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Coffee Party 2019

The Coffee Party is a free, all ages, alcohol free event for all UC students to celebrate the end of lectures.  It is brought to you by the UCSA Help (Advocacy & Welfare) team and the UCSA Events team, and will be held on 18th October (Friday) at Haere-Roa from 11am – 2pm.

There will be free coffee/tea, cakes, BBQ, and cuddles with farm animals (and friendly doggies between 12pm and 1pm).  There will also be music, giant games, and stalls featuring the friendly staff from Lifeline, UC Chaplaincy, and UC Counsellors just to name a few.

So tell your students, or better, come relax on the lawn yourself with soothing music and just chill coz lectures are finally over!!

Staff of the Year Award 2019 Nominees

The Staff of the Year Award 2019 nomination/voting ended on Friday 6 September, at 5pm.  A total of 672 students participated in this year’s voting!

The top nominees of each category are (in alphabetical order):

Lecturer of the Year – Arts:

Sergio Redondo

Karen Saunders

Professor Alex Tan

Dr Michael-John Turp

 

Lecturer of the Year – Business & Law:

Dr Steve Agnew

Dr Matthew Barber

Associate Professor Herb de Vries

Stephen Hickson

Dr Russell Wordsworth

 

Lecturer of the Year – Education:

Dr Jenny Clarke

Tracy Clelland

Dr Brad Miles

Dr Valerie Sotardi

 

Lecturer of the Year – Engineering:

Dr Chris Hann

Professor Pedro Lee

Adjunct Senior Fellow Richard Lobb

Professor Alessandro Palermo

 

Lecturer of the Year – Science:

Associate Professor Ashley Garrill

Professor Adrian McDonald

Professor Ian Shaw

Dr Dean Sutherland

 

Supervisor of the Year:

Associate Professor Rebecca Kelly-Campbell (College of Science)

Dr Virginia McIntosh (College of Science)

Professor Ian Shaw (College of Science)

Associate Professor Tammy Steeves (College of Science)

 

Administrator of the Year:

Sharon Chapman-Stead (School of Health Sciences)

Heather Couch (School of Law)

Pieta Gray (Department of English, Cultural Studies & Digital Humanities)

Nicki Judson (School of Biological Sciences)

 

Technical Staff of the Year:

Gavin Blackwell (School of Health Sciences: Sport Coaching and Physical Education)

Julian Murphy (College of Engineering: Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering)

Craig Galilee (School of Biological Sciences)

Randall Grenfell (School of Product Design)

 

Superstar of the Year:

Jo Carter (Student Experience)

Kirsty Fraser (Postgraduate Office)

Luis Lau Bii Wei (College of Engineering)

Ben Meng (UC Business School)

Phillipa Gourdie (School of Mathematics and Statistics)

Riki Welsh (Pacific Development Team)

 

Great Character of the Year Award:

Dr Steve Agnew (UC Business School))

Dr Chris Hann (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Dr Richard Lobb (Computer Science and Software Engineering)

Professor Alessandro Palermo (Civil and Natural Resources Engineering)

Sergio Redondo (Global, Cultural and Language Studies)

 

Make Your Own Award (Titles of awards will be revealed on the night):

Professor Philip Armstrong

Cameron Bell

Heather Couch

Associate Professor Stratford Douglas

Dr Alex James

Professor Clemency Montelle

Associate Professor Ken Morison

Dr Heather Purdie

Dr Karyn Stewart

 

Now that the students have nominated (and voted), please join us at the Staff of the Year Awards 2019 event to celebrate those who have been nominated.

Friday 27 September at 6:30pm

Location: Haere-roa

Dress code: Smart Casual

There are limited tickets available for UC staff members not on the nomination list, offered on a first come first serve basis.

Ticket includes a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, nibbles and cash bar.

Nominees, please reserve your free tickets for yourself and 1 guest by Friday 20 September, via email at events@ucsa.org.nz.

We have also released 50 General Admission tickets – these are on a first come first serve basis.  Please reserve these your free ticket at https://soty2019.eventbrite.co.nz

UCSA Staff of the Year Awards 2019

Voting for Staff of the Year Awards 2019 has opened!

Since 1995, the UCSA Staff of the Year Awards (formerly Lecturer of the Year Awards) gives students a voice in nominating and deciding the most inspiring and dedicated lecturers, supervisors, administrators, and other non-academic staff members who have given students help and support.

What’s more, when students make a nomination/vote, they are in the draw to win 1 of 4 $50 UCSA Cafe and Bar vouchers.

So encourage your students to vote! You could encourage them to vote for your colleagues or any other UC staff members you think are deserving of an award (or if you are feeling especially confident, you could encourage them to nominate you! Image result for emoticon).

Here’s the link for the voting site: http://ucsa.org.nz/soty to pass on to your students. Below is the QR code you can put on your slides:


And if you would like having some SOTY 2019 posters for your departments, please contact UCSA Advocacy & Welfare Manager, Ee-Li Hong, at ee-li.hong@ucsa.org.nz, who will make personal delivery of the posters to your department! Image result for delivery

UCSA Winter Wellness Expo 2019

Winter Wellness Expo 2019

The Winter Wellness Expo is a free, all ages, alcohol-free event for all UC students.  It is brought to you by UCSA Help (Advocacy & Welfare) team, and will be held on Thursday 25 July Thursday in Haere-roa, from 10am – 2pm.

There will be stalls offering free second-hand stuff, free brand new beanies, scarves, toothpastes, toothbrushes and dental floss (limited quantity), as well as free hot drinks and cakes.  Other stalls include Tenancy Protection Association, Christchurch Budget Service and Community Energy Action’s curtain bank!

The NZ Police will be there to label phones, laptops etc. with UV markers, and give students tips on how to prevent burglaries.  NZ Fire Service will also be there to give students information on fire safety.

There will also be a sewing/mending station.  So find those garments that need mending and bring them all down to Haere-roa during Winter Wellness Expo.

And there’s more!  There will be a barber at the Expo for haircuts, and bunnies and guinea pigs for you to pet!!

So please let your students know, and come join us this Thursday between 10am and 2pm at Haere-roa!

Note: Please let your students know to bring some bags to pack the goodies in.

Also note: Please let your students know that if they are wanting their garments mended, please don’t come too late in the day as some can take a little while to repair.