Category Archives: Community Notices

CCC changing Ilam-Middleton-Riccarton intersection

The Christchurch City Council is proposing changes to the Ilam Road, Middleton Road and Riccarton Road intersection and is keen to hear your thoughts about how to improve what’s proposed.

You can find out more, including how to give feedback on the changes (until 5pm 11 March), via this link.

For a hard copy of the leaflet and submission form please contact: philippa.upton@ccc.govt.nz  Phone: 03 941 8808

If you’d like to talk to the CCC about the proposal, there are drop-in information sessions at Crockfords Bridge Club, 218 Riccarton Road:

  • Tuesday 19 February, 3pm to 5pm
  • Wednesday 27 February, 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Mindfulness Group for Children

Does your child struggle with anxiety or stress? Would you like to support them in learning skills to enhance their wellbeing?

The Psychology Centre is offering Pause Breathe Smile (PBS) a programme for children (between 7-10 years who struggle with stress and anxiety) and their parents to develop skills of mindfulness. 

PBS is an evidence-based programme, developed by the Mental Health Foundation and is found to improved focus and attention, enhance self-awareness and reduce stress.

The group will run for 8 weeks from Wednesday 20 February 4 – 5pm, at UC’s Psychology Centre.

The programme requires both child and parent/ caregiver to attend and learn together. The total cost of the program is $160.

If you would like more information, email ann.huggett@canterbury.ac.nz.

  • Click here> to hear kids talking about PBS. 
  • For more information about the research and benefits of PBS click here>

Manawa, innovative and collaborative health science facility, officially opened

UC is a partner in the Manawa health research and education facility located in Te Papa Hauora | The Christchurch Health Precinct, with Ara Institute of Canterbury and Canterbury CDHB.

Manawa was officially opened this week (31 January) by Education Minister Chris Hipkins and Health Minister Dr David Clark.

Professor Gail Gillon, Director of the Child Well-being Research Institute at UC spoke at the event, with former Chancellor  Dr John Wood, Professor Lianne Woodward, Professor Angus Macfarlane, Professor Letitia Fickel and Professor Ian Wright in attendance.

UC Health Science postgraduate research students have been based at Manawa since August 2018, where they have access to health sector professionals and state-of-the-art simulation training facilities.

Manawa is an innovative and collaborative model that brings together the education and health sectors. Sharing resources and knowledge that will contribute to building the capacity of Canterbury’s future health workforce.

Learn more about current health research at UC, Ara and CDHB at the We’re Talking Health event here at UC on 6 March.

Professor Lianne Woodward will discuss the developmental challenges associated with premature birth, and Professor Simon Kingham will explain GeoHealth – a project that explores how the physical environment, such as proximity to water or ‘blue space’, affects mental health.

ARE YOU PLANNING AN OFF CAMPUS ACTIVITY WITH YOUR STUDENTS IN 2019?

A FIELD TRIP CAN BE MANY THINGS, INCLUDING A VISIT TO ANOTHER BUSINESS OR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, A NOHO MARAE, OR RESEARCH IN THE FIELD.

If you are staff planning an off campus activity, then you need to enrol in our Prepare for a safe field activity training session.

The University requires its employees (in particular Field Activity Leaders) to be well prepared by completing pre-planning and risk assessment for any Field Activity/Off Campus Activity.

To help you meet your Health & Safety (H&S) duty of care, we have scheduled training sessions for those of you who will be completing off site activities with students.

Sessions are available on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 19 March 2019 – Dovedale Campus, 9am – 12pm
  • Monday 24 June 2019 – Dovedale Campus, 9am – 12pm
  • Thursday 28 November 2019 – Dovedale Campus, 9am- 12pm

To enrol in a 2019 session please enrol on-line via UCPeople. You can find the enrolments page by logging in, clicking the Professional Development Tile, and searching for ‘Field Activities’.

If you require assistance, please contact our Learning Development Team learningdevelopment@canterbury.ac.nz or phone 93330.