Zumba is a party. It’s exercise in disguise. Take two ZESs (that’s Zumba speak for master trainers), put them on a stage with lights and let them go! The result is a dance party like no other!
Maria is now based in Christchurch, and Jarrod has flown over from Sydney. Together, they’ll be delivering 90mins of pure Zumba joy on Saturday 8th February at the UC RecCentre. Doors open at 6pm, and the class will run from 6.30pm – 8.00pm.
Tickets cost $25, and we’ve got a very special discounted rate for RecCentre Members, just $15. This event is being hosted by CC Productions, which means tickets aren’t purchased at the RecCentre. They are pretty easy to get though. To get yours, email Lis Cribb firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll get you sorted. You can also check out the Facebook event page.
The University has received a further statement from the Former High Court Judge Hon Kit Toogood QC, who is leading the independent investigation into the delay in discovering the death of a student at Sonoda Village residential hall.
Update on timing of release of report on the Mason Pendrous investigation
I have now completed my independent investigation into the delay in finding Mason’s body and the policies and procedures relevant to student welfare issues.
However, before I am able to report my findings and recommendations, two significant processes need to be concluded:
Although my inquiry is separate from the coronial process, the Coroner’s findings about the place and cause of Mason’s death will be significant. They are not yet available.
Following the conclusion of the inquest process, natural justice requires me to consult the University, CLV and Mason’s family so I can take the views of each into account before I provide a final report.
I appreciate the University’s request that I should provide the report in a timely manner. I will work to release it as soon as I can.
Chancellor | Tumu Kaunihera reflected back on the year, signifying the end of the UC Futures Programme.
Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Whakarae then looked forward, sharing UC’s future direction as it looks ahead to 2020 and beyond.
This year’s final staff forum was opened with a mihi whakatau and closed with a karakia to bless the food, delivered by mana whenua representative Corban Te Aika.
UC staff gathered to enjoy manaakitanga catered by locally founded Christchurch business Fritz Wieners, on our newly constructed Beatrice Tinsley Plaza.
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Visit the UC Strategy website – Tangata tū, Tangata ora to read and download the full strategy.
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I am very pleased to advise the new appointment of Professor Megan McAuliffe as Dean of Postgraduate Research | Te Amo Rangahau, replacing Professor Bryce Williamson who is retiring from this role at year-end.
Professor McAuliffe will be seconded to the Vice-Chancellor’s Office and lead the Postgraduate Research Office from her position in the School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing for a period of two years, with effect from mid-January 2020.
Professor McAuliffe will be responsible for leading the strategic development of postgraduate research at UC, and ongoing oversight of progressing our Doctoral students through their studies. As outlined in UC’s new institutional strategy, we have particular aspirations in ensuring our Doctoral students contribute to the agenda of UC being an internationally recognised research intensive university, and progressively growing our Doctoral student numbers to over 1300 over the next 4-5 years. Megan’s leadership will be integral to crystallizing these objectives. I know Megan looks forward to working across the Colleges, interacting with staff, and will bring new perspectives to our postgraduate research programmes.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Bryce for his sustained contributions to the Postgraduate Research Office over a number of years, including his prior role as Associate Dean Postgraduate Research (Scholarships), and more recently as the Dean. He has advanced a number of complex and largely unseen initiatives, and his deep and sincere support of UC’s Doctoral students is to be commended.