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UC Business School Social Impact Presentation

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The UC Business School Research Committee has recently supported the creation of a ‘Social Impact Group’. The group exists to support multi-disciplinary research that focuses on social well-being, welfare and external impact.

This seminar will be an opportunity to share the kaupapa and vision for this group. We will also share some early ideas of growing the group’s ability to generate external funding and support for research that has a well-being focus.

We encourage anyone working in a similar area to come to the hui to see what is happening so far and learn how they can be a part of the group’s ongoing passion for this type of research. We have no methodological boundaries or specific focus on unit of analysis at this stage. Micro, meso or macro level research is all welcome.

The group is co-directed by Prof. Ekant Veer and Dr. Ann-Marie Kennedy and is open to new members of any level who wish to be part of this type of research and engagement community on campus.

The seminar will include morning tea. Please RSVP to catherine.woods@canterbury.ac.nz for catering purposes. Please note, this is a UC Business School venture and not aligned with any other research group processes.

Day:               Wednesday 18 March 2020
Time:             10-11am
Venue:          Meremere 236, 2nd floor, College of Business and Law
RSVP:            Please rsvp to this email invitation by 9 March to catherine.woods@canterbury.ac.nz

Join UC’s 2019 Movember Team

It’s that time of year again where men around the country sharpen their razors and their loved ones roll their eyes a little, all in the name of raising funds and awareness of men’s health issues in Aotearoa. This year we’ve put together a team for any staff or students who want to take part in a collaborative effort.

It’s often much easier to raise funds as part of a collective and tends to be a lot more fun when you don’t feel alone as the filthy thing on your upper lip is stared at by worried onlookers.

To join the UC MoBros you will need a Movember account and then you can join the team at this link: https://moteam.co/uc-mobros?mc=1 

We’ve set the target at $2000. Based on last year’s numbers, that’d put us in the top 3 teams in New Zealand. That’s easily achievable with enough support.

Remember, you must be clean shaven on Nov 1st – after that, it’s just picking a style and getting supporters to fund you.

Best of luck!