UC Alum Dr Lane Perry (PhD ’11) will deliver a Keynote Address entitled “To strive for a higher purpose: High impact community engagement as a tool for balance” at the Third Community Engagement Summit on Tuesday, 8 December.
Dr Perry completed his PhD thesis in 2011 by conducting research on two UC courses that use community engagement as the main teaching approach. Also while at UC, Dr Perry served as a Coordinator of the Emerging Leaders Development Programme.
After graduating from UC, he was appointed to his current role as the Director of Service Learning at Western Carolina University.
Dr Perry’s Keynote is part of a larger programme for the Summit focused on the theme of “Universities as Good Neighbours” and will feature addresses by the Student Volunteer Army President, Alex Cheeseborough, the Riccarton-Wigram Strengthening Communities Advisor, Marie Byrne, Sergeant Steve Jones of the Riccarton West Neighborhood Police Team, and UC Human Resources administrator Martin Budd about his service trip to post-quake Nepal.
An optional service project that will include planting meadow wildflowers in the rail corridor in Riccarton will take place on Monday 7 December.
Registration for the Summit is free due to the support of the Riccarton-Wigram Community Board and includes morning/afternoon teas, lunch, and great conversations!
Online registration is at http://www.education.canterbury.ac.nz/community/registration.shtml
Over 300 UC students engage with the community
Over 300 UC students have engaged with more than 50 different community groups in five Semester 2 courses.Their engagement was aligned with the academic content, learning outcomes and assessment of the courses.
The students’ ideas were based on what they heard at the Hub and the academic content of the adult learning theories learned in class.
In one example, EDUC205 students and lecturers visited the Phillipstown Community Hub twice to interact with the providers and consumers of adult learning opportunities there.
On a third visit, the students presented ideas about other adult learning possibilities to the Hub’s Board, the Neighbourhood Police Team, and several residents.
One of the students’ ideas to create a men’s fitness centre and group at the Phillipstown Community Hub is now being further developed by an intern from the School of Sport and Physical Education.
Hub Board Member Wayne Hawker expressed his gratitude for the students’ ideas and believed that many were plausible and desirable.
The courses were:- CHCH101: Rebuilding Christchurch, EDUC101: Learning, EDUC205: Critical Issues in Adult Learning, MGMT208: Principles of Leadership. GEOG309: Research Methods in Geography.
Many thanks to colleagues from across UC who are contributing to the UC Mini-Campus on Victoria Street (near The Bog and Black and White Cafe) for Parking Day on Friday, 18 September, 9 AM-3 PM.
Please come by to check out these cool activities.
- Antarctic Research and Gear, UC PhD students Gabriela Rodan & Peter Taylor
- Basketball shot, golf swing, and vertical jump analysis, Jenny Clarke, UC Sport & Physical Education
- Serious Lego Play to solve health care delivery challenges, Arin Basu, UC Health Sciences
- Interacting with the City through Art, Felicity Powell, UC Community Engagement Hub
Lectures at the Grand Standium:
- 10-11 AM: Positive Psychology in Leadership, Tom Matthews (UC Management)
- 11-Noon: Open Mike/Buskers
- 12-1 PM: People for Cities, Cities for People, Ciaran Fox, All Right Campaign
- 1-2 PM: Humour in Writing, Dan Beddgood (UC English)
- 2-3 PM: The Digital Academic Revolution, Kara Kennedy (UC History)
For any questions, please contact Billy Osteen at firstname.lastname@example.org.