are requested to inform Karen Reynolds (ext 8981) (karen.reynolds@canterbury.ac.nz) that they intend to be present, not later than 4.30pm on Monday 11 April. Staff are reminded that seats will not be available unless there is prior notification.

Admission for the General Seating in the Arena will be by ticket only.  Members of Council and Staff requiring ticket(s) for a family member or friend for any Ceremony should advise Karen (Ext. 8981) not later than 4.30pm on Monday 11 April.

In the case of staff, tickets will be forwarded by internal mail before the date of the Ceremonies unless a request is received to forward them elsewhere.

  1. Arrangements for the ceremonies at 10.00am on Tuesday 19 and Thursday 21 April

All members of the Platform party are requested to assemble near the sign-posted area on Twigger Street, directly down the path from the main entrance to the arena, by 9.20am.

Arrangements for the ceremonies at 2.00pm on Tuesday 19 and Thursday 21 April

All members of the Platform Party are requested to assemble near the sign-posted area on Twigger Street, directly down the path from the main entrance to the arena, by 1.20pm.

In the event of wet weather, please assemble on the landing of Stair 1 directly opposite Gate 1.

Jeff Field

University Registrar

Upcoming SCIRT work around UC

Here’s a brief rundown of the SCRIT work happening around UC over the next few weeks.

  • Rolling closure on Balgay Street day works – 22 March to 24 March
  • Clyde Road – ongoing day work
  • Puriri Street – day work – 5/6/7 April 2016.

Please note there are some upcoming intersection closures planned as follows:

  • 12 April – Ilam Road and Kirkwood Avenue Intersection – night works with a Closure into and out of Kirkwood Avenue
  • 13 April (7pm to 6am) – Works on Ilam Road are to be undertaken at night and will block Science Road. This is a segment repair on Ilam Road right near the pedestrian crossing at Science Road. The repair is in the middle of the Northbound lane. The traffic implication will be night works with footpath closures, stop go traffic lights and the closure of Science Road.

SCRIT’s website has more information. 

Fulbright – call for applications

Fulbright New Zealand is calling for applications for New Zealand academics to undertake exchanges to the United States of America.

Take a look at the opportunities below and see if you, your department, or a student of yours would be interested in applying. 

Applications close 1 April 2016.

Fulbright Specialist Awards

Applications are open for Fulbright Specialist Awards for New Zealand academic institutions to host US academics, artists or professionals for lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences or symposiums. Up to six awards valued at up to US$11,700 are granted each year, towards two to six week programmes of activities.

Fulbright New Zealand General Graduate Awards

Fulbright New Zealand General Graduate Awards are for promising New Zealand graduate students to undertake postgraduate study or research at US institutions in any field. Approximately eight awards valued at up to US$33,000 are granted each year, towards one year of study or research in the US. .

Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Awards

Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Awards are for promising New Zealand graduate students to undertake postgraduate study or research at US institutions in fields related to science and innovation. Approximately 14 awards valued at up to US$33,000 are granted each year, towards one year of study or research in the US.

Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award

The Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award is for a promising New Zealand graduate student to undertake postgraduate study or research at a US institution in the field of indigenous development. One award valued at up to US$33,000 is granted each year, towards one year of study or research in the US.

Fulbright-EQC Graduate Award in Natural Disaster Research

The Fulbright-EQC Graduate Award in Natural Disaster Research is for a promising New Zealand graduate student to undertake postgraduate study or research at a US university in the area of natural disaster research. One award valued at up to US$33,000 is granted each year, towards one year of study or research in the US.

Fulbright Specialist Awards

This is the second applications round for Fulbright Specialist Awards for New Zealand academic institutions to host US academics, artists or professionals for lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences or symposiums. Up to six awards valued at up to US$11,700 are granted each year, towards two to six week programmes of activities.